Most Commonly Asked questions:
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Q: Is Fiesta® Lead free or safe to use?
A: Yes! All Fiesta® from 1986 (P-86) on is Lead free.
Q: But my back stamp does not have sy “lead-free”.
A: Very early post 86 Fiesta® pieces have the old vintage ink stamp style back stamp. (see below photo) Lead-free is not noted. Some pieces do not have an ink stamp, just an embossed or incised mark. Check out the back stamp section for more information.
Q: Is Fiesta® dinnerware made in the USA?
A: Yes! It is made in Newell, West Virginia.
Q: How do I care for my dinnerware?
A: It is dishwasher safe. You may hand wash or place in the dishwasher. Never use an abrasive to clean your bakeware surface. Dark colored glazes show scratches more easily.
Q: How do I stop my dishes from scratching things?
A: From time to time there will be a rough spot on the bottom of your dishes. Simply rub two of the same size pieces together (bottoms touching) so the un-glazed bottoms will sand each other. If this does not work try a nail file or sand paper to smooth any remaining rough spots off.
Q: Can I bake in my Fiesta®? And to what temperature is it safe?
A: All Fiesta® is oven safe. Bakeware is good up to 500 degrees & dinnerware is safe up to 350 degrees. HLC does not recommend placing your dinnerware above or directly under direct flames.
Q: Can I take my Fiesta® from the freezer directly to the oven?
A: Yes. (see above) But remember from cold to hot is safe. From hot to cold is NOT!
Q: I put my Scarlet baker in the oven and it came out Maroon. Will it change back?
A: Some times your ware will change color when hot. Do not fear, when it cools it will return to its original color.
Q: How do I get the utensil marks off of my dinnerware?
A: Cleaners such as: Bar Keeper’s Friend, Wright’s Copper Cream, Wenol polish, Mother’s chrome polish, & Simichrome.
Q: Do my dishes have a warranty?
A: Yes! If you have chipping or breakage (like your pizza tray splits while baking your cookies or pizza) contact HLC at:
The Homer Laughlin China Company
Attn: Quality Assurance Department
672 Fiesta Drive
Newell, WV 26050-1077
Q: Should I keep the box my Fiesta® comes in?
A: If you are collecting Fiesta® & think you might resell it sometime in the future, the item holds more value with the original box. If you are collecting it for daily use it comes down to a personal preference. The main question to ask yourself is, do you have the space to store the boxes.