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Non-plastic Bowls and Plates for the Kids

Corelle Bowl

With all the scary news about plastic toxins, I’ve been very tempted to throw away our kids’ many plastic plates and bowls. The only reason why I’ve stopped myself is the fact that they have to eat off something! I haven’t wanted to buy metal dishes made of aluminum or stainless steel, because it always brings to mind the word “leaching”. I’ve also stayed away from wood plates, because it’s hard to know what kinds of unsafe oils they may use to treat them. And I’m not ready to sacrifice our good dishes – especially when my one-year old’s way of telling us she’s finished eating is by hurling her plate to the floor.

After much surfing online, I am so very excited to have found a solution. Corelle! It’s been around since 1970, and is made of three layers of glass that resists breaking and chipping! It’s safe to use in the dishwasher, oven and microwave – looks like China, feels hard like glass – and Corelle has a 3-year warranty against breaking or chipping. I’m ordering the dessert bowls and luncheon pates, because they look like the right size for the kids. Ah – it’s amazing how a find like this brings such peace of mind!

Corelle Dessert Bowl – $3.49 at amazon.com
Corelle Luncheon Plate – $4.99 at amazon.com

Update: It looks like the prices have doubled on Amazon.com since I wrote about these dishes. You might want to take a look at the Clearance section of Corelle.com where they usually have similar plates and bowls for less than $2 each.

Also, I ended up not ordering the Corelle after all. I’m using real porcelain dishes and glasses with my kids instead.

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2007 in Food & Drink, Kids

11 Comments »

  1. concernedmom on April 17th, 2008 at 8:40 am:

    I believe there is lead in this product.

  2. Elaina on April 17th, 2008 at 1:51 pm:

    I certainly hope this is not the case, but it does seem that so many things you think are safe turn out to have problems – especially lately. I sent an e-mail to Corelle this morning asking if there is lead in this product, and as soon as I hear back, I will post their response. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Elaina on April 17th, 2008 at 2:10 pm:

    Here is the response from Corelle, asserting that these products are lead free:

    Thank you for contacting World Kitchen, LLC.

    Corelle laminate glass is, in fact, lead free, and we specify our
    stoneware products to be made using lead free materials as well.

    Please note that to satisfy requirements concerning consumer warnings on
    packaging at time of sale and/or advertisement in the state of
    California (so-called California Proposition 65), only traces of heavy
    metals (including lead) are permitted. The current limit for presence of
    leachable lead in order to satisfy California requirements is no more
    than 0.100 ppm (1 tenth of one part per million) when obtained under
    test conditions. At no time have our results exceeded those which are
    permissible under the guidelines mentioned above (which are believed to
    be the most stringent in the world). Also note that tests for the
    presence of heavy metals are conducted for World Kitchen by
    internationally certified, third-party laboratories under strict
    conditions, by trained technicians, and using atomic absorption
    spectrophotometry analysis following carefully monitored preparation.
    These steps are necessary to minimize any possibility of contamination
    or false reading during preparation, testing or analysis.

    Should you need any additional assistance, please contact our Consumer
    Care Center at 800-999-3436. Representatives are available from 8am to
    6pm, EST, Monday through Thursday and 8am to 5pm on Friday, and will be
    more than happy to assist you.

    Sincerely,

    Linda
    1-800-999-3436
    World Kitchen LLC
    Consumer Help Center

  4. Megan on April 18th, 2008 at 11:41 am:

    Thanks so much to Elaina for checking this out! I am very happy to hear about high quality dishes that will be safe for my little one! And they aren’t too spendy, either! :) Great idea with the Corelle!

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  7. aimee on July 22nd, 2010 at 8:54 am:

    would love to see corelle in patterns for kids….been searching for quite a while and havn’t found any yet.

  8. Elaina on July 22nd, 2010 at 9:54 am:

    I agree completely. If I handled Corelle’s marketing, I’d offer a full line of kids Corelle patterns. Such a huge market they’re missing out on!

  9. Jennifer on July 27th, 2010 at 5:55 am:

    I so agree! I was just google-ing Corelle kids patterns. I get so worried using plastic plates with my kids that I plan to start using Corelle since it is so break resistant and safe. I grew up using them. I could see Curious George, Thomas, etc. It is surely an uptapped market. I will see if I can write in to the company.

  10. Charity on October 31st, 2010 at 12:30 am:

    We purchased a few Corelle dishes and when one dropped onto the floor it SHATTERED into HUNDREDS of small slivers. Be careful when using Corelle with your kids. Break resistant does not mean non-breakable.

  11. Kaitlyn on March 4th, 2013 at 10:04 am:

    If people are looking for… At least kid like Corelle dishes. Check out their Livingware Memphis set. Bright rainbow stripe all around, it very cute!

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