Dinnerware can be expensive. Buying dinner plates that are easily chipped and require frequent replacement is not only time-consuming, it is also a waste of money. Investing in better quality dinner plates does not have to mean a higher price. This can prevent the hassles that come with frequently replacing plates of lesser quality.
Correlle dinnerware, first introduced in the 1960s, remains a popular choice by reviewers due to its durability and resistance to breakage. Correlle's myriad of styles were given high marks by Good Housekeeping, Best Discount Dinnerware Reviews, BestCovery and Cooking.com. In addition to their durability, Correll dinner plates were given high marks due to their ability to withstand frequent washings and resistance to fading. Correlle dinner plates are microwave- and dishwasher-safe and come in a myriad of colors and designs. Correlle offers matching cups, saucers and bowls and can be purchased in complete service sets for four or more.
Good Housekeeping was impressed by the modern look of the dinner plates offered by Zak Callaway. Available in a variety of edgy colors and designs, Zak Callaway plates are also durable and affordable, with the cost of plates averaging $5 per piece. Results obtained by testers at Good Housekeeping report that plates by Zak Callaway stood up well to multiple dishwasher washes and resulted in no fading or chipping. Plates tested even resisted chipping or breaking when subjected to numerous intentional drops onto wood and slate surfaces. Testing showed that the only scratching that occurred was when the plate was intentionally scraped with a sharp knife.
Max 1 Dinnerware
Another favorite that achieved nods of approval by reviewers at Good Housekeeping was Max 1 Dinnerware. While only available in white, Max 1 Dinnerware offers upturned sides that make holding the dinner plate easier when walking or standing. The plates were deemed to be chip- and break-resistant, standing up to multiple rounds in the dishwasher. While testing showed that Max 1 Dinnerware did scratch when intentionally cut with a sharp knife, the plates resisted chipping and cracking and proved a good value at an average of $10 per plate, according to reviewers.
Rebekah Worsham began writing professionally in 2007 and has been published on eHow. She has expertise in the fields of law, parapsychology and the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. She holds a degrees in law from Beckfield College.