In our household, the dinner set that we use for daily use is getting very tired looking. I have no idea how old it is, but this particular crockery dinner set was given to my partner by her grandmother, and I’m not even sure if it was brand-new then. My girlfriend is very sentimental and she wants to keep using this dinner set as it reminds her of her grandma that she loved dearly, but it really is looking very worn now.
The plates are scratched and there are a few small chips. I think that originally this dinner set must have been a 30 piece dinner set but all that remains now are 5 dinner plates, 3 side plates, 4 bowls, 3 teacups and 3 saucers. I think you would agree that we are desperately in need of new a dinner set for daily use.
Recently I noticed a great looking dinner set that claims to be chip and break resistant which would be perfect for our kitchen. It is the Corelle Vitrelle Glass 12-Piece Dinner Set which has an RRP of between £57.99 and £90.99 (depending on the pattern) but can sometimes be found for less in the sales.
When I originally wrote this article in 2015, this 12 piece dinner set was available in six different styles. Over the last few years different designs have been and gone. The sets shown below are those available at the time of writing however here you can view all Corelle dinner sets on Amazon UK.
Some of the features of these great dinner sets include:
- Durability – Chip, break, stain and scratch resistant
- Versatile – Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe
- Usability – Thin and lightweight dinnerware that is easy to handle
- Practical – Compact and stackable so it can be efficiently stored in the cupboard
A 12 piece dinner set includes 4 x 26cm dinner plates, 4 x 22cm luncheon plates, and 4 x 18oz cereal bowls.
I think a Corelle dinner set would be brilliant for every day use in our home, now all I have to do now is persuade my girlfriend to pack away her old sentimental dinner set, which may easier said than done!
Reviews of Corelle 12-Piece Chip and Break Resistant Dinner Sets
The reviews given about Corelle 12 piece dinner sets on Amazon.co.uk are very favourable. Most reviews mention that the crockery feels very light in weight, but is tough enough to withstand almost everything, except perhaps for the UK postal system! A few purchasers say that the plates are thinner than standard ceramic plates and this makes for easy loading and unloading of the dishwasher, and their lightness makes lifting up to high cupboards a breeze.
A small negative point made by a few people is that these 12 piece crockery sets are fine for everyday use, but would probably not be first choice for a dinner party, however, with this is mind, it must be noted that most of the buyers like the shiny surface and think that the dinner sets looks good. One mentions the word ‘minimalistic’ whilst another says that her dinner set ‘oozes quality’ which is okay in my book.
With a wide range of styles and colours to choose from, we reckon that these 12 Piece Corelle Vitrelle Dinner Sets are an excellent purchase.