Product Type: Pyrex Crockery
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Pyrex Casserole Dish
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Pyrex Casserole Dish
Date: 22/09/12, updated on 22/09/12 (33 review reads)
Advantages: Extremely durable
When my Nan went into a nursing home we had to sell her house and sort the contents out. At the time I was a student and I had a load of her kitchenware, most of it has since being broken or thrown away due to old age, but I still have a number of her Pyrex dishes. She went into a home at least 10 years ago and I can remember her using some of these dishes when I was a child, so they could easily be well over 30 years old.
I have the Pyrex casserole dish, which I don't tend to use for casseroles as I have a Le Creuset casserole pot (its much bigger) however I do use it to make rice puddings, cheese and potato pie, cauliflower cheese and other "English" classics as well as the sauce for spaghetti bolognese and pasta bake dishes.
The casserole dish is about 18cm in diameter and 8cm in height, so it's quite big, big enough to make a cheese and potato pie for one meal for 2 adults and 2 kids. The bottom part has two handles, one on each side which are exactly the same as the size of the handles on the lid, so they can be matched up for ease of holding the whole thing when putting it in and out of the oven. The lid is raised above the perimeter of the dish so there is air space inside as the food is cooking. Often though I cook without the lid, but the lid is really handy if I am saving food in the fridge.
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. Its dishwashable and can go in the microwave as well as the oven. 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 food from it and the glass doesn't harbour smells.
Considering this dish's age it's in almost perfect condition, they are extremely durable. I don't know how much my Nan paid for it, but it was well worth the money. I looked online and it seems you could buy one now for around £15. All in all this is a suburb pyrex dish with lid.
Summary: A low cost good quality dish
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