24 Issues of Better Homes and Gardens
Included with purchase ($10 value).
|Set Size: 4||Number of Items Included: 4|
|Material: Glass||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Tarnish Resistant: Yes||Shape: Oval|
|Handles: Yes||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.)
pandm from Madison, MS – Verified Buyer
This bakeware is so practical - the two most used sizes in every kitchen! These bakers are up for preparing meals ahead and covering them with their lids until time for popping into the oven! Just Great!
Mrs.Sandy from Ocoee, FL – Verified Buyer
I have used the smaller size in the microwave, refrigerator, several times and the larger size once. they have worked just great. I will have to say that the new tops with the handles are GREAT. They wash in the dishwasher just wonderfully. I'm very satisfied.
Outstanding bakeware that doesn't have a flimsy plastic lid.
Ellen from Muncy, PA – Verified Buyer
This is a high quality product you will be happy you purchased. Pros: The flexible plastic lids won't break like the hard plastic lids you find on some cake pans. Cons: None
Krzysztof from Palaine, IL – Verified Buyer
These are great serving tray.s The size and design are just what I was expecting. They looks really nice too.
Justin from Winnsboro, TX – Verified Buyer
I was given a set of these as a gift and have been using them regularly for a few years now. So I'm passing the buck and ordering a set to give as a gift myself. Very durable and the lids fit like a glove, which makes food storage a breeze when I make enough to eat on for a few days.
jessica from ambridge, PA – Verified Buyer
great quality easy snap on lids makes it great for travel
Good, not Perfect
Beth from Jackson, MI – Verified Buyer
This set is nice. The tops fit, but I'm not sure if they are air tight. I prefer my older Pyrex that have the tops that fit completely around the outside. I do like the handles.
Robert Martin from Harwichport, MA – Verified Buyer
I was concerned about shipping glass products but these arrived intact well protected.The lids fit very well they are a very good value. There are a lot of choices as well.