questionshow do you feel about square dishes?

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I personally like them I have a set at home, I find the style to be more modern then the traditional round plates.

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My mom has them, and I think they are cool. She got hers at Target and most of them are chipped now, so I think I'll stick with my Round Corelle.

They are much cooler than mine though..........

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I like them, but no one else in the house does.

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I have always loved them. Make sure you get something that doesn't chip easily. The corners (obviously) get banged around a lot.

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The square ones don't make very good frisbees.

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@unoriginal26: Do you know if the chipped ones were Corelle?

We have round Corelle dishes at our house and they seem indestructible. The square ones are look cool but I didn't even think of chipping - thanks, all.

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I think they look very nice. I have had a meal at a relatives house who has them, and they work great! Plus they are easier to handle than the round plates.

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@theoneill555: In my experience, Corelle dishes do not chip. You can drop them on the floor and nothing happens. However, you hit them in just the right spot and they fragment into billions of tiny, razor sharp shards and white powder.

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My wife and I bought 2 sets of square dishes from Target when we first got married. They were $50 for each set and we planned on just using them for a while until we got the money to get a nicer set. It's been almost 5 years now and all of the dishes are still in great condition, look great, no chips and I can't find a set nearly as good in quality as this set.

Now, I will say that these dishes are HUGE and take up a lot of cabinet space. They also aren't all exact in shape, so when they're stacked you can see the imperfections in shape from one plate to the next (I really like that about them).

All-in-all, we like the shape (my wife just bought a red Mikasa square set from housewaresdeals.com) enough that I think we'll stick with them. They DO hold more and in my opinion, look a little nicer than the round ones. It might just be a trend, but it's one I'm willing to say hasn't ran its course.

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@theoneill555: No, hers were not Corelle. I am pretty sure they were target brand, or what ever "home brand" Target carrys.

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I have a couple smaller square dishes. No main meal sized ones. They are good for things like sandwiches and stuff. I like em.

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@rlapid2112: We must not have found that sweet spot on ours yet as we haven't shattered or powdered any of ours and the kids have dropped them plenty of times.

@capguncowboy: @unoriginal26: We haven't tried the newer dishes at Target. When we got ours, Target seemed to only carry Corelle. I will have to look into the newer brand that they are carrying as well as looking at the Mikasa.

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i like them, they have a modern look. but IMO it's tougher to get in those corners like when cleaning the bowls. i have to dig my finger into the sponge vs my whole hand.
does anyone hand wash anymore? if not, no biggie

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@w00tgurl: That's what kids are for - handwashing the dishes!

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I got mine from Ross for like bucks or so, I would suggest checking there they always have stuff on clearance. Not sure what brand I'm moving this weekend so they are already packed.

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Yes...it's a fad. Want to know what the next coolest design will be, watch the next season of Top Chef or Top Chef Masters. Last I saw everything was going long shaped or rounded triangular.

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If they are too big and you have a microwave that has a rotating plate, the squares may not turn.

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@benyust2: Thanks, that's another thing I did not think of.

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I like the square plates vs circle plates. My wife found a set at target. Circles waste space in the cabinet. We have square like bowls too.

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It may be a fad, but if so it's not the first time around. I have a nice set of these, from the 50's:
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I have a set of square dinner plates, salad plates and bowls. They are heavy and very well-made. They did not cost any more than the typical round styles. Only one of the bowls has chipped on one its sides. I would recommend them. They do add something special...a little different than the traditional tableware!

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I also meant to add that with this set came 6 very large coffee mugs. I've had this entire set for over 2 years, have 2 young boys who scare me handling plastic, and only the one plate is chipped. The kids love the mugs for hot cocoa in the winter!