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|Material: Glass; Plastic||Microwave Safe: Yes|
|Color: Blue||Lid Included: Yes|
|Pattern: Solid||Capacity: 2 To 3 Quarts|
|Mixing Bowl Set: No||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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We already own these sculpted bowls and needed to add more. The sculted design is no longer available anywhere, even Pyrex, but found them on Wayfair. Perfect size for microwaving a bowl of soup. Also perfect for individuall portions of chili, after making a large batch. Just pop on the cover and refrigerate until needed. The sculpted design eases stacking in the cupboard.
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The bowls design was nice but was a bit pricey for it's size. Seems pretty sturdy though so it's OK.
Ellen Ehle from Iowa
This was a replacement for the same bowl that must've been left at a party or some such thing. I missed it terribly because the size is fabulous, the pyrex can freeze and the lid is uber-convenient. Hooray for this bowl!
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We've switched all of our food storage containers from plastic to glass with lids and this is one of my fave bowls, perfect size.
Perfect storage bowls
Simone Tchu from San Francisco, CA– Verified Buyer
Great size. Can be used for both serving and storing food. If you lose the lid, you still have a great bowl.
Not what I expected
Darlene from Cleveland, OH– Verified Buyer
The bowls were too small for what I wanted to use them for.
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