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Beware of flying glass!,
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This review is from: Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart Oblong Baking Dish, Clear (Kitchen)
Don't get me wrong, I love my Pyrex kitchenware...But...after several years of use, this particular one shattered explosively! Opposite from the other reviewers, mine was cold, I had removed it from the freezer (I had chilled candy in the freeze) placed it on a glass stove at room temp...after approx an hour my teenage son went to remove a piece, and the dish violently shattered. Glass went at least a foot each direction, found shards about three feet away in the middle of the kitchen floor, not to mention on my sons bare feet. And ruined a beautiful batch of Sea Salt Caramels!
I have never seen this happen with any of my other Pyrex...just a warning to others, maybe it's just not made like it used to be...I'm still using the Pyrex that my parents received for their wedding 60 years ago!
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Initial post: Dec 7, 2010 12:16:08 PM PST
Harry S. says:
Corning sold Pyrex to World Kitchen who then cheapened the formula for the glass, and the new Pyrex pans shatter just like what happened to you. The old Pyrex and the ones made in Europe (Arcuisine) are still safe.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2012 10:20:13 AM PDT
According to Pyrex, they have been using soda lime glass for the past 60 years (http://www.pyrexware.com/index.asp?pageI
Posted on Jul 20, 2014 3:43:16 PM PDT
Look at purchasing Simax Glassware sold here on AMAZON. It is made of with heat resistant Borosilicate Glass which is perfect for oven, microwave and refrigerator use. This is the glass the old Corning Ware company used to use. Since the company was sold, the conglomerate company including PYREX now uses soda lime glass which DOES NOT HAVE VERY GOOD THERMAL QUALITIES such as the Borosilicate Glass. Do some research between the two glasses and spread the word. All modern day PYREX is poterntially dangerous to use. Google search "exploding pyrex" and read away. It won't take too many reviews before you throw all your PYREX out.
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