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Old 01-17-2016, 10:36 AM   #43
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The corelle coffee cups we have are old and constructed same material as rest corelle dishs not porcilain. Pattern disc. long time ago have only broken 1 small bowl [many pieces]. Quit using in AS as way to heavy for flimsy const. cabinets, now use nice plastic plates and nice plastized paper plates with holders, nice plastic wine glasses that look like glass, thro away plastic tumblers as we use a lot of them, freebie ceramic coffee mugs and correlle cups, keep in upright holder.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:45 AM   #44
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For us, proper, beautiful coffee mugs have always been a must....they are part of the ritual and joy of coffee and tea.

The cups that came with our Corelle set...purchased in 2002, and still completely intact...went immediately into the Goodwill donation bag.


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Old 01-18-2016, 07:34 AM   #45
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The "Corelle" coffee cups are ordinary porcelain.

I'm curious about porcelain Corelle cups. Why are they porcelain and how do you know that? Is that true only of the current designs? We do have one small crack at the top of one mug and I'm wondering why it hasn't shattered.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:22 PM   #46
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Bed Bath & Beyond had really nice acrylic barware this summer; about $5/ea. Looked as nice as glass
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:52 PM   #47
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For us, proper, beautiful coffee mugs have always been a must....they are part of the ritual and joy of coffee and tea.

You have my vote
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:24 AM   #48
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There are things that should make you smile, and warm your heart, when you look at them and when you use them....pretty mugs are one of those.

I have too many.


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Old 01-19-2016, 09:34 AM   #49
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Like you we have to many as I buy them, every place we travel to if they are made locally. I refuse to buy a mug that says Ocean city, Md or Barcelona Spain if it is not made locally. How ever we only carry two or three on the AS to save space
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:06 AM   #50
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Thanks for all of your thoughts - we found a great line of 'plastic' glassware called Strahl - heavy, no lines, etc. A little pricey, but so is our AS!
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The "Corelle" coffee cups are ordinary porcelain.

I'm curious about porcelain Corelle cups. Why are they porcelain and how do you know that? Is that true only of the current designs? We do have one small crack at the top of one mug and I'm wondering why it hasn't shattered.
I broke one in half and looked at it. The fact that it was only in two pieces, and a visual inspection of the cross sectional area of the break, both led me to conclude that it was not made of the same material as the plates and bowls. Another giveaway is that the cups are much thicker and heavier.
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Tube Socks

The best thing to store mugs and glasses in - Cheap cotton tube socks. Let's assume you carry heavyish Libby stemmed wine glasses. One breaks in the cabinet. If it's inside the tube sock, you throw the tube sock away. If it's not - it takes 15 minutes to clean the cabinet and you always worry about the splinters that got away.

Ditto for my Corelle coffee mugs. If they break, I'll find replacements at the local thrift shop.

I remember the early Corelle sets which had Corelle cups. The cups were very thin - you could tell whether you had coffee or tea in them by looking through the side. They also had hook handles - that curved around under the finger but didn't join back up with the body of the cup. Why are they now China? probably cost - and the thicker mug style retains heat longer. That really fine bone china that became popular in the mid 1800's is beautiful, but drink quickly or drink tepid coffee or tea.

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We use the square Corelle plates and bowls. They travel so well and take up very little room. Found some plated silver in a drawer at home we never used and thought "why not?" We use Strahl polycarbonate stemless wine glasses. Have the weight and clarity of glass, but will not break. Not Riedel, but really good and won't break.
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We love these for coffee and wine: http://www.casarocinante.com/Blog/Happy-Camper-Glasses
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Thanks for all of your thoughts - we found a great line of 'plastic' glassware called Strahl - heavy, no lines, etc. A little pricey, but so is our AS!
We love our Strahl wine glasses. We were using some years ago on our boat and they are also perfect for the Airstream. I like their small wine glasses with the colored stems. I believe West Marine still carries them.
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