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”


@zensaiyuki I also learned this fact the hard way. It was about 7 years ago. I was being a dumbass and left an empty pyrex pan on an active electric stove burner.

Luckily, when the thing exploded into tiny pieces, I was on the other side of my studio apartment. No one was hurt, and no real damage was inflicted.

The Pyrex pan chose a fitting time to explode. I was watching Zombieland, and a shooting scene had just started.

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