|Material: Glass; Plastic||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Color: 1: Blue|
|Color: 2: Clear||Color: 3: Orange|
|Color: 4: Red||Pattern: Solid|
|Capacity: 2 To 3 Quarts; 1 Quart or Less||Mixing Bowl Set: 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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Tricia from PA– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
You can use these for mixing, baking, microwaving, serving, and storage in the refrigerator. I gave a set to my son, who has a tiny apartment, and he uses them constantly. They look nice with any dinnerware.
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Summer from stockton, CA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Very convenient to have mixing bowls with durable lids. It can be used as storage containers or mixing bowls. Left overs can easily be stored in the refrigerator and since it's non porous, it will not give you any unwanted smells.
Doretha from Savannah, GA– Verified Buyer
I enjoy using these three bowls. I can freeze food in them as well as mixing in them. The lids colors are most charming when I take them on an outing. I must say the price was a steal.
Rosemarie from Spirit Lake, ID– Verified Buyer
I had some, so I bought these for a gift
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Kathleen from Winfield, WV– Verified Buyer
The lids fit tightly, great product for cooking or serving. Stores inside of each other after easy clean up. Uses less
Hayley from Oklahoma– Verified Buyer
Great quality! and AMAZING PRICE. I would without a doubt buy these again. The bowls are great sizes and made of very good quality glass not thin like most bowls at this price.
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Anita from Brillion, WI– Verified Buyer
As far as I am concerned one cannot go wrong with a pryrex product and the bowl set proves me right once again. Good quality and the pretty color lids give an added perk..
Rosmery from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
Excellent quality. Good sizes. Very practical. I use them pretty much every day for mixing, serving, and storing.
Satisfied client !
Shantah cosmetologist from Fort Washington Maryland– Verified Buyer
All pros no cons. Can't beat the price. Sturdy & good quality.
Christopher from Beaumont, TX– Verified Buyer
Excellent quality in a USA made product that one comes to expect in the Pyrex brand.