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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2018
I own a lot of Corelle dish: dinnerware for 14, 2 pie plates & 8 casserole dishes, and owned another pattern before this current one. However these new cereal bowls get sticky rims after washing them in the dishwasher. I have turned the heat down and only load them on the top rack, but this doesn't help. The plates and larger bowls don't get sticky and are washed on the bottom rack. I have to scrub the rims of the bowls to remove the stickiness, it's not dirty, but who wants to feel sticky crud on your cereal bowl?!
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2018
I ordered Corelle soup bowls advertised to hold 22 oz. The bowl did not have a capacity of 23 oz. It only held about 15 ounces. When I called to complain I was told to look at the bottom of the bowl to see the size.Sure enough there was a sticker ostensibly from Corelle they said 22 oz. I measured the amount of liquid that filled the bowl. It was only 15 to 16 oz. I called Corelle directly and was told by customer service that the bowl I had was considered to be 22 oz. even though they knew it didn't hold that amount!!! I was caused considerable inconvenience in trying to get a refund. More importantly HOW CAN CORELLE MISLEAD AND FALSELY ADVERTISE THEIR PRODUCT? I hope this will help others from being fooled. Furthermore I hope Corelle will STOP false advertising.
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2018
Corelle dinnerware, although chip and break resistant, are absolutely terrifying when they do break! My 9 year old was carrying a bowl to the sink when he tripped on a step stool, dropping a cereal bowl. The bowl shattered into hundreds of glass shards. He then fell into the shrapnel cutting his hand and nicking the tendon in his finger. He is now in a cast after 8 stitches and a trip to the hand specialist. I think parents should be aware of the danger these dishes can be if your child drops them! I wish I had known!
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2018
We wash the Corelle in the dishwasher, and the pattern has almost worn off. This never used to happen with Corelle. I am very disappointed. My "Iris" Corelle now looks like it just has tiny spots on it.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2018
Bought a new Corelle dinnerware set today that matches some dishes I've had for 40 years. First I noticed that the pattern (Cornflower) was fuzzy and indistinct on the new plates where it was crisp and clear on the older dishes. Further, I noticed that the pattern was a poor decal on top of the plate surface whereas the color pattern is embedded inside the older dishes, under the clear top coat of glass. One reason I went for Corelle was that dishes I've picked up over the years the decals all disintegrate after a couple of years in the dishwasher. Then I saw all the warnings about not using the dishes on the stovetop or in the oven whereas my old stuff has survived decades of such use (but not set directly on an electric "burner". That was enough for me and I've given up on Corelle as a quality dish manufacturer.
Reviewed July 31, 2018
These are the WORST cutlery I have ever have. I have only had them for 5 months and I don't even own a dishwasher, they are all hand-washed, I live alone so I use them 1/2 the time. They have all cracked open and the plastic is chipping off at the base-into my food! Crooks are selling this set for $60 on eBay... I got them for $30 at London Drugs. DON'T BUY THIS CUTLERY!
Reviewed July 22, 2018
Corelle dishware - Just had one of these shatter violently into shrapnel in the microwave cooking a pot pie. Good thing the door was closed or someone could have been injured. These are a hazard. Now I need to buy new dishware.
Reviewed June 24, 2018
My mom bought me 2 sets of everything Corelle (for 8 persons) 15 years ago for my first boat as it had an unbreakable reputation. We have used it a lot every summer and last night one plate fell on the wood floor and broke in many pieces. As everyone is always barefoot on boats and after reading all the other comments I wonder if I will replace everything by melamine dinnerware...
Reviewed June 4, 2018
Corelle had been my go to everyday dishes for years - recently bought a new set and many pieces have chipped in ways that leave razor sharp edges and are dangerous. Recently had 2 plates explode on the hot stove sending flying sharp shards all over the kitchen and into the living room and dining room. Luckily no one was hurt. These are dangerous dishes and we will be replacing them ASAP.
Reviewed May 31, 2018
I purchased a dinner plate, side plate and bowl of Corelle dinnerware at my local Home Hardware store about two months ago at a reasonable price and was quite pleased with the product especially its nice clean-looking, smooth and glass-like shiny surface. However, last night while preparing dinner I experienced the most bizarre incident with the side plate. I was breaking up a tin of corned beef onto the plate using my new ceramic paring knife when the plate spontaneously jumped up from the counter breaking into two pieces and also breaking the tip of the ceramic knife. I was flabbergasted. I've never experienced anything like this in my life. I was not putting any pressure on the plate with the knife and the meat was very soft, so what gives. I don't own a microwave or a dishwasher and I've never placed the plate in or on the stove or oven.
Fortunately, the plate did not shatter into a million pieces like it has been reported doing by other people because I also have a cat, who fortunately was not in the kitchen at the same time, which is a rare occurrence. I would have been devastated if he had been hurt. I plan on returning the plate to the store and requesting a replacement but I will not ever again purchase the product. After reading all the reviews I must agree that this is a very dangerous product because of the spontaneous nature of the explosions and the devastatingly dangerous wide-flung shards that seem to occur. Chip and break resistant it is not. This is a lie and is absolutely false advertising. Very dangerous stuff. Not to be used around children or pets. Be aware and be forewarned.
Reviewed May 29, 2018
I purchased a set of dinnerware dishes about 2 months ago, dropped plates I was taking out of dishwasher. Two plates EXPLODED, large and tiny shards covering my kitchen. I'm cut and because in a wheelchair have two flat tires. I don't want replacements as am throwing it all in the garbage. I had a set many years ago and was fantastic but this is now dangerous junk. It doesn't just break, it explodes and should be off the market!
Reviewed May 2, 2018
I had ordered what I thought was a place setting for 8 people by ordering (2) sets of dishes... Turns out it was a place setting for only 2 people which I paid $119.98 (free shipping). I was very surprised when I received the box and there was only place settings enough for ONLY 2 people! I called customer service and went back to their website and sure enough it was how it was worded that I did not correctly read it. I was shocked at the sticker price but I'd really liked the dishes. So I reordered over the phone as they currently had a sale going on (it was buy 3 pieces of the same and get 1 free). Because of the cost I only ordered 3 different sized plates (bread, salad & dinner) for 4 people (no Chargers, no bowls, no mugs). My total was $119.93 for 12 dishes.
I was instructed to go to the website to print off a return form - they do not include one in the box. I was also told that they keep $8 for a restocking processing fee and that the rest would go back to the credit/debit card that I used for the original purchase. The following week I ordered an additional set for 4 people (12 dishes total) at another $119.93 and change. Meanwhile they have already received my return shipment and I inquired as to when the money would be back on my card. I was told six to eight weeks!!!
That is complete nonsense! Not only did they keep the extra $8 but then they already have received the product that I returned in its original packaging, unused. And now it's 6 to 8 weeks to have my refund money go back to the original form of payment. I could not find this anywhere on their website and was also not instructed when speaking to customer service about the delayed refund. Good luck on receiving your refund in a timely matter even though they will keep $8 & take your money for additional orders!??
Reviewed April 28, 2018
I was putting dishes away out of my dish drainer. A small saucer was wet & stuck to a pan, it fell right at my feet & SHATTERED INTO A MILLION SHARDS!! I mean EVERY corner of the kitchen had tiny shards!! It took over an hour just to get it all up! I have 2 cats & was worried about them stepping on a sliver. I couldn't move when this happened because I was barefoot, so my husband swept his way close enough to hand me the broom. This happened to me in the 80s but when the plate hit the floor it did the same thing but the glass kept jumping in different directions, it was like something out of a horror movie!! I figured because it was old.
Recently I bought a new pattern & like them because they are light weight, but now I wanna put the whole set in the trash! They SHOULD be illegal because someone can really get hurt. Not to mention pets!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING THESE!! And I'm guessing you, like me are here because you too had a bad experience.
Reviewed April 1, 2018
I bought Corelle 6 Plate set from a Corelle retailer in Kolkata (India). They have been marketed in India as UNBREAKABLE. Recently during dinner a plate slipped from my nephew's hand to the floor and broke into several pieces. If this is the quality of product Corelle offer to Indian market then it's unethical. India is just for market expansion. What about quality and brand name?? Quality product should be shipped to India and all 2nd and 3rd world countries. It's a request, our government has open the market to assure better lifestyle and living standard of its people. We buy these products in hope that they will be better than the local brand but incident like this suggest otherwise.
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2018
I bought the last set of Corelle dishes at Walmart. I did not like the pattern even, but my family always had China and Corelle. I do not like heavy plates. When I opened them up, glass was everywhere. The only thing not broken was one blue cup. It took hours to clean. I have chronic pain and wasn't planning on cleaning. My hand was cut. and I was very upset. I wrote Corelle. Not looking for anything but to vent and make sure no one else had this happen. Only mentioned my handicap because it was hard to clean up. I received an email asking for pictures and a receipt. No "Are you OK?"...or "Was anyone hurt?".
I called and I was told I needed to send pictures of the glass I spent hours cleaning off my floor and kitchen table. I am 50 years old. In my day, when Corelle was a high quality brand, this rep would be fired. Again, she did not ask if I was alright etc. When I said "You aren't normal people." she argued that she was. Normal people don't see dollars over human beings. Shame on you Corelle.
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2017
I have had Corelle dishware for 30 years. I can’t believe I used the stuff for so long!!! Corelle dishes are unbelievably dangerous. Once they drop they shatter to tiny shards of glass. Some minuscule pieces are impossible to see!!! This is very dangerous for babies and pets. I freak out every time a Corelle dish explodes. You can’t put shoes on cats and dogs. Beware. I am finally throwing all my Corelles in the garbage. It’s total crap!!! Should be taken off the shelves!!!
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2017
I feel I have to report on the Corelle dishware that is not suppose to break. After two dishes that had fallen and broke into a million pieces. I am blessed that no children or my dog were near the break because pieces were thrown everywhere in small slivers. It took quite a while to clean up the dish to make sure we got all the parts. I will not put another Corelle piece of dishware anywhere in my kitchen.
Reviewed July 2, 2017
Last night a Corelle dish fell out of the dish drainer onto a wooden floor and exploded sharp pieces 15 feet in every direction. It didn't fall that far and the floor isn't that hard. I spent an hour carefully cleaning it up and still suffered several cuts on my hands. Several years ago, while rinsing a bowl I bumped a the faucet and it exploded the same way. I ended up at the ER for several sutures in my fingers and still have no feeling in one finger! I don't care what the company says. It very dangerous and should be banned. I would never have Corelle dishes with children. After last night I'm done with Corelle!
Reviewed June 11, 2017
We now have our second set of Corelle dishware. There is a distinct difference with this second set... Purchased when our family grew through the years. We bought Corelle because my family always had Corelle and it lasted and was known for its durability. Well, this second set has been quite a disappointment... Lots of chips and broken plates and bowls through the years. I am happy to have found the reviews from other consumers confirming my decision... I will not be purchasing any Corelle in the future. Decent dishware is now dangerous dishware. It is surprising to me that no lawsuits have been filed yet...
Reviewed May 2, 2017
I'm a long time fan and customer. But just today my 6 year old was sitting with a Corelle bowl in her lap. The bowl had strawberries and blueberries in it, and it just cracked into three pieces. She didn't drop it. No these aren't new dishes, can't even tell you when I bought them. But the fact that it was just sitting there and it broke. Scary.
Reviewed March 31, 2017
I began purchasing Corelle this month as a first time customer. I thought they were somewhat pricey and went to the 'Outlets', to compare costs. Holy moly! The prices at the 'Outlet' store were twice as much as those in the local store. What? Also, the prices in the 'Outlet’ store did not jibe from single items to boxed sets. There must have been 30 or more dish patterns and types of dishes. This just raises manufacturing costs... keeping things simple, aggressive advertising, consistent pricing, and relying more on 'word of mouth' through excellence in product keeps cost basis down, customers more satisfied, and everything else that follows. One more thing, I actually took a set of dishes back when I realized the coffee cups were ceramic material. If I wanted ceramic, I would have gone ceramic.
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017
A 13 month old mug cracked at the handle. Once upon a time you could count on the quality and service of Corelle and today was disappointed when they denied replacement. According to "Sharon" in the customer service department of World Kitchen, which is the sales department of Corelle, mugs are manufactured in China, therefore mugs are not covered by the "Corelle" brand.
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017
I have used Corelle dishes and cookware since it was invented. I rated it a 4 instead of 5, because I learned that the current production of Corelle has a "watered down" version of materials in manufacturing, probably "made in China". This may open up the possibility of explosion in a very hot microwave. I understand that the modern versions are less safe to use in the microwave, but I like the lightweight and break-resistant qualities of the dishes, which of course, go from oven to table to refrigerator. The appearance and versatility of the product make it a staple in any kitchen.
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016
I heated up some food for 45 seconds. Set my plate on the counter and walked to my fridge. The plate exploded into so many tiny pieces. Shards and slivers of corelle everywhere. Luckily my dog, who was standing by the counter, wasn't hurt. But, I had to comb his fur with a lice comb to remove all the glass from his fur. I spent a long time sweeping and mopping and sweeping and mopping, trying to get all the shards.
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016
This is for Laraine of Clermont, FL. I also have had my Corelle bowls to have a problem with small shards of glass peeling off the edge. It started after I like you started using a Bosch dishwasher. I had a Kenmore before without this problem occurring for 13 years. Could it possibly be the related to the dish detergent? I have been using Finish Powerball as recommended by Bosch.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016
A recently purchased Aqua Tile Corelle dish popped a shard off the rim without even being touched. It lodged in my sofa and I ended up with a trip to ER and stitches. World Kitchen - Corelle, seemed to be very responsive to my initial emails and pictures of my injury. I honored their request and sent them my plate and a description of the incident. Two months later they inform me their Quality team has decided it wasn't a manufacturing issue so they will not reimburse me for any of my medical expenses. They claim the plate must have been bumped at some point, and this caused the shard to come off the plate.
I ate off this plate and it was sitting 3 feet in front of me when the rim shard literally popped off the plate. There was no bumping, no knocking of the plate and no one was near it. I find it totally irresponsible for Corelle to dismiss this issue and not care about their inferior product or their customer. I have owned Corelle dishes for the past 30+ years but the new ones are not made like the old ones. DO NOT buy Corelle dishes!!
Reviewed June 19, 2016
Just about 20 minutes ago I was in my living room and I heard a pop and several pieces of something rain down onto the floor from the other room. I thought for sure my naughty 1-year-old cat knocked a plate off the counter. Then I noticed both my cats and my dog were in the living room with me and had all been woken up by that same pop. Um... OK. Now I'm wondering if someone is in the house. I peek around the corner and the dish that I was using for water for my two cats exploded spontaneously right there on the floor. It cracked in half and several shards SHOT into other rooms. What the... How crazy is that? There was no extreme heat or extreme cold. It was just a little bowl with a little bit of water. Is there some type of expanding and contracting going on over the years that makes them have to release pressure at some point?
I've had them for some time as my mother gave me a couple extra bowls and plates to have on hand. Didn't really care what kind of dishes they were. They've always been easy to wash, microwavable etc... I knew about and didn't like the fact that if you did drop them on accident they would shatter into a million crazy jagged pieces. But I knew about that issue. I've told other people with similar experiences of dishes shattering that they should get bone china which is designed to break into big chunks that you can just pick up and throw away (I used to work for Royal Doulton China in Camarillo California). It's true. The way Corelle shatters is very disturbing and I don't know why anyone with half a brain would specifically design dishware to be like that purposely. BUT it wasn't enough for me to not want to use the dishes.
I just thought I would be extra careful. However I can't emphasize enough, I DID NOT DROP IT. It happened without notice by itself in the other room. After this experience I'm wondering what would have happened if that dish exploded while my cat was taking a drink. Even just to make this review I had to look at the back of the dish to see what kind of dishes they were. I didn't even know they were Corelle. But the amount of anxiety I experienced getting my face close enough to the dish to see the correct spelling of the brand was pretty high. I felt like I had a loaded gun pointing at my face. I did like the dishes before but after experiencing this spontaneous explosion I have to throw them all away and I would not recommend these dishes for anybody anywhere.
I know there's people who have said they've had their dishes for 20, 25 years and love them blah, blah, blah... I get that. They're good dishes when they're not exploding in your face. But this is a warning. It's up to you. You've read all of the warnings and all the experiences of everyone here on the ConsumerAffairs reviews. And the day may come when it happens right there at the dining room table with everyone sitting around enjoying their dinner. You may have an exploding dish that you did not drop... You did not bump. Those shards shoot out and may stick in someone's eye OR best case scenario all the little tiny shards are going to come raining down on everyone's food. At least you can just throw the food away. But it could happen and it has happened.
It's extremely scary especially if you have pets or children. This company has to be responsible and do something about this issue. It's very dangerous and irresponsible to design exploding dishes (according to other reviews on here where people have talked to the company and representatives have allegedly said that the dishes are designed to shatter in this manner). Wow. Something we eat off of that we put our faces inches from at times. I hate to sound dramatic but I just had to post something considering this just happened to me a few minutes ago so I'm a bit on edge. Sorry but... Take these horrible dishes off the market. You may love them now but it only takes one time. The picture below on the floor is how I found the dish when I walked into the room. I had not previously touched it or moved it. And I added a picture of the back of the broken dish to show that it is, in fact, Corelle dishware by Corning.
Reviewed June 2, 2016
Hi my Grandmother bought me 2 sets of the Simple Lines square dishes about 4 years ago now. From the set I think I have about 4 plates, 3 bowls, and 2 cups left. I am a single female and like to think I am easy going in the kitchen. The other day I was baking a loaf of bread and placed the bread ONLY on a large plate. I barely got it on and the plate and it broke in 3 pieces... About 2 years ago I was cooking in the kitchen, and had placed a tomato in a bowl to use with peppers. I accidentally knocked it off and it broke into so many pieces, it took me a few vacuums to clean up!! These are just 2 of the stories...
Since these were a gift from my grandmother, I called the company and wrote to them. They tried to sell me a new set HA! I told them "I thought your company had a no shatter/break guarantee?" I was told not - "we never had one!" What?? Since when? I can remember having I think at least 4 sets in my time and never remember 1 broken dish until this set! After going back and forth via email/phone they agreed to send me 2 cups and 2 plates and 3 bowls to APPEASE me... LOL at this company! I am down to the above and have begun checking out other dish companies. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM CORELLE AGAIN! Good luck and I hope people read this before they spend 300+ dollars on dishes that break for absolutely NO reason! I am going to try Targets dishes next - they look thicker than these. Good luck all! And to CORELLE shame on your company!!
Reviewed June 1, 2016
Love these dishes, but the new Bosch dishwasher that I have has chipped the edges on quite a few of the bowls. Had d/w repair person out and he stated that it could NOT be the d/w fault - so why all of a sudden are my cereal bowls chipping? Been using this brand for years and got some new bowls a few years ago. Could this be the problem? Are they not made as well as they used to be?
Reviewed May 22, 2016
Bought a set of Corelle dinnerware because it was made in America. We only have two people in our home. Very careful how we handle our products. One dish slipped and fell about about 14 inches on the counter. Shattered into many pieces.
Reviewed March 29, 2016
I have had my dishes for 8 years. Now when I put the dishes away (stacked) all the outside edges look dirty. The edges do not have a finish on them. The edges are rough so collect dirt. What or if anything can I do about this.
Reviewed March 2, 2016
I have used the Corningware Winter White dinnerware for years but mine is marked with the Vitrelle trademark on the bottom. I have never had a problem; so now not knowing if the dinnerware is no longer made using that process (Google "vitrelle"). And one can't assume a winter white off-brand plate is Corningware. The brand at Target is made with a different process. So at this point I am only buying the older used Corningware that I know to be safe and reliable.
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016
We are renting a mountain vacation lodge. After making dinner and getting ready to serve it, I pulled a plate out of the cabinet, another one was "stuck" to the bottom of it and it came away and then hit the edge of the counter and EXPLODED. It was a disaster area. It was so upsetting. We needed HAZMAT suits to clean up the mess. Suffice it to say, dinner was ruined. I think they will be finding glass bits for years to come. My fear is that many people in the future will be pulling them out of their feet, not knowing what it is. They are so tiny and transparent when shattered. Terrible thing - so dangerous.
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015
I wanted to bleach my white Corelle dishes and there were black spots on them. It is hard to remove. What is it?
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015
As previous reviewers have stated, small cereal bowl was knocked off kitchen counter by one of the cats. It sounded like an explosion, and it did break into tiny, tiny shards spread all over kitchen floor. Never saw or heard anything like it, just happy the responsible cat escaped unharmed! Wish I could give minus stars.
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015
We have been using Corelle dishes for 15 years. Yesterday after picking up a dish, I had a sharp object stuck in my finger. After looking under a magnifier lens, it turned out to be a fragment from the edge of the dish. After this, I wiped the cupboard with a paper towel where the dishes were stored, and found many fragments stuck on the towel. These plates have been dropping small fragments for years, and I never noticed it before. I think it is my duty to warn people of this potential dangerous ingestion problem. These fragments are so small they are hard to notice. I now wonder how many fragments I have ingested over the years. I included a photograph of a stack of 6 dishes. You can see the fragmenting on the edges.
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015
If dropped it shatters in a million pieces and my main complaint is how hot to the touch when taking out of the microwave after only 1.5 mins. It burns and makes you drop them especially the bowls! This is not like my mother's Corelle dishes she had. Beware and avoid buying.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015
We had just sat down and had our Thanksgiving dinner in the year 2015 we SAT and talked a bit and then we were going to have dessert when my mom pulled out her Correlle ware from the cupboard. The bowl fell and exploded all over the kitchen floor. We were appalled my husband's thumb was cut. My brother had to drag out the big bomb sweeper and sweep up all the shards of glass that flew everywhere. What's up with this Corelle Ware? I thought this stuff was unbreakable? Who's making it? China??? This is one reason our jobs should stay here. Very disappointed in this product. It could really hurt some people and why isn't this under consumer warning on the package, will explode on impact or taken off the market completely.
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015
I purchased a couple of Corelle bowls at Target about a month ago. Tonight, my 7-year-old daughter accidentally pushed one of them off of a coffee table (14 inches high) and the ** thing detonated when it hit the hardwood floor. Hundreds of tiny glass-like shards were dispersed in all directions around my living room over a blast radius I measured at 12 feet. How on earth are these things 1) legally sold, and 2) presented as break resistant?
Reviewed Sept. 18, 2015
I was given a set of Corelle Dishes and cups as a gift. I dropped one of the cups and it shattered into a lot of pieces. I thought it was a fluke and kept using the dishes. Tonight, I dropped a dinner plate and it shattered into hundreds of minute pieces. I was lucky it didn't injure me or get into my eyes. The pieces scattered across a 9x12 room. I couldn't believe it! I always used Corelle and, come to find out, it is no longer made by Corning. Do not purchase any more Corelle from World Kitchen. It is NOT the same product we know and love from years ago. It is a very dangerous product.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015
My adult son was kneading dough in a Corelle bowl... It shattered and cut my son's hand.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015
If you still think Corning made the Corelle Dishes, well think again. Corning sold Corelle to this "World Kitchen" more than 10 years ago, and the product the new company made is never the same as before. "World Kitchen" went Bankrupt once after they took over Corelle, and now, the quality of Corelle SUCKS. I have used the Corelle dishes for most of my life, and never I had such an issue with the Corelle products. And so, I try to contact Corning, and was told they no longer associate with the brand, or the company "World Kitchen", and Corning no longer made the product, and or able to tell me who is currently manufacturing the Corelle Brand Dishes.
I have Corelle Bowl completed shattered in my hand, twice in the past years, and once when I was pouring coleslaw into the bowl, and the other time, I was holding on the emptied bowl and walking towards the kitchen, and the whole bowl just shattered into hundreds of pieces and cut my hand in several places. Both time, it is the same size of bowl, purchased at the same time, just about 1 year ago.
Do not buy anymore of the Corelle dishwares, they could kill you. Just imagined if the one who is holding the bowl is your kid, or it shatters while you are serving your Thanksgiving dinner while your whole family is sitting around your dinning table. I try to contact the company "World Kitchen" who owns and manufactured the Corelle Dishwares, and never received a call back or respond.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015
My less than 2 yr old large soup bowls have suddenly started breaking. The first was last week - it broke into 2 pieces while hand washing, the bottom just fell out. Yesterday the same exact thing, but a few minutes later another shattered into a lot of little shards. What's up with the new stuff? I'm a third generation lover of Corelle & have seen less than 10 pieces ever broken, but each of them had been dropped. I don't how or why, the new ones aren't made like they used to be, but I'm sure disappointed.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015
I have many sets of Corelle and have been using them for probably 25 years. A few nights ago I filled a divider plate and started walking across the room and it exploded! There was an actual explosion sound which my husband heard from another room. I was left holding a piece of the plate about the size of the palm of my hand. The rest of the plate was scattered everywhere, some small pieces but mostly shards. I was barefooted and afraid to move so my husband cleaned the glass and food from the floor while I stood in place. I looked down to find my foot bleeding in 3 places. No glass had embedded, but the sharpness of the Corelle plate had actually cut my skin. A couple of days later I stepped on another shard which had to be removed from the bottom of my foot. Another sweeping found 4 more pieces of the plate, 2 of which were very sharp and were awaiting another barefoot.
I am so disappointed in Corelle because I have bought complete sets for 2 daughters and just gave another to my son's family with 3 small children. After my ordeal they have already packed their new set to take to the dump. Not sure what to do because I just invested in a 16 piece set of Corelle in one of the new designs and we all know it isn't cheap.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015
Corelle dinnerware less than a year old and dinner plate smashed into pieces. Tried to contact Customer Service, to no avail.
Reviewed July 29, 2015
I love my Chutney dinnerware set, but from this day I will be worried when I use them and when not too. About four years ago a salad plate broke in two pieces when I was holding it to put it in the cabinet. Then about a year later a dessert plate did almost the same, but this time it was in the sink. Today I took a cereal bowl out of the cabinet, set it in the counter, and placed a cold tomato on it. Then it exploded in many pieces like never before and exploded on the counter in several places reaching almost every corner of the floor. I looked and the tomato was still on top of a middle piece of the bowl. One of the pieces got in my eye. I rinsed it out and no harm was done. Only a little discomfort. I almost never use the dishwasher. I handle them very carefully. I have so many pieces of this dinnerware and also coordinated pieces that goes with it. I really do not want to part from them, but I may not have no other choice.
Reviewed July 3, 2015
Bought these because they were break resistant (actually dropped one in the store before purchase to check). Once home though plates actually shatter into 100's of pieces, & stick into any skin they hit!! Each plate that was accidentally dropped has shattered & caused personal damage. Still finding pieces week later. Definitely would not purchase again!
Reviewed June 30, 2015
I was raised with these dishes and never did they break but now they are very expensive and they always break. I think the quality of this product has lowered since its inception and it is just like regular dishes now. I will not buy Corelle in the same spirit as before. I went out and bought a beautiful set of dishes but it is not Corelle. Not worth it. The colors fade, the dishes become rough and they break like any other dishes.
Reviewed June 17, 2015
Four years ago I bought a set of the square Pretty Pink design. I have always heard good things about Corelle so I thought I would give it a try. They have such nice patterns. After 3 years I started noticing an unusual "chipping" of the paint around the edges of the plates and bowls so I contacted Corelle and they claimed not to be familiar with that kind of wear so they asked me to email pictures to them so I did. They told me they would get back to me in a couple of days regarding my complaint. To my surprise they emailed me within a couple of hours with a very general looking response saying that after 3 years they don't cover anything. Really? They couldn't have just told me on the phone? Needless to say it is 6 months later and tiny glass shards are flaking off and imbedding into fingers.
I am very disappointed in the Corelle and will not purchase the brand again. I will stick with stonewear as it lasts forever. The set of stonewear I received 17 years ago for my wedding is still going strong!
Reviewed June 5, 2015
I had loved my Corelle dishes, been using them for 30 plus years. On my second set, but I have a problem with the edges chipping/color washed off. They are dishwasher proof and I use a store brand dish soap which was advised. Previous set was a blue pattern, same thing chipped and color faded. A friend has the same and her's are fine. The company did replace a service of 12 with a white service of 6. They told me to throw them out. Anyone have the same problem, would like to know what I am doing wrong?
Reviewed May 30, 2015
My parents had Corelle plates ever since I can remember. I am now 47 years old. Approximately 8 years ago I bought two sets of dinnerware in the red stripe diner pattern. The set survived several moves and there it was only one small chip on the side of one of the plates. The other evening, I dropped a plate from countertop height onto hardwood flooring and it shattered into many extremely sharp curved shards. Unfortunately, as I was stepping backwards so the falling plate did not hit me on the foot, one of the shards shot underneath my right foot and I stepped directly on it. Because of its very sharp and curved shape, like a scimitar, it stuck very deep into my foot. It took several weeks to heal this deep puncture.
I'm wondering if the plates are manufactured differently now from the way they were in the 1970s. I know we dropped a lot of these plates as a kid and I never remember one breaking before. I have decided to get rid of these dishes. As others above have noted, the coffee mugs are not made of the same glass as the plates, so this review does not apply to those items.
Reviewed May 17, 2015
Was putting dishes away when I heard a "crack" sound. I thought it was the mug I just put away. When I didn't notice anything wrong with the mug, I continued putting dishes away. When I put away some saucers I noticed that one of the saucers that was in the cabinet was completely cracked in half. I thought Corelle ware was unbreakable. I was wrong and very disappointed. Now I have to see if I can get a replacement.
Reviewed May 16, 2015
In Aug 2012 my husband and myself were eating supper on our Corelle plates, we ate in front of the TV watching the local news. My husband finished supper first and was on his way to take his plate to the kitchen. On the way to the kitchen he tripped and fell with the plate in his hand. The plate fell from about waist-high and I could not believe my eyes to see the plate in shards. The worst fault was my husbands head fell onto the plate cutting him in many places all over his face. It was like nothing I've ever seen! There was so much blood and pieces of glass stuck into his face and eyes. I had to call an ambulance for immediate attention. When the paramedics arrived they could hardly believe a plate could do so much damage to one's face.
While at the hospital he required many stitches in his face and was very lucky not to lose his eyesight. I called the Corelle head office to tell about the incident only to be laughed at by the representative. Corelle wanted the plate sent to them for testing which I did. Only to get a letter from them stating that they do not guarantee plates no to break, only to be chip proof. They said if one of the plates were hit by a hard surface that it would in fact break. Well he fell on a carpet floor and it was his face that took the impact. This plate did not break it was more like it exploded. My husband is scared for life from this product and now he has bumps appear on his face from the powdered subsidence in the shards. I would not recommend Corelle Livingware to anyone.
Reviewed May 5, 2015
The coffee mugs are not the same material as the plates. They are stoneware, made in China whereas the plates are made in USA. The mugs are heavy and probably not chip resistant.
Reviewed April 22, 2015
We find that any hot food, the plate is too hot to handle...dangerous for seniors, and I bought two sets, because I found them nice and light (have carpal tunnel problem with hands)...Had I known, I wouldn't have bought any, let alone 2 sets. Purchased at Walmart in Sudbury...don't have my receipt.
Reviewed April 17, 2015
We were having breakfast at the dining table and heard a big pop-up sound from the kitchen. I ran and went to see what happened and couldn't find anything different. Later when I opened the kitchen cabinet, I saw the corelle plate shattered into a million pieces. It was scary. I have an infant in my family and I am concerned about the safety. As the other reviews, we didn't drop the plate, it was not coming out of the dishwasher or the refrigerator. It broke while just sitting in the cabinet. Check the attached photo.
Reviewed April 13, 2015
I bought service for 12 of the Corelle dishes because they don't take up as much cabinet space and I wanted to use them because I thought they would be harder to break. I also thought they carried a 3-year warranty against breakage under normal conditions. I don't know how much more "normal" my condition could be, but the dishes were not warranted or replaced. I put a plate in the dishwasher along with a full load of dishes. When I went to take the dishes out, I picked up that plate and it broke into several pieces. It looked like it was still whole until I went to pick it up and it literally fell apart in my hand. The breaks looked like stress cracks and broke in long even lines. I was very disappointed that Corelle did not warranty the plate and I had to buy another one on my own to replace it. If I had it to do over again, I would buy another cheaper service for 12. (If they're going to break anyway).
Reviewed April 4, 2015
A cereal bowl slipped of the dish drainer and smashed to smithereens. I have never seen so many pieces in all my life. They say it is chip and break resistant. If it is going to break why not state what conditions it may break under. Most kitchens do not have carpet. These products are not cheap. Can someone explain this to me? Thank you.
Reviewed March 31, 2015
Yesterday, a small jam jar fell an inch or so from my hand and struck the edge of a Corelle salad plate. The plate just seemed to explode, scattering small pieces all over the kitchen. It shattered with enough force to break an adjacent glass butter dish. I know that Corelle is advertised as being hard to break, but this one didn't just break, it forcefully exploded. I'm just thankful that it only scattered glass and didn't strike a person. I see now that there are many such reports. Any thoughts on keeping this from happening again???
Reviewed March 3, 2015
For the second time, a normal bowl has accidentally been dropped on hardwood floor and shattered. They didn't just break but they shattered. They weren't coming from the refrigerator or microwave. It scares me for my family's safety. My set is white with green and brown leaves. Do they still make it? Why is this happening?
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015
My husband was dishing out some warm spaghetti unto a Corelle dinner plate that we have had for some time (10 years?). And then for no reason there was a "pop" and then the dinner plate fragmented into several pieces. Needless to say, it startled him. Now we are wondering if we should keep the rest of the dinner plates. I am afraid that it could happen to another adult or a young child. Now that I have read the other comments on this website, I will be quite hesitant to buy any more Corelle ware. I have used Corelle ware since 1973 when I was first married and have never had a problem like this. I have always enjoyed its durability and its different designs. BUT now I will think twice about purchasing any more. I think this is something that a consumers' group ought to look into. These dishes are definitely not safe to us.
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015
Seems the Corelle bowls break surprisingly easy. Just bumped this one putting it in the dish strainer after washing, the bowl shattered into a million pieces! Had to throw out the bulk supply of dog food due to shards flying everywhere (see pictures)! I would have these dishes around small children.
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015
My white soup bowls are stained like coffee/tea cups. You would think I served those beverages in them, which of course I haven't. They have always been washed in a dishwasher.
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015
Yesterday, I dropped a Corelle Square Simple Lines plate onto my laminate floor. It shattered into tiny shards and pieces landed throughout my kitchen and dining room. I had always been under the impression that Corelle was unbreakable. I now know differently and I'm very glad not to have toddlers or pets in my home.
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015
Oh you see...they say Corelle dishware is not breakable... I laugh at that statement. They are not breakable but yet they shatter into a million little pieces. Leaving you to hurry up and run around trying to sweep up the pieces before your kids get them and get cut.
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015
My husband was eating his dinner off of a new dinner plate and it literally broke into 5 pieces. Very dangerous. The dish was bought at Christmas and never abused. Bought because of good name. So I thought.
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015
I am so disappointed with Corelle. This morning the Corelle bowl I was using shattered into thousands of pieces. It had only been heated in the microwave for 90 seconds. Cleaning up the razor sharp shards of glass took over an hour. Despite both sweeping and vacuuming my fear is that there are more pieces in the house that I have yet to find. I have two young children and I am fearful they will step on one of the tiny shards. The way this bowl shattered is extremely dangerous. I would not recommend this product to anyone, especially anyone with children.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014
Corelle Joy Mangano Vitrelle dinnerware - A cereal bowl broke into thousands of tiny shards, not pieces of the dish, but dangerous pieces separating and traveling at least 16' into 2 full rooms. The EXPLOSION was frightening and scary. I picked up one small piece; it immediately cut into my thumb. It bled profusely and hurt very much. How can these dishes be sold? Why hasn't anyone looked into this product? After purchasing the dinnerware set I looked online for complaints and was shocked at what these dishes do even when they are not dropped. I have had Corelle dishes from the 1970's & '80's and they were great. The newer ones with the vitrelle process are dangerous and should not be sold EVER again to anyone.
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014
Our Corelle bowl in use for 4 years. Suddenly today gave way into medium pieces and shards, which looked dangerous, after a small blast. How? Is Corelle product dangerous to be used in households and also for kids and pets? Please advise whether one should throw away the Corelle collection due to this?
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014
A few years ago, I was washing dishes in warm water (not hot). I had washed a Corelle platter and as I was placing it in the drain basket in the other sink, it exploded into a million tiny pieces and shards. Thankfully I did not get cut. It took me about 30 minutes to get all the shattered pieces out of the sink. The platter had not been dropped or exposed to heat. I am scared to use Corelle anymore.
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014
My 14 year old son was getting a Corelle cereal bowl out of an upper cabinet. He did not have a shirt on. He dropped the bowl and it hit the granite counter top causing it to explode. Sharp shards flew everywhere with a number of them sticking into his chest and stomach. The largest shard that stuck into his upper stomach was about an inch long and went into his skin deep enough to cause a lot of bleeding and a scar that is still there two weeks later.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014
I bought a bowl because it was supposed to be shatter resistant. In fact, it shattered more than a regular bowl! As other reviewers have stated, it shattered into a million tiny pieces! When a normal bowl breaks, it breaks into a few big pieces that one can easily identify and pick up. With a Corelle bowl, the pieces are so small they could easily not be seen and lodge in someone's foot. Animals could lick up the pieces which could cause serious health problems. I contacted the company's customer service and told them this, and I couldn't believe the response I got! First they told me not to throw the bowl away because I might have to return it to them. I told them already that it shattered into a million pieces and I also contacted them days ago. Did they want me to send back abrasive white dust?? I'm pretty sure homeland security would be on my ass about that one. They told me to call a customer service number. I already sent them an email, why should I have to take any more extra steps when the problem is 100% with their faulty product? I had never received such inept customer service when filing a product complaint. Do not buy Corelle products!!
Reviewed Sept. 21, 2014
I have used Corelle and my parents did, too. I have never experienced anything negative with any of the sets we've purchased. On Friday evening my husband ate a bowl of pudding out of one of the white Corelle cereal bowls. The dog was trying to get to the bowl to lick up the remains. I picked up the bowl and went to set it down on the floor for her to lick when it slipped from my fingers and fell about 3 inches onto linoleum flooring...and shattered! It was so dramatic that my husband and I were both stunned into speechlessness. I was barefoot and he told me to not move but I had to get the dog out of harm's way so I took a chance and walked around it to put her in her crate.
Luckily none of us were injured and my husband cleaned all the tiny shards up with a broom, mop, paper towels, etc., until he got every piece we could find. Glass was everywhere (on the couch, under it, 12 feet away in the kitchen, etc.). The next day I found another tiny piece with my bare foot, but luckily no more but that one. We have discussed this and have decided that Corelle has no place in our future. We rescue dogs and at times will give them something in one of the "break resistant" bowls or plates. This practice will never happen again. I can't imagine injuring a pet in this manner and we won't put them at risk.
Reviewed Sept. 16, 2014
the next thing an explosion and bowl is in pieces all over sink. I have not been in the room when it happens just hear the noise and see the aftermath and the shards are very sharp. By the way, I was in the house by myself when this happened.
Reviewed Sept. 9, 2014
I've been using plain white Corelle plates and bowls I bought as separates at Walmart about 25 years ago. I remember the price being reasonable, if not downright cheap, which is why I chose them. I've broken a couple over the years, and yes, they do shatter badly and the shards are super tiny and sharp. But I've read that Corelle-ware can "bruise" by simply being stacked incorrectly or tapped sharply (like on the edge of the sink), and you won't know it until they shatter for seemingly no reason at all. So I wonder if other reviewers have bought them already bruised in shipping. There is no way to tell if one has been compromised, and watching the guys on the tarmac throw boxes around, plus seeing with my own eyes a delivery guy chuck a boxed computer over a 6' fence into a yard suggests to me that lots of bruising could be happening en route. But how to know and who to hold responsible?
My problem is that some of the plates are beginning to (after 25 years) noticeably yellow. I've learned that lots of iron in the water can cause this, and Corelle does make a cleanser for it, which I haven't tried yet. I've loved my Corelle set for all these years, but reading the other reviews here dims my hope for replacing them with a newer, possibly less conscientiously manufactured, possibly exploding and putting an eye out set of dinnerware. So I'll check out the cleanser and report back if I can...
Reviewed Sept. 1, 2014
Corelle ware dishes claim to be chip and shatter "resistant" ... whatever that means... Regardless, this product is actually not even close to shatter resistant as we have had several instances where this dishware has shattered into a million, yes, a million, tiny razor sharp shards all over our countertops and food! These shatters all occurred from a height of less than two feet. IMHO, This product should be recalled AND THE COMPANY SUED for creating a hazardous product.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014
Purchased Corelle Dishes a few years ago - two sets of white, square and two with rooster design. Gave grandson lunch on small salad plate with rooster design and when he went to give us empty plate, it fell and broke into a million little shards of glass.
Reviewed June 30, 2014
We have used Corelle Dishes for several years and never had a problem. Recently we cut an onion on a Corelle plate and the plate began to break into small splinters. Please be aware of this and be careful as these splinters of glass can be very dangerous. Cannot get any response from Corelle about this problem. Please pass this on to your friends.
Reviewed June 15, 2014
Recently I bought a new square Corelle dinner set with excitement. At home & unpacking it, I read the instructions which said it was Not chip or break resistant, it cant be soaked in the sink, it will scratch with a knife cutting food on it, not to put it for long in the oven & only on low heat, only a short time in microwave, not to put it on a cold surface if plate is warm with food or from the oven, not to clank dishes against each other & on it went. The plates felt like flimsy glass & I resealed the box & took it back for a refund. I would have been too scared to use it. The ordinary dinner sets at a fraction of the price do not have any such rules. The next week at a second hand shop I found a set of 12 Corelle dinner plates & 12 side plates = $16 in the good old proper Corelle version & I was happy to buy it knowing it is safe & will last for many years.
Reviewed May 26, 2014
My wife has MS and drops things constantly so we've had Corelle dishes for most of our married life and raised six kids with them. About ten years ago, we bought a set of Corelle stoneware dishes. They've been tremendous. YES everyone, Corelle WILL SHATTER, it's science. Corelle is tempered glass which simply means they "temper" the glass using heat during the manufacturing process to put the molecules in tension. The best analogy I can give is your car's side windows. You can hit them pretty dang hard with a hammer and not break them, but when they do, they shatter into millions of pieces. You cannot simply crack tempered glass. The moment you do break it, the tension which holds it together and makes it so strong is released.
Now back to the analogy of a car's side window. If you were to tap a screwdriver onto the face, you'd have to try very hard to break it, however if you do the same thing on the edge perpendicular, it shatters very easily. I can't say why everyone above had dishes unexpectedly break, but we've always had great success with Corelle and when they do break, we simply sweep up better. We don't freak out and demand the company clean our house and put our kids through college, it's simply doing what it was designed to do.
Reviewed May 16, 2014
I've used Corelle products for 40 years. I have put dishes in the microwave, in the oven on like 200 to keep things warm while cooking, etcetera. I have dropped products like casserole dishes and cups and dishes on occasion. Last weekend, while hand washing dishes after breakfast, I dropped a small saucer on two Corelle dishes in the sink from maybe 3 inches above. Both dishes sitting flush in the sink shattered into pieces so small it was like shards of safety glass. The only other time I've broken a Corelle was in three large pieces. Does the glass get old? Should I be concerned with the rest of the other dishes?
Reviewed May 8, 2014
I dropped a Corelle (Ivy) plate on a carpeted floor and it shattered into a million pieces. I was barefoot and also have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I didn't know where to start picking up, and that was a mistake, fingers bleeding instantly from shards. I tiptoed to the vacuum and attempted a clean-up, still afraid for my pets and I to go barefoot thru my kitchen. I did have a Corelle serving bowl break but it broke in 2 pieces, doable.
Reviewed April 24, 2014
Our dinner bowl exploded on the bench. Had not been in dishwasher, microwave. We had it up against a Breville popcorn maker that had only just been turned on and it exploded into many pieces. Very Scary for my son. Luckily he had turned away for that moment. No injuries...
Reviewed April 2, 2014
Shattered when came out of fridge. Not supposed to do this. Disappointed!!!!
Reviewed March 30, 2014
First of all Corelle Vitrelle dishes are a little tougher than regular dishes, that is true. Sometimes they won't break when dropped. Only sometimes, and only if you are lucky. And when you drop it and it chips or breaks, do not expect Corelle to send you replacements, especially if you drop it twice and it breaks twice. Yet the manufacturer is clearly playing with words stating that "break resistant" does not mean "break proof".
Customer purchasing their products do not know exactly what it means and they think if they pay $10-$15 for a single dish, as opposed to $1-$3 for a regular fine dish, they will have a product that will last a lifetime without ever chipping or breaking. Wrong. I have dropped Corelle dishes accidentally in the dish while washing them by hand and they shattered into many small pieces upon impact by falling less than half a foot into the sink. I accidentally slip-dropped a Corelle Vitrelle dish onto a linoleum surface (kitchen floor) and it shattered into a million little pieces that were hard to collect. And don't even dare to microwave Corelle. They will explode in the microwave on occasion.
I also have a Corelle dish that has a half inch piece chipped on its edge. Corelle wouldn't send me a replacement dish even that they state that their dishes are covered with a 3-year warranty, but at the same time they state that dropping the dish is not covered by the warranty. Then what is covered? Hedgehog biting the dish is covered? How about a cat scratch? A nuclear bomb blast perhaps? Or a US President stepping on it, perhaps? I am no longer Corelle customer. Not in this economic crisis. Plus I do not like supporting companies who are at least partially scam. Beware of all the positive 5-star reviews allegedly written by the manufacturer and their allegedly paid associates.
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014
A bowl from a Corelle dinnerware set bought earlier in 2013 spontaneously exploded in my dishwasher. My dishwasher wasn't even on and it was never dropped prior to this happening. I vacuumed the many shards in my dishwasher. But lucky it didn't happen when sitting on the table with someone in front of it. Afraid to use now.
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013
I have used Correlle dishes off and on since a child. When I got married in 1980 I bought a few sets because I remember how durable they were. They held up well but a few did break over time, but I figured that was to be expected. Twenty years later I decided to try a different type and they were bulky and broke easy so in 2010 I decided to use Correlle dishes again and I bought 2 sets. OMG the quality of the dishes that Correlle produces now is terrible. The dishes break very easily and usually shatter in tiny sharp pieces, the plates especially are so uneven in their shape. The old Correlle used to stack neatly and looked nice. Now you almost get dizzy looking at the stacked plates because of the ups and downs of the rim of each plate! I used to love Correlle's durability, wide range of design choices and the fact that the dishes were not bulky saved a lot of cabinet space, but now that is all in the past. Obviously Correlle decided to keep up with the times by not caring about quality anymore. So sad.
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013
My dishes have been shattering in my cupboards. I hear noises like glass breaking and open the cupboards to more broken dishes. These are only a few years old and not subject to harsh treatment. Many of my dishes have chipped also. I bought this brand because it was supposed to be durable... I am very unhappy.
Reviewed Sept. 18, 2013
One dish shattered in a microwave (no metal present) and another one shattered into pieces when I dropped it into the sink after washing it. I guess they became like 3 years old. Nothing last forever, even these dishes that cost me $10 a piece. The CORELLE Company are sending me courtesy replacements.
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013
My favorite Corelle dishes I purchased 2 sets of and use from time to time seem to be shattering now if they slip out of your hand . I was emptying dishwasher. 2 slipped from the counter - never had that happen before. I noticed on some chips or worn away paint in some areas. I bought them for the reason that they were okay for any age to use - as the commercial used to show us shatter proof. The glass pieces are tiny not chunks of glass and are everywhere in kitchen out to living room, in the dog dishes everywhere.
That's the part that's frustrating with dumping dog food that's got to be dumped but costly and the distilled water. I hope the vacuum will be able to suck up the fragments on the carpet and kitchen floor. Does anyone know of warranty on the dishes - I thought it was lifetime maybe but I bought them at Canadian Tire. If you know of a better brand please let me know somehow in reply to my post or on Twitter with #correlledishes. Thank you for your help, everyone.
Reviewed July 14, 2013
While heating up my coffee in the microwave for 60 seconds, I have sustained second degree burns on my two fingers when grabbing the coffee cup handle.
Reviewed July 11, 2013
I have never seen anything like this. I put my food on it and heated it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, and the plate totally exploded into a trillion pieces. I have been using these for about two years. Also, the bowls just chip so easily. Very disappointed with Corelle products.
Reviewed April 6, 2013
I emailed the company about one of my dishes already chipped. I just bought them a couple of months ago. Also, they get very hot even if you put it in microwave for only 30 seconds. I've burnt myself on numerous occasion and so have guests when all I do is put food in their plate. My friend has Corelle and she puts and empties dish in the microwave. Hers doesn't get hot! I got a response back after almost two weeks and their response was to use potholders. I never had this problem with my generic stoneware dishes, and I'm sorry I threw them away. I'm very upset that I wasted my time and money with Corelle.
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013
We were having family dinner tonight and my son was just sitting there eating and his plate just exploded for no reason. Glass got all over him and the floor. I'm very upset with this dinner wear.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012
Today, while unloading the dishwasher, my wife (Linda) had a Corelle plate on the counter. She knocked a glass onto the plate expecting the glass to break, but she was surprised that the plate exploded and the glass did not even break! My son was outside getting in his car, and he even heard the plate explode. Linda called me at work and wanted me to tell her how to clean it up. At first, I was puzzled why she called, and then when I got home, I understood. There were tiny glass shards all over her and on the counter, dishwasher, sink, and floor. I placed the pieces I could pick up in a box and used a putty knife to scrape the shards from the counter. Most of the shards were embedded in to the Formica counter. It took several scrapings until it felt smooth. I know now why Linda was so upset. These dishes need to be investigated as why they explode.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012
I had purchased a 16-piece set of Corelle Dishes at Walmart. I purchased these dishes because of then being manufactured in the USA and being break and chip resistant. To date, I have avoided like the plague purchasing anything made in China that you eat off or cook out of. Unfortunately, one of the cups fell out of my cupboard and broke. Upon checking the bottom of the cup, I found it was made out of porcelain (not the material the dishes were made out of) and was made in China. Needless-to-say, I was very upset and unhappy with Correlle for deceiving the American public by sneaking in dishes made in China.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012
I was sitting in the living room and heard a loud noise coming from the kitchen like fragile glass falling to floor. Could only find a Corelle cereal bowl sitting in kitchen sink, just broken in half sending sharp pieces of the bowl all around the sink. Nothing fell on it, nothing else in sink, except spoon lying next to it that was used to eat the cereal. I have had Corelle break before if I dropped on floor, and it makes a huge mess. But I have never seen anything like this in my 58 years of living! Has Corelle ever given an explanation? I've been using Corelle for 30+ years.
Reviewed June 12, 2012
Over the past five years we have been using Corelle dishes for our primary dishware. We have had at least five of the plain white Corelle bowls self-destruct. Sometimes in large pieces and other times shatter. The first time I actually heard the bowl shatter from the living room, the bowl was in the cabinet in the kitchen. As much as I like the dishware, it has to go. I just sent a request to Corelle to see what they have to say. Has anyone started legal action regarding this self-destructing dishware?
Reviewed April 24, 2012
I bought two sets of Corelle dinnerware same design because sometimes my parents visit here. Each of them is $49.99 CAD. One by one, three of the coffee mugs broke and whenever that happens, glass pieces everywhere and it took so long to clean up. It is so upsetting. Now, my set does not have enough of the same coffee mug and they don't sell that design individually. Either I have to buy new whole sets or otherwise have to buy something different, which is no use. Otherwise, why should I buy two same sets? I would like to tell them to please not sell it under unbreakable label. I love Corelle but not like this. I would love to have one set of the same design so I have the same sets again and do not have to throw other pieces.
Reviewed April 8, 2012
We have owned Corelle ware for years and have been collecting the ivy collection. It is one of our favorites. In our normal routine after washing dishes, we went to return them to the cupboard and as I was trying to stack the bowls, two of our deep Corelle bowls completely shattered into tiny shards of glass and cut my hand. There was glass everywhere and under everything, it was sent into so many direction! I have never seen glass explode like that before! I was very glad our children were not in the way of this! I have always loved Corelle ware, but I was never expecting this to happen. It was pretty scary!
Reviewed March 19, 2012
I am making a complaint against Corelle dishes. There is a problem and there are many others like myself that has had this happen to. The dishes explode without warning and break into shards of tiny pieces. This has happened to us twice. The first time, they said it was because I put hot food from the grill (hamburgers) on the platter (what else should be used?). The second time happened last night, causing multiple cuts on my husband’s hands and one on his foot.
He was simply reaching into the cabinet to get a dinner plate when all of a sudden it exploded and shards of glass went into his and all over the place. I called the company and reported it, waiting to see what happens. I got rid of the dishes because we were afraid it might happen again. I am so glad it wasn't my daughter because there would be shards in her face and eyes since she is shorter than my husband. They can take gel fuel off the market because someone used it the wrong way. We were not using our dishes in any wrong way. You cannot predict when this happens—it just happens and it actually pops and these shards of glass go everywhere! There are many, many complaints online. Why isn't this product taken off the market or at least change the way it is processed.
Reviewed March 16, 2012
Exploding Corelle - I had a Corelle plate explode, sending shards all over the kitchen tonight. The pieces that remained then popped and pinged for several minutes sending additional pieces flying. This product is not safe!
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012
I own two sets of Corelle and have for years. I wanted to replace one set but all of your sets are white in background. I'm asking for you to consider making a set or two in the future with the off-white background in a non-modern motif. Thank you.
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012
I received a set of the berries and leaves from Corelle Dishes sets and they were beautiful. I was hesitant due to having previous sets that broke on me while washing the, and one that dropped and shattered into pieces. It has been since Christmas and today I went to put dishes in the sink to be washed and 2 of my plates broke into several pieces and as a result, it cut my index finger! This is also sad as we paid $49.99 per set! I would love to have a full set again!
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011
I recently purchased a set of Corelle Vitrelle dishes. After washing them in the dishwasher, I went to take them out and one of the 8" plate was broken in two and another was chipped. They were properly placed in the dishwasher and since you advertise they are chip and break resistant, I was/am a bit disappointed in the product. I would like the dishes replaced.
Reviewed May 25, 2011
Many years ago, I had a set of arctic white Corelle dishes. I purchased them because they were advertised as break and chip resistant. At the time, there was a commercial which I distinctly recall advertising the dishes as unbreakable. They would bounce the dish on the ground and it would not break. I used the set for a couple years and then, I accidentally dropped a dish. The result was so scary; the dish shattered into literally 500 pieces of sharp, needle-like shards. As I stated above, I had a small child at the time. So this was even more frightening. He was prohibited from walking in the kitchen barefoot for a month because no matter how many times I swept and mopped, I was constantly finding glass. Fast forward to 2 years ago, I decided to give the dishes another try. Thinking this was just a bad luck incident and perhaps a defective item.
Last week, I put a bowl from the set into the cabinet and it literally exploded before my eyes. I am honestly not exaggerating when I say that glass shards flew in every direction. There was glass on two shelves of the cabinet where the incident occurred (on the shelf itself and the shelf above). There were glass shards in my dog’s bed, water bowl, food bowl; under my refrigerator six feet away, on my kitchen island four feet high and five feet away, behind the kitchen island, on the chairs opposite where the explosion occurred and amazingly enough, in the dining room twelve feet from the explosion. There isn't really any way to describe how sharp these shards were, except that when I cleaned up the glass (hundreds of pieces), the bag I placed the shards in was torn to shreds.
Three days later, I was still finding glass in the dishwasher, in the cabinet and under the refrigerator. I wrote a letter to Corelle and they apologized for the incident. They said that they stand behind their products. They would like me to save the glass pieces in case they needed them, and that they wanted me to call, so we could resolve the matter. I called the number they provided and I was sent through the regular voice prompts, until I found the once that didn't exactly match what I was calling for, but I pressed that button and was put on hold. Finally, the person answered and I explained that I was calling in response to their request that I do so. She had no idea what I was talking about, but took my name and looked for my letter, which she found. She read through the letter while I was on the phone and then said, "We never claim that our products are unbreakable", in a most unpleasant manner. I said that they used to advertise it as unbreakable, but now they say shatter and chip resistant, and they should not say that because when they do shatter, they explode and shoot shards of glass everywhere.
She got very defensive and told me that, “they are processed to break in that manner because they smaller pieces of glasses are less apt to cut you compared to if it broke into large pieces". This is the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Trust me, it is not anywhere near the truth based on the deadly razor pieces I was forced to clean up. She then asked me what the pattern was and I said that it was just plain white and she said, "Okay, we will ship a replacement bowl to your address". I said, “I absolutely refuse to keep any of that dishware in my house any longer.” Again, she said she that she was trying to resolve the situation, and that she is offering to replace the broken piece. I said they should send someone to clean the hidden glass off my floor before someone gets hurt, if they want to truly resolve the situation.
She again said that they never advertised the dishes are unbreakable. In frustration, I Googled "Corelle dishes exploding", and I was shocked at the results I found. One person even included a photo of the hundreds of pieces of glass shattered all over the floor. I am still finding glass shards in the most remote places from the explosion point, so I have started to save the pieces. I didn't even want anything from the manufacturer, except to let them know how dangerous these items are, but they were hearing none of it. They stood by their defense of, "We never said the dishes were unbreakable, and they are treated in a way that causes them to shatter into small pieces to lessen the chances of injury." This is what prompts me to write to you. They are in denial to the fact that these dishes are dangerous, particularly in a household with small children or animals. I mentioned this incident to my parents. My father said the same thing happened to him a few months ago and he was finding shattered glass for days.
Reviewed March 3, 2010
Twice, in the past six months, I have had Corelle dinner plates "explode." I do not put these dishes in the oven, although I have occasionally put a bowl into the microwave. I do not recall the exact circumstances of the first incident--it was so shocking and frightening. However, the last time was just last week. I had three dinner plates set out on the counter and was filling them. I tapped a serving spoon on one to loosen mashed potatoes from the spoon, when the dish exploded into hundreds of pieces--very sharp pieces, some quite large and some practically invisible to the naked eye. I later stepped on one, which must have been embedded into the kitchen floor and sticking straight up. No real injury done, but a dangerous and scary situation, nevertheless.
Reviewed March 9, 2009
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