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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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  1. 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.

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    1. re: iamafoodie

      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."

        1. re: pearl3

          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.

          1. re: iamafoodie

            Thanks! I look forward to finally going in!

        2. I got mine at Nickolau on Queen Street West at Bathurst. I believe they were $25.00/ea

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          1. re: tartytatin

            Great! Thanks! I am in touch with them. Btw, are you happy with them? I have had Steelite pasta dishes for years now and love them.

            1. re: Full tummy

              I love them. I've had them for 10 years and they are the best investment I ever made.

              1. re: Full tummy

                Hi there,
                Just wondering how you made out in purchasing the steelite products?

                I am trying to purchase the steelite craft product and having a difficult time with distributors not wanting to break their cases.

                How was your experience with Nickolau?

                1. re: shannonlgould

                  Hi!
                  It seems like you really need to buy by the case if you want to keep costs down. I am putting the dishes on my Christmas list. It is an investment, for sure.