Pyrex was the first company to create a line of glass bakeware so cooks could actually see
how their food was cooking. At the time, it was revolutionary; now--like all great inventions--we take it for granted. In fact, these days this pie plate from Pyrex, a company that's been making quality glass products for the better part of a century, costs less than a bowl of pasta at the Italian joint down the street. Not a bad deal considering it transitions flawlessly from oven to microwave to freezer to dishwasher. If you're moderately careful (it is glass, after all), this dish will last you a lifetime--a lifetime of gooey brownies and moist, frosting-heavy cakes. --Meg Heffernan
PYREX glassware is incredibly durable and easy to clean. Unlike earthenware, porcelain or enameled dishes, PYREX glass absorbs, rather than reflects oven heat waves. This speeds the cooking process and helps save energy. It's a durable and practical form of cookware that's easy to clean and attractive to serve with. PYREX glassware products can go directly from refrigerator or freezer to a microwave, convection, or preheated conventional oven. A small amount of liquid should be added to the ovenware vessel prior to baking foods that release liquids while cooking.