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|Product Type: Food storage container||Shape: Rectangle|
|Color: Clear; red||Primary Material: Glass|
|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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Alex from LA– Verified Buyer
This tupperware is epic, perfect size for left over soups and stews!
Chad from West Hartford, CT– Verified Buyer
Nothing not to like here. Seems to hold up fine in my dishwasher.
Great for a large meal.
Christine from Mapleville, RI– Verified Buyer
This has worked perfectly for my tater tot casserole and for lasagne.
suzanne from marlborough, CT– Verified Buyer
Have been replacing plastic with different pyrex pieces. These are working out very well.
LaToya from Hattiesburg, MS– Verified Buyer
This works great for baking, cooking brownies, corn bread. I like Pyrex dishes!
Margaret from Drexel, NC– Verified Buyer
You can not tell from the photo, but this dish is huge.........just what we wanted. Very sturdy and very easy clean-up!
can't have enough of them
Richard from Round Rock, TX– Verified Buyer
I was having major surgery so I bought several of these storage containers to freeze meals for my family. They were a life saver because I was gone for three weeks and they didn't have to worry about cooking. the lids sealed really tight and the glass containers were a breeze to wash.
I'm still here shopping
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I honestly would not still be shopping with you if I hadn't liked anything I've purchased from your site. I'm still here and will continue to shop your site. The storage dish is what we expected and I like it.
roopa from Cary, NC– Verified Buyer
This was so the right size that I wanted for a long time!
great glass container
Cindy from Morrilton, AR– Verified Buyer
I love this backing dish with the cover...I make a cake , snap on the lid and out the door I go.