What crockery? (1 Viewer)

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Good morning hope you’re all having / had a lovely Easter weekend - can I ask what crockery you use please and any tips - I’ve weighed porcelain and it seems a little heavy compared to melamine but I’m sure you can’t use that in the microwave and also I’ve seen some like stretchy straps that hold all the plates and dishes together but can’t find anything on google … thanks J&S - we’ll never get away at this rate 😂🙄
 
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Ikea for us as well - and they come boxed with useful soft dividers for packaging which we now use between the plates and bowls in the cupboard when travelling. Various colours in store.

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Zoobec

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another vote for ikea oftast. Cheap, lightweight, durable and best of all proper crockery not picnic stuff. We use china mugs in the van.
 

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Ikea, white glass plates, bowls etc 50p each item and very tough.
Quite a few places do them now, even supermarkets, saw some the other day but can't remember which shop I was in. We have a full set at home and they are very tough, nice to eat off and a fraction of the price of Corelle.
 

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I put those paper party plates between my crockery pieces. Much quieter, and handy if you don't want to wash up after a sandwich.
We only have melamine plates in the MH and put basic paper plates on top to eat off, saves a load of washing up and thus water, especially good are the ones with the plastic film top for curries and stuff in sauces which would soak through otherwise.

We have some Pyrex mugs, they are glass and sit in a plastic holder, which are great and double up as beakers, wouldn't use anything else, they can be stacked and don't rattle.
 

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Corelle is excellent & sometimes can pick up sets on offer or returned ones discounted from Amazon Warehouse but would look at the Ikea version too if hadn't already bought ours. Always have stock of some cheap paper plates too for a quick snack & no time to wash up :blusher:
Ours sit stacked flat in a bottom drawer on a grippy mat so no need for any further straps - wouldn't risk anything (other than a few mugs) breakable or heavy in high cupboards.
 
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Ceramic, I do not like plastic.

Storage; Depending how may items you carry, purchase number of plates + one tea towels from a pound shop.

Lay them out, stacked on top of each other.

Sew them together along both long sides.

Slide a plate into each hole, and a side plate upside down into each hole from the other end.

Fold the side plates over the large plates.

All crockery is now padded and rattle proof.
 
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Another vote for Ikea Oftast - we have the dinner plates, side plates, bowls and pasta dishes. And I've just noticed they now do a larger serving bowl (which'd be nicer than the plastic mixing bowl we currently use). In our first MHs we stored them in a plate rack in an upper cupboard, in our last one they were stacked in a upper cupboard with a Kampa Secure a Plate to stop them moving (and potentially falling out when the cupboard was opened). In the current MH they're just stacked in a drawer on non-slip matting with a divider against them - no need for anything else.

For drinks we have some old Ikea wine glasses that are really tough (don't think they make them any more though), some cheap champagne glasses with shortish stems we picked up in a supermarket in France, and the same porcelain mugs we use at home. I've cut a piece of upholstery foam to fit an upper cupboard and then cut holes in it to store everything securely.
 

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melamine. had a set with our atosleeper, transferred to new van. had them for a number of years now. just stack them in drawers, no rattle. use pottery mugs from ikea for tea/coffee because the melamine ones that came with the set couldnt go in the microwave. just wrap a strip of that mesh stuff you put on shelves to stop movement, around them when travelling.
 
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I used to use melamine, but I switched back to 'proper' plates pre-Pandemic. I put a bit of 'anti slip mesh' between each item and have no issues with rattling. I only carry what I need as it's easy to take stuff you never use. If I have more than one guest for food/drink, they have to bring a plate/glass from their own van!! :smiley:
I've always used ceramic mugs and glass (not plastic) glasses. The glasses are fairly stubby with short stems and fit into trainer sock liners, and then inside the mugs. Again no rattling, and I've not had a single breakage. (Tempting fate now!)
I do carry a couple of heavy duty 'beakers' which are sometimes useful if likely to get knocked over etc, and I have a thermal mug which I really ought to put in the van...!

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Corelle for us as well, plus a couple of IKEA tempered glass pasta bowls. My Corelle is plain white from Amazon and was only £35 about 6 years ago when I couldn’t bear the melamine any longer.
 

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We use white glass plates similar to Corelle but bought as a set from Tesco when we bought the first van in 2003. We have some circular felt separators that I believe came from Lakeland at the same time.

We do carry a number of China mugs though including a number purchased from our illustrious leader.
 

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Had Melamine years ago, can’t stand the stuff, it scratches no matter what you do/don’t do!
Have had Corelle for years now and in everyday (and I mean every day) use for every thing.
Use Grip mat, cut into circles to go between each plate, stops the rattle and stops any slipping!
 

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Another advocate of Corelle.

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Still dropping clangers and making it up as I go along
Corelle is excellent & sometimes can pick up sets on offer or returned ones discounted from Amazon Warehouse but would look at the Ikea version too if hadn't already bought ours. Always have stock of some cheap paper plates too for a quick snack & no time to wash up :blusher:
Ours sit stacked flat in a bottom drawer on a grippy mat so no need for any further straps - wouldn't risk anything (other than a few mugs) breakable or heavy in high cupboards.
I don't bother with the paper plates if it's a sarnie only ever buy uncut bread so straight of the thin cutting board , and corelle plates and dishes with China cups , onkt bloke 1 so far when I dropped out the whoosh bag when washing up :eek:
 
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Thank you all so much for taking the time to help us - I have ordered to Corelle dinner set with the pan protectors for our pans and have bought a pack of tea towels to make The Old Man’s storage idea - so we are very grateful.
I have also bought a little 3 litre pressure cooker that can also be used as a pan - I find pressure cooking so much more economical - just bring to pressure and switch the gas off wait until the valve returns to no pressure position and there you are - perfectly cooked vegetables with a fraction of the gas!!
J&S
 
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Jamie Oliver heavy melamine in terracotta/white. China mugs in various sizes. Riedel red, white and champagne glasses (wrapped in bubble wrap scavenged from padded envelopes!).
 
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Well that`s our 13th year & still loving it.
We use ceramic for crockery and crystal glasses to drink out of, don't understand this plastic plate thing, wouldn't eat off them at home so why chose different when away.

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