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Caring Instructions

We've gathered here a few tips how to best care for your Dunoon Fine Bone China mug to keep it in great condition for years to come. We hope you'll find these useful!


Washing your Dunoon products by hand offers the safest long-term protection. Use a mild detergent and a soft cloth. Avoid abrasive cleaners and scourers as these can scratch. Do not use any polishing liquids on precious metal decoration.

Dunoon products can be used in the dishwasher, unless they have precious metal decoration. The various detergents differ in strength, and some are quite caustic in their action. Use a mild detergent, and follow the instructions as to the concentration. If this is followed Dunoon mugs will last many cycles before colour fade is obvious. All on-glaze decorated ceramics will eventually fade in the dishwasher.

When loading the dishwasher, load carefully with no edges touching.

Tea and Coffee stains

Always rinse mugs and cups immediately after use. A build-up of stain can easily be removed with a soak in a weak solution of bleach. Soaking in a mixture of salt and water often works.

Thermal Shock (Splitting through rapid expansion)

Avoid pouring boiling water directly into fine cups and mugs. Always put the milk in first, or if you do not take milk, pour the water over the back of a teaspoon.


Dunoon products can be used in the microwave, except where they have precious metal decoration. This is because the microwaves cause sparks on good conducting metals.

Despite the cautionary notes above, the products manufactured by Dunoon are made to last and to withstand normal daily life. It is still possible to find Dunoon originals from the seventies and eighties on websites such as Etsy and eBay, looking as glorious as the day they were fired, testament to the longevity and hardiness of Dunoon designs.

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