Crockery recommendations and storage ideas

Submitted: Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:09
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Hi everyone! After doing 7 months o the road in 2015 we have just upgraded the Cub spacevan to a 20ft Olympic Kingfisher and as a result want to upgrade from melamine thrown in the camper cupboard to something a bit more organised and nice now we are glamping!! I have looked at the Corelle dinnersets made by Corningware as they are light and chip/break resistant. But hubby thought they felt thin and vulnerable. What does everyone else use? Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:54

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:54
Stainless steel, best to buy them at your local Indian store.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:25

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:25
I avoid steel plates - food in them the goes cold too quickly and can be too hot to hold.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:29

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:29
Eat faster and use a tea towel ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:31

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:31
Use something more appropriate ???
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:05

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:05
we have had corelle stuff in our campers for 30 years, broke one dish coz' I dropped it on concrete.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:11

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:11
Corelle every time. Durable, heat resistant, microwaveable (you do have a microwave in your new Taj Mahal, don't you? :-) Being an ex camper, you'd probably know this, but square for the plates, not round, as square is more space efficient and can be more easily made to not shake, rattle and roll while travelling.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:48

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:48
We found Corelle so good that we are now using it as our standard everyday use crockery at home as well.
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Follow Up By: Tas-tourers - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 16:04

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 16:04
Frank P......Yes we have a microwave in the van. I chose Corelle and hubby said square would be best to fit in cupboard so I think we are on the right track. Thanks for that!
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 16:29

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 16:29
Corelle for me, .....with a piece/section of that anti slip matting between the plates then the bread and butter plates then then the soup bowls......works for us!
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 17:56

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 17:56
Enamel plates and mugs for us...

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 20:44

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 20:44
Always used Corelle, only ever broken them through my own stupidity. Light strong and thin so don't take up much room.
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 08:55

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 08:55
A few yrs ago my wife changed our plates at home to corelle yes they did fell flimsy at first but their the complete opposite their strong and light compared to our more expensive set I would definitely recommend them over standard plates.

Storage would depend on if you travel off road or stick to the tar and the amount of room you have, You can use racks that plates individually stand up in or place something between them laying flat.
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Reply By: Ali L - Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:53

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:53
Hi Tas Tourers
I have used Corelle dishes for more than 20 years and never had a breakage despite some pretty rugged roads. I have made a slotted cloth bag and keep them from moving using non slip packing when we do rough trips
Yes we use the square plates and bowls.
As for cups I like ones with no handles for ease of packing. I recently trialled the double glass wall coffee mugs and they work a treat. Drinks stay cold or hot, no burnt hands, no coffee/tea stains and they are robust.

And yes I use Corelle in my home too.

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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 20:13

Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 20:13
Another vote for corelle. Ours just sit flat in the cupboard even on the roughest roads and we have never had a breakage. They nest well and don't jump around in our cupboard. However we like glass for wine and decent china mugs for coffee and tea. None of those have broken either - on the worst tracks we just shove a couple of tea towels in among them. If your van has half decent suspension you don't need to fuss too much.Just enjoy your glamping! Lynne
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