The best chip-resistant dinner plates

Written by rebekah worsham | 13/05/2017
The best chip-resistant dinner plates
Dinner plates should be durable and stylish. (green glass plates and white linen image by Wimbledon from

Dinnerware can be expensive. Buying dinner plates that are easily chipped and require frequent replacement is not only time-consuming, it is also a waste of money. Investing in better quality dinner plates does not have to mean a higher price. This can prevent the hassles that come with frequently replacing plates of lesser quality.


Correlle dinnerware, first introduced in the 1960s, remains a popular choice by reviewers due to its durability and resistance to breakage. Correlle's myriad of styles were given high marks by Good Housekeeping, Best Discount Dinnerware Reviews, BestCovery and In addition to their durability, Correll dinner plates were given high marks due to their ability to withstand frequent washings and resistance to fading. Correlle dinner plates are microwave- and dishwasher-safe and come in a myriad of colours and designs. Correlle offers matching cups, saucers and bowls and can be purchased in complete service sets for four or more.

Zak Callaway

Good Housekeeping was impressed by the modern look of the dinner plates offered by Zak Callaway. Available in a variety of edgy colours and designs, Zak Callaway plates are also durable and affordable, with the cost of plates averaging £3 per piece. Results obtained by testers at Good Housekeeping report that plates by Zak Callaway stood up well to multiple dishwasher washes and resulted in no fading or chipping. Plates tested even resisted chipping or breaking when subjected to numerous intentional drops onto wood and slate surfaces. Testing showed that the only scratching that occurred was when the plate was intentionally scraped with a sharp knife.

Max 1 Dinnerware

Another favourite that achieved nods of approval by reviewers at Good Housekeeping was Max 1 Dinnerware. While only available in white, Max 1 Dinnerware offers upturned sides that make holding the dinner plate easier when walking or standing. The plates were deemed to be chip- and break-resistant, standing up to multiple rounds in the dishwasher. While testing showed that Max 1 Dinnerware did scratch when intentionally cut with a sharp knife, the plates resisted chipping and cracking and proved a good value at an average of £6 per plate, according to reviewers.

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