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|Product Type: Food storage container||Set Size: 14|
|Shape: Round||Color: Clear; blue|
|Primary Material: Glass||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Oven Safe: Yes|
|Freezer Safe: 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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Great storage containers!
CHRIS from Auburn, WA– Verified Buyer
I had an existing set that I purchased from a retail store years ago... same manufacturer... I love those and always wanted more, so when I saw these I had to order them. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time but one of the bowls were chipped. I got online and submitted a return request and had the replacements within a few days. A very positive experience and I'm happy with the purchase.
Tatjana from Palm Coast, FL– Verified Buyer
These containers are great. I plan to eventually have all pyrex, instead the plastic, including the best plastic that are sold in a home and very nice. However, with all the recent concerns about plastic, I find the Pyrex bowls to be safer and certainly much easier to wash. I am satisfied with the product.
Ryan from Tempe, AZ– Verified Buyer
After years of using deformed plastic storage containers I focused on finding a glass set. After browsing the way fair site I found this item at the best price and the best quality.
Great deal on an excellent product
LucyGoose from Philadelphia, PA– Verified Buyer
I wanted more of the smaller size bowls, thus was already familiar with the product. This was a very good price on this set. Overall, aside from losing one because someone takes leftovers home and does not return it, this is an excellent product that everyone should have in their kitchen. Also dishwasher friendly (lids on the top rack).
kathi from Manchester, CT– Verified Buyer
there are lots of pieces to this set. I was disappointed though because one had a chip on the edge when i got it and i chipped another piece when i was putting it away. good for storage and microwave.
stephanie from Batesville, MS– Verified Buyer
I bought two sets of these bowls to replace my old storage containers. I love them. They are just what I wanted. They have a good tight seal and keep my food fresh. They are easy to clean and work well in the microwave. Good buy!
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Regina from Dudley, GA– Verified Buyer
I love these bowls & the lids have not warped! I love that the bowls can be used in the freezer, microwave & oven & dishwasher safe! I am so glad I can use these for storage & reheating & will be using the Ziploc containers only for sending food to someone else's home!
Sharon from hightstown, nj– Verified Buyer
I love these containers for leftovers. You can take them from the fridge to the microwave. Much better than plastic.
Kay from Willow Creek, CA– Verified Buyer
These are getting more use than I thought they would. Excellent quality and easy to clean, no little crevices that you can't get to, so that makes it nice. I use them in microwave too.
Suzanne from Portland, OR– Verified Buyer
I have a different set of these containers and I love them! They're great for heating soup at work for lunch, or baking.