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|Material: Glass||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Color: 1: Blue|
|Color: 2: Clear||Color: 3: Green|
|Color: 4: Orange||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.)
Pyrex Purchase, Pleased
Daniel from Liverpool, NY– Verified Buyer
I ordered these because they were Pyrex, a named I new and could trust. I thought the price was very fair, not that I have any specific knowledge of any pricing. Call it a gut feeling, good bad or indifferent. The delivery was as usual on time and the tracking was very helpful. I haven't yet had the pleasure of using these mixing bowls and hope I never do. I would however recommend them based on looks alone.
I'd order two!
Chelsea from Rye, NY– Verified Buyer
These bowls are great! I use them for serving and storing. The lids fit nice and snug so food lasts longer in the fridge. I'm thinking about ordering a second set because 3 bowls isn't enough!
No more plastic!
Brenda from Homestead, FL– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
This 3-bowl varied size set of Pyrex bowls with lids is a "must have" for every kitchen. Perfect for baking, serving and leftovers......endless possibilities.
Beverly from Staten Island, NY– Verified Buyer
These bowls are super easy to clean and the covers are the perfect bonus if you start a recipe and need to finish up later.
Covered mixing bowl's
Georgene from Pioneer, OH– Verified Buyer
They are great for storage but also nice size's for mixing batters and frosting, can store with cover's on and comeback later and finish what I was doing.
Debra from Binghamton, NY– Verified Buyer
Nice set of mixing bowls. These are being used by a college student. Very versatile and perfect for leftovers.
Very Nice Bowls!
Michael from Carmel, CA– Verified Buyer
These Bowls are very nice and what a great Deal! They work perfect.
Leslie from Georgia– Verified Buyer
I love the mixing bowls. They are a great quality and a great value for your money! I have no complaints here!
Janice from Decatur, IN– Verified Buyer
Gave to Granddaughter as gift--She loves. bowls with lids are essential when doing lots of food prep.
Ghena from Smyrna, DE– Verified Buyer
bowls are great quality all of the lids seal perfect. I use for storage and serving. were trying to get away from plastic!