Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PSA: The Not-So-Infallible Pyrex Dish

Pyrex is a great invention. It has contained more potluck casseroles than any other container invented. I recently learned that Pyrex can break when heated to high temperatures. And when it does, be prepared ... it shatters into a million little pieces. This is what the roasted tomato-balsamic soup looks like when violently blended with a splintered Pyrex dish:
Keep in mind that this was at 500 degrees for 40 minutes. There were no sudden temperature changes. It simply exploded. So, if your Pyrex (or Pyrex knock-off) has been compromised with ANY small nicks or scratches, do not use it (especially at high temperatures). From now on, I think I'll stick to ceramic. If it shatters, it won't splinter like this did.

1 comment:

Suzie said...

I actually had this happen to me once too. Slightly different story ... dont put a Pyrex cassarole dish on the back burner and plan to cook on the front burner. You may acidently turn on that back burner. (it was electric so no flame to watch turn on) Pyrex that shatters on TOP of the stove ... well lets just say those little pieces can travel REAL far when you have company over for Thanksgiving day! I could have cried or laughed. I laughed for half an hour. I thought I was the only one able to explode cooking dishes in a single bound!