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Old 10-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Bought a "used" 2011 Southwind 32V and buying all the stuff to make it homey. What is the best for dinnerware type plates and cups. In our other MH from a while back we used Melmac type,,how about stoneware,can't remember breaking the plastic.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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Correll is making some very nice sets of dinner wear, many patterns and virtually indestructable. We prefer it to plastic or any sort of china more prone to breakage.

Inexpensive by comparison and widely available.
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I too prefer plastic to china. Wont break when I drop them on tile floor and at least a 10 to 1 weight reduction. Not concerned so much with the weight on mpg as I am with the weight in wall cabinets while bouncing down the road.
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Last time out I spent half an hour parked in a thru lane vacuuming up tiny shards of broken glass. When corel falls 6 feet and lands on ceramic tile, it breaks real good.
Got a bunji on that cabinet door now. Next season will have new cabinet door catches and plastic plates.
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We also bought the Corelle dishes and they have worked really well. We really aren't big fans of anything plastic, so we will be bringing our glassware as well. We have survived a few trips with no breakage and it makes a world of difference! We will be fulltiming in a week and wanted to make the MH as 'home' as possible.
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We also bought the Corelle dishes and they have worked really well. We really aren't big fans of anything plastic, so we will be bringing our glassware as well. We have survived a few trips with no breakage and it makes a world of difference! We will be fulltiming in a week and wanted to make the MH as 'home' as possible.
I am with you I really don't like to eat off plastic plates or drink from plastic cups. We use stoneware and real glasses as well as all the other
dinnerware. We have done it for years without a problem. Well there was that one time that I tested a bowl out on the ceramic tile floor and the floor won.....

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we use corelle for microwave cooking. foam for the rest of serving cuts down on dirty dishes. there are 8 of us to clean up after.
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We use Corelle, but our FW is parked and we don't have ceramic floors, we have vinyl plank. When we moved it, I did Velcro the cabinet doors shut, just in case.

The Wal-Mart web site has good prices on lots of patterns that aren't available in the store, if you decide to go the Corelle route. I found patterns I liked (bought a couple of sets for my sticks-and-bricks and a couple for the FW) at the Corelle web site, then bought them from WM.

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We have been using Correll in RVs since about 1988. After about 10 years, it tends to fracture more easily otherwise it is pretty tough. It does not survive well if you have a cabinet door open and dump them on the counter and floor.

We do not care for the throw away plates. It is not hard to wash a few dishes.

Glasses are plastic as are the wine glasses.

What helps with the dish washing duty is we share, she cooks, I wash, I cook, she washes....sometimes.

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As faux Cajuns we normally serve Crawfish, roasted corn and gumbo on the dinette top. There are no dishes to wash or skillets to deglaze. it is simply a case of a paper towel and a little Clorox. Food definetly tastes better on Formica. A little Milk of Magnesia, some Indomethacin and a six pack of Tsing Tao chinese beer and you're good to go. Happy camping!
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We started out using melamine and plastic glasses. Love the Melamine, hated the plastic so bought real glass for wine and cocktail glasses. So far, no breakage and drinks just taste better out of glass.
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problem is last we heard is Melamine is not suitable fro a microwave.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_it_safe..._melamine_ware

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problem is last we heard is Melamine is not suitable fro a microwave.

Is it safe to microwave in melamine ware

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There's also a disclaimer on the back of Melamine dishes: Not Suitable For Microwave Use.


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We use Corelle and bought it at Wal-Mart. Tough stuff and much lighter than China. It doesn't scratch up like the plastic plates we had for our TT.
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