Corelle Brands. Made from 100% natural, plant-based materials, Corelle Nature is the highly durable and eco-friendly choice for your hospitality needs. Even more durable than melamine*, this dinnerware has no plastic fillers or binders and is microwave safe. It’s also recyclable, so it doesn’t end up in landfill.
Most tableware is made of melamine, a type of plastic that is unbreakable. However, Corelle tableware is made from tempered glass, which is chip and scratch resistant.
Corelle shells are made of Vitrelle, a glass laminate made of three thermally bonded layers of glass.
Corelle products purchased after 2005 are safe and FDA compliant. Well, if you have older dishes, this gets a little trickier. You should avoid eating from older Corelle tableware if it shows obvious signs of deterioration; when the glaze wears off, when the paint melts or chips, etc.
Which Corelle dishes contain lead? Corelle dinnerware sets with lead are older vintage Corelle plates or pre-2005 Corelle dinnerware. Decorative patterns are common on old Corelle tableware.
Corelle claims never to have exceeded this amount, so while not necessarily lead-free, they are lead-safe. However, Corelle products purchased prior to 2005 may not comply with current FDA regulations. Therefore, avoid eating older Corelle dishes from before 2005 (especially if the glaze is worn and chipped).
“Thank you for reaching out to Corelle Brands. Prior to the 1990’s, virtually all glass and ceramic ware manufactured anywhere in the world contained lead as a key ingredient in decorative fluxes and glazes. All of our products have been lead-free since the mid-2000s.
Corelle tableware is highly resistant to chipping, breaking and staining due to its unique Vitrelle glass construction. This special material consists of a super-strong three-layer glass laminate originally intended for use in television screens in the 1940s.
Related products. Corelle Brands sells similar-looking products under the CorningWare brand name, which are made of glazed stoneware rather than pyroceram. The packaging for these types of CorningWare bakeware specifically states that they are not suitable for stovetop use.
Made from natural, plant-based materials, with no harmful chemicals or plastic fillers, it’s also non-toxic and BPA-free. Corelle Nature is a truly sustainable product that can give you peace of mind.
We recommend porcelain, bone china or stoneware for everyday use, as such pieces are affordable, easy to care for and durable. We recommend starting with a dinnerware set that’s casual enough for morning cereal, yet elegant enough for a dinner party.
Melamine tableware is food safe
BPA stands for bisphenol and is an industrial chemical that has been used to manufacture certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.
To know for sure if your Corelle tableware contains lead, use a tableware lead testing kit. While it does not specify specific amounts, it does detect the presence of lead or cadmium.
All of our products have been lead-free since the mid-2000s. Lead levels were never regulated until recently. We recommend using the items you have as decoration pieces.
Corning has confirmed lead and cadmium in its tableware prior to 2005. In a response to a customer question about the safety and use of their vintage Corelle tableware circa 2000 (note: vintage is over 20 years old).