At Burelarte our articles are created from a porcelain composition, obtained from a mixture of kaolin, clay, feldspar and quartz. Once this mixture has been glazed, it is fired for 24 hours until reaching a temperature of 1280º C, a process that converts the resulting product into a noble material, characterized by its high resistance, compactness and impermeability.
To obtain our colours we use non-toxic glazes free from heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or selenium, in keeping with the most stringent international health regulations. Their zero porosity prevents the absorption of dust, pollens, odours, flavours or germs.
All of our pieces can be used in dishwashers, microwaves, freezers and conventional ovens, without any risk. They are extremely easy to clean and excellent heat insulators, helping to maintain the temperature of foodstuffs. Their special composition perfectly resists the normal wear and tear of intensive use, and prevents cracking from occurring. In the event of receiving a strong impact they break into large pieces that are easy to see, making it more difficult for them to become mixed in with foodstuffs.
Our objects are exclusive in themselves. At Burelarte we create them, refine them, glaze them and decorate them individually, improving their final finish. No two pieces are the same, and all of the minor variations in colour, decoration and thickness are proof of their high quality, and in no way should be considered as manufacturing defects.
MATERIAL IS SAFE
FOR FOOD USE
EASY TO CLEAN
NOT FIRE PROOF
Thanks to the high temperature at which the pieces are fired, porcelain glazes are more resistant than metals. Use high quality cutlery that does not leave particle deposits on the glaze. Take special care with our matt glazes, as they are less smooth and therefore more exposed. In the event of coming across greyish deposits, these are not harmful in any way, and there are special non-corrosive cleaners that may be used. It is important to understand that the piece has not been scratched, but instead stained.
All ceramic products suffer from a ‘fatigue effect’ to their glazes with prolonged use. To ensure they stay shiny, never wash them with metallic scourers, and ensure that dishwasher detergents are used in correct quantities and are not excessively alkaline. If any white patches appear on the glaze, these are more than likely to be lime scale from normal water, and are easily removed with a little vinegar. Never use decalcifying detergents.
Although it’s very difficult for our pieces to be scratched by other materials,
it’s a good idea to keep them separate from each other. When stacking, we recommend using a sheet of paper
to prevent their feet from scratching the glazed surface of the piece below. Remember that cups should be stored upside down to prevent breakage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature or direct contact with flame. If you remove any piece from the freezer and want to put it in the oven, leave it at room temperature for a while beforehand.