Product Type: Pyrex Cookware
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Pyrex Classic Basic Bowl 1.0Ltr
Member Name: springtide
Pyrex Classic Basic Bowl 1.0Ltr
Advantages: Versatile and durable, great value.
Disadvantages: None for me!
For the last 25 years I have been involved with boats, big ones little ones, posh ones and those that are a bit rough!. Much of my time has been spent as a cook/stewardess and I have learnt through experience which cookware is going to last the course and which is going to go for an early bath into the Briny ! When you are stuck for space, and most galleys, even on bigger boats , are the size of a small cupboard, you need versatility, a salad bowl has to double as a mixing bowl,the serving dish needs to double up as a fruit plate and so on. This is one of the huge advantages that pyrex has for me and this classic 1litre bowl is no exception.
The swiss Army Knife of the Kitchen
Measuring 19cm in diameter and standing 9.5 cm tall it is made of tough thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass which can survive in temperatures of -40C to +300C. This means it can be used in the freezer and in the oven without any problemsThe bowl is transparent with a thick rim around the top which helps when lifting it. It is stain resistant and does not retain odours and I have never had a problem when I have used a strong marinade of garlic and ginger, once washed either by hand or dishwasher it is as fresh and clean as ever. It is also scratch resistant and lifting mine up to the light i do notice a few scratches on it but then again I have been using it daily for the last 15 years. It is also microwave friendly and I find that vegetables both frozen and fresh cook very well in it. I use a microwave plastic lid on the top adding just a splash of water and no salt at all. Excellent sponge puddings can be made in the micro using this bowl and in a fraction of the time too!
As you can tell I am pretty impressed by this bowl, its durability and flexibility of use have been tested to the max by it's hard life on board and if dropped it will dent a teak floor and your toe as well! In my opinion it is a great work horse and deserves a place in everyone's kitchen. Watch out though, it's uses are not confined to the kitchen as some people in my household also try and sneak it away to mix things such as plaster and filler in it, so keep an eye on it or it will be off!
5 stars from me.
Available in many shops, mine is so old I cannot remember the price but currently around 3 to 5 pounds
Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
Summary: A great, hard working kitchen bowl
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