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Be careful when using Pyrex


Last updated 10/5/2017 at Noon

At 1:24 a.m. a loud crash came from the kitchen area. Nothing was evident – nothing dropped or fell to the floor – a mystery. Later that day, I opened a lower kitchen cupboard and glass fell everywhere, shards and small splinters. My Pyrex 9” x 13” glass baking dish had exploded on the shelf. It was by itself and hadn’t been used in weeks. A more confusing mystery to solve.

If you Google “exploding Pyrex dishes” you will read many frightening reports of this occurrence. Consumer Reports also has a list of stories. Pyrex changed their formula in 1999 and replaced borosilicate...

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