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Old 12-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Glass Cookware

I saw the CU report on glass bakeware breaking in explosive ways today and wondered if anyone has had this happen and whether you use glass bake ware?

It was interesting to learn about the difference between glass used in the US and the glass used in the EU. Here's a link to the story: Consumer Reports: Hot Glassware Can Shatter Unexpectedly

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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Yes. I have friends whose Pyrex blew up.

I use it. But I check it to make sure that it's not cracked.

Do not go from cold fridge to hot oven or use it on the stovetop
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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never had it happen. I don't use much glass bakeware, except pie plates, and I was always told to put them on the middle rack of the oven rather than the bottom. I do use some glazed ceramic bakeware which cooks exceptionally well. Never had any issues there either.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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I have had it blow up on me, scared the crap out of me! I also had a friend recently that this happened to.

It doesn't seem to need sharp temperature changes anymore to explode, it just goes randomly.

I have gotten rid of most of my glass bakeware and am slowly replacing it with ceramic and glazed stoneware. I really liked my glass pie plates, but the stoneware ones that have replaced them are fantastic.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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Yep I still use it, although most of mine is over 10 years old, at least.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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Now you're scaring me. I never thought about it since I grew up with Pyrex and never had a problem or even heard of one. I use a glass casserole and planned on buying a glass pie pan because when I make something with a crust, like Hamburger Onion Pie, I always check to make sure the bottom is browned to my liking. If not, I add another 5 or 10 minutes.

Last time I made it I had to add more time as I am pretty lazy about preheating the oven. If I turned it on before assembling my dish, fine. If not, I just put it in the oven anyway and add time if needed at the end.

It's not just laziness, but because of my constant back pain, I want to sit down as soon as possible.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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As long as you are careful and follow the directions for using the glass bakeware you should be fine. The article list the Do's and Don's
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #8
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As long as you are careful and follow the directions for using the glass bakeware you should be fine. The article list the Do's and Don's
Mine and my friends burst while in the oven, after cooking for a while. I have always been very careful with glass bakeware and know how to use it.

Just seems that there is an issue with the soda lime glass. Seems that even with extreme caution they can shatter unexpectedly.

I cooked for years with my mom's old Pyrex without a problem. I really liked glass bakeware.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #9
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The only glass bakeware that I have and use is either Pyrex or Anchor Hocking. I've never had a problem with either one. You should never add a cold liquid to a hot pan ... my sister did that once and it shattered ... oh, what a mess!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:22 AM   #10
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Yes, the article lists the companies' ever-expanding list of do's and don'ts, but if you read the article, people have reported problems not associated with breaching the warnings.
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