Do these dishes look familiar to you?
They're Pyrex bowls and of course, you remember it. How can anyone forget what is arguably the most recognizable cookware in the world?
Pyrex was first introduced in 1908 as low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass for laboratory and kitchen glassware by Corning Glass Works. It wasn't until 1915 that Pyrex bakeware such as casserole dishes and pie plates were made available to the public. Today, over a century since the invention of the American classic glassware, sales are still soaring.
Everyone who owns a Pyrex dish can tell you that unlike anything else, it is able to withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures without breaking, changing color or affecting the taste of the food.
In the early 50s, the brand started to release dishes with patterns on them and there are now more than 150 different designs in a variety of shapes and sizes. In 1998, Pyrex was bought by World Kitchen and ever since then soda-lime glass is used to create the bakeware in the U.S.
The good news is that if you have Pyrex dishes manufactured prior to 1998, then you could be sitting on a fortune, but the bad news is that if you don't own any then you'll have a tough time getting your hands on the original dishes.
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