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Old 02-06-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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Unbreakable and Microwaveable Dinnerware?

Where can we get unbreakable yet microwave usable dinnerware? These will stay in the Cougar.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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Check out Corelle glass dinnerware

http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/corelle/about-corelle
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
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Reubanray -

Great lead in! OK, remember the old TV show ALF with the Muppet Alien Life Form? ALF came from the Planet Melmac, and that is where you need to go!

Back in the 60s, Melmac dinnerware became all the rage! Unbreakable, if you were rich and had an Amana RadarRange (microwave), you could put Melmac in it, etc. By about '65, the trend turned to Corelle Ware (can break into 10,000 tiny shards!). You can still get Melmac today at WalMart, CW, Amazon, and others E-tailers, just do a search. And if you get tired of the design, just get the handy Dremel tool out and be creative!

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Reubanray -

Great lead in! OK, remember the old TV show ALF with the Muppet Alien Life Form? ALF came from the Planet Melmac, and that is where you need to go!

Back in the 60s, Melmac dinnerware became all the rage! Unbreakable, if you were rich and had an Amana RadarRange (microwave), you could put Melmac in it, etc. By about '65, the trend turned to Corelle Ware (can break into 10,000 tiny shards!). You can still get Melmac today at WalMart, CW, Amazon, and others E-tailers, just do a search. And if you get tired of the design, just get the handy Dremel tool out and be creative!

Ron
Unfortunately, most of the melmac or melamine that is sold today is marked right on the bottom that it is not for microwave use. It's too bad because there are seasonal offerings from Target and others with really neat patterns. We have two seasonal sets plus a much older set of HD restaurant grade melamine in the trailer. Great stuff.

But for microwaving, we also have a few Corelle plates and some of the Corelle storage/microwave/oven bowls with Pyrex lids.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:02 AM   #5
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We use mostly Corelle, they are pretty tough but will break if you try real hard. We haven't broken a dish in the trailer in eighteen years of trailer camping. For outside use we still have our old Melmac we got for a wedding gift. Those white plates with big black flowers are ageless. ...... Ron, Do you really remember the 60's or are you going by what others have told you like I am.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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Very cruel!

Hank -

I have somehow come to accept that my memories are better left with the words, "Someone told me about . . . ". And from a few other of my posts, you know I am cursed with this memory thing. So, being the type to play into the spirit of the moment, I will say this, though not a very early memory - "Dave Garoway, the chimp, and a very young Barbara Walters", "Sargent Preston of the Mounties", Edsels, Packards, five window Ford pickups, somone stealing my "Captain Midnight Ovaltine Mug" out of our parked car in Enid, watching the Rock Island passenger train (full speed) grab the local mail bag with a hook, Eisenhower's second inaugaruation, the Eniac and Maniac Computers with glass tubes (when bugs were actually moths inside the computers that shorted the electrodes on the tube holders, so "debugging" meant cleaning out the dead moths under the tube holders) and to really top it off . . . Little Wolf, an old Cheyenne Indian, using sign language to purchase Lucky Strikes (unfiltered) from my father's Red & White grocery store in Seiling, OK - Little Wolf still had memories of when he was very young child of standing on a hill with his mother watching the "Great Battle" that took place below between the Native Americans and the white man's army. That "Great Battle" is known to us as "The Little Big Horn" which was the result of the massacre at Black Kettle, OK (Battle of the Wa****a).

Or, so I have been told!!!!!

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Note, the above was done at risk of starting a whole new thread, or subject category, in which to bore our "younger members"!
And come on guys, the only difference between Ouachita and Wa****a is one is Choctaw/Caddo and one is Cheyenne for "good hunting grounds"
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My apologies to the OP but you will find that us "Fossils" have a tendency to wander off and ramble occasionally. Like Saturday mornings with Cisco and Pancho and Coco Marsh in my pewter "Hoppy" mug. (Probably another reason for my memory loss)

To get back to topic .......
Melmac will melt or scorch while Corelle just gets really hot. (Don't ask how I know this)
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Yes, my apologies also . . . now what were we talking about?????
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The DW bought a 4 piece set of Corelle yesterday at Walmart for $13.44. We have plenty of coffee cups even if we break 2 a trip for many trips.
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