24 Issues of Better Homes and Gardens
Included with purchase ($10 value).
|Set Size: 6||Pieces Included: 3 Lids; 3 Baking/Cooking Dishes|
|Number of Items Included: 6||Color: Clear; Red|
|Material: Glass||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Tarnish Resistant: Yes||Shape: Rectangular|
|Handles: No||Lid Included: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Refrigerator Safe: Yes||Freezer Safe: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Product Warranty: 2 year limited|
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.)
No more eating plastic
Laura from Hobart, IN – Verified Buyer
Love this product. Have been switching out all my plastic storage containers for glass. My husband loves ruining all of the "microwave safe" plastic containers. They get all bubbly along the sides and discolor inturn means he's eating his cooking dish also. This stuff is microwave.dishwasher,oven and freezer safe. Yep, I these Pyrex containers for sure. Will be buying more.
Brooke from Ames, IA – Verified Buyer
I bought these so I could pre-prep meals on the weekend. Put them in the freezer and then pop them in the oven during the week and still sore left over.
really nice heavy glass ware.
KATEEVA from Broadview, IL – Verified Buyer
Bought this past summer2014. And I love it bake banana bread in it all the time. Pros: I love that it is heavy glass wear. Cons: wish came in a larger size.
Lil from Dallas, OR – Verified Buyer
Super great. :-) they are a nice size and heavy. Clean up well.
Are not practical to carry out
Martha from Converse, TX – Verified Buyer
Excellent product but I gave it a 4 because the food is spilled, are not practical to carry out
Ceil from INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Verified Buyer
The perfect size for one-person leftovers. Easy storage. Quick heat up and clean up.
Matches the description...
Christine from Brewster, NY – Verified Buyer
Very happy with my purchase! Prompt delivery and lids fit very well...
Ma Ferdalyn from Derry, NH – Verified Buyer
I love this set, it is very useful for us especially for storing some left over or even bringing food or lunches to work.
Sweetie from Queens Village, NY – Verified Buyer
These were delivered on time at the right price. I would not shop anywhere else.
Sally from Helena – Verified Buyer
Was perfect for holiday goodies