Exploding Pyrex

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  1. nudeyorker

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    I had a pyrex pan explode into a trillion pieces last week, and I assumed it was because I took it from the cold of the refrigerator and put it into a preheated oven.
    The uncanny thing is I got this in an e-mail link a few minutes ago. It turns out I have three old pyrex pieces that were made by Corning in the US. I just threw the rest of my collection down to the trash bin.
    I'm passing this on a public service to anyone who cooks!

    snopes.com: Exploding Pyrex
     
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    And they sold the rights to the name Pyrex. Unreal. What a way to damage your brand beyond recognition. Everyone will assume it's a Corning product because Pyrex and Corning are so closely associated.

    I love living in a third world country.
     
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    What little Pyrex I have left has to be over 30 years old, thankfully.
     
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    I'll have to go inspect mine.
     
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