Add a splash of color to your tabletop with the contemporary Noritake Colorwave Chocolate 4-piece square place setting. With a creamy glaze interior, and a lustrous satin Chocolate exterior, this simple but classy dinnerware is perfect for everyday use or that special occasion.
Noritake Colorwave dinnerware is available in modern coupe, square and rimmed shapes in lovely contemporary hues. Colorwave colors are designed to coordinate with each other so mix and match these splashes of color to create a set of dishes for a fun and inviting tabletop to enjoy for years to come. Choose pieces in your favorite shades and shapes to create the look you want.
Noritake Colorwave Chocolate Square 4-Piece Place Setting
• Pattern/Color: Colorwave/Chocolate
• Material: Stoneware
• Care instructions: Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe
• Service for: One (1)
• Number of pieces in set: Four (4)
• Food safe (FDA, California Prop 65) for lead and cadmium
• One (1) Square Dinner plate: 10 13/16″ Square
• One (1) Square Salad/Dessert plate: 8 1/4″ square
• One (1) Soup/Cereal bowl: 7″ square 22 ounces
• One (1) Mug: 12 ounces
Plum Street Pottery Shipping Policy
Plum Street Pottery Shipping Policy offers Free Shipping for orders $49 and over (tax not included, if applicable)! Sales tax (when applicable) is excluded from the subtotal when calculating the value of your order for our Free shipping offer. California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico free shipping is not offered and the Flat Rate of $12.95 applies to all orders. Sorry but we do not ship to Hawaii and Alaska.
Freight Costs for Orders under $49.00
$9.99 or less – $6.00
$10.00 to $29.99 – $9.00
$30.00 to $48.99 – $10.95
[Sorry we do not ship to Hawaii and Alaska.]
Our standard shipping method is ground and we will ship your order via any of the major mail carriers, including UPS and the United States Postal Service.
Most orders will leave our warehouse within 48 hours excluding Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.
Orders that ship direct from our suppliers usually ship within 48 to 72 hours.
UPS, USPS Tracking
You will receive an email with your UPS or USPS tracking information when your order has been picked up at our warehouse.
Please carefully inspect your order as soon as it arrives. Report any damages so we can promptly file a claim with our carrier. Claims must be made within 30 days of receiving your order.
Plum Street Pottery Easy Return Policy
We are consumers as well as an online retailer so our goal is no less than what we expect as consumers. You must be completely satisfied with your purchase. We take pride in the quality of the products we sell and offering great customer service is our top priority. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please follow the guidelines detailed below and we will be happy to help you return your purchase.
As soon as possible open and inspect your order to confirm the correct items were shipped and they are in good condition. If there are any damages please report them immediately so we can file a timely claim with our carrier. Call Customer Service at 1-800-367-5644 or send us an email to [email protected]
Merchandise can be returned within 30 days of purchase. Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment (credit card, Pay Pal, etc.). The original shipping charges will be deducted from the refund unless the return is the result of an error by Plum Street Pottery or the product is defective. Please note bundled items need to be returned with all components for a full refund.
Keep the original packaging until you are sure you are keeping your order. All returns must be made in the original packaging with the original packaging materials.
By UPS, USPS
All returns need to be sent to Plum Street Pottery 600 Plum St. Trenton, NJ 08638.
• Credit will be issued at the time the merchandise is received in good condition in our warehouse unless the return is due to a manufacturing defect.
Preparing your Return
• Note the reason for the return on the packing list and place it in the original carton with the product.
• Pack the item carefully in the original packaging.
• Print your return label at…..Plum Street Pottery No-Hassle Returns.
• Affix the returns label over the top of the original shipping label. Keep a copy of the tracking number on this label for future reference.
• Bring the package to any UPS or USPS location near you.
*Please note that, depending on the form of payment tendered, it may take 2-10 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account.
Easy Return Policy Exceptions
Damaged Items and Shortage Claims: Any damaged or missing items must be reported to Customer Support within 10 days of delivery by calling 1-800-367-5644. The sooner we are notified the sooner we can file a claim with the carrier. Thank you!
• Special order returns are subject to 15% restocking fee. Cancellations may be subject to 15% restocking fee.
• Plum Street Pottery reserves the right to limit or refuse to accept the return of merchandise at any time and for any reason.
WHY REGISTER YOUR PATTERN?
Click here to register your pattern now!
When you register your pattern with Noritake, we can provide you information about the status of your pattern and alert you to any new items available in your pattern.
In addition, Noritake offers an accidental breakage warranty. We will replace any broken piece of your dinnerware or crystal, providing there is stock available, for 50% off the current manufacturer’s suggested retail price*(MSRP). Should you need to replace a piece, please call the Noritake Service Center between 9am and 5pm EST, Monday to Friday; toll free at (800) 562-1991.
Register your pattern now to take advantage of our 50% replacement warranty!
*Does not include applicable sales tax.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PATTERN IS DISHWASHER SAFE?
If you have a current Noritake pattern, you can use the search functionality on NoritakeChina.com to find your pattern. The description area on each page will tell you if your items are dishwasher safe.
If you have an older pattern, keep in mind that Noritake recommends hand washing for any dinnerware pattern purchased before 1998. If you have additional information, please contact Customer Service.
Most casual Noritake dinnerware is safe for use in the microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Detergent-safe means that Noritake technology has protected the delicate decorations from the effects of the harsh chemicals present in many detergents. Keep this in mind about all of your dinnerware, glassware and tableware: treat them with the respect that high quality, beautifully crafted products of any kind deserve. Although very strong, these items are still breakable if abused.
CLEANING YOUR DINNERWARE
The majority of Noritake bone china, fine porcelain and stoneware dinnerware is dishwasher safe. Check the pattern description on NoritakeChina.com to see if your pattern is dishwasher safe; if you cannot locate this information, please contact Customer Service.
Proper loading and unloading of your dishwasher will extend the life of any dinnerware. Follow the dishwasher manufacturer’s instructions for correct placement, detergent levels and wash strengths to insure optimum cleaning and care of your dinnerware.
Lemon or other citrus-scented detergents are not recommended as they may damage metallic elements of your dinnerware.
Noritake crystal stemware should be hand washed unless the dishwasher has a stemware cycle and special rack to prevent movement, although we recommend hand washing. Noritake glassware is dishwasher safe.
Use of the air dry setting is recommended. Metallic bands of gold and platinum should be allowed to cool to room temperature before removing from the dishwasher.
For both dinnerware and crystal stemware, avoid any sudden temperature change, such as putting a hot item into cool water.
To avoid scratches, steel wool, caustic liquids and abrasive cleansers should never be used to clean your dinnerware or stemware.
Gray marks and rust spots:
Gray marks appearing on your dinnerware are most often caused by flatware or other metal utensils leaving deposits of nickel on the surface. These marks can be successfully removed by using Bar Keepers Friend®.
Rust spots are almost always caused by dishwasher rack prongs that have worn to expose the metal. Bar Keepers Friend® or CLR® can be used to remove these rust stains.
The adhesive is water soluble. Soak in warm soapy water for approximately 1 hour for ease of removal.
MICROWAVE AND OVEN SAFETY TIPS
Metallic bands of gold and platinum should never be put into a microwave oven. There is a small number of active patterns that have metallic elements that are microwave safe. Please check the description of each pattern on NoritakeChina.com for information on the status of each pattern/item. If you cannot locate this information, please contact Customer Service.
Use caution when removing any item from the microwave containing hot liquid.
Casual dinnerware labeled Oven Safe should follow these six simple rules to prevent thermal shock:
Never put a cold item directly taken out of a freezer or refrigerator into a preheated oven.
Items going into an oven should be placed into a 200 degree preheated oven for the first 8 to 10 minutes – after such time the temperature may be raised to 350 degrees, maximum.
Do not use regular tableware (dinner plates, salad plates, cereal bowls, etc) as bakeware.
Be careful not to put dinnerware or bakeware taken from the oven into water.
Always use hot pads or oven mitts when putting items into and out of the oven.
Do not expose your dinnerware to direct flame either on the stove top or in the broiler.
Dinnerware materials and glazes vary widely so use our dinnerware materials buying guide to help decide not only what dinnerware material and glaze you want and need but what you should expect from each.
Of all the dinnerware materials earthenware is the least expensive. The earthenware clays are typically locally sourced and unrefined. Earthenware dinnerware, however, is susceptible to chippingso handle with care particularly in the dishwasher. Earthenware is kiln fired at relatively low temperatures in the range of 1900° to 2000°F (1037° to 1093°C) and is not vitrified or impermeable.
Once earthenware dinnerware has been bisque fired beautiful decorative patterns are painted, glazed and kiln fired again to provide an impermeable surface.
Earthenware dishes are microwave for reheating only and dishwasher safe. Do not place on a direct burner or in your oven.
As a rule earthenware will be you most economical dishes. They are kiln fired at much lower temperatures so the fuel costs are lower and the raw material costs are lower because the clay is usually locally produced and unrefined.
Through the years many early artisans used Terracottato make not only dishes and bowls but intricate sculptures including the famous Terracotta Armyof Emperor Qin Shi Huang, 209–210 BC.
The word Terracotta is Italian for “cooked earth”. The lovely color comes from the naturally occurring iron oxide in the clays.
Terracotta as a dinnerware material should be handled with care, particularly, in the dishwasher where most chips occur. Be sure to carefully space your dishes from each other. In particular, they must not come in contact with metal pots and pans.
Similar to stoneware dinnerware, terracotta dinnerware is microwave safe for reheating and dishwasher safe.
Impermeable and true to its name, stoneware wears like stone. Stoneware dinnerware is made from clay that will vary depending on the location of the mine. Stoneware clay is usually not as refined as porcelain clays and as a result has more impurities. Stoneware dinnerware is kiln fired at temperatures in the range of 2012°F to 2372°F (1100° to 1300°C). A variety of decorative glazes are applied adding color and beauty to its tough durability.
Stoneware is chip resistant, dishwasher safe. However, be careful when filling your dishwasher. Do not let the stoneware dishes bang against each or other hard objects.
It is also microwave safe to reheat only. Microwave ovens cook food quickly because they direct a lot of energy in a short period of time to your food and plate. Be careful to reheat your food only, this will greatly extend the life of your stoneware dinnerware. Do not place directly on a burner or in your oven.
Stoneware costs more to produce then earthenware mainly because of the higher kiln temperatures. The higher temperatures fuse the dinnerware making it more durable but at a price. The clays are locally sourced but of higher quality with fewer contaminants.
Porcelain is kiln fired at substantially higher temperatures of approximately 2500°F (1371°C) making it the most durable, chip and scratch resistant material for your casual dishes. Your porcelain place settings can be used everyday and look as good today as a year from now.
Porcelain dinnerware is microwave, dishwasher, freezer and oven safe to 350 degrees. It can be placed in your freezer but do not move your porcelain directly from the freezer to the oven; it will crack!
Porcelain and then fine china are the most expensive to produce. The clays are highly refined to remove all the contaminants like iron. Porcelain is kiln fired at even higher kiln temperatures and produces dense, white, chip and scratch resistant dinnerware.
Formal china for your special occasions has similar characteristics to porcelain except for the addition of bone ash. Bone ash china or bone china is more translucent then porcelain.
The following article discusses the differences in greater technical detail.
The Differences Between Stoneware, Earthenware and Porcelain
Fine china is microwave, dishwasher, freezer and oven safe to 350 degrees. It can be placed in your freezer but it is not freezer to oven proof; it will crack! However, we do not recommend using your fine china for anything but serving your guests.
Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of the different dinnerware materials you can decide which one is best for you!
The real beauty of modern casual dinnerware comes from their glazes. Each manufacturer has their own “secret sauce” that they closely guard. For example, Denbyalone has over 5,000 glaze formulations which gives you an idea of the breadth of glazes available.
All base glazes contain clays, silica, kaolin, feldspar and alumina in different proportions depending on the kiln temperatures and the desired effects.
Traditional fine bone china typically has a high gloss semi-transparent glaze applied to the fine china body. The china body imparts a warmth to the high gloss. Since bone china is kiln fired at high temperatures, the glaze is tough, durable and resists scratches and the annoying nickel streaks left from your stainless steel utensils.
Porcelain glazes are as durable as fine bone china but as a rule are opaque.
Matte or Satin
Matte or satin glazes contain similar raw materials as gloss glazes except in different proportions so instead of producing a gloss finish produce a crystalline surface. The matte or satin glazes are homogeneous and typically are very uniform in color and texture.
Good examples are the new Gibson Home Soho Lounge Matte Black, Brick, Grey and Taupe. Noritake is famous for theirColorwavedinnerware. Noritake Colorwave is available in many colors including spruce, raspberry, graphite, turquoise, blue and chocolate.
Reactive glazes are a combination of ceramic materials that produce a chemical reaction when kiln fired. The reaction is part science but also greatly depends on the talents and imagination of the artist or engineer. The glazes are not homogeneous and often produce a two-tone varied effect particularly when the manufacture uses multiple layers of glaze.
Since the ceramic materials are naturally occurring they are not exactly the same batch to batch and lot to lot so the effects will vary which is part of the beauty of reactive glazes. The reactions will also vary depending on the thickness of the glaze, layers of different glazes, firing temperature and body. The variations and uniqueness of each dinnerware piece needs to be expected, appreciated.
Excellent examples of reactive glazes are Gibson Elite’s Altea Red. Althea Red has a soft beige reactive glaze with red and teal geometric accents.
As consumers, we always look for stimulating designs and colors. Modern dinnerware provides that stimulation in an endless array of colors, shapes and textures.
Once you have decided on the dinnerware materials, your next big decision is what’s for dinner.