Dishwasher - Washing China

China is normally safe to wash in your automatic dishwasher. However, antique, metal trimmed, hand painted and over-the-glaze patterned china is vulnerable to fading with high water temperatures and detergent solutions. Therefore, these often should not be washed in a dishwasher.



  • We recommend using a Light or China & Crystal cycle for your fine china and crystal.
  • If there is any question, check with the manufacturer of the china or test wash one piece daily for at least one month for comparison with the rest of the set.
  • Be sure to load the china items securely to prevent movement during the wash cycle. This will help minimize chipping or breaking.

View a short video about proper loading: