Durable, lightweight Corelle dishware debuted in the early 1970s; the revolutionary material is a unique three-layer glass laminate known as Vitrelle glass which was originally developed in the 1940s for use as part of early television screens. Vitrelle glass offers the practical combination of strength and thinness which makes it ideally suited for use in dinnerware. The look and feel of Corelle has the elegance of bone china coupled with the durability of more conventional materials. The dishwasher, microwave and oven safe range of products includes dinnerware sets, Bake, Serve & Store - dishes, serving bowls and more. The dishware is break and chip resistant and offers carefree durability with patterns that won't wash, wear or scratch off. The versatile dinner and serve ware is elegant enough for a formal dinner yet equally suited for everyday use and has been a favorite in American homes for over four decades.