Corelle is a brand that has a long history of being elegant and well loved but I learned so much more about its products and history at an event in Miami this week. Corelle is part of the same company as other familiar brands that include Pyrex, CorningWare, Baker’s Secret, Snapware, and Chicago Cutlery. I’m sure most people have at least one item from one of these companies in their kitchen. Did you know that Chicago Cutlery was one of the first companies to offer a knife block for their products? Neither did I!
Over the years Corelle hasn’t changed much besides the patterns they offer because why mess with what works! Speaking of patterns, there are between 75-100 patterns of Corelle available at any given time so they have something for everyone. They are so beautiful and elegant that you can even use them as accent pieces to decorate with. In 2005 they introduced their first non-round plates. I love their square plates! And in 2008 they came out with a line of baking dishes. The baking dishes are 50% lighter than ceramic baking dishes which makes taking hot food out of the oven so much easier. Even if you don’t have their baking dishes, you can still bake with Corelle. All of their dinnerware can be used to bake in an oven preheated to up to 350 degrees! Who knew?!?!
Corelle is not only lighter than ceramic tableware but it also saves space. The same number of Corelle plates and bowls takes up much less space than ceramic plates and bowls. What would you do with extra cabinet space? I know I for one would love extra space in my cabinets. Plus, because they are so break and chip resistant, children can help wash and put them away and you don’t have to worry about them being too heavy. Corelle also uses less packaging in their boxes because their dishware fits so well together in the box. Every bit to help the environment. I love that!
Prior to attending this event I really didn’t realize just how durable Corelle is. My sister has Corelle dishes but she doesn’t have children. I had always wrongly assumed that I couldn’t have Corelle in my house because I have 2 small children. I have always loved how Corelle looked but I just thought they just wouldn’t work in my house. I am so glad that I found out just how wrong I was!
Corelle is made in the U.S. and the only company that makes its products out of exclusive Vitrelle material for durability. They are made of 3 layers of glass and subject to a 6 foot drop test. It is not impossible to break them but they are break and chip resistant. They are backed by a 3 year limited warranty. Corelle is not only durable and elegant but they also are very easy to clean. They are fully finished unlike some ceramic dishware with flat, unfinished rings on the bottom. This makes them not only easier to clean but since the bottoms are finished they are smooth and won’t scratch your table either. My kids have a habit of pushing plates and bowls on the table so I like that Corelle won’t scratch it. I am so excited to know that Corelle doesn’t have to be just for elegant dining and I can use them everyday with my family!
There are so many styles of Corelle patterns to choose from. Some people like to mix and match styles and colors which is such a fun look. Corelle recently came out with a new line called Boutique by Corelle. It comes in 2 embossed patterns- Swept which are feature round plates and Cherish which feature square plates. Both patterns are on solid white plates so they go with any color themed room, mix well with other patterns, and are great for casual or elegant dining.
Corelle makes a great addition to any bridal registry. Their dishware comes in sets of 16- 4 dinner plates, 4 dessert plates, 4 bowls, and 4 mugs. The Boutique by Corelle lines also feature additional serving pieces you can add to your set. If you need just extra plates or extra bowls to add to your set you can purchase them separately, as well.
Speaking of bridal registries, the month of May is National Wedding Registry Month and Corelle is having a wonderful giveaway. The grand prize is that Corelle will pay for the winner’s entire registry. You can find our more about this giveaway on Corelle’s Facebook page. If you are already married you can renew your vows, start a registry, and enter, too! If you are in the NYC area make sure to check out the rooftop party that Corelle and The Knot are throwing on May 14th in Manhattan.
As part of the event that I attended, I received my own set of Boutique by Corelle dishes in the Cherish pattern (my favorite!). Corelle is also generously giving away a 16 piece set of Boutique by Corelle to one of my lucky readers. The winner even gets to pick their favorite pattern- Swept or Cherish!
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Disclosure- I received compensation for being a participant in this Corelle campaign, but all opinions are 100% my own.