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Old 08-22-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Dishes?

I'm a first time RV'er and bought my "starter rig" in June. I need to outfit my MH's kitchen. I can handle the food prep stuff, mostly; but 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'm thinking maybe 6 sets of a10" and 8" plate plus an 8" salad bowl. 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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Old 08-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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What I use when the hooter girls come over are black plates that look good but plastic and smoked grey plastic glasses don't want anyone to get cut. Then I wake up and eat on paper plates.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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We bought the standard Walmart set of Corelle. About $50 bucks for complete service for 4.


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Old 08-22-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Just break out the *good* paper plates. You know the thicker ones that don't need a plate holder to stay flat once you put food on them. Can't go wrong with the red plastic cups

If you really want to get non-paper plates, just go to a thrift store and get some. Pick up some real silverware while there too.
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Corrielle for more than 4. We picked up some art deco plates along the way for up to 4 people...........why not?
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Corelle here. We have about 8 settings.


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Old 08-23-2014, 09:02 AM   #7
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Big Lots!
Plates $1.00 each.
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Corelle for the Chippendale dancers. Paper or plastic when it is just hubby and I.
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Corelle. We bought a "starter kit" of 4 place settings and have added individual pieces as needed.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:27 AM   #10
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We use Corelle also. I cut squares of the foam shelf liner and stack in-between while driving and have not had any breakage or rattling;-). I do have paper plates, but use those mostly for snacks. I do prefer real plates for full meals.
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We went to different stores to get the colour, size, shape and design of the ones we use. I think the set of four we finally got from Big Lots was $30. Not exactly china but defiantly not paper plates either. This is our home and we wanted stuff that we liked. 3 years traveling around with them and I haven't broken one ....... yet. But give me time, I am a klutz when it comes to breakables. If I can brake a toe on a dresser drawer really badly or a pie wedge out of the top of the tibia or a fracture where the docs say that I could have only done with jumping out of an airplane with no parachute and I wasn't near a plane then I can brake anything without trying.
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Wife was all about plastic, Now that she is gone I am replacing on an "As Needed" basis with Corell by Corning.. Very good, very glass but very good.. So far I have yet to break one,, Dropped a few doing dishes, but never broken one.
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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; more compact than stoneware. Melamine is sturdy, but a no-no for microwave. I hate adult beverages in plastic glasses and I've broken too many plastic knives and forks cutting my pork chop
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