Corelle Dining Ware

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  1. paul18

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    Could I ask peoples opinions as to the robustness of Corelle dining ware please? We have been using the same old melamine stuff since we started tugging 20 years ago. Now we have a motorhome, I think its time for an upgrade!
     
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    We tried the 'plastic' type but switched to traditional china, same as we use at home.
    Same with glassware, we use proper glass rather than plastic
    We're careful not to carry more than we need so weight isn't an issue
     
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    We have the correlle and it's brilliant I recently dropped a side plate in Benidorm whilst washing and I was surprised it didn't chip or break.

    John.
     
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    With the motorhome we always use china with no problems or special packing just the grippy rubber stuff lining the shelf (£1 from poundland). We always use proper glasses as well got some nice crystal ones from a charity shop so not the end of the world if you break one, though carry a couple of plastic ones for rally's in the marquee . Though if you prefer the plastic ones have read a lot of good reports about Correle.
     
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    I thought Corelle was a type of glass not plastic?
     
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    Yes..... We have Corelle crockery. Ditched the mugs as they are simply stoneware, but the plates bowls etc are both light and strong
     
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    We bought corelle when we had the caravan and weight a problem because i dont like std melamine but did like the corelle stuff. Really strong. Had it for 2/3 years now and no problems. Love the fact it grips the tables and tops which is great when sriving with brews.
     
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    Good stuff - light and strong, but the dessert bowls are slightly on the small side for my liking - but then I do like plenty of capacity!
     
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    Another vote for Corelle.

    It looks and feels like proper china but seems pretty indestructible. We haven't managed to damage any of ours yet (y)

    Yes, Corelle is some sort of compressed glass.
     
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    To be honest when I have looked at it could not make out what I thought it was made of, just seemed a bit clumpy to me.
     
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    I thinkCorelle's pretty much the same as pyrex. I thought about it and decided it was too expensive, so bought enamel. It's sturdy, cheap, light and can go in the oven. I hate melamine! We still have china cups and glass glasses but are pleased with enamel. Don't have to worry about travelling with it either...
    It's also very fashionable at present and is being made in other colours!
     
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    We use china cups glass glasses
    enamel kettle. teapot .coffee pot.
    plates .dishes . And plastic for microwave.
    and traditional metal ovenware.
     
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    We bought a set in Florida last year for $20 a real bargain. After a few months one plate chipped so i contacted correlle uk and after sending them a photo they sent another one. Well now another has chipped :(. I do like them but with all the juddering in the motorhome wondering how robust they are. I have now bought a great expense a bamboo set made by outwell. Dare not tell my hubby that i don't like the feel of this set :unsure: Wished i had just gone for cheap china :unsure:
     
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    We use Corelle and really like it, doesn't get cut marks and stains like the melamine. Regarding the cereal bowls we got the noddle bowls which are a better size for cereals.
     
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    The above is from my OH, the plates, bowls, dishes are all Corelle, they are really fantastic, lovely to use, easy to clean and as he says no marks/cuts/scratches etc.
    Our mugs are Bone China, plastic mixing bowls, and non-stick ovenware. All easy to care for & use!
     
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    Another vote for Corelle - we have had ours for 3 years now and its still as good as new. One item broke a while back but they happily sent a replacement.
     
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    I'm also a big fan of Corelle. Very robust, lightweight and thin so stacks better. I use the cheap cupboard lining non slip stuff in strips between each piece. Have dropped a plate on a couple of occasions but no damage incurred.
     
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    Same as, the plates and bowls are great, lightweight, durable and so much better to eat off than the melamine. But the drinking mugs are a bit chunky.

    Alan.
     
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    Ikea China. They do the same stuff for years so if something breaks easy to replace but so far, touch wood, nothing has broken. Oh and a wooden plate rack and some of the non slip stuff is all the packing we do as well.
     

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