Welcoming guests for dinner or setting an attractive table for your family gives you the opportunity to select a style of dinnerware that pleases you. Buying the best dinnerware set requires a comparison of the qualities of each type that you consider.
To set a beautiful table, you may choose an expensive porcelain china or an affordable alternative that looks like it. A Corelle Livingware Dinnerware Set offers many of the advantages of china without the expense.
Corelle Livingware Dinnerware is ‘Legendary’
Isn’t More always Better?
Some important points to consider when you look for the best dinnerware set within your budget include appearance, durability, cleaning method and storage. The variety of patterns in the Corelle line gives you plenty of choices to find one that suits you.
The ease of using the popular dinnerware, its durable qualities, affordable prices and beauty on a dinner table have made it a favorite of anyone who enjoys entertaining family and friends.
Beautiful and Elegant
A beautiful set of dinnerware makes the presentation of a meal inviting and elegant. Fine china is made from a white powder that was originally discovered in Kao-ling and later in England. The owner of a porcelain factory near Essex, England added bone ash to the white powder to create bone china.
Corelle dinnerware is made of Vitrelle, a glass composition developed by Corning, and it mimics the appearance of fine china. Created through a unique process that thermally bonds clear layers of glass to a white or beige glass core, each piece is thin, lightweight and stackable.
An Investment that Lasts
When you look for the best dinnerware set, you want to find one that lasts a long time and looks good all the while. Fine or bone china may retain its beauty for many years, but it does not match the durability of a Corelle Livingware Dinnerware Set.
Advantages of Vitrelle include tempered glass that is resistant to chipping, cracking or breaking. They do, however, break when you drop them.
Children learn by example, and showing them how a dinner is properly served gives them the preparation that they need as they visit friends’ homes. An heirloom set of china is a nice inheritance, but using it everyday increases the chance of an accident occurring.
Dropping or breaking an expensive piece of china is an unfortunate event in any case, but it is very stressful for children. Using dishes that are in open stock lets you easily replace any that get broken.
Glass is sensitive to rapid changes in temperature, and setting a hot dish on a wet or cold surface can cause it to break. As with any other glass container, you do not want to add cold liquid to a hot dish in the oven. Although safe to use in the microwave, it does not work well with popcorn bags. Knife scratches or hard water stains are easy to remove with a non-abrasive cleaner.
Cleaning and Storing Dishes
Preserving fine china usually means keeping it out of the dishwasher. You can stack Corelle dishes in your dishwasher closely without fear of chipping the edges, and you can stack them in your china cabinet just as easily.
The decorative lines, flowers or designs may fade slightly with time when used extensively in a dishwasher.
In the End
Selecting the best dinnerware set is a matter of personal preference. Basing a decision on appearance, durability, cleaning method, storage and price gives you the opportunity to choose dinnerware that works well for you.
If you prefer your table wares to be of square shape, why not check out Corelle 16-Piece Square Dinnereware set? Or maybe if you’re still undecided if you should be getting a porcelain set, our comparison between porcelain and melamine ware will help you decide which is best for you.
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