Metal and glass serveware are more durable than their plastic counterparts, which quickly melt when exposed to spicy foods. Pick up some dependable meal-holders with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of masterfully crafted metal and glass creations at Wilton Armetale Factory Store in Mount Joy.
Dining rooms shake with excitement at the sight of Wilton Armetale's more than 400 ornate metal serveware items. Designed to be both a chef's best friend and a table's attractive centerpiece, the hardy aluminum alloy pieces can withstand temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point of water. The intricate scrollwork and multi-use design of the bowl collection are hallmarks of Wilton Armetale's aesthetics and function philosophy, as seen in designs such as the William and Mary medium round bowl ($54.99), whose engraved floral pattern melds seamlessly with an adaptation of Queen Mary's coat of arms to create a feast for the eyes. The Grillware fish griller ($49.99), which spends most of its time searing flavorful lines into meat, also poses as an exotic table piece when it's not fleeing from larger fish grillers. Modeling a simplistic, early American design, the Original mug ($34.99) transports guests to colonial times.
Wilton Armetale Factory Store
A web of scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers weaves its way around a polished metal serving tray, encircling edibles with an intricately wrought border. This baroque pattern dates back to the 17th century, when Parisian silversmiths created the design for Queen Mary. This motif has since been revived by sculptor Stan Baskett, one of Wilton Armetale Factory Store's cadre of skilled designers. Like many of the pieces in Wilton Armetale’s serveware collection, the designs are rooted in history but have been updated and streamlined for daily use.
Even though the shop's pieces are ornate, they never sacrifice durability. This nontoxic serveware and grillware is oven- and freezer-safe and sturdy enough for cooking, baking, and grilling. The metal workers also vow that their pieces will not rust, break, chip, or heckle you as they usher meals from the kitchen to the table.
919 Square St.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552