Glass may not seem like the most durable material, but glass dinnerware can be surprisingly strong—and just as beautiful as stoneware. Fired at a high temperature, vitrified glass dinnerware is nonporous, sturdy and easy to care for. Choose from clear glass dish sets that match everything to decorative options that look like porcelain dinnerware.
Glass Dinnerware Set Styles
Glass dishes come in a wide range of hues and styles to complement your dining room or kitchen decor.
• Clear glass dinnerware offers a light, neutral look that blends well with contemporary styles. Some brands add a touch of whimsy to clear glass with special designs. Look for butterfly or dragonfly motifs along the rim. Use them for special occasions like a baby shower or summertime brunch.
• Transparent glass plates and bowls also come in attractive colors. Choose colored glass dinnerware like red, blue or teal. These can act as an accent with coordinating dishes. Or, choose a full set for a modern, colorful tablescape. Use them as daily dishware or display them in a hutch to add color to the room.
• Corelle uses three-layer glass fired to a strong finish for its collection of lightweight dinnerware. They’re guaranteed not to chip or crack. These glass dinnerware sets typically have a white base, but some options have colorful designs around the edges.
Singles and Sets
Choose a complete glass plate set or opt for individual elements. A 16- or 20-piece set is ideal for couples or a family of four. It includes glass dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls and mugs. Some sets also come with bowl lids for easy food storage. A 74-piece set can serve up to 12 and includes serveware, such as platters and serving bowls. To simply fill a gap in your collection, a set of glass dining plates or soup bowls may be all you need.