Answering the questions you never get to ask!

There is a lot of information involved with all aspects of our products on the Hugh Jordan website and sometimes you may not understand or know what these things mean. Here we are going to take a look at some of the common questions asked about all the different aspects of our business.


What is a coupe plate?


A coupe plate is part bowl, part plate and can be referred to as either. Coupe plates are flat and have no rim, but they do have a slight concave which is why people struggle to differentiate the coupe style from a plate or a bowl. It is a deep plate that people use to help show off the food better. Below is our Churchill Stonecast range of coupe plates, with a variety of colours to choose from, these coupe plates are ever popular with our customers.



Churchill Coupe


Which is better: porcelain or ceramic plates?


When it comes to plates, people will focus on a few different things: price, colour and quality. The quality of the plates is based on the material used. Both porcelain and ceramic are made for clay, with porcelain being a more refined type of ceramic. Ceramic is less dense and absorbs more water than porcelain. Ceramic plates can be made in a variety of colours. Porcelain is denser and is more durable than the ceramics. Porcelain tends to be more expensive and it is white in colour. Porcelain would be the better option, however it can be expensive and may not be viable for all to purchase.


           Studio Slate Ceramic Plate                                   Royal Porcelain Plate



Why is colour coding knives and cutting boards so important?


Colour coding is important for Kitchens to run affectively. By colour coding your utensils, you are ensuring that your food hygiene is up to standard. This is designed to prevent cross contamination between the different food groups and helps to reduce any chance of food poisoning. The following is the hygiene regulation and the colours associated:



• Red- Raw Meats

• Blue- Raw Fish

• Green- Salad/Fruit

• Yellow- Cooked Meats

• Brown- Vegetables

• White- Bakery/Diary Products

• Purple- Gluten free


These would be the colour coding for both the knives as well as the boards.



What are the advantages of induction cooking?


They are many advantages to using induction cookers. Induction cooktops don’t have burners underneath the surface; it uses electromagnetic energy to heat the pots and pans directly. Induction hobs are able to heat up much faster and they are able to control the temperature better. The surfaces stay cool even when they are being used. In most comparison with electric or gas hobs, the induction versions are faster, safer, cleaner and more efficient.



What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable food packaging?


Biodegradable means that given the right conditions and presence of microorganisms, fungi or bacteria, it will eventually break down to its basic components and blend back in with the earth. It can be papers, boxes, bags, and other items that have all been created with the ability to slowly break down until they’re able to be consumed on a microscopic level. Compostable means that the product is capable of breaking down into its natural elements in a compost environment. So all compostable products are biodegradable, but not all biodegradable products are compostable.


                Compostable Container                                    Biodegradable Tray



If you any other questions you would like us to answer, feel free to contact us on our social media channels or leave a comment below! You can shop all our products on our Hugh Jordan website now.

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