A Corelle dinnerware set is easy to care for. The plates and bowls are made of glass and the mugs are made of porcelain or stoneware. The information that comes with the product will tell you exactly what you have and how to take care of it. The bottom or back of the pieces also contain some information.
Corelle dinnerware is often referred to as unbreakable dinnerware because it is so durable. The benefits of this dinnerware are that it is microwave safe, break and chip resistant, fade-resistant, dishwasher safe, lightweight, and stackable. These are great benefits; however, the dinnerware will break if given the right conditions.
Here are some things you need to know to take care of your Corelle dinnerware set so that it will last long-term.
Corelle plates and bowls can be used to reheat food in a conventional oven or in the microwave if the temperature does not exceed 350° F. They can also be heated in the oven as long as the oven is preheated and they are microwave-safe for reheating food. The mugs are safe for heating drinks in the microwave.
The dishes are NOT tolerant of direct heat or sudden temperature changes. Therefore, they cannot be placed in the broiler, in a toaster oven, under the browning element of a microwave, or on the stovetop. Open flame will harm the dinnerware. Sudden changes, such as placing a hot dish in dishwater, handling it with a wet cloth, or filling a cold cup with hot liquid can damage the dinnerware.
Microwave use should not include using the plates to support convenience food such as popcorn bags or frozen food with browning wrappers. The heat dispelled from the packaging can break the dishes. You should never heat empty or close to empty dishes in the microwave. Oil and butter can be heated or melted in the microwave, but overheating it can damage the dinnerware.
Corelle dinnerware can be hand washed using non-abrasive cleansers. Scouring pads and abrasive cleansers will damage the dishes. The dishes are dishwasher safe; however, they must be placed where the dishes won't bump against other dishes. The dishes should not be soaked because application of heat after the dishes have been soaked can cause the glaze to crack.
A Corelle dinnerware set is tough; however, the pieces are made of glass, porcelain or stoneware. Dropping them, allowing them to bump against other dishes or hitting them with hard objects will cause breakage.
If by chance you do manage to break one of your Corelle plates or bowls during normal household use, you do need to be aware of the warranty offered by World Kitchen, LLC. Within three years of purchase, they will replace a piece that is cracked, broken or chipped with a comparable product with a few stipulations. It is worth checking into to see if you can get your damaged piece replaced.
Discontinued Corelle dinnerware pieces are often available on dinnerware replacement websites, but with a little luck, you can find the pieces of Corelle dinnerware sets that are still in production. Some vendors do sell the pieces individually as well so that you can replace a piece without buying a whole set.