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Old 05-07-2014, 07:02 AM   #1
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We bought a set of Corelle dishes and stored them in an upper cabinet. The first time out with them, the door opened up and they fell and broke all over the place. Now I got a set of Melamine dishes. I am trying to figure out the best place to store them and would love to hear what you all have done. I am concerned about even canned goods in the upper cabinets. I know I can organize the kitchen cabinets and drawers better than they are now.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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We've used Corelle for years without any problems save a few chips on edges. Sounds like anything stored in that cabinet may come out and you should fix the door first. Also, IMHO I try not to put anything heavy in top cabinets just to keep the rig from getting any more top heavy than it already is.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:06 AM   #3
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We have our Corelle dishes stored in an overhead cabinet and in 14 years, have never had them come out.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:22 AM   #4
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Howdy and welcome to iRV2! Is your RV a trailer or a motorhome? I think that trailers tend to move around more when traveling, plus you aren't sitting right there to notice if a cabinet opens. Anyhow, I also have Corelle in an upper cabinet and they haven't moved in over 2 years now. I chose the square plates because they seem to fit my somewhat shallow shelves better.

Like Walt said, the FIRST thing to do is make sure your cabinet doors close securely. I think it's almost always a good idea to pack heavier stuff (canned goods, etc.) on lower shelves if possible. There are lots of tricks to making things secure...you can buy that rubbery shelf cover stuff so that things don't slide as easily, or make "barriers" with dish towels, etc. Pack your cabinets with stuff fairly close together so there's no room for it to move around.

I am more annoyed by "clinking" and rattling, so I spend a great deal of time trying to segregate things that make noise. It can be a full time job! You'll get the hang of it, but you do need to make sure your cabinet doors are secured...maybe add additional heavy-duty hardware. Good luck.
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A small bungee on your dish cabinet while traveling will do wonders in keeping the door from opening and Corelle from becoming flying missiles. Also the rubber shelf liner as someone suggested to keep dishes from sliding around inside the cabinet. Our cabinets fasten securely, so I don't use the bungees, but have kept Corelle in ours for 7 years now with no problems.
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They also make little adjustable rods for keeping stuff in place in cabinets. Here is a picture of a 3 pack. They work good.


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Old 05-07-2014, 03:48 PM   #7
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We've used corelle too. We use the rubber shelf paper stuff and use a small square between places and bowls. Thar rubber stuff keeps things from sliding around and did away with plates rattling on cold mornings when the tires had flat spotted.
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Our first fifth wheel had a rear kitchen and my DW would put cushiness on top of the dishes.
The cushiness filled the space between the dishes and the shelf above and held everything in place.
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Thank you all for your help. I think we will check the door first and then figure out how to store the dishes in one of the cabinets on the bottom. I'm wondering if maybe we should get one of those pull out shelves/basket like they sell at Home Depot and Lowes.
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Thank you all for your help. I think we will check the door first and then figure out how to store the dishes in one of the cabinets on the bottom. I'm wondering if maybe we should get one of those pull out shelves/basket like they sell at Home Depot and Lowes.

I use one of these. Holds 11" dishes. I use a rubber shelf liner between each dish to keep them quiet.

Shop Style Selections Steel Shelf at Lowes.com
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we use a dish holder from cw and sets on the rubbery mat.anybody seen a round basket with sides for a lazy susan? it measure 19.5 dia
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Corele dishes will shatter. If your cabinets have nous on them use a small bungee cord
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Corele dishes will shatter. If your cabinets have nous on them use a small bungee cord
they are garenteed for life take back
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World Kitchen, LLC will replace any item of Corelle® Vitrelle® glass dinnerware that should crack, break or chip within THREE YEARS from date of purchase. PORCELAIN AND STONEWARE MUGS ARE NOT INCLUDED. If the exact item is not available, it will be replaced with a comparable item. This warranty only applies to products damaged during normal household use. It does not cover damage resulting from misuse, negligence, accidental breakage or attempted repair.
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