Steelite plates - where to find
I'm looking to buy some Steelite dinner plates and wonder if anyone has seen them about town.
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FT, i bought my Steelite directly from Royal Dalton about 15 years ago for daily use and it still looks great. Since then they became a separate company to focus solely on the commercial foodservice market. Any major distributor to the trade should have them. I've seen them at European Hotel & Restaurant on Horner in Etobicoke. One potential problem, they are usually sold by the dozen.
As far as I know they still have their lifetime edge chipping guarantee.
Distributors sometime have deeply reduced clearance sales of discontinued china lines and of custom patterns that restaurants have prepaid and then didn't take. Call around and see what's available.
First, I've always wanted to stop on Horner and go into European Hotel and Restaurant. What's it like?
Second, because I was in the china business, Steelite/Doulton pinged. Steelite's site is http://www.steelite.com/
and they have a Toronto contact--on Riviera Drive in Markham--the contact info is on the site, if you set it to "Canada."
European is my first stop for kitchen wares. I've used them for decades. They have a modest front showroom and spacious area in the rear with just about anything you might want, except s/s rings for moulding items.
Check out their clearance centre down the stairs from the front showroom for bargains, mostly china.