|Product Type: Dessert bowl||Color: Clear|
|Material: Glass||Number of Items Included: 24|
|Pieces Included: 6 sets of 4 dishes||Non-Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Chip Resistant: Yes||Shatterproof: Yes|
|Odor Resistant: Yes||Heat Resistant: Yes|
|Fade Resistant: Yes||Lead-Free: Yes|
|Formal or Casual: Casual||Shape: Circle|
|Pattern: Solid color||Oven Safe: Yes|
|Stove Safe: No||Microwave Safe: Yes|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Refrigerator Safe: Yes|
|Freezer Safe: Yes||Food Safe: Yes|
|Stackable: Yes||Handles: No|
|Utensil Included: No||Lid Included: No|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Country of Manufacture: United States|
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.)
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Diane from Arizona– Verified Buyer
I am very pleased with my purchase of these dessert dishes. They are exactly what I wanted and are great quality for the price.
Best little dishes in the world
marcia from Austin, TX– Verified Buyer
We have used these dishes for generation. They are perfect for everything from leftovers to baby food.
Filled a need
Kurt from San Luis Obispo, CA– Verified Buyer
With local stores not stocking desired items, Wayfair filled the void nicely. All arrived safely.