Creating a lead-free kitchen does NOT have to be expensive! In fact, many of the best lead-free choices out there are also the least expensive options in their product categories.
As most of my followers know, my favorite reliably lead-free dishes are any plain white Corelle sets (sets with no colorful decorative elements).
You can also buy a similar lead-free set piece-by-piece at Ikea for even less (it is Ikea’s directly branded white glass dinnerware and I have seen the individual pieces online for as little as 79 cents each!)
The best thing about these Corelle pieces (besides the fact that they are reliably and consistently lead-free) is that they *usually* bounce when thrown! [Yes, as a mother of disabled children I know this from real on-the-ground experience!]
Note: They have a bad rap for shattering under extreme conditions (so when the do break you will have a big clean up job on your hands) but in my experience the positives far outweigh the negatives (and really any ceramic or glass dish will create a splinter concern when it breaks.)
So here’s some of what is available on Amazon* today. Prices listed are as of October 4, 2018, so may change. [Reminder the Corelle mugs are made of a different material and are not always lead-free, so only buy sets without mugs OR you may just consider tossing the mugs if you buy a set with mugs and want to make sure to have 100% lead-free dinnerware!]
This set comes with four bowls, four dinner plates and four salad plates, so a total of 12 pieces (and free shipping with Amazon prime), which works out to about $3.56 per piece. I have also seen these sets sell for less than $40.00 at K-mart and Target and similar big-box stores.
This is a GREAT starter gift for a new family or a kid going off to college, or even a grandparent who is downsizing!
Here’s a “Winter Frost White” Service for Six, coming in at $62.72 with free shipping on Amazon prime. This has six of each of the three pieces, so the per-piece price works out to about $3,48 each.
And finally – here’s a 38 piece Corelle Winter Frost White service for 12 that includes 2 serving platters and lids as well… for just $199.98!
If you have a little extra to spend and wants something reliably lead free but a little more decorative I am personally a big fan of the Corelle Bella Faenza design:
As always, thank you for reading and for sharing.
Please let me know if you have any questions.