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      11.03.2014 16:32
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      Recommended to everyone

      *~* An attempt at a Pyrex Bowl Review *~* So pleased and happy I have discovered a site where I can write reviews and make some pennies for writing about things I use and love and have a lot of knowledge about. My bowl from Pyrex is underneath my cupboard in my kitchen and it comes out about once a week for making all sorts of things and not just in the kitchen. I do craft work and use it to mix paste. It washes out well s there's no trace of the paste afterwards though, My Pyrex Bowl is made of thick glass and is tough. My Pyrex Bowl is well made and cost £9.79 and it came with another two bowls as part of a set so the cost wasn't for one bowl alone. I have loads of other things from Pyrex and it's really a good brand and has been around for many years. I wash my Pyrex Bowl in the sink as I find it's slightly too tall to place upside down in the dishwasher and I only have a single dishwasher so space is limited. I can get it in if I put it the right way round but this means it ends up being full of water at the end of a wash cycle. I've mixed watercolour paints for craves in my Pyrex Bowl as well as using it for ingredients for food. I use it covered with cling film to keep foods fresh in a cold conservatory or the fridge (when I have room), as my fridge is very small too. I'd be happy to answer any queries you have on this kitchen item and as this is my first attempt I hope you'll be kind with your responses. Thank you @Hayley2014

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        23.01.2014 16:01
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        5/5 a great product, which really do last a lifetime.

        Pyrex products seem to be something my Mum's always had in her kitchen cupboards and so when moving out and buying my own cookware Pyrex was the obvious choice for me. I bought lots of different bits and pieces by Pyrex, most of it from the Range one of these items was a 2l glass bowl which I paid about £4 for. These bowls also come in 0.5l and 1l varieties but I opted for the biggest as I thought it would best suit my needs. Pyrex glassware is available all over the place; you can get it on Amazon and at most supermarkets as well as at cookware shops. I bought mine from The Range purely because I was already shopping in there but they do regularly have sales on cookware ranges so it's well worth a look. I had previously bought a couple of Pyrex items from a local cook shop for a higher price so it's definitely worth shopping around to find the best prices. Anybody who cooks will know that a good bowl for mixing, preparing and serving is essential and my Pyrex glass bowl does its job perfectly. I haven't got a big kitchen but I will always have room in my cupboards for this item as I really do use it every day. Whether it's a case of mixing up the ingredients for a pie filling, melting chocolate over boiling water, making sauces using my hand blender or just serving a salad my Pyrex bowl never lets me down. I chose the bigger size as I knew it would be great for making cake mixes and sauces without having to worry about it spilling over the edges although I'm sure as the years living in my home pass I will acquire the smaller sizes too as they come in so handy. The Pyrex range is very strong and durable and the glass bowls are no exception, even after dropping mine a couple of times on the kitchen floor there's still not a mark on it. The bowls are so sturdy and sit firmly on the work surface whether I'm whipping or blending they don't slide about all over the place. The bowls can be used in the microwave, oven, fridge of freezer or they can be used for pretty much whatever you're making. I've used my bowl time and time again at both extremes of temperature and I've never had any problems at all it's still as good as they day I bought it. I always wash my bowl by hand and it always cleans easily with no problems although it can also be put in the dishwasher. Overall, I'd recommend Pyrex bowls and their whole range of cookware to anybody. It's so strong and long lasting, and will withstand a fair few knocks. This versatile product can be used in a multitude of kitchen environments without having to worry about harming it. Pyrex bowls are simply designed but definitely stand the test of time.

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          05.01.2014 11:30
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          a must have

          A glass mixing bowl is probably something owned by most homes - and the majority probably have a Pyrex one. We have a couple in our collection and we have owned both for several years now and used them a lot and in a variety of ways. The one I use most is this larger one, with a two litre capacity. Pyrex as a brand was introduced in 1915 for 'a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware'. Nowadays, however, it is made of tempered glass. It is highly heat resistant and is guaranteed by the manufacturer for ten years - I believe this to be a good indication of the quality of the products. The bowl is available in four sizes - 14cm/0.5 litre capacity, 16cm/1 litre capacity, the one featured here - 21cm/2 litre capacity, 24cm/3 litre capacity. We own th etwo smallest sized bowls. The price of the bowls varies depending on where you buy them, but as an indication of price, a 2 litre bowl costs £4 in Tesco. This makes them very affordable in my opinion. They are clear glass bowls and the glass feels very thick and durable - they are quite heavy to lift compared to ordinary glass bowls. The glass is smooth to the touch - although I believe that they can also be purchased with ridged glass effect. The bowls are heat resistant (up to 300 degrees C) and can be used in the microwave. They can also be washed in the dishwasher and used in the freezer, if you so wish. I have never personally used them in the freezer so cannot comment on their use here but I have used in the microwave and they have been very effective. I have also washed them in the dishwasher and they have washed up really well - they have not scratched or gone cloudy like some of my glassware has. They are great for things like melting chocolate for cooking or just mixing ingredients together - I have used my electric hand whisk in the bowls on numerous occasions and they have not been marked or scratched at all. This bigger one is most useful for mixing ingredients together owing to it's large capacity. The bowl is large in size but still easily stored in our kitchen cupboards and other bowls can be stacked inside it to minimise the use of storage space. The bowls are very durable too - we have dropped ours once or twice on the hard kitchen floor and they have not chipped or smashed. Obviously, it is not something that I would recommend but it gives an indication of their durability. Overall, I would say that these bowls are fantastic value and of exceptional quality and I would definitely recommend each home owns at least one.

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          04.12.2013 13:28
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          One of my kitchen essentials.

          One of my kitchen essentials is my Pyrex bowl. I used to have quite a collection of bowls and pudding basins till they fell out of the cupboard and, contrary to most people's opinions, smashed. It is true; unfortunately, that when Pyrex is involved in multiple bowl collisions with a tiled floor it will smash in style. It will smash into a million sparkly pieces. Anyway, this led me to need to start replacing my Pyrex bowls and pudding basins. So when I see them on offer or even at a boot sale I will purchase one. My most recent Pyrex bowl is a 2.0 litre bowl that I purchased from Morrisons when they had a third off some of the kitchenware. I paid £2.66, which I consider to be a bit of a bargain. My Pyrex bowl sits comfortably and safely with assorted other Pyrex bowls (1.0 litre and another 2.0 litre) in a much lower cupboard. I consider Pyrex to be very strong and versatile and will happily pop this glass bowl in the microwave to warm up beans in or cook rice. I also store food in this bowl in the refrigerator and then happily pop it directly into the microwave. The bowl is great for making jellies and blancmanges in and makes a simple but effective bowl for a trifle. Over Christmas my Pyrex bowls will be used for food storage, preparation, cooking and presenting. I find it great for whipping cream up in or making a small batch of buns or soaking fruit in prior to baking a fruit cake or tea loaf. Pyrex is a kitchen essential that I have come to appreciate as I get older (when I was younger I preferred jazzy coloured plastic bowls) as it does not stain, very rarely scratches or chips and is almost impossible to break. An investment in Pyrex cookware will pay you back numerous times in the future. Thank you for reading.

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          03.12.2013 10:48
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          It might just be a bowl but it's a good one

          When I first left home and moved into my own house my mum bought me a set of Pyrex dishes which I have added to over the years so that I now have a large selection of Pyrex bowls, jugs, casserole dishes etc. The reason as to why my mum bought me them in the first place and the reason why I have added to the collection is simple, it is because they are so good. I have used them loads over the years and can honestly say they are something that every household should have in their kitchen cupboards. The classic bowl is a really good example of something which is so simple but is so incredibly useful so if you receive it as a housewarming present you might not get overly excited by it to begin with but over the years it will become an integral item in your kitchen. I actually have 2 Pryex bowls because I got one from mum and I also bought a larger one for myself. The 2ltr bowl is probably the one that I use most often because I find that it is large enough for most things that I do with it. Occasionally I will need a larger bowl but to be honest it isn't very often as the 2ltr one is usually large enough for most things. Of course at the end of the day it is just a large bowl but it is really well made and this makes it better than most in my opinion. It is made from Borosilicate glass which makes it really strong and durable. It is pretty much indestructible when it comes to daily use and can be used in the oven, microwave, fridge and freezer without fear of it smashing or cracking. It can be used to temperatures up to 300 degrees Celsius meaning that as well as just using it as a bowl you can also use it to cook food in. I have a Pyrex casserole dish that I also use often but sometimes when I am being lazy and don't need to cook my food slowly in the oven I just use the bowl to prepare the food and then cook it in it instead of dirtying another dish. Obviously for slow cooked stews this isn't ideal because it doesn't come with a lid so food with brown on top and dry out if it is put in the oven for a long time but I do like the fact that I can put it in the oven if I wish. I also like the fact that I can actually see the food that I am making in it. For example if I am baking something I can see that all the ingredients are well mixed since it is see-through. The bowl is a really good size for baking actually and it is wide and deep enough so that the ingredients can be mixed easily and not go all over the work top. It is also solid and heavy enough so that I don't have to be scared that the bowl is just going to slide off the work top and drop on the floor. Talking of dropping as this is made of glass it can obviously smash if you drop it but it is really solid and I have dropped them a few times on the floor and so far I haven't made so much as a crack in the bowls that I have. That just goes to show how well made and solid the glass is. In fact even though the bowls are a few years old they are still in excellent condition and other than a few minor scratches they are still looking good. These bowls are an investment as they should last a lifetime as long as you manage to not smash them which as I have explained it is actually more difficult than you would imagine given that they are made of glass. Another benefit of them being made of glass is that they don't retain flavour or smells. This means that I could make a stew in the bowl with garlic and red wine if I wanted to then give it a quick wash and use it to mx ingredients for a cake and I could be assured that they bowl wouldn't retain any of the flavours from the garlic or the red wine. Usually when you are investing in good quality items such as these that are going to last for years it is going to cost as 99% of the time when something is such good quality you are expected to pay a premium for them. Luckily though with these bowls even though they are excellent quality they don't cost an absolute fortune. You can buy the 2 ltr bowl for around about £6 and even less if you are willing to look online for it and even though it is just a glass bowl at the end of the day it is a really brilliant one.

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          29.09.2013 18:47
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          Love Pyrex

          I have a set, or collection you might call it, of various sizes of Pyrex bowls. My 'collection' doesn't end with bowls, however, I also have various other baking and cooking utensils. One of my glass bowl pieces from Pyrex is the 2 litre one which I use fairly often, I have to say. I have a larger one than this too but this one probably gets used more so than the others. It's excellent quality, cost me only a couple of pounds from Sainsbury's years back and it still looks as good now as it did on the day I bought it. There is just something about Pyrex as a a brand that I really admire. It will never go out of fashion, it looks good, it's really practical and their glass baking bowls are really versatile. I use mine for all sorts of things from making up brownie mixture, cake mixture, batters and sauces and even serving salad from it when I didn't have my wooden salad sever bowl. One of the reasons I love this bowl is that it doesn't retain smells or colours. It's made of pure solid glass so obviously it's not the sort of material that is going to be even retain smells or stains. It's incredibly easy to keep clean and I have used managed to clean it in a (very) hot wash inside my dishwasher and it's never come to any harm. It's not scratched or marked and it just seems to be incredibly strong and robust. I have even actually dropped it on the laminate floor of my kitchen once when it had pink cream icing inside it as I was decorating a cake for my daughter's birthday party. The glass didn't shatter at all and there wasn't even a crack in sight. It really is made to last. The other thing I love about this glass bowl is the fact that (if I wanted to) I would be able to use it inside my microwave oven. I haven't actually done this but I have used it on many occasions inside a conventional oven and it's fine and safe to do so, likewise, as I say, it is also dish washer safe. On the whole, it's just a really useful price of kitchen equipment. Pyrex is a brand that I certainly trust and all of their items I have ever used have really impressed me. I'd certainly recommend this 2 litre bowl for everyone's kitchen.

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            04.07.2013 11:40
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            Five out of five stars

            Pyrex 2 litre glass bowl The Pyrex 2 litre glass bowl is one of my all time favourite baking utensil, I use it all the time. Especially, whenever I decide to make a cake or some cup cakes. The Pyrex 2 lt glass bowl is just what you would expect - a rather large glass bowl. It is a simple and no fuss piece of kitchen equipment, but one that I have used time and time again. The Pyrex 2lt glass bowl is also a great bowl for filling with crisps for a party, I would love to fill it with chocolates (in particular white chocolate buttons), but you would need a lot of sweets to make it not look barren. I have also used the bowl at Halloween to fill it with a mixture of lolly's and other children's treats because it does have quite a wide opening making it ideal to rummage about in. The only downside of the Pyrex 2 litre glass bowl is that it is quite heavy, after all it is made from solid glass. But then being a heavy a bowl also has its upsides when baking because I want something that won't easily be knocked over especially when I am whisking away. It also has quite a large bottom, which makes the glass bowl a fairly sturdy bowl to use. As you would expect from Pyrex the Pyrex 2lt glass bowl is dish washer, freezer and microwave safe. It is also extremely easy to clean and because it is solid glass it doesn't stain or hold onto flavours, which is great when using strong coloured food dye to make lovely coloured cakes. I managed to pick up the Pyrex 2lt glass bowl from a local hardware store for around £4 - a bargain considering how much I have used the bowl. Pyrex products can often be found in supermarkets, stores like Dunelm mill or even online from Amazon. In my kitchen the Pyrex 2lt glass bowl is an absolute must have! And definitely worth the full five out of five star rating. Highly recommended.

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            03.07.2013 17:38
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            I love Pyrex

            Myself and my husband moved into our own house before we married but we kitted the house out with items which were cheap from the supermarkets so when it came to getting married we put a number of more decent items on our wedding list. One of the items we were bought was a range of Pyrex dishes and one of them was this bowl. My Mam always taught me that Pyrex was the way to go in the kitchen and I would have to agree, this bowl can be used in the oven and the microwave, is both fridge and freezer safe and even comes complete with a 10 year guarantee which just shows how good the makers believe it is. Pyrex seems to have come down in price over recent years and we have owned this for 7 years now so it would probably have costs more when it was bought than now, now a days you can buy this bowl for around £6. The bowl is also available in a 1 litre version however I feel the bigger bowl is the better one if you are only going to buy yourself one of them. The bowl of course is made of glass which is very thick and has rim which is slightly thicker again, the bowl is pretty heavy and you can immediately tell it is great quality. I use my bowl for all sorts of things, when we make cakes this bowl is always used and it is used at least once a week for mixing Sophie a pasta salad to take to school for her lunch. The bowl is easy to use and easy to wash up again, the bowl holds plenty in it meaning I can happily make full cake mixes in it. The bowl has a few scratches on it however being 7 years old I think that is to be expected but it is still in perfect working order. My Mam has only ever had 2 of these bowls that I can remember in my lifetime and i'm 30 so I think that is testament for how good they are. I have more in the Pyrex range and I am really happy with all of them, I will buy another one of these bowls once this has broken but at the moment it appears it has lots of life left in it and it is one of my better wedding presents.

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              23.09.2012 15:44
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              Great quality kitchenware

                I have a variety of Pyrex dishes and bowls including the "classic" bowl which I use primarily for making cakes.  Pyrex has become a kitchen "must have" and I don't think I know anyone who doesn't own a least one Pyrex product.   Pyrex is made out of very sturdy glass and it would take some effort to chip, as for a glass product they seem pretty indestructible - mine has dropped out of a low level cupboard several times and it hasn't left a mark on it.  Its dishwashable and can go in the microwave plus I suspect it could also go in the oven, although I have never used it for that purpose.  If I handwash it I always use a brush or soft sponge as I feel a scouring pad would scratch it, but its very easy to clean cake mixture from it and the glass doesn't harbour smells.     The main purpose of this bowl (the large 2 litre size) is for baking.  Its rounded with no crevices which makes mixing straightforward as there are no "corners" for part mixed cake to creep into.  I find it is easy to hold onto the bowl, either whilst mixing on the worktop, when I sometimes use a clean dishcloth underneath the bowl to stop it sliding or as I am pouring the mixture from the bowl into the cake cases I can hold it under my arm.  There is a thicker rim around the top of the bowl which stops drips when the mixture is being poured into another vessel.   This Pyrex bowl is relatively heavy, however I haven't had a problem using it and I think it needs the weight to make it sturdy when its contents are being stirred.  I always use either a wooden spoon or a plastic covered whisk in mine so it has remained in perfect condition, however my mother's Pyrex bowl is very scratched at the bottom, to the point where it is not clear glass anymore from using metal whisks and also an electric whisk with metal attachments.  She has had the same bowl all my life, ie. well over 30 years so as long as they don't get smashed these bowls have lengthy lifespans!  My bowl is only about 7 years old so its young in the scheme of things.   Other things I use my Pyrex bowl for include: a serving dish for popcorn, crisps etc., fruit salad, meat loaf, a dish to defrost food from my freezer in my fridge, a dish for soaking dried pulses etc.  This bowl is around 20cm in diameter, I also have a smaller version which is around 10cm in diameter, 1 litre in capacity, which I use for buttercream icing, steamed puddings in the microwave, heating things up in the oven and various other things.  Between them these bowls are really quite flexible and I couldn't do my cooking without them.   Pyrex is great quality but also very affordable.  I think my larger bowl was around £5 and the smaller one around £3 which makes them a kitchen essentials which are of unbeatable value. They seem to be available in most supermarkets and homeware stores, so very readily available.

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              14.09.2012 15:54
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              Great bowl!

              Looking at my bowls one day in my kitchen they looked very worse for wear indeed. I knew it was about time I swapped from cheap plastic ones that qwew really discoloured and some that had melted slightly and wanted something more multi functional and had a bit of extra funds behind me to get decent stuff. I was brought up with Pyrex in my household and my mum swore by it and it was actually my current boyfriend who is a chef that suggested getting some Pyrex which is what I did....and I bought rather a lot of it too on Amazon! The Bowl Itself: Well as stated this bowl holds 2.0L and so is a decent sized deep dish. Its made from heavy duty Borosilicate clear glass which is shock resistant and doesn't retain any odours at all and not being plastic it tends to not discolour at all either which is great and it certainly isn't going to melt thankfully which is something I tend to do with plastic stuff! It is a very plain and simple to look at bowl this one, not very heavy and the glass is very thick and of course transparent. They are breakable but to be honest they are so robust it is unlikely just through every day usage it is going to crack, chip or break...I think you'd really have to want to break it to break it sort of thing lol. What makes this a great mixing bowl is its versatility like so many other Pyrex products. Whatever you want to do with this bowl is fine whether its use it in a dishwasher, microwave something in it and its completely fine to put it in the fridge or freezer which suits so many of our needs as he does a lot of fancy cooking! We use it to prepare salads, pasta, sauces and whip creams and powder sauces up in....allsorts really and this fits in my fridge, freezer and microwave very easily indeed. We like the way we can prepare things in this and then pop it where we need to, its really is a good one this! It washes up easily, has a ten year manufacturing guarantee and we've had no problem with mine at all! These dishes are really well made, sturdy, robust and functional! I paid about a fiver for my bowl on Amazon and they are available to purchase in different sizes of course at different prices too!

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              10.08.2012 08:42
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              Great product, will be adding more to my collection

              When I was growing up we always had pyrex branded products in the house - mixing bowls, oven dishes, jugs - they were all pyrex. However, when the time came for me to move out I was astonished by how expensive pyrex was compared to similar products from less well known brands. I would have preferred to buy pyrex however I had to furnish an entire flat so money wasnt really readily available. Therefore, I bought cheaper versions of items until I could afford to upgrade. One mistake I made was buying a cheap plastic mixing bowl. Although it served its purpose I suppose it was so much more difficult to mix cake mixes or batter etc and it took longer. Also, where it was lighter it was difficult to mix whilst keeping the bowl still. When shopping in Sainsbury's one day I saw that they had pyrex products half price. Now, if money had been no object I think I would have bought most of the range but sadly, money is an object so I decided on just one piece to buy. I bought the classic bowl in a 2 litre size for just £3.75 meaning that usually this would retail at £7.50. The bowl looks identical to the one above in the picture. It is made of a very thick glass and is quite heavy. Using the bowl is very easy and I primarilly use mine for mixing things whether it be a cake mix, batter mix, pastry, bread or something entirely different like veg for a meal. The bowl stays exactly where you place it because of its weight which I find really useful as I used to really struggle keeping my plastic bowl in place and often found various foodstuffs splattered all over the kitchen! I wouldnt say the bowl is heavy as such, I have no problems holding it but maybe anyone with weaker arms may struggle slightly. The glass is smooth making it very quick and easy to mix things together and things dont tend to get stuck to the side of the bowl too much which is an added bonus. I find that when using this bowl it takes much less time than using my plastic one. I believe that the glass makes the mix form more quickly whilst the glass means the bowl stays in place better. Another thing about this bowl is how easy it is to wash up! Just a quick wipe with a sponge and some bubbles and its gleaming. I dont have a dishwasher but my mum does and it is also fine in there. I've used my bowl numerous times now and my mum has had hers since ever since I can remember and both of them look in very good condition. My Mums has a few tiny surface scratches if you look very closely but what do you expect from 20+ years of use?! Mine looks perfect. I love my pyrex bowl and feel quite smug that I got it for a bargain £3.75 but I would definitely pay the £7.50 if I had a bit more spare money. I think it is definitely worth the £7.50 price tag because it makes jobs more quick and easy to do and in addition to this, they last very well. I will definitely be adding to my pyrex collection albeit slowly when finances allow!

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                04.04.2012 04:36
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                Recommended.

                I have a lot of Pyrex products in my kitchen, as I suspect most people have also - and it's just one of those staple products that we don't realise how much we rely on them because we take them for granted just being there all the time. But these products really do make life a lot easier in the kitchen. One such product I own is the Pyrex Toughened Glassware Bowl which has a 2 litre capacity. I have owned this bowl for about ten years - and it's still with us and still going strong. While I can't say how much I paid for it all of those years ago, I can tell you that it is currently available on Amazon for £11.99. While the Pyrex Toughened Glassware Bowl may not be in any way a "sexy" product, £11.99 really is a fantastic price for a bowl that will seriously last and last and last. That's the thing about Pyrex......it's really quality - but without any gimmicks. The bowl is just a plain glass bowl and there is nothing inspiring to look at. However, the glass is toughened and because it is toughened, it would take a hell of a lot to break it. I have dropped mine several times and it's still in one piece without any chips in it. The bowl is thermal resistant and so it can withstand boiling temperatures as well as freezing temperatures and so therefore literally any kitchen liquid or mixture can safety be placed into this bowl. It can even be used in the oven, the microwave and the freezer and to have such adaptability is rare in a product like this. In addition to this, the bowl is dishwasher safe and always comes up sparkling clean. The bowl never stains or gets anything in-ground into it and so it still actually looks as good as the day I bought it. It's a fantastic buy.

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                11.02.2012 01:10
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                A great bowl which I would recommend others to purchase.

                I've used my pyrex bowl for mixing recipies, im able to get my hands in to mix the pastry, cake mix etc. For cooking in the mircowave or oven as its able to take the heat. I have frozen things in the freezer as it is able to with stand the cold. Its so durable no harm has come to it during any of these tasks. I am quite fussy about the items I have in my kitchen, because my partner and I work full time, I dont want to be spending my evenings washing up so the items have to be able to go in the dishwasher, which this has time and again. I would recommend this product to people as stated above its a good all round bowl, that can be used for mixing, cooking in the oven or microwaving and freezing. The only bad thing I can say about the bowl is over time it may be marked in the dishwasher, which is what ive found happens to glass over a long period of time and also its breakable if dropped, so children need supervision when using it.

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                  28.11.2011 19:26
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                  When I moved into my new home a few years ago I bought a large amount of kitchenware and chose Pyrex as a brand for many of my items. Pyrex products are extremely reliable and this is backed up by their 10 year manufacturer's guarantee! *Price and availability* I have seen this bowl in three sizes; the 1.0 L, 2.0 L and the 3.0 L. The one I purchased was £3.99 and was 2.0 L. I bought mine from my local supermarket but they are widely available on the internet. I recently bought a set of the three bowl sizes on Amazon.co.uk for £15.99. I could not resist! That is amazingly cheap and even with delivery, it works out at such a bargain! *Description* The best thing I like about the bowl is that it made from toughened Borosilicate Glass, which gives this product a high thermal shock resistance meaning it is oven Safe to 300 degress C. This makes is very heavy duty and hard wearing. It is quite thick glass which means that it is also very heavy! It can be a bit of handful when you have it full of ingredients. All the edges of the bowl are rounded so there are no rough edges. The base of the bowl is smooth and firm and gives a good base and offers stability. This is important for me as I often use the bowl for baking with and mixing the ingredients in. *Bake in it* Due to the robustness of the bowl, I have used the bowl to bake in. Baking a cake in a glass bowl offers a fun alternative to flat cake pans. I wanted to make a ladybird cake and this offered the perfect way of getting a round, dome cake without having to buy any expensive molds. After it had cooled, it popped out of the glass bowl easily and I was able to decorate it in a fun lady bird pattern with 7 spots. What a cool cake for a 7 year old! Dome-shaped cakes can also be hollowed out in the center and filled with a delicious filling, or simply baked and frosted. *Mix in it* I like the dish because it is see through and means that I see straight through to make sure all my ingredients have mixed together. *Serve in it* I often use it as a serving bowl because it looks smart enough, it is great for salad when having a BBQ. *Long live it!* I have had my Pyrex for many years now and it is still in fantastic condition. There are no cracks or scratches on the glass and it does not hold on to odours. The Pyrex is safe in the microwave and it is also safe for storing in the fridge or freezer. When it comes to cleaning, the dish can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. I would fully recommend it!

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                  A little about pyrex taken from wikipedia =============================== Pyrex is a brand name for glassware, introduced by Corning Incorporated in 1915. Originally, Pyrex was made from borosilicate glass. In the 1940s the composition was changed for some products to tempered soda-lime glass, which is the most common form of glass used in glass bakeware in the US and has higher mechanical strength so is less vulnerable to breakage when dropped (the leading cause of breakage in glass bakeware) In 1998, Corning divested its consumer products division which subsequently adopted the name World Kitchen. Now on with my own review ===================== Well In have had this mixing bowl for years, my Mam for some reason had two so when I got my first ever house she let me have one, that was back when I was 18 and I am 33 years old now and it is still in perfect condition, well maybe a few chips on the rim but nothing too major for many years of use. This bowl is just purchased on its own but I do believe you can also buy them in sets, but as I got this given I can not be too sure on the price but to be honest any price for this would be good as it has lasted a lot of years. What can it be used for? =================== I use this mainly for mixing bun mix or Yorkshire pudding mix, but it can be used for anything really hot or cold, as it is pyrex it is made for withstanding heat too, so anything you want to mix in here you can. I have also made trifles in this before and stored it in the fridge so this is safe for fridge storage too. How to wash it ============ Well it can be either hand washed or put in the dishwasher, however as I don't have a dishwasher it is always hand washed and it does wash up very easily, usually the mix just glides off and it takes seconds to get it sparkling. My overall opinion ============== Well what can you say about this bowl really except its brilliant and no house should be without one, I can not say how strong the glass really is as I have never banged it about too much, but its pretty heavy glass so you can not just accidently swipe it of the sides, like you would be able to with a plastic bowl, even though I say its heavy it is still easy to use and to hold. It is a really long lasting bowl that will last you years so no matter how much this would cost which they are not too over proved you can guarantee it will be worth it. It will remain in your house for years to come.

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                Bowl Capacity: 2.0 Litre - For Use in The Oven And Microwave - Fridge/Freezer Safe - Dishwasher Safe - 10 Year Guarantee