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Sun May 24, 2020, 05:11 PM

Corelle can shatter if a can of beans drops on it from a height of two feet.

The plate covering my big, beautiful salad is now part of the salad, looking like pretty shards of cheese. The whole fucking plate. In the bowl, along with the can of beans.

This is not good.

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Reply Corelle can shatter if a can of beans drops on it from a height of two feet. (Original post)
Croney May 24 OP
True Blue American May 24 #1
Croney May 24 #3
Warpy May 24 #2
Croney May 24 #4
procon May 24 #5
Croney May 24 #7
elleng May 24 #6
Croney May 24 #8
True Blue American May 25 #22
Croney May 25 #24
True Blue American May 25 #25
Shermann May 24 #9
Croney May 24 #10
I_UndergroundPanther May 24 #11
Croney May 24 #12
I_UndergroundPanther May 24 #13
Hekate May 25 #23
I_UndergroundPanther May 25 #28
Hekate May 25 #29
I_UndergroundPanther May 25 #30
Srkdqltr May 24 #14
Croney May 24 #15
MyOwnPeace May 24 #16
Croney May 24 #17
MyOwnPeace May 24 #19
Phoenix61 May 24 #18
Totally Tunsie May 24 #20
tanyev May 24 #21
highplainsdem May 25 #26
yellowdogintexas May 25 #27

Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:18 PM

1. I love my 2 sets of Corelle

Because they are so light and still look like new. One set is at least 30 years old.

But yes, they will break under certain conditions.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:27 PM

3. I love it too. It was a special plate, actually a 10" deep-dish pie plate

that is perfect for marinating things and covering bowls. I'm finding a replacement ASAP!

I threw out the salad and started over. Fewer ingredients since I'd used the last of some, but it's passable.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:26 PM

2. It can also shatter into a million pieces on a linoleum floor

if nature sides with the hidden flaw when it hits.

It's tough stuff but not that tough.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:31 PM

4. At least on the floor would have spared our supper.

😁

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:34 PM

5. Corelle is still made of glass.

I have a set that I bought in the 70s that is far superior to the newer set I bought a couple of years ago.

It behaves oddly when it comes to what you might expect to break a corelle dish. I've dropped dishes that hit a stone floor from 3 to 5 foot and suffered no damage. Yet a couple of weeks ago a dropped some flatware into a bowl and the whole bottom broke off.

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Response to procon (Reply #5)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:40 PM

7. I agree, the older stuff is better.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:36 PM

6. 'Thanks' for the info, sorry it happened.

One of the best things happened to me, just after moving into house beside the river, visited 2d-hand store, and found 6 corelle 'salad-size' plates, and 3 large dinner plates, all for $6.00!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:44 PM

8. Great find! Yes, back in the good old days when we could browse thrift shops,

my eyes were always drawn to the Corelle. Now we're trying to declutter so I have to resist things I don't need. It's hard.

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Response to Croney (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:13 AM

22. Suggestion on decluttering.

Sort out all the small utensils you have in the drawer or in jar on countertop. Keep only the ones you used this week. Store in a plastic container or box in garage or basement. See how many you go back to retrieve. I have not gone back once.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #22)

Mon May 25, 2020, 06:21 AM

24. You've touched a nerve here. When we bought this house decades ago,

the previous owners had left the built-in silverware drawer completely full of partial stainless steel sets. I added ours, and got used to having a plethora of spoons and forks and knives.

My husband keeps reminding me that it's time to let go. I like your idea of having a "halfway house" on the journey. That will work for me.

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Response to Croney (Reply #24)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:34 AM

25. A friend told me:)

Auction nuts for years but I have made great progress.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:47 PM

9. Salad is good with some extra crunchies mixed in there!

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Response to Shermann (Reply #9)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:50 PM

10. 😂

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:51 PM

11. I love my few Corelle shallow

Platelike bowls.

However I shattered one by dropping a coffee mug into it while washing dishes. It was not fun trying to get the shards out of the garbage disposal. I used a potato.
Still had to get big shards out by hand very very carefully. I would have used the vacuum cleaner pole but everything was wet.
I did it without getting 1 cut.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #11)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:57 PM

12. Oh my goodness. I'd rather have it in the salad than

down the garbage disposal. I'll have to remember the potato idea!

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Response to Croney (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:08 PM

13. Peeling the potato gets the tiny shards

A unpeeled potato can be used to unscrew a broken lightbulb.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #13)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:25 AM

23. Tell me how both of those things are done, please?

Just in case ! Thanks!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #23)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:29 PM

28. Ok here ya go.

First you get any shards in the sink out. And big shards you can see out of the disposal.You get a medium sized potato and peel it. Or not. you'll just have to use pressure slightly more pressure for unpeeled.Skewer it with a fork,a bigger size fork is better.
If you can,remove the rubber thing in the drain that shields the disposal.

Move the potato all over inside the disposal. With decent pressure. It should take the shards into the potato.

Than if needed cut another potato into 3rds
Skewer it and use the pointy corner area of the potato to get the little shards.

Wrap the glass stuck potato in a paper towel.

Rinse the disposal without turning it on,well.

Rub a bunch of paper towels around in the disposal.
Rinse the disposal again with sudsy water.

It should run fine after that.

Carefully touch to see if anything is left. Grab it with the other 2 3rds of potato.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #28)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

29. This is fantastic. I am very fortunate that I never had to deal with glass in my disposal...

...but am glad to know how. Getting it off the floor is enough of a multi-step process -- the last part being wiping down every inch of the floor with damp paper towels, checking for micro-slivers.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #29)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:49 PM

30. I freaked for ten minutes until

I got the potato idea. I used potato's to take broken bulbs out of lightsockets. So why not clean a disposal with glass in it?
I was Surprised it worked so well.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:11 PM

14. I'm so old I remember

Johnny Carson throwing a Corelle cup off his desk to show that they didn't break. It shattered. They said it was a fluke. The next week he did it again with a better one. It shattered. Corelle was never a sponsor after that.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #14)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:24 PM

15. Ha! I'm sure I'm old enough, but don't remember that.

He was a hoot.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:32 PM

16. So, in spite of the "Anti-Science" Trump mis-adminstration.........

we DO have scientists out there working on experiments to keep our citizens safe and alive!
THANK YOU for your efforts to keep us safe!

Say, do you know ANYTHING about viruses - I think I know where you could find some work.......

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #16)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:34 PM

17. Yep, I am an expert in my own mind!

It doesn't take an expert to know, however, that Orange Anus IS the virus and must be eradicated come November.

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Response to Croney (Reply #17)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:18 PM

19. You're HIRED!!!!!!

And probably more qualified than most in his "cabinet!"

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:53 PM

18. It does not do well after it's been heated in

the microwave multiple times. Shatters like good china.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:23 PM

20. Elon Musk had a similar problem demonstrating the shatterless windows

of the new Tesla Cybertruck.



I haven't had Corelle shatter, but a lovely casserole being baked in a Pyrex dish made quite a disaster in my oven.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:08 PM

21. With enough thrust, pigs fly just fine.

Sorry, OT, but for some reason your title reminded me of that.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:58 AM

26. Sorry to hear you lost a piece of Corelle. It doesn't shatter terribly easily -- I've had

some pieces fall, or have objects dropped on them, without breaking -- but when it does shatter, it's amazing how much it shatters.

Sorry to hear you lost that salad, too. The shards are also difficult to get out of carpet if, say, a cup or saucer hits the edge of a table on the way to the floor.

I still have two Corelle sets from the '80s that I love, Old Town Blue and Blue Lily. And lots of Pyrex cookware in the Forest Fancies pattern, 8 bowls and casserole dishes in different shapes and sizes. All very useful and easy to clean, still looking great after all these years.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:07 PM

27. It will also break the tarsal joint under your big toe

said the woman who did that.

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