Apilco vs other Deshoulieres lines
I'm just doing a little research before buying a dinnerware set and, looking at the Apilco website, they appear to be owned by Philippe Deshoulieres, including being made in the same factories.
Obviously, Apilco is known for being near-indestructible, including being oven-safe and freezer-safe.
Does anyone know if the other Philippe Deshoulieres lines are just as indestructible? Certainly, they have a porcelain bakeware/ovenware line which appears to be similar, but what about their other dinnerware (the non-coloured ones, obviously)? In terms of their construction/heft/etc., how else do they differ?
Not sure anyone ever replied to yoru original post....but, I'll take a try.
Apilco is the commercial (restaurant) line of the PD company. The Philippe Deshoulieres line is more of the 'retail' or consumer products they offer. Not to say that you won't see some of Deshoulieres pieces on restaurant tables, because you will. But, you cannot have the same expectations in terms of durability as the Apilco line. Deshoulieres should be available at upscale tabletop stores and, mostly, you will find Apilco at the kitchen shop-type stores....some exceptions, but that's how it generally works.
While both are made with very high-grade fine porcelain, the overall asthetic shapes of the Apilco items are designed with the issue of durability in mind.
I hope that is helpful.