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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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Sherwina from Harrisburg, PA– Verified Buyer
They just arrived before I expected. I sent them as gifts for my Boss and he loves them. I would always recommend these pyrex not just for their practicality and convenience but most of all is that they are non toxic, that glasswares are always safer to use.. :-)
great size for storage
charlene from collegeville, PA– Verified Buyer
I got these because I don't like to reheat leftovers in plastic containers in the microwave. These are a great size for storage, they hold 3 cups. They also stack easily without taking up a lot of space in the fridge.
Great size for leftovers!
Lisa from KY– Verified Buyer
This is a great size for leftovers. The thin rectangular size helps it fit well in the fridge or a lunch bag.
Christine from Mapleville, RI– Verified Buyer
This dish is the perfect size for leftovers or for a small salad.
storage plus 3 -cup rectangular storage dish
Marjola from Philadelphia, PA– Verified Buyer
Item as described. Durable and convenient. The shipping was very fast as well
Kim from Houston, TX– Verified Buyer
Great for meal prep. Sometime the lid become too loose. Good for preparing meal for storage.
ricf1 from Medford, MA– Verified Buyer
Just what I wanted, needed and expected. Also a very good price.
Suzanne from IL– Verified Buyer
This is a great product. It arrived quickly & just as expected. The quality is good & it seems very well made. I am happy with my purchase. I would buy again. Would recommend to others looking to buy something like this.
Allison from California
I'm so happy with the quality of these storage dishes. They are fitting my needs perfely and i am very satisfied with them.
Andrew Murphy from MIAMI, FL– Verified Buyer
I use these to prepare my lunches for the entire week, these things are are great quality and last very well if you look after the lids