What does chip resistant mean? The ability of dinnerware to withstand normal wear and tear. The surface of chip resistant dinnerware will not chip because of the flatware used with it or by bumping into other dishes and utensils.
Porcelain and bone china dinnerware are durable and chip resistant. They are double glazed and fired at high temperatures giving them a shiny, glossy finish. Although porcelain and bone china dishes are chip and crack resistant, improper handling and heating them too long in the microwave can break or damage them.