Post # 1
Okay ladies, I’m currently in the process of picking out plates to register for. My FI and I originally decided on Sango Concepts Avocado, which are super cute, not too heavy for stoneware, an interesting design, and very wallet-friendly: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=111926
However, now that I’m doing a little research I’m finding VERY mixed reviews about Sango dinnerware in general. For every review that says “these are great, no cracks, no chips, etc…” I find another that says “VERY prone to cracks and chips, etc.”
Does anyone out there own this (or other Sango) dinnerware set and if so, can you let me know honestly how you like them? I really want to get something that is durable and will last a long time. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I own two Sango sets. We’ve been using them for over a year now.
As long as you follow the directions on the box, they are fine.
The parts that are prone to chipping are the unglazed bottom edges. Just don’t slam them on each other and they don’t chip.
Do not leave them to soak in water. (Says it right on the box.) Glazedware that is soaked, soaks up the water. Then when you put it in the microwave or dishwasher, the water expands, causing the glaze to “craze” (make a bunch of squiggly lines) and can also cause it to split (high heats like in a microwave).
So if you don’t mind dinnerware that you can’t throw in the cupboard or soak in the sink, this set is great. We microwave ours and put it in the dishwasher, it has never cracked or crazed. We have one bowl with a chip on the bottom because DH literally tossed the bowl onto another one and hit the rim. The rim of the bottom bowl didn’t chip, but the bottom of the one that was tossed did a little.
I love love love my set. Best wedding present we got!
Post # 4
I actually have the Sango in the Eggplant. I love them. They look stunning as well, but I find them pretty durable. I don’t have children, so they really haven’t found themselves in any compromised situations.. but just normal washing/cooking have proven to be durable. I haven’t noticed any chips or cracks.
My only complaint with them that the mugs are actually a little thin compared to the rest of the set, so sometimes when I drink coffee or tea, the mug can get pretty warm to the touch
I’d say, after my experience, you are safe. I’d be interested in seeing the context around a lot of those views…
Post # 5
Glad I saw this thread. We registered and received the Sango dinnerware. We haven’t yet used anything because we’re in the process of moving. Sounds positive so far from the Bees…of course, we’re wise enough to be “kind” to our new items…right?!?!
Post # 6
Thank you so much for your responses! I think I’ve decided to stay with them for the time being. I really do love them and I haven’t found anything else that I like. Plus I don’t think I ever soak my plates in water anyway…
@PeggyAnne I’m sure there are TONS of people who don’t read the directions then complain when things go wrong – hence the bad reviews 🙂