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|Product Type: Food storage container||Shape: Round|
|Color: Clear; red||Primary Material: Glass|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Country of Manufacture: United States|
Back in the early 1900's, Corning Glass Works was working on a request from the railroads to produce lantern glass that would not break when the hot glass was struck by rain or snow. In response to this request, Corning developed globes made from low-expansion glass that could withstand the abuses of weathering and handling which readily broke the flint glass globes. Ironically, the shatterproof lantern globes generated were so good that Corning's managers witnessed a decline in sales of replacement globes. This super-tough "fire glass", as it was called, was resistant to temperature fluctuations, chemical corrosion and even breakage.
In July 1913, a series of events involving Bessie Littleton, the wife of the company's newest scientist, forced Corning managers to focus their attention on the consumer venture. Apparently, Mrs. Littleton had used a Guernsey brand casserole only twice when it fractured in the oven. Knowing the strength of the glass her husband worked with on a daily basis, she implored him to bring home a substitute from the Corning Glass Works plant. He returned the next evening with the bottoms of two sawed-off battery jars made from low-expansion glasses. Mrs. Littleton cooked a sponge cake in one of the surrogate baking dishes. She noted several remarkable findings: • The cooking time was shorter • The cake did not stick to the glass; it was easy to remove with little adhesion • The cake was unusually uniform • The flavor of the cake did not remain in the dish after washing • She could watch the cake bake and know it was done by looking at the underside.
Mr. Littleton brought his wife's creation to work the following day. Laboratory researchers inspected the cake, which was a "remarkable uniform shade of brown all over." The men deemed it delicious and very well baked. Thus began a two-year process to perfect this new invention. The notion of baking in glass was a whole new concept to the public. In 1915, a wondrous new line of "glass dishes for baking" appeared in the nation's hardware, department and china stores. On May 18, 1915, Boston department store Jordan Marsh placed the first PYREX bakeware order.
Sold under the PYREX® trademark, this transparent ovenware seemed to be the perfect material, for it was "swift, clean, and economical." Ordinary glassware easily chipped, cracked and broke. PYREX glass was different. This bakeware was not only sturdy, it was nearly unbreakable, eliminating the hassle and cost of replacement. (The durability factor would become even more important as resources grew scarce during the Great Depression and World War II.)
NOTE: This product is subject to a minimum order quantity of 6
Hard to find - found here
Wayfun from USA
I have two cup Pyrex storage containers, but needed one cup for freezing smaller amounts like sauces for single-serving sizes.. Problem was, the one cup size was only available as parts of larger sets..After doing an internet search, I found the one cup size available here. Anchor Hocking also sells one cup size sets..however, the reviews about the plastic lids were dreadful - they crack with age and heatingfreezing, etc. The Pyrex containers were only available in groups of six, but since I was looking for ten of them I went for the larger set size at twelve containers.. They arrived two days later - very fast shipping.. Very well wrapped, brand new, in perfect shape. Like this traditional plastic cover much more than the newer kind with the microwave steam release, when I see that cover in stores, it's inevitably broken from people playing with it. Also the newer covers are bulkier, and come in two pieces that are more complicated to use and seal. Probably Pyrex is selling off these smaller containers since they are discontinuing the traditional cover sets.. .. so basically grab them while you can!
R. from NC – Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Great for keeping leftovers fresh in the refrigerator. Solid glass so no plastic BPA. The small size allows you to stack several in your cupboard for easy access.
One Cup Pyrex - hard to find! Thanks
Wayaround from New York NY – Verified Buyer
These are the perfect size for freezing single serving size soups or sauces... and were impossible to find! Only available as part of a larger set. Now I have two weeks worth of soups, sauces frozen and ready to eat - taking up not too much space in the freezer. Thanks for selling! Super fast delivery, great packaging too - not a single one was broken.. All were brand new.
Pyrex covered Glass cups
Edna from Lincoln, CA – Verified Buyer
bought 6. They are the perfect size for my Jello treat recipe.
Got rid of the plastic containers...
Scott McCray from Charlotte, NC – Verified Buyer
We've had a few Pyrex containers for leftover storage for the last several years - absolutely love 'em. We decided the plastic "stain-tainers" had to go so we bought these to round out our collection of new Pyrex containers. Pyrex glassware is the way to go - freezer, fridge and dishwasher safe - some are even oven safe (minus the lid, of course) below 350°F. Couldn't be happier!
Just the right size
Alejandro from Portland, OR – Verified Buyer
I cook in batches and these containers are the perfect size to hold a single serving.