Corelle Profile: Winter Frost White (1970)
Winter Frost White has been available continuously since 1970 when Corelle Livingware was first introduced. There are other choices in undecorated Corelle with different rim shapes, but a Winter Frost White plate can be identified by its coupe shape which rises smoothly from centre to edge with no step-up to a flat rim.
The largest selection of Vitrelle shapes & sizes is available in Winter Frost White. Some uncommon sizes are: 9½" oval plate, 6 oz deep bowl, divided luncheon & dinner plates, 7¼" coupe side plate, 6¾" & 7¼" shallow coupe bowls. The latter three items were offered during the mid to late 1990s.
Suprema mug, Corelle open handle cup with saucer.
Certain 34-piece sets have been offered with the name "Just White" on the box. It is not clear why a different name should be used in this case, but it is certain that the majority of boxed sets and all open-stock pieces are still labelled as Winter Frost White as they have been for decades.
The Pyrex Compatibles range for Winter Frost White is limited to a few Tabletop Ware accessories only. Plain white ovenware & nesting bowls were not purposely made to match Winter Frost White, but from the 1950s to the 1980s, various Pyrex items were produced in undecorated opal Pyrex, including: 400-series nesting bowls, pie plates, cake pans, loaf pans, 022/023 round casseroles, 1063 divided dish, and 500-series refrigerator dishes.
On the Corning Ware side, there is a wide selection of basic white cookware that has been identified as either White or Just White in regular square cookware, Buffet Servers, Rangetoppers, and Microwave Plus, as well as other product lines.
Corelle 6 oz deep bowl, Pyrex cup with saucer.
(Photo below right: Corning Ware 6 cup teapot, White or Just White.)
Dinner Plate (10¼")
Luncheon Plate (8½")
Side Plate (7¼")
Side Plate (6¾")
Divided Dinner Plate (10¼")
Divided Luncheon Plate (8½")
Pie Plate (10¼")
Oval Plate (9½", rimmed)
Centura Cup (round-bottom, 8 oz)
Open Handle Cup (6-7 oz)
Pyrex Cup (round-bottom, 8 oz)
Suprema Mug (flared, 9 oz) *
Dessert Bowl (10 oz, 5-3/8")
Soup/Cereal Bowl (18 oz, 6¼")
Flat Rim Soup Plate (8½")
Shallow Bowl (4 oz, 4¾")
Shallow Bowl (14 oz, 6¾")
Shallow Bowl (16 oz, 7¼")
Shallow Bowl (20 oz, 8½")
Deep Bowl (6 oz, 3¾")
Deep Bowl (11 oz, 4-5/8")
Deep Bowl (12 oz, 5")
Deep Bowl (28 oz, 6¼")
Straight-Sided Bowl (16 oz, 5-5/8")
Rimmed Bowl (4 oz, 4-5/8")
1 Qt Serving Bowl (8½")
2 Qt Serving Bowl (10¼")
Oval Platter (12½")
Pyrex Cream & Sugar (new style - large)
Open Handle Cream & Sugar
(Photo above right: 14 oz Shallow bowl, 6¾")
* - This mug shape, with a slightly different handle, re-appeared more recently in stoneware. They were sold in open stock, rather than part of boxed sets.
Pyrex Compatibles Tabletop Ware:
Napkin Rings (clear undecorated, not labelled as Winter Frost White)
Both items in this category were manufactured for short intervals in the 1970s, see more.
Pyrex Pitchers: Between the mid 1960s and the mid 1980s, certain pitchers were available undecorated, with white plastic lids. The Pyrex name and other details are printed in white on, or near, the bottom. Although these products were not presented as a match for Winter Frost White, they happen to correspond with shapes & sizes that were offered in other Corelle patterns. There might be other sizes too.
Juice Pitcher: 1 Qt; 1½ Qt (open handle)
Beverage Jug: "1½ Qt" 56 oz (no handle, rippled neck)
Open handle cream & sugar, 1 Qt serving bowl, Winter Frost White.
Notable Absences: These items do not exist in this pattern.
Cream & Sugar (old style - small) **
Salt & Pepper
Butter Dish ‡
** - Although the original small Pyrex cream & sugar set was not packaged and sold as Winter Frost White, it is theoretically possible to assemble an appropriate set. Both pieces are restaurant ware shapes that were very occasionally available without decoration. The bowl's original purpose was as a bouillon cup (no lid), so a cream & sugar set could be completed with a spare sugar bowl lid.
‡ - It is unknown whether there are genuine undecorated opal Pyrex butter dishes. They do not appear in catalogues, but a small number seem to exist. But it is possible that these examples used to be turquoise Butterprint until their pattern washed away. A Winter Frost White Pyrex Butter Dish in its original box would prove conclusively that it exists, but one has never been seen. In contrast, patterned ones in original boxes do appear frequently. Without adequate evidence the issue cannot be proven one way or the other.
Usually in this paragraph, the products of other manufacturers are discussed. This hardly seems applicable in the case of Winter Frost White, because with no pattern there is nothing to prompt an association with Corelle.
But some Gemco pieces do exist in plain white, and they were probably made in response to Winter Frost White since their style and shape place them in the correct time frame, early to mid 1970s. Gemco's pattern name was "Pristine White".
Anchor Hocking's Placesetters Collection also included a plain white pattern choice.
Cup Styles: Centura Cup
Cup Styles: Open-Handle Cup
Cup Styles: Pyrex Cup
Cup Styles: Suprema Mug
Plate Styles: Coupe
Pattern List: Soup Plates
Pattern List: Pie Plates
Pyrex Profile: Juice Pitchers & Jugs
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
What are Pyrex Compatibles?
1972 Catalogue: Corelle
1972 Advertisement: Pyrex Compatibles
1974 Advertisement: Corelle
1976 Brochure: Corelle
1976 Advertisement: Corelle
1978 Advertisement: Corelle
1978 Catalogue: Corelle, Pyrex, Corning Ware
What is Centura?
What is Suprema?
Extra Photos: Comcor
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