Review of Pyrex Soufflé Dish
I must be honest and admit that I have never cooked a soufflé in my life; however I do own a Pyrex soufflé dish. This dish was given to me as a housewarming present back in 1995 when I moved into a new home. I was particularly pleased to receive some Pyrex as I was starting afresh with virtually nothing, following a marriage break down.
It has been used regularly for the past 17 years and is still going strong.
The Soufflé Dish
Made from traditional clear Pyrex toughened glass this circular dish measures 21cm in diameter and it is 10cm deep. It is a plain but very practical piece of cookware which like all Pyrex dishes is suitable for oven use; it is dishwasher proof and can also be used in the microwave and freezer. The material that Pyrex is made from is made from is called 'Borosilicate Glass', this product has high thermal shock resistance, hence its versatility.
Cleaning is a breeze, as I do not own a dishwasher mine gets washed by hand. A scrub in hot soapy water is all this dish has ever required and it is still in very good condition even after many years of use. Pyrex does not absorb flavours which mean it can be used for a variety of foodstuffs. All Pyrex cookware is stain and scratch resistant and carries a 10 year guarantee.
As mentioned I do not use mine for its intended use of soufflés, but it does get a great deal of use in my household. It is one of those pieces of Pyrex that I truly couldn't do without.
This dish has a myriad of uses and gets pulled into service as a serving dish for salads, fruit and many other cold dishes. When it comes to hot foods, I have utilised this for fruit crumbles and similar baked desserts and for savouries such as pasta bakes. One thing that this dish always gets used for is my famous (well in my family!) vegetarian lentil and bean casseroles, known as 'veggie slops' by my charming grandchildren! I should stress that my vegetarian casseroles are not in the least bit sloppy and tend to get gobbled up with gusto, but I digress!
The only drawback I can mention is that the smooth sides and lack of a lip of any type can make this a little tricky to get out of a hot oven, but as a fellow reviewer on another site pointed out, one can stand 'rimless' dishes on a baking sheet to rectify this.
Pyrex ware is widely available from High Street stores and of course on line outlets. This particular dish currently sells for prices in the region of £6-£7.
My Thoughts and Conclusion
I think everyone will have heard of Pyrex ware, it is one of those basic items that we all use but to be honest, rarely think about, it is there and it gets used!
There are cheaper alternatives on the market but I do feel it is worth spending the extra to buy the real McCoy as Pyrex is so durable and serviceable. I have been very pleased with this dish and consider that it is a useful addition to any kitchen.
I am awarding this soufflé dish a 5* rating and would recommend it to others.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 November 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Pyrex is a brand which has been around for years now, since 1915 to be exact. We have every bowl in the Pyrex range and we really do love them all. One of the ones we have is the souffle dish. This is made from toughened safety glass and it is heat and stain resistant, as are all Pyrex dishes and I personally find this a great advantage.
It is 21cm in diameter and 10cm deep. We eat a lot of souffles in our house and both me and my other half make them regularly, though she is better at them than I am though mine are not flopping as much lastely as they used to do.
This one cost us £6.50 and we bought it from Tesco. It comes with a ten year gurantee for your peace of mind and it has proven to be very strong and sturdy. It is microwave and dishwasher safe and heat resistant to 300 degrees. I have dropped it a few times but it shows no sign of any damage at all.
We also use it to serve nuts and crisps when it is not being used for its intended purpose of souffles and we also use it to make jellies and trifles and so we find it a very versatile bowl to have around the house and it isn't just suited to one purpose alone in my opinion.
It has a moulded edge to give the dish a nice look and we would not be without ours. It will not transfer flavours which is also a good thing and handy to know.
Recommended by me personally.
May also see this review on Ciao! under member sorehead