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Old 03-24-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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As we transfer from my 21 year old Grandparents' Class C to our new TT, I want to upgrade our tableware. Trying to stay green and away from the "bad" plastic, I am looking into what we should get. I think something we can microwave is best, thus the Corelle idea. But I am concerned about the breakage. Thoughts?


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Old 03-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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When I furnished our TT with dishes I was concerned with weight and breakage, so everything (except for two items) is plastic in the kitchen. I believe some plastic dishes can be used in the microwave. I also use the Ziploc plastic containers and they can be used in the microwave. Glass dishes and cookware can get very heavy.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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We just updated our tableware to Melamine tableware from Target. melamine-plates : Target Search Results for examples. (And currently on-sale in store.)
Not microwave safe, but, we hardly use the microwave, so it's not really an issue.
The fact that Melamine is an organic resin keeps them "green", and now we won't have to keep buying disposable dishes. They are lightweight and, according to the reviews, hold up well.

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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My vote is for Corelle which I have in my trailer. It handles nicely, looks & feels great and hard to break. I found a lot of plastic dishes are not microwave safe - like all the stuff I brought last year for tent camping.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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we have been using correlle at our camp for 20 years. most o this was tent camping so the gear had to ride in my utility trailer. To the best of my memory we never had a breakage. I say go correlle as it's strong not overly heavy and can handle what you throw at it. Plus it doesn't collapse in your lap like paper does.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #7
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Ended up finding some super cheap polyproplyene plates. Apparently they are micowave safe. I won't be testing that but I think it's a better starting point than the corelle. for now, at least. Thanks all!
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:51 PM   #8
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we use correlle its older stuff we used in the brix and stix was going to replace it with new but correlle in now made in china we try to avoid as much chinese stuff as we can although i dont get treehugger crazy i do try to limit my footprint by buying close to home when possible
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #9
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We bought Corelle 4 years ago and never had any breakage yet (knock on wood)
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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CORELLE! My mom and dad Rved for years and used Corelle... and now we have a RV and Corelle is the way to go! It is practically unbreakable! Its lighter than stoneware and nicer than plasticware too! Can use it on the microwave, the refridge, inside and out! LOVE LOVE LOVE my Corelle...and is looks GREAT for years!

Dishwasher safe for long lasting patterns
Microwave and oven use for versatility
Patterns won’t wash, wear or scratch off
Break and chip resistance for carefree durability
Stackability for cupboard space efficiency
3 Year Limited Warranty Corelle Livingware Kitu 16-Piece Dinnerware Set: Kitchen & Dining


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