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Why is this Dansk dinnerware so cheap?

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Illustrator51 Sep 8, 2008 10:38 AM

They have nice sets for reasonable prices, too reasonable perhaps. They say they import on their website. I'm not knowledgeable of these things, but I suppose it must be because of the backlash from stoneware made in China?

www.dansk.com

Edit: As this article indicates: http://wildinthecity.ca/2007/11/19/th...

Dansk apparently makes lead-free products, while many others cannot say this, and yet they are made in Thailand. Being a consumer is hard work these days.

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    rbeats Sep 9, 2008 08:09 AM

    My parents have had the same Dansk dinnerware and flatware since the early '80s and they're holding up fine. I am especially in love with their more Scandinavian vibe from the '60s and '70s--check those out on ebay if you're so inclined.

    (I don't know if Dansk was made in Europe at that point, or what...)

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      mlgb Sep 13, 2008 12:24 PM

      Dansk is an American company. The country of manufacture should be labeled on the piece.

      I am luck to have inherited one of the original (made in Denmark) Kobenstyle enameled steel paella pans.

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