Corelle – the right combination of style, convenience and durability
Corelle dinnerware first made its name in the early 1970s when it was launched as a convenient alternative to traditional heavy-set dinner plates. The dishware brand quickly became a staple in many households across Australia due to its lightweight and highly durable qualities, and its versatile ability to segue from weeknight meals to formal dinner parties.
Here on eBay, you’ll find pages packed with Corelle essentials, from everyday dinner sets to add-on accessories, plus some fantastic vintage finds that will invite comments from friends and family alike.
Corelle dinnerware is made from Vitrelle, a unique tempered glass that is highly resistant to breaking, chipping, scratching and staining. This sets it apart from dinnerware made from fine bone china or ceramic which can easily chip, particularly when transferring from dishwasher to drawer.
Apart from its durability, Corelle dinnerware is also microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, making reheating and cleaning a breeze.
It also has a bonus space-saving feature – each dish is lightweight and much thinner than a standard plate, so you can stack more in your kitchen cupboard.
So many styles
When it comes to shape, Corelle currently offers two plate options – the traditional round dinner plate and a square version, which was introduced in the early 2000s to keep step with modern times.
But where Corelle excels is in the sheer amount of styles on offer. With well over 2000, you’ll uncover everything from plain white, to a plethora of patterns to suit a wide range of decors. From intricate flowers to bold geometric patterns to delicate embossing, you’re sure to find your style fit.
The current range is broken down into several collections, including classic, studio, boutique, and signature. The classic series covers a wide variety of well-known patterns, including basic whites and delicate flowers in pastel colours.
The studio range has a modern feel, sticking to pure white tones with feature motifs, while the boutique series has embossed patterns in waves and flowers. The signature collection draws inspiration from Europe and the Mediterranean coast, with beautiful tile-like designs in varying shades of blue.
If you’re a retro kind of girl, eBay is the place to shop for your vintage Corelle needs. Whether you’re after a quirky pattern that’s sure to be a talking point at your next dinner party, or on the hunt for a discontinued line that melds perfectly with your design aesthetic, eBay is your go-to with hundreds of new listings each day.
Plenty of add-on accessories
If you’ve inherited Mum or Grandma’s old Corelle set, but have lost a piece or two along the way, you can also purchase additional items, such as extra dinner or side plates, but it may involve a bit of a hunt on eBay.
Newer styles also come with the option of purchasing additional plates, pasta and salad bowls, plus an extensive selection of serving ware, such as different sized platters to help you entertain with ease. And to complete your set, it’s always a good idea to have some matching coffee mugs or a teacup and saucer set to hand.