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|Color: Clear||Material: Borosilicate glass|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Stain Resistant: Yes||Odor Resistant: Yes|
|Non-Stick Surface: No||Product Type: Pie pan|
|Shape: Round||Handles: No|
|Lid Included: No||Oven Safe: Yes|
|Stove Safe: No||Microwave Safe: Yes|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Refrigerator Safe: Yes|
|Freezer Safe: Yes||Recipes Included: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: No||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: Limited 2 year warranty|
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 3
Nice for the price
Elizabeth from Greensboro, NC– Verified Buyer
Nice pie dish. I don't know why you would pay more; you would end up with something the same quality or worse. It strikes me as a touch on the shallow side but that might just be because I am used to using metal and not a thick glass product like this one. I would definitely recommend this to others. It arrived very quickly (maybe 3 or 4 days from ordering it).
Perfect glass for all my pies!
Maryann from Gladwin, MI– Verified Buyer
Like glass for pies. Metal seemed to shrink all my crusts, even with a lower oven temperature. These are perfect for my kitchen.
Just What I Needed
Charles from Paterson, NJ– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Although I initially purchased this plate to bake fruit pies, I am also using it to bake both delicious chicken and turkey pot pies.
Just as decribed
Cristina from Littleton, MA– Verified Buyer
not the most beautiful pie dish, but it serves its purpose, is sturdy and a great price. I bought 2!
Vicki from Key West, FL– Verified Buyer
With the holidays coming everyone should have an inexpensive glass pie plate. Cooks evenly.
ROY from wv.– Verified Buyer
was no as described were well made and worked alright
Great Product for Pie Baking
Barbara from Greensburg, PA– Verified Buyer
Exactly what I was looking for. I have had some of these pie plates for many years and was unable to find them in stores.
NATASHA from Syracuse, KS– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Great glass pie dish. Good quality for the price. Clean and simple look.
Perfect Pie Plates
KATHY from CONCORD, CA– Verified Buyer
I really like these pie plates because they evenly heat so that the crust comes out perfect.
Great plate, great price
Laura from St. Peters, MO– Verified Buyer
This is a standard glass pie plate. Great price for a nice pie plate. Shipping packaging was sufficient so the pie plate was delivered without problems.