Crate & Barrel plastic dishware

msazadiMarch 23, 2005

I just bought some of these at the C&B outlet in VA, and once home saw that the plates say Top Rack only for the dishwasher, and no microwave.

Now I suspect my dh would eventually use them in the micro, but we certainly can't adjust our current dishwasher to put full size plates in the top.

I plan to return the whole lot but has anyone used any of C&B's plastic ware? with what results? Plates were dirt cheap ($1.50 and 95cents) but...

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Don't have any experience with these but I'm with you. Dishes must be MW safe or they don't belong in my house. And although I do have a few special serving pieces which I don't put in the DW, everyday dinnerplates have to go in there.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 1:20PM
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I have melamine plates (not plastic) from Crate & Barrel. They too say top-rack DW only and no microwave. However, I've often put them in the bottom rack of the DW and I use them in the microwave all the time. They've held up perfectly, although who knows, maybe microwaving them allows chemicals to get into the food? Not sure.

Here is a link that might be useful: C&B Melamine Plates

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 1:29PM
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Usually when they say "top rack only" they mean "it'll melt or soften when the heating coil goes on to dry the dishes."

Since I never use that feature (not even sure my new DW has it), but always use "no-heat dry," I can put ANYTHING on the bottom rack.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 1:53PM
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Well, I guess you all are talking me into keeping them. While I'd LOVE to go back to the outlet soon cause they have sooooo many desirable good deals, I really don't NEED to.

(For anyone in the greater DC area, they have chartreuse and cobalt dishes and glasses that are gorgeous, but just not my house or garden colors)

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 2:46PM
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Anything melamine heats up super hot in the microwave. Beware!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 6:16AM
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