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Dinnerware Manufacturing: Repairing a 200 Foot Long Tunnel Kiln

Dinnerware Manufacturing: Repairing a 200 Foot Long Tunnel Kiln

“Hands on!” in all we do. HF Coors not only manufactures dinnerware from scratch, we maintain and repair our equipment ourselves.
Mike is 100 feet inside the kiln…repairing damage from a “kiln wreck”. HF Coors uses this gas kiln to fire ceramics at 2,335 degrees. Thank goodness we turned it off for Mike!      Please click on video shown below.

 

How is HF Coors Dinnerware Different?

How is HF Coors Dinnerware Different?

  •  Every piece of HF Coors dinnerware is manufactured 100% in the USA.
    (We do NOT purchase or decorate pieces that were created in other countries-some of which create and ship toxic dinnerware to the USA.)
    All of HF Coors dinnerware is manufactured under one roof – in one factory in Tucson, Arizona. Therefore, we have complete control over what goes into our dinnerware and what does not.
  • HF Coors sources its materials from the USA. We do not use lead in our clay or glaze
  • HF Coors dinnerware has NO LEAD in it.
  • HF Coors dinnerware passes CA Prop 65 regulations in addition to FDA regulation
  • HF Coors mixes its own clay, from the powder up
  • HF Coors mixes its own glazes, from the powder up.
  • HF Coors craftspeople have been carving master molds, creating production molds, hand-finishing dinnerware pieces, glazing and artistically hand painting dishes for more than 90 years.
  • HF Coors “high fires” its dinnerware at temperatures higher than most other ceramic dinnerware manufactures. HF Coors 2,335 degree firing temperature provides you with these benefits:
    1. Vitrified, non-porous dinnerware that resists cracking, or “crazing” over the years.
    2. Highly chip-resistant dinnerware made to withstand repeated, rigorous uses in the restaurant industry. We call it “busboy proof”!
      You can rest assured that, as HF Coors dinnerware lasts years and years in commercial/restaurant use, it will last generations in your home.
  • HF Coors beautiful AND practical dinnerware is:
    1. Microwave safe
    2. Freezer-to-oven-to-table safe.
    3. Broiler and oven safe with no temperature limit.
      You can broil, cook, bake at any temperature you like, with dinnerware made by HF Coors. Then serve your culinary creation, on the same HF Coors piece you cooked it on, straight to the table.  Beautiful and practical!
    4. Dishwasher safe
CEO, Dirck Schou, Welcomes You to HF Coors Blog

CEO, Dirck Schou, Welcomes You to HF Coors Blog

Manufacturing beautiful, functional art in America, is what this blog is about: primarily about HF Coors, a small pottery; a commercial, restaurant and household ceramics company; one of only a handful left in America; perhaps the smallest, but also more versatile than the others. This blog will illuminate the amazing skills, talents, and creativity of my wonderful associates; the tremendous amount of material science and process engineering we practice each hour to turn clay into beautiful, functional, long-lasting works of art, at real value for the money. There will be many stories about our awesome customer-cheerleaders, what we learn from them, the joy of getting to know them and serving them. An estimated 95+% of our materials and supplies are made in the USA by our trusting, reliable American suppliers; much will also be said about them. You cannot get much more “Made In the USA” than our company! I believe in HF Coors. We believe in American Manufacturing. This will be my writing, my experiences, my thoughts, my feelings, my beliefs…as well as entries from my associates and various publications… all bringing the best of HF Coors to you and your home.
Dirck Schou, President and CEO.