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Old 01-09-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Best Dish and Glassware?

We love to eat and drink well when on the road and would prefer to have nice plates and glassware, but also concerned about breakage and storage. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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Melamine dishes. (Light weight, durable). At Tjmaxx, I bought plastic wine glasses that look nice, but, not expensive, and are also durable. Evelyn.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:11 PM   #3
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I still have the Corelle set from WalMart that we set up the first motor home with in 2002, and carry some pretty plastic drinkware.

You will find a whole range here....all the way to fine china and crystal.

Find a need and fill it.

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Old 01-09-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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I carry melamine dishes backed up by a supply of paper plates for the microwave.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #5
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We bought a set of Corelle (?) from Target. Set of 4, plates, bowls and small plates. Can't do the plastic wine glass so we picked up some wine glasses that come in a box of 4. The box sits above the sink and the glasses ride in the box. Easy peasy. We also have a back up box somewhere in the back for emergencies, like when we find lots of people sitting around the table an on the bench.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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Corelle. Feels more like your plates at home then melamine. I've had my Corelle set for over 30 years. Haven't broken one yet!
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:30 PM   #7
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Best dishes and glassware

If you create a good storage area you can take almost any type of dinnerware and glasses you want.
We use Corelle dishes, melamine for a quick lunch or snack. For glassware we use Tervis tumblers and glass wine glasses. haven't broken anything yet.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:57 PM   #8
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Here is what we have. A mix of vintage and new items:

Mexican glassware, that really thick kind, has worked well for us. We have wine glasses and scotch glasses. We cover them in clean old socks and store them under the sink for storage, nested, in a small plastic container. (The container is actually designed to store ice in the freezer. It's a great size for AS use.)

I picked up some nice armatele pieces at an estate sale. Armatele is an metal alloy that looks like shiny aluminum. And if warmed by hot water, it stays warm thru dinner helping to keep food hot. If cooled in the fridge or freezer, it likewise stays cold thru dinner helping things stay colder. I got a bowl to use for making a salad, and a smaller flat tray that is great for appetizers (we often eat smoked salmon, cheese, pepperoni, crackers, and nuts for dinner when traveling). Yes, these pieces are a bit "glampy" (which I am too!), but they are very functional, and will last for years and years.

I have a nice lightweight vintage hammered aluminum ice bucket, so we can take the party outside and not need to keep opening the freezer or cooler to get ice.

I also have melamine plates (made of bamboo) that resemble fiesta ware that I got at big lots. They say not to microwave, so we have a few paper plates for that need.

(I have heard that corelle breaks into a jillion tiny shards if it does happen to break. So I preferred to get something else.)

And I have some real coffee cups that we also keep in socks when traveling.

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Old 01-09-2016, 08:10 PM   #9
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Corelle is my choice. Luminarc glasses from France for real glass glasses. They are tempered like the Corelle dinner wear. The lumiarc glasses are not common now, but can usually be found at Goodwill if you look. Check the bottom for the brand.

Both are surface tempered glass and if you do manage to break one they do shatter into many sharp shards. In 200,000 miles and 35 years I have only had one Corelle dish break. I was on a trip to the Yukon and I was moving the trailer to a more level spot after my first setup proved uncomfortable. I left one of the Tambour cabinet doors open and the dish slid out and hit the sink just right. It shattered.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:48 AM   #10
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The best is a nicer paper plate and Solo cups and heavy duty plastic.

We like to spend our time NOT doing dishes, but we do have real Wine and Scotch glasses.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:48 AM   #11
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we like the Airstream branded aluminum cups and wine glasses. While it may put some people off that they are made of aluminum we find them to be neutral to the wine, they are nice looking and no worries about breakage. Williams Sonoma used to have and may still have high quality plastic wine glasses which really do look like glass. For plates we have both plastic and a nice set of melamine dishes & bowls (williams sonoma) and use them depending on the day or night and who's visiting. The melamine is not dishwasher safe and needs to be hand washed but it is shatter proof. For coffee we stick with standard ceramic mugs and if they break we buy another one at the camp store.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:54 AM   #12
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We use Corelle because some things are just better on a china/glass plate, like a fine steak or pork chops. I have broken one in eight years, and then it was my fault. We bought two dish holders from Camping World catalog when we first started. They keep the dishes contained and from slipping during travel. For glassware we use Tervis.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:59 AM   #13
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Corelle from thrift shop. Mismatched is good. Unless you expect the President to drop by, then it's the nice paper plates

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Old 01-10-2016, 11:02 AM   #14
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Another user of both Corelle and Tervis.

We originally started using tervis tumblers when we came across the Tervis factory at Osprey (I think) near Venice Fla.

As well, I always also carefully pack one of my favourite glass German made
BMF "Bierseidels" (short, squat, clear patterned glass beer steins, that are not easily knocked over and have pewter lids to keep the bugs out!

As a home brewer and craft beet enthusiast, I can't be doing wth drinking beer out of bottles or cans directly!

If ever I forget that when we leave on an RV trip, I get quite upset and have to go looking at flea and antique markets to find another to see me through that trip!

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Old 01-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #15
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We got our plastic plates at wallmart, if they get damaged we aren't out much,and we do enjoy the montana steaks on them.
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:16 AM   #16
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We bought a set of Corelle (?) from Target. Set of 4, plates, bowls and small plates. Can't do the plastic wine glass so we picked up some wine glasses that come in a box of 4. The box sits above the sink and the glasses ride in the box. Easy peasy. We also have a back up box somewhere in the back for emergencies, like when we find lots of people sitting around the table an on the bench.
We also keep the four glass wine glasses in the original box--works like a charm! For melamine dishes, we found these cool retro ones at In our Ocean Breeze International, these pick up the blue gray theme and add lots of spot color fun.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:03 PM   #17
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We bought Corelle. It feels most like china, microwaves well, and the square dishes fit well into the cabinets. Check online for some great patterns. We bought ours at an outlet and love it. I think you can also get 20% on Corelle's online store.

Glasses are another matter. We have AS friends who have glass glasses. I guess they just replace them if they break. We have plastic, but I confess I really like my wine in glass. Crate & Barrel has some nice stacking Lucite glasses we use. Also, Dixie makes a plastic cup called "Crystal" which is very thin and fine, more like crystal for drinks.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:09 PM   #18
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Real vintage Fiesta Ware for 20 years without a single broken dish. I had heavy Martha Stewart glasses that eventually had some breakage but not due to travel. Kids had vintage aluminum tumblers and I have vintage Pyrex too. We have been full time 20 years while working so we admittedly did not travel every day and haven't moved in a while (good workamping gig right now.) This is my home and I want the good stuff. 😊
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:22 PM   #19
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We use the coated metal plates, cups and bowls that are sold at the Coleman camping store.
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