Johnson Brother platters and dinnerwares are sometimes hard to find, especially the collectible ones. You really don’t want to damage them as much as possible. Most people who own one don’t read the washing labels much. This is a big No-No. Even if it says “dishwasher friendly”, you should not limit your knowledge to that alone. Learning all you can about how to properly clean your precious platters is a must to preserve it for as long as possible.
Getting started on proper ways to clean your Johnson Brothers platter is a bit confusing. A lot of people swear by the effectively of the traditional hand washing technique while some declare that modern dishwashers do an equally great job with less fuss and hassle. You really have to know how to clean them because fine platters such as these are difficult to come by these days. To solve your problem, all Johnson Brothers collections are dishwasher safe. This means that they are quite durable and you wont find them fading or scratching easily. This is due to its semi-porcelain components called “white granite”. They are hard and durable pieces that have classic and tasteful designs added to them. With proper care and usage, you won’t have to change platters for a very long time.
For regular designs and collections, you can always opt for the dishwashers. They are more efficient and handy. You don’t have to get your hands dirt, well in this case, wet and clean. Since you’ll be using them on a regular basis, you can afford to leave them to the care of machines. A little handy tip though, you should avoid stacking dishes while in the washer and always practice proper spacing on dishes. Don’t put them too close together so avoid scratching and bumping.
For collectible and rare pieces like those designs used by the English royal family, I suggest you wash it by hand. The Old Britain Castle collections are very rare and very expensive. You should never leave them in the care of machines. Although they are made durable, I strongly believe in prevention first. Washing them by human hands is still best in my way of thinking because you can gauge how much pressure to exert.
Bottom line here is that it all depends on you as the consumer. Practice whichever feels comfortable to you. Follow the manufacturer’s manual though just as a guide. They are there to help you keep your dishes spanking new and in great shape.