When you are throwing a large party you most likely won’t have enough plates and cups to serve your guests. Instead of buying new items for the one-day event, rent them from china rentals in your area.
China products are made of ceramic which is tough, but delicate. You need to take care of it to avoid breakage. Here are tips on how to take care of the products:
Different rental companies have different policies when it comes to cleaning of the china products. Some companies will ask you to clean the products before returning them, while others won’t require you to clean the products.
If the rental company asks you to clean the products, you should clean them properly while taking care that you don’t break them.
If you have a dishwasher you can use it as long as you stack it properly. Before washing the pieces rinse them and take care that they don’t bump against each other. To avoid breaking the items use a gentle wash cycle.
If there are some old or heaving decorated china, wash them by hand. For a clean wash, use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Avoid using harsh scrubbers as they can easily scratch the pattern.
Since the china items will have been used by many people, chances are that there are some that will get stained. To remove the coffee and tea stains use weak bleach solutions. You can also bicarb soda mixed with water.
After cleaning the items rinse them with hot, but not boiling water. Boiling water causes crazing thus damaging the china and you will be required to compensate the party rental company.
It’s common for party supplies companies to supply you china items together with glassware. The glassware is usually made from crystal glass which is heavier than ordinary glass. Just like when washing china you have to wash it right. To avoid leaving a film, use detergents instead of soap to clean the glassware.
Once the party is over you have to pack the china for the china rental company to pick them. When packing them avoid stacking more than four plates high. The weight can weaken the rims and cause them to break. When it comes to cups and mugs, hung or stack them by their handles. This is to avoid cracks and scratches.
When it comes to glassware, pack the glasses individually before returning them to the glass and stemware rentals.