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When I first moved out back in 2001 a present that my mum bought for me for my new home was a Pyrex casserole dish and I still have the same casserole dish now! This is my review of the product.
When I got this present off my mum I was actually really pleased because I do enjoy cooking and it made me feel a bit like a grown up receiving it for my own home if that makes sense. Pyrex in my opinion are one of the top brands when it comes to kitchen items and my experience with this casserole dish has been nothing but positive to be honest.
The Pyrex casserole dishes come in various sizes and the one that I have is a two litre capacity. You can actually buy a set of three on amazon for £14.00 and when some of the dishes cost seven plus pounds each it could be worth checking out this set if you need a few dishes.
The casserole dishes are clear glass and are a really thick glass which feels excellent quality. The dish also comes with a lid which again feels just as good quality as the actual bowl. Now my bowl is looking anything but clear glass now after years of being used! The glass has darkened through being used but it still feels as though it will last me many more years despite being used for twelve years so far! The casserole dishes come with a ten year guarantee so you can be confident of the quality I feel.
I tend to make chicken casseroles more than anything in this dish but will sometimes throw a shepherds pie in it as well so it is a versatile item. It is suitable for use in a oven up to 300 degrees and I can't see any reason why anyone would need it to be in an oven that hot anyway but it is useful to know! I found that this casserole dish was just the right size for a family of three when I was living with my husband and our son but it is also suitable for just my son and I now I just don't fill it the same.
Although I do not have a dishwasher the casserole dish is suitable for the dishwasher. I find it easy to wash up in hot soapy water though. You can also use this in the microwave to warm things up so it really is a useful product to have in the kitchen! It has quite a sleek looking design and so I wouldn't be embarrassed serving food in it to the table apart from the fact that mine is quite stained now!
I would absolutely recommend the Pyrex casserole dish to anyone. I think it is such a versatile product which is excellent quality and which will last you many years!
Thank you for reading my review!
This was another kitchen item that I inherited from my mum because she has so many pots, pans and dishes that she wanted more space and I am always grateful for donations. It is an excellent casserole dish but one that I don't use very often anymore simply because I use my slow cooker for most of my stews in the winter.
It is the same excellent quality that I have come to expect from Pyrex over the years and is made entirely from glass which is thick and solid and really sturdy. Again it comes with a 10 year guarantee but I would be doubtful that you would even need it because it is so well made and sturdy.
The glass bowl has a capacity of 2litres so it is large enough for me and I can make a decent casserole fit in it to serve four people. I like the fact that it is so attractive so that if I have people over for dinner I can make a fancy casserole in this and then just use the bowl to serve it in and put it in the middle of the table for people to help themselves as it is nice enough for serving in.
Because it is made from glass it is very hygienic and also it doesn't retain flavours so I can use it for a garlic casserole one night and then the next I could make a rice pudding without worrying that the taste of garlic would still be in it. It is really easy to clean and I find that just washing it in the sink with some fairy liquid is enough to clean it and I don't have to spend ages scrubbing it clean. It is also safe to put in the dishwasher but I think it is a bit of an awkward size so find it easier to just clean it in the sink.
Because it is so solid it is fairly heavy and that is before I even have anything in it but it has handles on both the bowl and the lid which line up together and are easy to hold on to.
I like the size of this bowl as it is fine for both my oven and also my microwave if I want to heat up any left-overs that are in it. It is also safe to put in the refrigerator and also the freezer if you want to freeze any leftovers.
I have no complaints about this casserole dish as it is attractive and really well made and I would use it much more often if not for the fact that I use my slow cooker most of the time. If you don't have a slow cooker then I would recommend that you get yourself one of these as it will last you for years and as it only costs about £10 it is well worth it.
When myself and my Husband married we had already been living in our own home together and therefore we had it kitted out, when it came to our wedding list we asked for items that we really wanted for the house rather than just what we had been able to afford when we'd moved and we asked for a number of Pyrex items.
The bowl can be bought online at the likes on Amazon and in store in most supermarkets and department stores, a bowl this size would usually cost around £10 and there are other sizes available however we decided to ask for a large dish so that we could make extra food and freeze it.
The casserole dish is made of glass which apparently is Borosilicate glass which makes it thermal shock resistant, the dish can be used in both the oven and the microwave, can be washed in a dishwasher and is safe to put into the fridge or freezer. Pyrex are obviously confident in their product as it comes with a 10 year guarantee which in my opinion does reassure you that you are buying a great product.
The casserole dish is circular in shape it has about an inch of extra glass sticking out of either side of the dish and it's lid to make handles to make it easy to handle the dish. The lid fits the dish perfectly with a good thick rim, the whole thing is made of really thick glass and can be quite heavy when filled with a casserole or similar.
I have found this dish to be really useful, it has space to easily prepare a meal for 4 with leftovers and the tastes of your meals doesn't remain in the dish after washing even when you have left food in it a day or so. I have had the dish for 7 years now and there is barely any scratches on it which I am impressed with.
The dish is generally easy to clean although it does generally need a soak as food does bake on it quite badly, after a soak the food lifts away and the dish comes clean. My dish isn't tainted at all even though it has been used to cook many dishes.
I use my casserole dish about once a week and I can certainly say I have had more than a fair use out of it even if it broke tomorrow, I would give this dish 5 stars and would recommend this and Pyrex in general.
"Utterly delicious and very healthy the casserole is making a come-back - and this classic round dish is ideal for gently cooking meat fruit and vegetables to perfection. Two wide glass lips on the lid and the dish help you handle it easily while a capacity of 2L gives you loads of room for vegetables and meat juices to circulate and thicken. Distinguished by an azure tint glass this is high quality cook-to-tableware. Heat resistant to 300°C you can use this great casserole with confidence in any oven"