Product Type: Pyrex Crockery
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Pyrex Casserole Dish
Author Name: superness11
Pyrex Casserole Dish
Advantages: Easy to clean
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 has been making glassware since the 1940's and is a household brand name when it comes to glassware. These products are extremely reliable and this is backed up by their 10 year manufacturer's guarantee.
*Price and availability*
There are two sizes; the 0.5 L and the 1.7 L. The one I purchased was £8.99 and was 0.5L. I bought mine from my local supermarket but they are widely available on the internet.
The best thing I like casserole pot 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.
The casserole pot and the lid fit neatly together and there are two handles on the side of the lid so you can lift it off with ease. There are also handles on the side of the dish, so you can also get a better grip of it. They are a good size for gripping with bare hands or whilst wearing oven gloves.
It is quite thick glass which means that it is also very heavy! This is for the lid and the actual pot, together it weighs about 2.5 kg so it can be a bit of handful when you getting it out of the oven, especially if it is laden with hot casserole.
I like the casserole dish because it is see through and means that i do not always have to take the lid off to keep an eye on my food, sometimes i do not even have to open the oven as I can simply see straight through.
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.
If I am not using it for cooking, I often use it as a serving bowl because it looks smart enough and i just leave the lid off.
The Pyrex is safe in the microwave and it is also safe for storing in the fridge or freezer. However I have never had it in the microwave or the freezer as it just will not fit! I have had it in the fridge when saving some leftover food. When it comes to cleaning, the dish can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
The downside tto the casserole dish is that it is very heavy and it can be a bit of a chore getting it in and out of the oven, however this is a small price to pay for such a reliable product.
Size wise, the dish is perfect for me and I can get a good 4-6 servings out of it. Any bigger and I'm not sure I could carry it!
Summary: A great pot for stews