Here’s why I only use shatterproof French PYREX cookware – and why I’ve teamed up with IcedTeaPitcher.com to offer you a 15% discount so you can get French PYREX, too.
Easter Sunday Explosion
It was Easter Sunday, and I’d just pulled a lemon meringue pie out of the oven. The pie was in a Pyrex pie pan, which I thought could go “from oven to freezer” without a problem. But when I set the pan on my stove top to cool, it literally exploded, sending pie and glass in a hundred different directions.
Fortunately, no one was hurt. But it made me realize that all “pyrex” is not equal.
The original style of Pyrex that actually can go from the freezer to the oven and vice versa without shattering is made from borosilicate glass.
Borosilicate glass does not expand and contract like ordinary glass does when exposed to extremes of heat and cold. Shatterproof borosilicate PYREX is made in France.
New pyrex is made from tempered soda-lime glass. This pyrex comes with a warning label cautioning you against exposing it to rapid temperature changes. My pie pan that shattered into a million pieces was made of this dangerous tempered soda-lime glass. This new pyrex is made in the U.S.
Don’t Miss: Exploding Pyrex Dish? Read This to Stay Safe!
How do you know which is shatterproof French PYREX cookware? On the safe stuff, the word PYREX is all upper case, and has a border drawn all the way around it. It looks like this:
American-made pyrex is usually on the label in lower case letters like this, or not surrounded by the red border:
Notice the difference?
Where to Buy French PYREX
Remember my story about my exploding lemon meringue pie? Almost exactly the same thing happened to the founders of IcedTeaPitcher.com, except instead of pie, they were making iced tea.
When they poured boiling water into a regular pyrex pitcher, the thing shattered into tons of small glass shards. That near-miss with tragedy sent them on a quest to find the safest PYREX available – and IcedTeaPitcher.com was born.
You can get all kinds of French PYREX shatterproof cookware from the company, including:
√cake and casserole dishes of varying sizes
√loaf pans, flan and quiche dishes
√roasting pans of many sizes, and
√an iced tea pitcher when they’re back in stock.
Use Our Special 15% Discount Code!
For a limited time, when you use the special Big Green Purse code, you can get a 15% discount on your purchase. With the Easter/Passover holidays arriving, why wait?
Just use code BigGreenPurse (no spaces in between) when you shop.
Please – We want you to be safe. Use shatterproof French PYREX cookware.
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