PSA: last night one of our pyrex cooking dishes exploded.

not fractured, exploded. “pyrex isn’t supposed to do that” we thought.

as of a few years ago, Pyrex sold their brand, the new company changed glass recipe as a cost cutting measure, resulting in a pandemic of exploding cookware and a class action lawsuit.

thankfully the patent has expired and the keyword to look for in competing glass cookware products is “borosilicate glass”

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Old pyrex could explode too, if you did terrible things to it. I had one go in the late 80s.

To be fair, my roommate had turned on the wrong burner on the hob, heated the pyrex to a temperature I like to describe as 'really hot' and then dumped cold tomato sauce on it.

Hot pyrex shards burned marks into my linoleum floor. It's a bloody miracle no one was hurt.

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