When I got married in the 70's Corningware was a very popular wedding gift. I chose this pattern, mostly because it was a newer design than the Blue Cornflower.
When my Mom passed away, I inherited her Blue Cornflower.
I really like using my Corningware. It's durable, safe for the microwave or oven and very easy to clean. So when I find pieces at the Thrift store or Goodwill, if it's a good price I pick them up.
Some designs I am not familiar with, but these larger pieces are great for casseroles or serving up soup or stew.
And then there are these smaller pieces.
I found this old dish rack at Goodwill once, and it's a great way to store the glass lids.
I don't pay more than $3 or $4 for Corningware and they usually come with the lids. So even though I did not start out to collect Corningware, I've enjoyed using them so much, they have become a little collection in my kitchen. You can't beat a product that has endured over 30 years of heavy use.