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That's good advice, SnowGypsy and sandysys. My grandmother had Corelle for years, and it just wouldn't die. Probably still as good as new to this day. If we go that route I'll look for an older set.

Really finding there are so many things we're having to weigh up (literally, in some cases). Is it better to buy a newer (but used) rig and hope most of the bugs have been worked out, but not have much money left over to do upgrades, or get a much older rig (better built than the newer ones) and put in a bunch of upgrades. We know there is no one answer to that, but it does seem like so many decisions we're making are like one giant balancing act. 

Fun, and frustrating. (See? More balancing just in that one comment!)

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6 hours ago, sandsys said:

It must have been some of the new Corelle. The old stuff bounces but the new stuff, if it lands on it's edge, shatters. The process in making it changed several years ago. That's why I think your best source is looking for "vintage" on eBay.

Linda

We picked up a couple of extra big bowls in the old pattern at a flea market down in TX.

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10 hours ago, SnowGypsy said:

We had Corelle come out of the cupboard of our motorhome.  It did not bounce, it broke into hundreds of tiny sharp pieces that couldn't be vacuumed off the carpet, but had to be individually  picked up.  I don't think we ever got every piece up over the time we owned it.  So, if you use it, secure your cabinet doors.  Only 1 piece fell, but in a thousand, or so it seemed pieces.

This also happened to us but a number of dishes fell on the tile floor.  The broken pieces flew everywhere and many were in the carpet. Even though it has been years we still occasionally find little pieces. We still use Corelle but we STRAP the cupboard closed.

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Corelle, heavy duty paper plates, and china can survive in a cabinet just stacked.  But, most important, is real glass for bourbon.  A 10 oz rambler can work if the park event is too long and it's too far to go back to the site for refills.

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Yes. Corella will break. So will my favorite wine and whiskey glass. But Corella will bounce more often than the wine glass. :)

My knickers are in a twist. I'm going out back to straighten them. It is time to clean the van.

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Nice thing about visiting wineries, we pick up replacement wine glasses as needed, often with logos which ensures conversations during happy hour 

 

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What a good idea, Barbaraok! We're always interested in hearing about ways to meet our neighbors and share some social time. Probably looking forward to the Happy Hour part of RVing more than we should be.  :)

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I know this is kind of an old thread, but has anyone thought of using these sort of storage containers (not necessarily these exact ones) to keep things in place in the cupboards?  We were thinking of using Corelle in our travel trailer (and yes, it certainly breaks on tile, but I've had even the newer stuff survive carpet and linoleum - but it isn't invincible).   I was actually thinking I could put Velcro on the bottom of the container and the cupboard so they wouldn't shift.

China storage

Thoughts?

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15 minutes ago, Alice said:

has anyone thought of using these sort of storage containers (not necessarily these exact ones) to keep things in place in the cupboards?

I would hate the fiddly part of getting things out and putting them away.

I Googled "dish storage pegs" and found something I would more likely use by placing pegs to keep stacks from bumping into each other.

But our Corelle always stacked just fine and the stacks stayed in place by putting a grip-type shelf liner below the entire stack.

For space saving purposes we use a 2-tier turntable with plates on the top tier and smaller dishes on the lower tier.

Linda

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adding turntable comment

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10 minutes ago, sandsys said:

I would hate the fiddly part of getting things out and putting them away.

I Googled "dish storage pegs" and found something I would more likely use by placing pegs to keep stacks from bumping into each other.

But our Corelle always stacked just fine and the stacks stayed in place by putting a grip-type shelf liner below the entire stack.

For space saving purposes we use a 2-tier turntable with plates on the top tier and smaller dishes on the lower tier.

I figured I could take the cardboard out and just squash the quilted side down to get out a dish.  The pegs are neat, but I'd think they'd work better in a drawer.  We're going to have to put our dishes in the cabinet above the sink/stove area.  Being part-timers, we won't have a ton of stuff up there and I'm just afraid they'll slide/jump all over.  Missouri roads are, shall we say, less than smooth. LOL  But I suppose I could be over-thinking it. 

That cup-holder looks like it would be good for those bourbon glasses someone was so worried about though. :)

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Our Corelle road beautifully.  Line your cabinets with the shelf liner such as slip stop. It comes in a roll.  I agree with Linda that the link you provided would be cumbersome for the dishes to be used.

If you have extra space in your cabinet put rolls of paper towels, toilet paper or even linens in the cabinet to take up the space.

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My Corelle is so lightweight it almost makes dishwashing pleasurable. I don't have hard tile, so don't worry about dropping any. Any thing that keeps them from clanking together would work to protect them. Your containers would be bomb proof, and not that much hassle to remove and repack.

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We have fulltimed for 16 years with Corelle. The cabinet is lined with "slip stop" or facsimile. Everything in the cabinet fills in against each other and we have never had a problem.

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