WHAT IS CORELLE
Corelle Dinnerware is a product of a company named Corning Inc., an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies. They have been in business for many years and are located in Corning, N. Y. USA. In the early stages of developing specialized glass, they manufactured glass for television sets. They were always working to make glass stronger and better, using research and technology. Corning has been a household name for as long as I can remember (which is a long time). I have Corning ware in my cupboards today that was a wedding gift in the late 50’s.
Corning is a company that has very high standards for the products they make and are always researching to make better products. They go by the standards of Quality, Integrity, Performance, Leadership, Independence and the Individual. They also believe that employees determine success.
Vitrelle tempered glass was introduced in 1970 by what was then Corning Glass Works. Vitrelle glass is probably not a name you recognize but I am sure you have heard of Corelle.
Corelle is a name used in dinnerware made of Vitrelle, a bonded three-layered glass that will withstand heat up to 350 degrees. It is non-porous, thin, lightweight and will stand up to vigorous every day use. It will not scratch and the pattern will not fade. Corelle is very durable and will not break easily but Corning Inc, has a 5-year warranty and will gladly replace your broken item.
Splendor is a pattern of Corelle Dinnerware.
Splendor Pattern can be purchased in a 32 pc set, which includes:
- 4 each
- 10-1/4-inch dinner plates
- 6-3/4-inch bread and butter plates
- 18-oz soup or cereal bowls
The price for this set is $81.80
You can purchase additions to your Splendor Pattern such as:
6 pc microwave cookware, steamer and storage set. $17.99
19- 0z Acrylic Tumbler
Dishwasher and microwave safe and can be used in the oven safely if temperature does not exceed 350 degrees. Manufacture instructions will be in your packaging.
Your dishes will arrive in a frustration free package. Which means, you won’t want to scream as you try to get to the dishes.
They are lightweight and stackable saving storage space. Corelle is very strong and will not chip or crack with every day use.
The cost of these sets may seem a little high, but when you consider how long they will last and that they will be replaced if broken, plus they are beautiful and fade proof, the cost is reasonable.
Corelle Dinnerware sets make your table look very elegant if you want them for a more formal setting or you can use them in a more casual way as everyday table setting. The Splendor pattern is perfect for either setting.
Corelle is great if you have a family of young people because they really are durable and not easily broken. Also, as we get older, we might not have good co-ordination and loose grip on things. These dishes will save a lot of aggravation.
The younger generation say they don’t want the dishes they grew up with, they prefer the modern styles but if you are raising a family, durable is necessary and if that is not the case, Corelle today is not the Corelle you grew up with. The patterns are prettier and more elegant looking. Colors and patterns are more into the times, just as they were in the beginning. Corning is always changing the patterns and the shapes, but it is still very high quality. If Country Cottage isn’t your style, I am sure you can find other patterns on Amazon that you will like.
Why buy Corelle?
- Made from Vitrelli tempered glass (non-porous)
- Durable, crack, chip and break resistant
- Pattern will not wash or fade off
- Made in USA
- Food safe and FDA approved
- Dishwasher and Microwave safe
- Can purchase single add-on pieces
- 5 yr replacement warranty
- A little pricey
- Cereal bowls are small
- Will shatter when breaking
- Necessary to return pieces for replacement
Having lived not far from Corning NY, I have been very familiar with Corelle Dinnerware. I have owned several sets over the years (I like to change patterns) and I have had very little breakage. They will break if dropped on hard tile floors, but will be replaced if you save the pieces. The price may seem high but in this case quality is what you pay for. They really are worth the money. From my own experience I would recommend Corelle. I really believe you will not regret the purchase.
You can Corelle Dinnerware Splendor Pattern and 0ther related items on Amazon.