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Old 12-31-2006, 07:03 AM   #15
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Corelle... a dinner set for thirty-two or so... I don't know WHERE my wife thinks all those folks are gonna sit... actually, I think it's a setting for twelve... and she insists that we have it... weight is no issue... at least not when it comes to dinnerware in OUR trailer!

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(In the 17' trailer, I have a Corelle set for four...)
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:10 AM   #16
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Not very 'green' (don't forget you have to use water, heat water and fill the grey tank), but I don't want to stand at the sink washing dishes on my valuable vacation time. It's paper and plastic all the way in various qualities depending upon the meal. The only exception is pot luck night, then the vintage pot luck plates come out, the ones that have all the little seperate compartments.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:14 AM   #17
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bone china

We purchased some wedgewood fine bone china at a discount factory store the year we purchased the trailer. We love them. We haven't broken any and have over 30,000 miles on our trailer. We have driven some rough roads also, some so rough that we broke the glass door on our shower.

The china is pure white. The dishes wash well, I think they are easier to wash than plastic. The plastic plates seem to get grooved by sharp knives, but the china is so hard they never scratch. They are lighter in weight than traditional stone wear and they stack well enough in the cabinets that we are able to carry service for 8.

The next time you're at a factory store, give them a look see. You'll see what I mean.

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Old 12-31-2006, 07:40 AM   #18
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Blue Enamel

When we moved everyhing from camp boxes to Airstream we kept the blue enamel ware. We have had the stuff forever and it just doesn't seem like camping without it. Of course we no longer worry about wet sleeping bags, rocks under the tent or is the cooler locked up away from the bears!
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:41 AM   #19
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When I first bought my AS I told a friend that I was going to have to upgrade my camp dishes to something classier to go along with my classier camper.
She does a lot of garage saleing and found me a New in the box set of Corelle dishes.
They're the Tribal Spirit pattern.
I do think that if I were going to do a lot of traveling with my AS I would have to do an overhaul on all my cooking/kitchen ware.
I would look to keeping my rig as light weight as possible - even down to saving an ounce here and a pound there.
That would mean tossing the Corelle and cast iron and going to Melamine and cast aluminum.
You'd be surprised at how much cooking/dinnerware weighs.
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:45 AM   #20
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When we got our A/S, it had a set of glass dishes in the cabinet. All the cups are glass also. I took them all out and washed them. We are still new in the A/S world and havent even been camping yet. Thanks for starting this thread because I would have never even thought about them anymore until I arrived somewhere with a bunch of broken dishes!
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:36 AM   #21
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White Corelle - Light weight - tough - microwaveable - heat resistant - easy to replace.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:44 AM   #22
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Now you went and did it. This is a discussion Janet and I have all the time, she wants plastic plates, square ones. I do not care for plastic dishes, it's a yuk factor or me. So we compromise with Corelle. I figure, if you're out "roughing it" by camping in the wilds, you should treat yourself to the best. Trailer, People, Food and Dishes, that is as close to the life of luxury I will ever get, so weight be damned on with the fine table service.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:48 AM   #23
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Now you went and did it. This is a discussion Janet and I have all the time, she wants plastic plates, square ones.
Not plastic sweetie, vintage melamine to match the trailer..... and square to fit better in cabinets.
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Corelle stoneware look a likes with clear plastic stemware. Paper plates and go cups when dish washing is not possible.
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We have 12 settings of Florence "Prolon". Also have the serving bowl, platter, cream and sugar set.

I think the color and design fit the vintage.
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A nice set of custom STONEWARE. I know the weight thingy might be an issue, but.... never liked eating off of plastic. Never broke any in 40,000+ miles of blue water sailing, so... we'll see!!
Oh yeah... we made them in our studio, so the price was right !!
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I have a set of the green and the blue with coffee pot and cook pot all are enamel wear works great and kinda cool...
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White Corelle - Light weight - tough - microwaveable - heat resistant - easy to replace.
Same here and supplemented with Chinet paper plates/bowls during the hunting season. It makes for easy cleanup.
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