perfect dishware set brings a touch of class to any dining table. It remains in style for years to come while withstanding the rigors of day to day use. Such a set is versatile and functional. Its design is simple, yet timeless. In addition, it's durable enough to be passed down to the next generation. That said, today we bring you a review of a dishware set designed for happy households. Read on to find out more!
Corelle’s Livingware Dinner Set brings that classic style and elegance to the dining table. Let’s take a look at what makes this dishware set stand out from the rest. Oh, and if you don't have time to read through the entire article, be sure to check out our TLDR section in which we have jotted down all the pros and cons. So let's get started with our review.
About the brand
Before discussing the features of Livingware, it’s pertinent to talk a little about the manufacturer. Corelle is a US brand of dishware and glassware. They have been in the business since 1970. The brand is known for making durable and quality sets. Moreover, their dishware is more resilient than the made in china stuff, that has the tendency to chip and break very easily. While most of Corelle’s dishware comes in classic designs that may seem dated to some people, recently some of their modern designs have been gaining popularity. This set being one of them.
Plateware included in the set
This is an 18 piece set, which includes: (10) 1/4 inch dinner plates, (6) 3/4 inch bread & butter plates, and (2) 2 Oz soup & cereal bowls. Unfortunately, there are no mugs included in the set. But 18 pieces aren't that bad for a dinner set that costs less than $120.
This set is manufactured with 70 percent of recycled triple-layered durable glass called Vitrelle. Vitrelle is made entirely in the USA and is thoroughly tested for quality control. It is very durable and won’t chip easily. The reason being, it is created through a unique process that thermally bonds the three layers of glass to the glass core. Besides, the design pigments used for its manufacturing are FDA approved, lead-free, non-toxic, and food safe. Moreover, it imparts no flavor to your food, unlike some cheap dishware that ruins your entire meal. Therefore, you can be sure that you're not getting something unhygienic for you and your family.
Elegance and Beauty
Livingware is a testament to the fact that you don’t need flashy designs to look classy. The elegance and beauty of this set make every meal presentation inviting. The floral patterns are very pleasing to the eye. Even though the white set has no floral patterns, it's beautiful regardless because of its simplistic design.
Aren’t you tired of heavy porcelain dinner plates? Because we definitely are! They are a chore to clean and maintain. In comparison, the plates and bowls of Livingware are very thin and lightweight. They stack up real nicely on top of one another, and take up very little space on the shelf. Because of their lightweight construction, they are ideal for children as they can pick it up with ease.
Let’s talk a little about the available designs. Colorful patterns are one area where tempered glass really stands out. This set is available in six different beautiful patterns (mostly floral) to go with the décor of your kitchen and dining table. The colors are more vivid and vibrant in these designs, thanks to the patented Vitrelle material. These are Black & White, City Block, Crimson Trellis, Mystic, Ocean Blue, True Blue, Old Town Blue, and Winter Frost White. Our favorite has to be Winter Frost White because of its elegance. It's also an ideal color to compliment your existing dinnerware and pairs very well with others.
When looking for a dinnerware set, you need one that lasts a very long time and shows well all the while. While bone or fine chinaware can retain its beauty for extended years, it cannot match the durability of Corelle's American-made Livingware dinner set. It's as translucent and thin as fine chinaware, yet considerably stronger. Its tempered glass material is resistant to cracking, chipping, and breakage. Nonetheless, we wouldn’t recommend dropping them from a height to test their durability. In case one of them breaks, you can replace it with another! All sizes are readily available from the market. Hence, you do not need to replace the entire set.
Typically, glass is susceptible to swift changes in temperature. Placing a hot dish on a cold surface or pouring a scorching meal in an ice-cold bowl can cause breakage. The same holds true in the case of Corelle’s Livingware. It is oven safe up to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, this dishware is microwave safe.
Cleaning, Preserving and Maintenance
Cleaning this set is very easy. As these are stain-resistant. They are also dishwasher safe. Dirty dishes can be placed in the dishwasher for a quick cleanup. In contrast, preserving chinaware typically means keeping them away from the dishwasher. When it comes to storage, these are very easy to stack due to a flat bottom that sits very well on top of one another. So you can conveniently stack them in your cabinet.
This set is covered by Corelle’s 3 Year Limited Warranty against manufacturer's defects, chipping, and breaking. From our experience, the customer service is reasonably prompt.
We've discussed the details and features of Corelle’s Livingware Dinner Set. Let’s review its limitations. First, the bowls are rather small for our taste. They are an excellent fit for cereals, though. Similarly, plates are also small in size. They can be a good fit if you're on a diet, and require a smaller surface area. Second, the dishes are reasonably durable. But like any glassware, if they fall at a certain angle, they will shatter. The difference being, Vitrelle glass breaks into a million tiny pieces, which can create a mess as they are cumbersome to clean. Third, the designs may start to fade after several years of constant dishwashing. We suggest to hand wash your dishes every now and then to switch it up!
Is the article too long for you? Below is a short version for your ease of reading.
• This dishware set is available in 8 different colors and designs
• Original chip and break-resistant dinnerware
• The glass is lightweight, thin and stackable
• Refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe
• Broken units can easily be replaced
• Proudly made in the USA
• Very affordable
• Comes with a 3 year limited warranty
• The bowls are rather small which makes them unsuitable for a large serving of soup
• When breakage does occur, it breaks into very tiny pieces
• Designs may start fading after several years of dishwashing
Selecting the best dishware set is a matter of personal preference. Nevertheless, based on appearance, durability, storage, and price, we can safely say that Corelle dishware is a top of the line product that every household should have. At a very affordable price, this smart & savvy set offers the convenience of a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safety (up to 350 degrees F). Plus, they are lightweight, thin, stain-resistant, chip-resistant, and nearly indestructible. On top of it all, they are proudly made in the USA, which assures their higher quality and useful application for a very long time. Ultimately, this is a dishware set designed for happy households. So, get your happy on!