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Old 06-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #15
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We look for Corelle at the thrift stores. It's the best for Microwave use, I think. We also look for Corning (cook-wear) and Pyrex if we can find it.
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We use Corelle as well. Light, microwavable and durable.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #17
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I got rid of the melamine some time ago. We now have Corelle ware from WalMart and love it.

When possible we use paper plates and plastic utensils and simply toss them out. We do use plastic plates at times. We wash and reuse them.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #18
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Just wished I asked this before we went out shopping!! 1st, we were thinking that since we will be going FT, Corelle dishes might chip and then there is the added weight of what ever products you are buying.
The Melamine dishes are tough as nails and honestly we did not know that some were not microwavable.
So we checked the dishes and they do not say they are so there is a concern. We have used them in microwave but not for more than a minute or two. Appreciate everyone's input.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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Target & Wal-Mart would be the places I'd check for Melamine dishware.

If the Melamine (or whatever they're calling it now) is not microwave safe, it will be stamped on the back of the dishes "NOT MICROWAVE SAFE". It's advisable to check that before stocking up on a bunch of items you won't be able to use.

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Just wished I asked this before we went out shopping!! 1st, we were thinking that since we will be going FT, Corelle dishes might chip and then there is the added weight of what ever products you are buying.
The Melamine dishes are tough as nails and honestly we did not know that some were not microwavable.
So we checked the dishes and they do not say they are so there is a concern. We have used them in microwave but not for more than a minute or two. Appreciate everyone's input.
Personally I would not use the melamine in the microwave. Some plastics will out-gas and actually heat up from microwaving. Just to be on the safe side, use paper plates for microwaving. You are right that the melamine won't break and is lighter, though.

Walmart sells Corelle dishes by the piece, so you might consider picking up a couple of plates in Corelle to use in the micro.
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Dollar Tree - Store - etc have all sorts of little microwave save cooking containers. Don't take up much room. You could toss the dishes and start over - buy more expensive micro cookware - or go to the $ outlets. Always seems to be one near our CG. I think my navigator finds our stops using Next Exit....
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #22
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Has anyone tried these?

Compostable Bagasse 5-Compartment Food Trays - White - 400 ct.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...Id=prod6580392
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #23
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Walmart has Corelle, both in sets and individual pieces.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #24
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Since we full time and this is our house we got and use "real" dishes. We made sure that they can go in a microwave and even into the oven since we have a convection microwave oven.
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R HOME, the Monaco coach, is also equipped with normal everyday dishware and glasses. I have one set of HD plastic wine glasses to use at the Pool or Hot Tub if allowed. However, we do use paper plates and bowls for snacks, etc. to cut down on dish duty.

They will occasionally get chipped or broken for the same reasons if you were using them at "home", it's all part of using stuff.

The dish set was a collection that my Mom had gotten from a supermarket promotion back in the mid 60's. I've been using them for over 50 years.

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It is necessary to use hard, waterproof, tableware at times. The queen does not like styrofoam. She found a nice set of melmac on overstock.com. It was a little pricy.
I prefer disposable!!!
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Another Corelle fan here. We purchased a four place starter set years ago, and have added a few pieces from open stock at Walmart as needed. We also sometimes use paper plates, and styrofoam cereal bowls for convenience. We have experienced no breakages of the Corelle.
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I just received my order of Correlle and replaced my melamine dishware. The new pieces look great, and I'm sure we will enjoy using them. I ordered direct from walmart.com and got a small price break from the store price. I used site to store shipping which was free.
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