We've been through two other sets of dishes and were really getting frustrated.The first two sets were too large to shut the cupboard doors tightly, and they started chipping right away. Their oversized design made my husband pile too much food on his plate. Then we found these lovely Corelle sets. They are smaller, NORMAL size, they take up much less space, which allows us to store eight settings in the same space that we were storing 4 settings of the other plates. They do not chip, and we are very happy with them!