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This review is from: Pyrex Grip-Rite 3-Quart Oblong Baking Dish Clear (Kitchen)
In case you haven't read the January issue of Consumer Reports yet, let me summarize: The American makers of Pyrex have changed the formula for their glass, substituting cheaper ingredients which make it more likely to shatter from heat. The European Pyrex still uses the traditional Pyrex formula and is as heat-resistant as always. "We baked at least five samples of each brand in a 450-degree oven. All of the U.S. Pyrex and Anchor dishes shattered when placed on the wet countertop. None of the European dishes ... broke" here's the European product: [ASIN:B002KHNQ3E Arcuisine Elegance Glass 2.8 Quart Rectangular Baker]
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Initial post: Dec 16, 2010 5:08:04 AM PST
Absolutely!! Pyrex is no longer "Pyrex". They kept the brand name, but changed the glass. Why anyone would risk lacerations and 3rd degree burns over $20 is beyond me.
Posted on Jan 1, 2011 3:46:32 PM PST
Stevie John says:
I could not agree more! Pyrex is not your mother's pyrex anymore. Like so many American products, they have put manufacturing cost over quality. Very frustrating.
Posted on Feb 6, 2011 9:37:52 AM PST
I bought mine before this review, and it just shattered under the described condition. I will definitely not buy this one again
Posted on Feb 7, 2011 11:35:16 AM PST
Sherry O'Connell says:
I continue to read comments by those who use the Pyrex cookware as it was NEVER intended to be used. #1 Never use it in an oven over 350-375 degrees. #2 Do not put it under a broiler. #3 Do not use it on top of a range. #4 NEVER put any kind of glass cookware that's frickin hot on a wet/cold surface. My mom told me all of the above about 45 years ago, and she is still using her pyrex, as I also am. It's called common sense!
Posted on Feb 7, 2011 2:33:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2011 2:35:00 PM PST
although my dish didn't shatter, when i was washing it (by hand, not in the dishwasher), a big sliver of glass broke off one of the sides and sliced my hand.
i tried to keep using the pan, but after a second near-cut, i decided it was just too dangerous, so i had to toss it. <=\ (and yes, the pan had completely cooled down before i started cleaning it.)
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 10:00:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 10:02:00 PM PDT
Many people have had it shatter IN the oven baking @ 375 and without the whole water issue. It's just not safe to use anymore. Too many stories of them shattering. Old pyrex is fine and that's probably why your mother is still using it. This new stuff is junk.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011 2:00:02 PM PDT
Hope for the Best says:
These things have really changed! My mother swore by Pyrex but I have had two pie plates and a baking dish shatter. Twice it was in a 325 oven and once just sitting on top of the oven. When they shatter, they explode into a billion tiny pieces that fly like shrapnel! Be very, very cautious with Pyrex because their products are now deadly!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 5:57:22 AM PDT
Sherry, please see this report from Consumer Affairs: "Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom" at http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/200
Posted on Sep 5, 2011 11:58:51 AM PDT
C. Freeman says:
It appears there is some truth to Pyrex cookware shattering, but also a larger dose of myth. Here's a detailed summary from Snopes.com: http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/pyrex
Posted on Oct 13, 2011 6:55:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2011 4:49:30 PM PDT
J. Holton says:
Pyrex used to be made out of borosilicate glass, but is now made out of soda lime glass. Another brand on amazon.com that is still made from borosilicate glass is the Marinex 3-Quart Rectangular Bake Dish, or Marinex 5-1/2-Quart Prediletta Deep Rectangular Baking Dish.
If you don't want Marinex, and Arcuisine is unavailable, another option is to go to www.amazon.co.uk and have the UK version of Pyrex shipped overseas. The Pyrex brand in Europe and UK is made by a different company, and they still use borosilicate glass. However, expect the exchange rate and shipping to be expensive, and the likelihood of receiving a box of shattered glass more likely due to the long distance.