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Dishes? Dinner plates?


 Just wondering what kind of dishes others use other than paper plates & bowls. We are considering Corelle, lighter and more break resistant.

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We use relatively inexpensive plastic that we find at Walmart or Target. We had Corele When we first came out and one day a cabinet opened on the road and we had 50,000 little shards of Corele on the carpet that took literally months to gather it all up. Never again!

On the other hand we use antique and Waterford crystal for ****tails and wine. Pack them in old sweat socks for traveling.

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We love our Corelle. However, have not had the experience of any shattering. WHen eating our meals outside, we use either disposal or some cheap plastic we also found at WalMart.

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We use Corelle also. I have 4 each - dinner plate, bowl, saucer and cup. When we eat outside I use disposable stuff....just easier. I read that Pfaltzgraff sells sets that are Melamine. If you go to their website you can view the patterns they offer in the Melamine.

We also use unbreakable glasses. My serving dishes and casserole dishes are made of glass. I could do glass eating dishes but this is safer and weighs a tad less. Oh, our wine glasses are made of glass not plastic.



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We are taking our Corelle set for four.  Paper plates for outdoor eating.  A couple of unbreakable glasses along with plastic disposable cups but will also have 2 glass wine and beer glasses.

Sorry if this is abrupt...I am getting things set up for our moving sale this coming weekend.  Housewares on this table, electronics here, holiday decorations over there, etc.

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Luvglass wrote:



On the other hand we use antique and Waterford crystal for ****tails and wine. Pack them in old sweat socks for traveling.



Must give the wine a nice after tastebiggrin Gene

 



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i was getting things ready for a garage sell this weekend until my daughter's team squeaked into their end of season conference tournament so now instead of selling stuff this weekend we will drive to florida... do i look upset :) of course not...

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Fred,
I'm hoping those are old, clean sweat socks - otherwise, remind me not to drink wine if I happen to stop by your rig!!  biggrin

But back to the topic, we use inexpensive plastic plates from Walmart or paper plates if I'm trying to conserve water & don't want a lot of dishes to wash.  Plastic glasses and disposable glasses.

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Gene,
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 Unfortunately I have tasted wine that probably would have been better if ran through a Dirty sweat sock.bleh

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Okay friends .... thanks for the chuckle of the day.

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We were at the Tampa Super RV show in Tampa, Fla. in 2009 and Camping World had a display there and had several items on sale don't remember the name of the Plates etc,  but they are very durable and light weight. But we mostly use paper plates and bowls, we get them at Sams Club. Since I do all dish washing I make sure they are easy to clean. Delaine never complains so I guess I'm doing a good job. GBY....

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 Grandpa used to say "They are as clean as cold water can get'em".



WE found out years latter that he had a dog he called.....  You guessed it.




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We love our wine and glass is the only way to go. I have a box that was from a case of wine from our favorite wine shop and I put the wine glasses and the wine bottles in it and then put it in the truck. So far so good but we haven't gone very far yet. First long trip is this weekend. We will see if it works for that. I won't give up the glasses so if this doesn't work may have to buy the wine glasses there very own new socks. :) We are using corell right now too but there are some great melamine plates out there.

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We're currently using Corelleware, but would love to find some of the melamine dishes that are OK to microwave on.  There are so many pretty designs and colors, but all that I've found are marked "Do Not Microwave" on the bottom.  Of course, one of us would forget and use them in the microwave.  I think it has something to do with bad things leaching into your food from the plastic -- of course, that would take a long, long time.

I use mostly pyrex for cooking.  We have no "real" oven.  Our microwave is an Advantium, which is also convection, and cooks with light as well.  Pyrex can be used in any of those circumstances.

Anyone find microwave-safe melamine?

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I'm probably definitely in the minority but I use my pottery from Longaberger.  RV is now my home and I wasn't willing to give up using it.  I have those baby safety locks that I put on the doors when we're moving and I put that rubber shelving between each piece that's stacked together.  The plates are in a wrought iron holder that sits on the cabinet when not traveling and on the floor when we move.  So far I've only lost my Christmas ones (3) that I had sitting in the holder on the cabinet before I started sitting them on the floor....they slide off the cabinet while moving so therefore, I now sit them on the floor. 

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We used to use paper and plastic exclusively. When we bought our new Carri-Lite we ordered it with a dishwasher. We then began using a set of Corelle dishes we bought several years ago and have always carried around in the trailer...just never used.
The dishwasher is amazingly quiet, efficient and effective. Now the DW does not mind using "real" dishes as she can use the dishwasher to clean them.
My preference has always been real dishes and glasses over paper and plastic so I am happy. Nothing is worse than cooking up a delicious steak and then trying to eat it from a paper plate...and I always hated throwing so much plastic into the trash.
By the way, I do no think there is such a thing as microwave safe melamine. Melamine, by the nature of it's construction cannot be put in the microwave for more than a few seconds as it will get super hot very quickly and will literally burn up.

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We like our Corelle Hearthstone. It's not melamine. We have had two broken salad plates and two broken coffee cups. They were dropped while washing ;o. We pad them as others have suggested and pack a sofa pillow inside the cabinet before moving.

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Because we are environmentalists, we stay away from anything plastic. We've chosen to use these very lightweight stainless-steel plates and enamelware bowls. For the rare times we use the microwave, we use Correlle we pack into a picnic suitcase when moving.

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we have been using correlle , clear plastic cups, and regular ceramic coffee mugs. had a few problems in our 5er because of poorly latching cabinets. but no problems at all in our motorhome.

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When we lived in our RV we used a lot of paper plates.  I consider myself an environmentalist, and I know reusable is better, but this was just too convenient for me to pass up.  I always use the ones that look like they are just paper.  I should call the company and find out what is in them, so I know if I can burn them in our woodstove or not.  In our current S&B we use regular ceramic plates and metal plates.  The metal plates are labeled "Marble Canyon" on the back.  Cute flamingos.  I plan on using those in the RV.  I don't know about the microwave though.  We'll need at least 2 microwavable plates, bowls, cups.  I also use glass (pyrex w/ plastic lids)for all of our leftovers.  I may have to move to (shudder) plastic when we get back on the road.
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We use Correlle and love it, when moving I stuff a blanket in the cupboard with all the dishes, glasses, & cups - it works fantastic, nothing moves or has broken yet!


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Fred; you're right. We've only broken a single Corelle dish in the 20ish years or so we've been using it. It was a bowl and fell on the floor. Survived the fall but did not survive the 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup landing on top of it…the good thing is that there was no single piece large enough to cut you left intact; the bad thing was the thousands of little pieces. We were finding them for weeks.

We're taking 4 place settings of Corelle on the road with us but will probably end up using paper whenever we eat outside. We're getting the dishwasher in our NH so cleanup will be pretty easy.

OTOH, once we have a Corelle break and go everywhere we may end up with the non-breakable ones as well.

We are keeping 4 small crystal ****tail glasses and are looking for some decent crystal wine glasses without stems; I've seen them before but haven't really searched for them yet. Wine and drinks just don't work out of a paper cup.



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I have my Corell dishes and regular coffee cups and glasses...I just like to eat of glass.

I do use paper plates and cups especially when eating outside, but do like my regular dishes
often.

I have the gripper stuff on the bottom of my cupboards and put dish towels between my glasses.
So far no problems.

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I am so glad someone posted this topic and luvglass, I'm with you. I want my real wine glasses and dinner wear (not corell or plastic or paper). Those are fine on many days. I have this lovely china, silver & crystal and we might as well use & break them as they are not our kids patterns!
Another friend uses the sock trick and saw great dividers/glass holders at quartsite show, should have bought then then.

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I am definitely in the minority - I too was unwilling to give up real plates & glasses - I use crystal plates & glasses for everything. The stemmed wine glasses go in the kitchen towel drawer when moving but everything stays put. All my shelves are lined with the foam no slip mats and doors do lock shut. Also DH has learned to corner very slowly! :)



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Still dreaming of full-timing, but I am doing my research!  I found this interesting:  http://govinowine.com/about.html .  It's nice and unbreakable!

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For the last 11 years in our Airstream I have used Corelle and have never had a piece break. We also have enamelware that I use when we eat outside. I have Pyrex for storage and using in the microwave. I have some melamine mixing bowls, which I love. But it's true, do not microwave with them, they catch fire quickly, I know from experience. :(. Foam matting on the shelves and padding during travel has saved us more than once.

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We have Melamine and have yet to use them. We have a motto "make it easy - keep it simple!" We use durable ( wax coated - for hot food ) paper plates and plastic knives,spoons,forks. If we had company - we'd most likely use the Melamine :>)

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we have been on the road full time for over a year and use nothing but the dishes and glass ware we had in our s&b home... after 15 months the only breakage has been 3 or 4 wine glasses...

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Luvglass wrote:

We use relatively inexpensive plastic that we find at Walmart or Target. We had Corele When we first came out and one day a cabinet opened on the road and we had 50,000 little shards of Corele on the carpet that took literally months to gather it all up. Never again!


 We use a similar setup - plastic plates.  I'm surprised that so many use Corelle.  We had Corelle years ago and also had the misfortune to drop a plate.  It literally exploded into a zillion extremely sharp shards of glass that we found with our feet and shoes for months.  Unless the composition of Corelle has changed we'd never consider it for any kind of use!



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We use enamelware bowls, plates and even some pans that hubby had from his camping days. I bought some Corelle plates for home use and discovered hubby had dropped one when a shard cut my foot. Until that happened I thought Corelle wasn't breakable. My parents used Corelle in their home and class A for many years. I think I will add a few of my stoneware plates to the mix but continue drinking out of plastic.

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We also use Corelle and we have a few platic glasses. I also picked up one of the divided plates at a military surplus that is great.



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We keep extra wine glasses in inside out old socks ans I velcro shut the the overhead cabinet as a precaution. Did get some cute plastic wine glasses at crate & barrel that stack but don't use them.

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Mary Sunshine wrote:

Still dreaming of full-timing, but I am doing my research!  I found this interesting:  http://govinowine.com/about.html .  It's nice and unbreakable!

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-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Wednesday 23rd of May 2012 10:22:24 PM

I actually saw these at TJ Maxx. They are fascinatingly lightweight and they really do look and almost feel like crystal. Wish I'd bought them then. But I didn't have my rig yet! Lisa

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