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|Product Type: Bakeware set||Color: 1: Clear|
|Color: 2: Red||Material: Borosilicate glass|
|Number of Items Included: 6||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Tarnish Resistant: Yes||Non-Stick Surface: No|
|Shape: Oval||Handles: Yes|
|Lid Included: Yes||Microwave Safe: Yes|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Refrigerator Safe: Yes|
|Freezer Safe: Yes||Recipes Included: No|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: No||Additional Parts Required: No|
|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.)
Worst customer service!
Violet from Bronx, NY– Verified Buyer
My product was fine, but the customer service was very poor, after calling about 3 or 4 times they finally decided to ship my order a whole week after they already told me it was shipped! Not to mention that they said on the website that it was a 2 day delivery period. After about 2 weeks, I finally received my order and received 2 after I only ordered 1. I called them and told them about it out of honesty and also a courtesy to THEM. Thinking that they would return the same courtesy after all the problems with my order, they decided to charge me for the extra 1.
This matches description - easy, to use and ready to go
Debra from Apex, NC– Verified Buyer
These are just as it say, easy and grab and go. I used it for baking, and cooking -- let it cool. Caped the top. Refrigerated overnight. Then hopped in car to next destination. In the oven and on the table. Awesome!
Dara from Newport News, VA– Verified Buyer
Great product and fast shipment! Only problem I had is that the product wasn't shipped in a pyrex box. It was just wrapped in Bubble Cushion. I wanted to send it as a gift. Other than that the items themselves were perfect
can't go wrong.
dave from lapeer, MI– Verified Buyer
Really can't write a review. I Mean it's Pyrex. A nationally known company and when u say Pyrex we expect high quality items. These. Stand up to my expectations. Willing to review in a year to review overall durability
great value and ease of use
ellen from Garrettsville, OH– Verified Buyer
this is a nice set for anyone that loves to back or even make casseroles or anything that needs a lid with a glass pan. I don't like to use plastic if glass is available.
Ruby from Katy, TX– Verified Buyer
The delivery was quick and I was happy to use the bakeware right away. Having plastic covers is a big plus!
Viccie from Dickinson, TX– Verified Buyer
I purchased this set for the 9x13 dish. The other two are an odd size, but for the price I figured I might as well get 3 for the price of one.
excellent product!! exactly what i ordered!!!
Robert from Holden, LA– Verified Buyer
great product, worked perfectly for my casseroles!!! shipped very quickly !!!
Great product that matches its online description.
Shelia from Ararat, VA– Verified Buyer
These are just what I was expecting. The varying sizes are perfect.
ready for Christmas dinner
liz from seattle, wa– Verified Buyer
I bought these to cook dinner for Christmas. They are great.