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|Number of Items Included: 10||Color: Clear|
|Material: Borosilicate glass||Non Toxic: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Tarnish Resistant: Yes||Shape: Round; Square|
|Lid Included: Yes||Microwave Safe: Yes|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Refrigerator Safe: Yes|
|Freezer Safe: Yes||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.)
Good Food/Fruit Storage
Tommy from California – Verified Buyer
We use the 10 piece set to store food/fruit. It is very useful, and save space for our refrigiratior.
Maria from Marina, CA – Verified Buyer
Pyrex is the best - easy to clean, oven/microwave/dishwasher safe - can't beat it.
good food storage
Christina from Lebanon, NJ – Verified Buyer
its storage, what can I say. but the "10 piece" includes the tops..
Ann from Berea, OH – Verified Buyer
Very nice set. Practical, functional. For kitchen or craft storage.
Convenient storage set
Annie from Philadelphia, PA – Verified Buyer
Great storage set with varied sizes. All pieces have lids and are useful in a variety of settings.
Sherise from Freeport, – Verified Buyer
The product is excellent because it is very handy to have when going to a pot luck or picnic and handy to send as a gift. I didn't have to worry about matching the receiver's decor.
david from Mississippi – Verified Buyer
The storage set is just what I had expected it to be it is a great quality set and a good value as well. I am happy with the purchase.
Elizabeth from Lansdowne, PA – Verified Buyer
This is my second set. Quality is great. Glass is thick and lids are sturdy.
greatest storage ever!
CARRIE COX from Staley, NC – Verified Buyer
feel so much more confident heating food in glass vs. plastic! Great brand, good sizes. SO glad we switched our food storage to glass!
zz from Pittsburgh, PA
I use this items every day, It's safe and beautiful