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Old 08-23-2014, 02:20 PM   #15
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Went with a really nice Melamine set that complemented the color scheme of the travel trailer. Purchased it from Gabriel Brothers (now called Gabes) at closeout. It was originally from Kohls. Washed it up at the TT sink after every meal while everyone else relaxed.

Then we went dry camping, and ever since have been using the thick paper plates, disposable cups, and washing a minimum of utensils and pots and pans when we can't get away with tinfoil.

The beautiful set of Melamine is sitting in my kitchen at home. Since we only take short 2 day trips, I often bag up non-disposable stuff to clean in the dishwasher once we get back. And, I am outside with everyone else when camping.

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Old 08-23-2014, 02:33 PM   #16
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Sorry, if this sounds boring.
Corelle, it can be used in the microwave and when careful in the oven. Melamine is unbreakable and light weight but is supposedly not microwave safe and definitely not oven safe.

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Old 08-23-2014, 02:49 PM   #17
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choosing dinnerware has me stumped. I'm solo but I can easily feed 6-7 inside. So, if the usual RV couples or members of the Swedish bikini team wanna come over, I want to have more than paper.
I've read lots of RV'ers choose Melamine and many, Corrielle. Donno why other than the unbreakable-ness.
If you were starting your kitchen over, what would you buy?
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My choice would be a "four place setting" of Melamine, (when the Swedish girls bikini team shows up I'll run to Walmart for more).
BTW, if you think Corelle® Dinnerware is "unbreakable" it is evident you are a newbie.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:55 AM   #18
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We used to think Corelle was the cat's meow but after cleaning up a lot of broken shards from dropped pieces we've sworn off it. Neither of us wants to wash dishes on vacation so it's paper and plastic except for several serving dishes.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #19
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Melamine for sure. Plates, platters, cups, bowls. Nice color selections too.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:57 AM   #20
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We use Corelle Wear, service for 8. Paper plates are ok for some things but we prefer to use something a little nicer. We bought plastic drinking glasses which are heavy duty.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by 99-Am.Star View Post
Another vote for Corelle. 1 4pc setting is all we need.
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Another vote for Corelle...and real glasses and metal flatware. Corelle is light weight and stacks very compactly.....

Another vote for Corelle. As mentioned above, I don't like plastic for food, wine or drinks. As her clan named her Three-Horses, I concede, actually I gave up and agreed to use paper plates for sandwiches and the clear acrylic glasses for ice tea, but I put my foot down on the use of plastic flat ware. The wife had gone into over kill on stocking the sticks and bricks several years ago, so when we stepped up to a full size new to us, Class C and then a year later to a Class A, and needed additional kitchen furnishing, I suggested that we take the excess Corelle and nice flatware to make a 4 place setting including 6 of the platter type serving plates for large meals like when grilling good sized steaks. We use the old style In addition to the larger sized Corelle Ware Cook Mates for cooking, we use 4x4 square bowls for cooking, serving, soups and salads. Multi use and less required storage and weight. Did the resale stores for good glass ware for wine and other adult drinks.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:29 AM   #22
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Corelle for sure - and you can microwave them! Paper for everyday and Styrofoam for special events!!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #23
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We carried a set of Corelle dishes around for about 6 years. It seemed like a good idea when we bought them, but we never opened the box. For us, disposable plastic seems to be a simpler idea. We wash them if only lightly used (sandwiches, etc.) and toss them after heavier meals. We do use stainless cutlery, but finally just gave the unopened Corelle away.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:53 PM   #24
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Corelle for us. Bit on the heavy side but darn good dishes. Last well, look good. Place shelf liner between them when traveling to prevent rattles.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:00 PM   #25
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we dont camp we rv so i want nice plates and glass ware just like at home
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:11 PM   #26
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We are full-timing and also use Corelle. For non-plastic or paper they are great. Corelle feels like real dishes, they are thin (don't take up much vertical space), light weight, very durable-almost unbreakable and microwave safe. Melamine is not microwave safe so that was a deal breaker for us.

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I have 3 sets of dishes in the s/b. Everyday correlle and fine china for special occations. The 3 set was given to me and it was pretty but it sat unused taking up cabinet space. It's not correlle. When we bought our MH the color matched the interior so it is now what we use in the MH. Put the rubber shelf liner between the plates and bowls and everything stays put and does not rattle. Its a service for 8 which works great. I also bought some nice silverware.

I hate paper plates and making garbage and for me it's homey. Sooner it later we will f/t and the extra sets will be sold, given away or replace what we have now depending on what survives and does not break.

It all depends on what you feel makes you comfortable using. We have already had company eat with us and the service for 8 works well since it works with putting all food on/in bowls and plates used as platters.
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Some years ago we bought some high end French made Corelle like dishes at an RV show. But then we use paper plates when ever we can. Frankly the almsot $500 or so we spent on the good plates/glasses was a waste!

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