12 Issues of Food & Wine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Set Size: 2||Pieces Included: 3-Quart Baking Dish; 2-Quart Baking Dish|
|Number of Items Included: 2||Color: Clear|
|Material: Glass||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Tarnish Resistant: Yes||Shape: Rectangular|
|Handles: Yes||Lid Included: No|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Refrigerator Safe: Yes||Freezer Safe: Yes|
|Capacity in Quarts: 3-Quart: 3 Quarts||Capacity in Quarts: 2-Quart: 2 Quarts|
|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.)
Great baking dishes!
Terry from Kenosha, WI – Verified Buyer
I love these baking dishes. I have used them many times. Just the right size, handles are an extra convenience, and washes easy. Would highly recommend!!! Easy to use, handles for easy grabbing and carrying, durable. None I can think of.
Love these baking dish
Lauruby from Brunswick, GA
What is there to say.. they are a baking dish. I needed them and I use them frequently. They work perfectly for cooking for 2 people.
Just what I wanted
Linda from VERO BEACH, FL – Verified Buyer
These are perfect. Just the right sizes for my baking needs. Wayfair is the best company I deal with! Great customer service....ALWAYS,!
Baking dish set
Jeane from Roslindale, MA – Verified Buyer
Love this baking dish set. Perfect size and quality. I bought a second set as a gift.
Anonymous from Illinois – Verified Buyer