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My Pyrex measuring jug has been with me for years and years. I can’t remember actually buying it but I also can’t remember not having it in my kitchen.
It is made from glass which has been strengthened somehow so that it is able to withstand both extreme heat and cold. It means that I can pour boiling water straight from the kettle in it or put it in the microwave. It also means that I can put it in the fridge or the freezer without worrying that it is going to crack or shatter.
I don’t know if this strengthening from the heat and cold has made it stronger towards drops too but it seems to be stronger than most things that are made of glass are as I have dropped it a few times and it has never been the worse for wear. It is so durable not only has it survived drops but also several house moves when things that I would have thought were much more robust than glass haven’t survived.
The measures are accurate and really easy to read. I love the size of the jug as its really wide so I can even whisk cream in the jug without having to pour it out.
The only negative about the measuring jug is the lip as it is a little bit too narrow and I quite often end up spilling some of the liquid while trying to decant it from the jug. The best way to do it is with a confident pour but it is useless for trying to pour or drizzle slowly as it gets messy and drips everywhere.
This is the only negative about the jug however as everything else is so good about it. It is a quality item and not a cheap one that you have to worry about breaking. The only thing wrong with my one is a few scratches but I don’t think that is bad considering how long that I have owned and used it for. The jug costs about £7 or £8 in the shops but you can find it online for as little as £2.50 and that is a bargain price for it.
I don’t think that I have ever been without a pyrex measuring jug as I use it on a regular basis and for all sorts of things. As they do last a long time I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for this but Asda are currently selling it for £4.
As you would expect with Pyrex it is very strong and thick glass and all the markings on the side are printed into the glass so there is no danger with them rubbing off. The markings are in red and they give you the measurements in both pints and litres which is good as if you are using an older recipe they will usually be in pints.
The jug is almost as wide as it is tall so it is stable if you are stirring liquid in it and you don’t have to hold onto the handle to keep it in place. The spout is quite small so you can easily control the amount of liquid you are pouring out and it is easy to pour into a bottle or other smaller container without much spillage. The handle is curved and is just joined at the top so it can accommodate the larger hand but it is also just as easy for a small hand.
Although it is made of toughened glass you do still have to be a bit careful and it could smash if you dropped it onto a hard floor, although having said that I have dropped it into the kitchen tiles recently when I was getting it out of the dishwasher and it seemed to sort of bounce and didn’t break or crack. As well as being able to put this jug into the dishwasher you can also put it into the freezer and microwave so it is a pretty good all rounder.
I use this jug regularly for making gravy and like the way that you can see exactly what is in there so you see if there is anything stuck to the sides. Other things I use it for include mixing sauces, for making jelly, stuffing, and scrambled eggs but you can really use it for almost anything. As the handle is made of glass this can get hot though so you may need to use a tea towel or oven glove to pick it up if you have heated it up.
This jug has been washed hundreds of times and is not showing any scratches or markings so you do get your moneys worth out of it. I have had plastic jugs but they seem to get a bit scratched after a while and also discoloured which is something you don’t get with this one. So if it does eventually break or I need another one I would definitely replace it with another one the same.
*~* Pyrex Glass Jug *~*
Thanks to everyone who reviewed my last and first review of my Pyrex glass mixing bowl. This is a review on another item in the same range, namely the glass jug. This is the second Pyrex glass jug I have ever had, the first one was damaged at the pouring spout when I hit it against the dishwasher door edge. This is unusual for Pyrex as they are usually more robust than this and made of toughened glass which is difficult to damage, let along break.
Like this missing bowl, this glass jug I have now is made of plain clear transparent glass. The glass is thick and the just is marked very clearly down the edges so you can see who much liquid the jug is holding. There are markings on both sides of the Pyrex jug so that f you're left or right handed, it makes no difference, as you can still see how much liquid is being held.
The reasons I use this Pyrex jug are vast. I use it to measure milk when making batters, cakes and pastries. I use it to heat food in such as baked beans, custard, soup, tapioca, rice pudding, custard etc. I use it to just hold water so that I can water the plants all round my house. It has a nice well shaped pouring spout so that liquid when poured from it doesn't spurt everywhere and make a mess. I can pin point exactly into a flower arrangement, for example, and make sure the water goes into the vase and not all over the cupboard or sideboard. I used it just last night to water my poinsettia.
I wash this in the dishwasher and I also wash it by hand. This one still ahs the spout intact though I have been more careful with it since my last one became damaged. It cost me £4.99. This one I have had for about two years, which isn't a long time for a Pyrex item but I have no doubt it will last me as long as everything else I have got in this range.
It washes well and I have no trouble getting food which has dried onto it to come off well. Sometimes it needs a soak if I have been heating up baked beans but that's about it. The markings are red and clear enough for me to see though I do have to wear spectacles and stand in a good light. It was worth the price and I use it all the time and I think it's been worth the money.
I would be happy to answer any questions on this item if anyone wants any further information.
~+~ The Background ~+~
I have been using Pyrex glass jugs for over a decade. I'd actually never laid hands on one until I met the man who would become my husband. You see, he'd been brought up using this item. Apparently the perfect gravy for a Sunday roast could only be made is such a vessel.
We used to use one that he'd had for many years. The writing had started to fade by the time it was dropped on the tile kitchen floor by a lodger. Pyrex is known to be resilient and long-lasting, but it was to be expected that such an item would reach its demise if it were manhandled in the way it was.
~+~ Our Pyrex Measuring Jug ~+~
The style, typeface and the word "PYREX" leaves the user in no doubt as to the manufacturer of this item. This jug comes in several sizes; ours is clearly marked 1000ml on one side of the glass - with 50 and 100ml gradient markings. This would be very obvious to any left-handed people, or those holding the jug in their left hand.
The other side of the jug can be clearly read by people holding the handle in their right hand. Here there are three different variations of liquid measurements: cups, ounces and quarts.
~+~ In Use ~+~
This glass jug feels very heavy when empty. I have not actually weighed it, but have read elsewhere that the weight is around half a kilogram. No matter what the exact weight may be, it certainly does feel very heavy when filled with liquid.
I use this item for several different culinary-related uses. Firstly, as one would imagine, as a measuring jug for when I am baking. Secondly, despite the weight, I find that I can pour reproducible amounts of pancake batter onto a hot frying pan, producing pancakes that have a size that is fairly consistent with others in the batch.
The broad based style of this jug means that is suitable to create liquid culinary delights from scratch. I have already mentioned gravy. We also find it perfect to make jelly, as the ingredients can be stirred together quickly and then either aliquoted out into smaller serving containers to set in the fridge, or the jelly can remain in the jug.
During wintertime, I find that this jug is the perfect item in which to cook porridge oats. In my opinion they cook quickly but can also quickly cool down to the perfect temperature for eating.
This jug has been used for multiple other culinary uses in our home - far too many to list here. No matter what item has been made or stored in this jug, there is one thing that remains the same. The jug is cleaned very easily so does not retain (and cannot transfer) and food odours or colours.
We are very happy with this jug. It is highly recommended. Available from many places including Amazon.co.uk where it is currently priced at £3.99 as an add-on item, usually £7.99.
Amongst our growing collection of Pyrex cookware we have this Pyrex glass jug. We have had this for a number of years now and it is something we use on a pretty much daily basis. Pyrex is a brand of glassware that is highly heat resistant. Our Pyrex jug has a capacity of 1 litre but they are also available in a smaller size with a capacity of 0.5 litres. The 1 litre capacity jug currently sells for £4.50 at Tesco, as an indication of price.
The jug itself is a rounded glass jug. It has a thick handle on one side that has ample room to fit a hand around and a rounded spout on the other side to pour the contents of the jug from. On either side of the jug, there is a scale marked in red and the 'Pyrex' branding. The measuring scale is in both imperial and metric (ml/litres and pints). It is quite large as jugs go, a wider circle shape than most and therefore shorter in height (height is 12.9cm, width 35cm and depth 49.8cm). This makes it quite impractical to store in my kitchen cupboards as it takes up a lot of room but I use it so often, I tend to keep it on my worktop anyway. As the Pyrex is quite a solid, durable glass it is very thick and this makes the jug quite heavy (4.6kg). This means that it requires a bit more strength and control to pour the contents from the jug than an ordinary glass or plastic jug but you soon get used to it's weight and it is easy to control.
We use this jug for a variety of uses and use it most days. We use it for mixing sauces up and gravy - the red scale means that it is easy to read volumes for mist liquids (a white or black scale may get 'lost' with some sauces and be hard to read). We also use it for cooling our son's milk bottle down/warming it up in. The size of the jug means that there is ample room for a bottle and hot/cold water will surround it.
The jug can be used in the microwave and freezer. I have never put it in the freezer but we have warmed sauces up in it in the microwave and it is great for this job. It can be washed in the dishwasher and it washes up well in here - it does not scratch or go cloudy like some of my glassware has. The scale has also remained vibrant and not faded despite numerous washes at high temperatures. I also wash it by hand regularly too and it washes very easily - things don't stick to the sides and it doesn't retain smells easily nor stain so it always feels very clean.
Overall, this is a must for our kitchen. We use it weekly if not daily and for any number of uses. The heat resistance is a great feature as we are always mixing things with boiling water in here. It is sturdy and durable and so thick that it has withstood a few accidents - dropping and knocking over - although obviously this is not recommendable! For the price paid, this is great value and I highly recommend it to you.
I purchased a Pyrex Jug from my local Asda Supermarket for around £4. It is available to purchase from most well-known supermarkets and are usually priced from £4-6. They vary slightly in sizes coming in both 1 pint and 2 pint sizes, I purchased the 1 pint version.
Having owned mine for a good few years now, I can honestly can't imagine not having at least one of these stored in my kitchen cupboard, as they are extremely useful and versatile.
The jug is made from Pyrex glass, which makes it a very strong and durable jug. I have the 500 ml version therefore is nice and compact in size and fits easily into cupboards without taking up much room. The jug is very easy to hold due to its nice curved handle that allows me to form and good sturdy grip, which is especially useful when it contains liquids etc. Even though it is made from glass it is still fairly lightweight even when it contains liquids, of course plastic jugs would be lighter to hold, but I find that plastic jugs do not tend to last as long and can easily get colour stains on the plastic white finish. The handle also makes pouring contents out of the jug so much easier and allows me to gain control while pouring and therefore reducing spillages etc.
The Pryex Jug has both metric and imperial measurements labelled along two straight lines on both sides of the jug. The 500 ml version is measured in units of 50 ml and the other side measures in pints. All are clearly labelled are coloured in a visible red colour making each measurement and markings easy to distinguish. The measurements are all labelled accurately which is proven by the number of times I have used this jug to measure contents for cooking etc.
I love how versatile this Pryex Jug is, I can use it to hold boiling liquids, leave on the cooker and also use it to microwave contents. This is due to its shatter proof material in which it is made from, ensuring it is safe to handle when holding both hot and cold fluids. I have used this a number of times to store some liquid in the freezer, or alternatively heat some fluid in the microwave and it is able to cope with such temperatures with ease.
It is also dishwasher proof, however just wash it by hand as it is easy and a lot quicker, and also I have heard that putting it in the dishwasher frequently can cause the measurements to fade and scratches to develop, so I find it safer just washing by hand.
Overall this is great Pryex Jug that is highly durable and very well designed. It is microwaveable, dishwasher proof and freezer proof therefore making an ideal versatile item for the kitchen, in other words it's a must have!
Pyrex is such a trusted brand and is something I've grown up always having in the house so it seemed a natural choice in cookware when I moved into my own home. My Mum purchased several items from the Pyrex glass cookware range for our first kitchen, insisting that paying a slightly higher price would be worth it. Of course I knew she was right, my Mum's had her Pyrex for years and it's still as good as new despite a few near misses.
An essential item that was one of the first to be bought was a Pyrex glass jug. We paid between £3- £4 at the time from a local cook shop but they can be easily picked up for £3 from Amazon and The Range. Pyrex cookware is readily available and can be bought from all sorts of shops. In my experience the majority of cook shops stock Pyrex as it is such a well known and well respected brand.
The Pyrex Glass measuring jug only has a simple function but it's definitely the best out there. The glass is very thick and robust and can hold 0.5l/ 1 pint of liquid, with clear measuring marks in read which are clearly visible and don't fade over time. As its glass it doesn't absorb any colours or smells which also makes it really easy to clean, whether you're washing up by hand or putting it in the dishwasher. Pyrex glassware can also be used in the microwave, fridge and freezer which makes it really handy and saves you having to use lots of different jugs and bowls during cooking. This jug is very sturdy; the handle is really thick making it easy to lift even when it's full. Pyrex is very confident in the strength of their product and it comes with a 10 year guarantee. I've dropped my jug several times, scratched and scraped it and it's still showing no signs of wear and tear. Now obviously on some really hard floors this jug isn't indestructible but it's not far off!
For me, Pyrex jugs have always been around and I'm sure it's something that will continue. The jugs aren't massively more expensive than much more inferior products making them a brilliant buy which every kitchen should have. It's a tried and tested design and one I would definitely recommend for every household.
I have owned this Pyrex Jug ever since i first moved out of home. It has moved to several homes with us and is one of the items that I use on an almost regular basis. It's great quality and I don't know what i'd do without it- sad perhaps but true! I can't even remember how I came about owning it, perhaps my Mum bought it me when I moved out or maybe I bought it myself... whatever it was I have owned it for 11 years now (and that makes me feel very old!)
Because I can't remember how I came about having this I don't know why this was chosen but I can only assume it is because it is such good quality and so very useful. Pyrex is a great brand of products which uses glass that can be used in a variety of ways. We have Pyrex bowls and roasting pots and what I find with this brand is that it is really reliable. Pyrex can be washed in the dish washer (if you're lucky enough to have one!), can go in the microwave, the freezer and the oven so you are able to make something and then put it straight into the freezer without transferring to another tub. Now when we buy kitchen ware we always choose Pyrex, we have tried other, supermarket own brands but have never found them to be as reliable and good quality as Pyrex.
This is a brilliant measuring jug. It is made from Pyrex glass which is really thick so it should withstand being dropped a few times but at the end of the day it is glass so it can smash if you aren't careful. Because it's quite a thick glass it is slightly heavy especially when you have filled it up but I like how robust it is, it makes me feel confident with it, with some glassware you can feel a bit afraid to use it, but not this!
It has measurements up the side on both sides so you are able to see how much you are putting in. It holds a litre in total. The measurements up the sides are in pints and litres so whatever recipe you are following this should be fine for you. The writing is in red too which is good as it shows up against most liquids inside it.
It is quite a wide jug rather than being tall and thin. This means it takes up more room in the cupboard but that it is also easier to have control of- I find it if it's tall and thin then you're more likely to struggle pouring it if it's full, with it being short and wide it is easier to control in terms of pouring and also mixing so you don't have to get right to the bottom of a tall jug.
I use this jug for many purposes. The most popular choice for me is when mixing sauces. This is so much easier than using a bowl as I can see the measurements and then use it to pour into the pan/pot straight from it. I use it for mixing gravy too and other liquid items. It's really easy to use because the numbers on the side are easy to see even when you use quite a red sauce it still shows up as it's a mat effect lettering so you can see it against the shine of a sauce.
I find that the spout is only narrow so this gives you a good amount of control again whilst pouring. I find it really easy to pour, when it is full sometimes it's slightly harder just because it is heavier but I never have a problem when adding to a mix which I'm supposed to be doing slowly.
The handle is very comfortable to hold, it's quite a way from the jug itself so no matter how big your hands are or if you want to use both hands, you will still be able to get a good grip. It's a good wide handle too so gives you confidence whilst lifting it.
Cleaning, freezing, microwaving...
This jug can be put in the microwave so you can heat up what you have or defrost something within it. This is a huge bonus as sometimes you may have a cold sauce and want to heat it up and you've measured it within this jug, it saves you having to transfer it to a microwave safe bowl to do so. It can also be put in the freezer. I never have but my Mum sometimes makes sauces up in the jug and puts it straight in her big chest freezer for a later date. It is also fine to go in a dishwasher but we haven't got one so we always wash it by hand. I find it is really easy to clean, hot soapy water is all it takes. It can look a bit smeary if you don't dry it properly afterwards but we have never had a problem trying to get any grease out of it or anything especially if we wash it up quickly without letting things get encrusted on.
This is a brilliant jug. We have had it 11 years and use pretty much every day. it's nice and wide so if you want to put something in it to cool- like a baby's bottle- you've got plenty of space. It's really well designed, the fact it's short and squat means it takes up more room in my cupboard but it is very practical in terms of being able to stir the liquid well and being able to pour it with ease. The shape and position of the handle is perfect and the writing on the side is very clear with a well chosen colour to make it as easy as possible to read. I really like this jug, we use it for mixing gravy, making sauces and measuring out various things. We have had a plastic jug once whilst we were in the midst of moving home and it was really poor to be able to read the writing on the side and felt really flimsy, this jug, however, is a good, robust reliable one which I am really pleased with. A quick look and you can buy it for around £6-£7 which Is a fantastic price when this product can be used day after day for years on end. After 11 years ours still is in very good condition with all numbers and lettering still completely in tact on the side. I highly recommend.
Product: Pyrex Glass Measuring Jug
I bought the Pyrex Glass Measuring Jug earlier this year when I moved into my new home. Whilst I lived with my parents we also had one of these for numerous years so I already knew that this was a good quality and long lashing product.
I bought the jug for £3.49 from Amazon. These are also available in many home stores and also supermarkets, prices range between £3.00-£5.00.
The Pyrex Jug is made from Borosilicate Glass, the glass is very thick and quite weighty but not too overly so that it's uncomfortable to hold. It also as easy grip handles which ensures a firm and secure hold. The product also has a high thermal shock resistance. It is stain and scratch resistance and does not retain flavours.
The jug is also oven safe (to 300 degrees), microwave, fridge and freezer safe and is also suitable to be put into the dishwasher. I've used the jug in all of those listed and it as been absolutely fine and still looks as new.
The jug as the same ml and pint measurements on each side, this is fab for both right and left handed users. The measurements are really easy to see and read and are also very accurate. I've used this many, many times and it never fails me.
The jug is of fantastic quality and does the job it's intended to do, I'm extremely pleased that I bought this product. I now have numerous Pyrex products in my kitchen and I fully intend to keep on adding to my collection.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
When we got married five years ago now, one of the essentials for our kitchen, or so my Mum told us, was a Pyrex measuring jug. Having now owned this jug for years and with it showing no signs of wear and tear I thought it was high time that I reviewed this excellent purchase.
The jug is designed to measure and pour liquids and it really is surprising in my opinion how many uses I can find for such a device. From measuring gravy granules to getting the right quantity of alcohol for my Christmas cake this really is a good product. The jug is quite simply designed and has a very thick glass body with a red measuring scale up the side. The thickness of the glass is suggestive of quality in my opinion and makes this jug incredibly unlikely to break and thick enough to house the hottest of fluids without the sides becoming too hot.
In terms of size, this jug is of a medium height in my opinion and this means that it stores conveniently away in between uses without taking up too much cupboard room. The jug can measure up to one pint of fluid or just over ½ litre and this makes it more than adequate in my opinion for most of my cooking needs. On the odd occasion when I do need to measure more fluid I simply do it in stages, keeping track as I go.
The jug is handled via a thick handle on the back of the jug and this is a good size to ensure that it does not slip out of my hand. My only minor criticism of this jug is the pour spout which, although does its purpose, does have a tendency to leak fluid all over the place when it is not positioned at quite the right angle. This jug is microwave and dishwasher proof and this really does add to its versatility.
In terms of price, I believe I paid around £5 for my jug all those years ago, and it is currently priced at just £3.49 on the Argos website. For such a useful little jug this really is excellent value in my opinion and money which I would quite happily pay out again.
This jug does come recommended from me and as a result it scores an excellent five stars.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
A few years back I remember thinking Pyrex branded kitchenware seemed expensive and thought it was a case of paying for a name. I don't know if it was never as expensive as I thought or if they have come down a lot in price but I bought a few of their pieces earlier in the year when there was a sale on kitchen items somewhere (maybe Dunelm).
Pyrex glass measuring jugs are widely available in supermarkets, department stores and online. I really wish I had got this jug a long time ago as I have gone through so many jugs. I use my measuring jug a lot, not only for measuring but also as a container to microwave food. The first good thing about Pyrex is that it's glass. The container will not easily stain like a plastic one would after putting beans or tomato soup or something in them. This happened to my first jug and it just looked terribly dirty all the time.
I stupidly replaced this with another plastic jug as I'm clumsy and try to avoid anything which can smash where possible. Within a fortnight I dropped the plastic jug on the floor and the handle fell off, so much for unbreakables.
Jug number 3 was a dirt cheap own brand glass jug which smashed just placing it (probably not all that gently) on the glass microwave plate. 3 jugs later and a special offer and the Pyrex jug was purchased.
Months later it still looks new, no signs of staining and no breakages. The measuring marks on the side are easy to see as they are a red colour. My last jugs had clear or white, almost invisible lines, so no more holding the jug up to the light to measure anything. These markings haven't worn away or anything after much use and many washes.
The measurements are in fl oz, pints and ml so are suitable for lots of recipes and directions without the need to try and convert the volumes yourself. My jug is a 0.5 litre jug which is perfect for my needs but they are available in larger and smaller sizes. I do find the 0.5 L jug easily manageable but I would think the larger jugs could prove quite heavy when full.
I find the handle comfortable to use as well and there is enough space between the handle and the jug to fit even long or chubby fingers (am I the only person in the world that has so many issues with measuring jugs?).
The jug is microwave safe, scratch resistant, thermal shock resistant and also come with a 10 year guarantee. It can go in the oven, the freezer and dishwasher without a problem. As you will see below, these jugs can vary quite a lot in price from place to place so shop around if you're in a position to do so. I think this is a good buy and is much better value than buying and replacing several cheap and nasty jugs. Here's a quick price comparison
Wilko - £3
Asda - £3
Argos - £3.49
Sainsbury's - £4
Debenhams - £7
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I have 2 Pyrex jugs in my kitchen and have both a large and small jug sizes and have always owned the smaller kind for many years and for as many years as I can ever remember. I have bought a couple of the smaller size over the years and the last one I had owned was doing well until my hubby accidently smashed it by dropping it while washing the dishes. When I bought a new one I decided to then buy the larger size too so I had 2 jugs and one to fall back on if he dropped another one because he dropped it just as I wanted to use it again after he had washed it and I only then owned the one jug.
The jug is a transparent glass which is quite a thick glass and very sturdy and solid. The handle at the side of the jug are a good strong handle which any sized hand can comfortably get a good grip of it. Both jugs have clear red markings on both sides of the jug with measurements in litres and pints. What I like about the jugs is the markings are exactly the same on both sides of the jug so that you don't need to spin it around to read one side only. So if you are say left handed you can read the measurements on that side of the jug holding the handle with your left hand as I do being left handed and vice versa if you are right handed and have to hold the jug in your right hand.
The markings are clearly set out and have half a litre or pint etc. The small jug has is for a 1 pint or half a litre measurement and the larger jug has 1 and a half pints or 1 litre. The larger jug I like to use if I am going to mix anything which I need more space to stir or mix because I find it easier to mix in the larger jug and I like to use the smaller jug for just mixing small amounts as I find it fine to mix inside this size jug and little easier.
Both jugs are sturdy and are quite heavy and a solid glass. The bases sit well on surfaces and because they are solid they don't tip over so easily when stirring. I can easily stir inside them vigorously and comfortably holding the handle to give a good stir. I like to stir my jelly in them and custard powder with a little milk.
They are super for measuring dry ingredients or liquids and easy to read the measurements on the glass even when liquid or dry ingredients are inside the jug, I can still comfortably read the red markings clearly.
They both have a good size lip so you can easily pour the contents from the jugs into a basin, cup, glass or whatever you may need to pour from them and because the handle is chunky it means I can easily pour gently if needed and get a good grip of the handle without having it slip from my hands.
They wash really well too and the glass looks like new after drying etc. These jugs will last for many years if taken care with washing them and not dropping them as my hubby did accidently. The one he dropped I had for as long as I can remember and I cannot even remember how much I paid for it but it wasn't a lot of money.
The latest small jug cost just £4 and the larger one costing just £4.50 so not much difference in the price. I think these prices are super and the jugs are well worth every single penny spent. The quality of the glass is super too. These jugs are so affordable for any budget in my opinion.
They also stack well and I can easily place the small jug inside the larger one and place in my kitchen cupboard and save a little space taking too much space on the shelf.
I really do highly recommend this brand of glass jugs. I think if you don't own one you are missing out on a good quality jug and one which will last you a life time if you take care of it and don't drop it and smash it. Even if you do accidently smash it as my hubby did, it is cheap enough to replace it without it costing a lot of money. I simply don't think you would be disappointed at all buying a Pyrex jug which will last for years and years to come.
I couldn't live without my Pyrex jugs and they have been a great help over the years for mixing, measuring and pouring with ease. I think every home should own a Pyrex jug.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
When sorting out my kitchen cupboards I discovered I have accumulated three classic Pyrex 500ml measuring jugs, apart from a couple in other larger sizes. This did seem a bit excessive and I almost managed to give one away before realising that I have an unhealthy emotional attachment to them even considering two hadn't been out for a while. I do use at least one several times a week, so that's my justification for keeping the lot!
DURABILITY AND EASE OF USE
In all likelihood, one jug could last you close to a lifetime because they are famously well made. The oldest of my trio is around a decade old and considering how frequently this one at least has been used, it doesn't look in much worse condition than it's newer cousins. I don't just use it for measuring, but I often do things such as whisk together a small amount of salad dressing in it, or beat together ingredients for a little sauce, and yet there are no scratch marks on the inner surface. I haven't managed to chip or damage it and I know for a fact it has been knocked over a few times in it's life. I am not saying it is impossible to break - it is made from glass after all but it pretty tough all things considered. It feels solid and relatively heavy but not to the point it is awkward to lift. It also washes up well - and doesn't retain flavours or scents. This is important because I use it to measure both sweet and savoury ingredients. I could have expected the markings to have faded over time but they remain strong - and red. I like the use of this colour as the boldness makes the lines easy to read regardless of what's in the jug. They are printed on both sides which is useful and all the jugs that I own show markings for both pints and litres, separately and clearly so you won't get the two muddled. I have never had any reason to doubt the accuracy of the measurements, which are marked in increments of 50ml or two fluid ounces.
The pouring lip is quite standard - it performs well but being fairly wide means I always use a funnel when using the jug to fill a narrow beaker.
THE ADVANTAGES OF PYREX
The advantage of coming from Pyrex means that the jugs can be used to measure hot ingredients as well as cold. For me this usually means vegetable stock when I am making soup or something like a syrup for sweet sauce making. The specially toughened glass means it is also microwave safe and I do actually use the jugs in that way occasionally. The compact size makes them good for heating small quantities of something like juice or milk - the handle doesn't stick out too far so it sits well on the turntable, and it saves on washing up to use what I have measured the liquid in to warm it. It is also freezer safe but I have yet to find a reason to stick my jug in there! You can also clean these in a dishwasher, but I have not done this.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE SO MUCH
There are two minor quibbles for me. One is the style of handle - it is just big enough to take all my fingers but I always feel that it should be slightly longer. I would feel more secure when carrying it when it is quite full of liquid that way. It just feels I haven't got that much to get a hold of. I suppose the open style does make cleaning this area easier.
The other thing is that the 500ml jug isn't good for measuring very small quantities of liquid accurately because the markings start at 50ml and the curve of the jug makes guesswork below the line risky. I use a separate beaker designed for small amount of liquid, or tablespoons etc instead so it isn't a huge problem. The same is true of the litre jug I have but given the size I doubt it was intended to hold small amounts.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS JUG?
If you need a measuring jug, you could do a lot worse than a Pyrex one. They are well made, durable and accurate, and not expensive. They are more versatile than a plastic jug because you can measure boiling hot liquids in them should you ever need to and they can be used in the microwave safely. You may not need to use those features but as the Pyrex 500ml jug costs only £3.50 on Amazon and in Argos, you won't be paying much of a premium for that flexibility. I definitely recommend them.
I do quite a lot of cooking so when I moved into my own home one kitchen item that I knew I would be needing was a measuring jug. My mum had always used a Pyrex measuring jug and had had it for as long as I remember so this is the one I knew I wanted too and 8 years later it still looks as good as new.
I cannot remember how much I paid for my Pyrex jug but I know it was certainly under £5.00. I have checked on www.tesco.com and they are currently priced at £3.00 which I think is certainly a bargain especially as they come with a 10 year guarantee against manufacturer defect.
As you probably know all Pyrex items are made from borosilicate glass which is a very strong clear glass and is dishwasher, freezer and oven safe. The jug hold 0.5 litres and has measurements in imperial and metric printed on the sides. The handle and the spout of the jug is shaped from the same one piece of glass.
I find this jug is so versatile, I use it most days for all sorts of tasks. Not only do I use the jug for measuring liquids for which it is obviously intended but I will also cook scrambled eggs in it in the microwave or whisk up and angel delight, custard or gravy mix in it. I have also made quick jelly in it before and just placed it straight in the fridge to set. Furthermore, I have used it to serve sauces in it before when I have not had guests and have wanted to serve a sauce separately (no offence to my very functional Pyrex jug but if I had dinner guests I'd use a prettier jug). I have never put my jug in the oven or freezer but would not doubt its resistance to these as I have other Pyrex items which have never let me down when I have used them in these ways.
The jug is also really easy to hold and grip, the open ended handle also means that even someone with big hands can grip it well. The spout also ensures that pouring from the jug is easy, smooth and pours cleanly without spilling over the sides.
Cleaning the Pyrex jug is really easy, with it being glass it does not stain and with a little washing up liquid dirt just slides off. As stated I have had my jug for around 8 years now and although it has a few scratches on the bottom there is no other wear with the written measurements still being clearly visible and as long as I do not drop it then I have no doubt in my mind that this jug will last much longer yet.
Overall I have been really happy with my Pyrex jug it is very versatile, easy to clean and due to its longevity makes it excellent value. Personally I think every kitchen should have one of these, very highly recommended!
This is the most used accessory in my kitchen by a country mile. The Pyrex measuring jug is available from many shops, mine came from Tesco a few years ago for around £4 and that's the small price of it today too. I think I got my money's worth from the jug within the first hour of using it if I'm honest - it's just so handy for nearly everything I do in the kitchen and it's one of those things that I love to have at hand because I can guarantee it's never long before I need it. Once it's been used, it has to be washed straight away as I know soon I'll be needing it again for something else.
The jug can be used for so many things - I use it to pour water into my baby steriliser and bottle warmer, storing mixes in the fridge, measuring out milk or other liquids for recipes, filling up the steam iron with water - I've lost count of the number of times that I've gone to the drawer to get this out. It's uses seem to be endless! The jug measures 11.5cm x 16cm so is quite compact for storing and it weighs 0.6kg so although it's made of thick glass, it's not too heavy. The sturdy handle makes it very simple to use.
There is a very handy measuring scale on the side of the jug, showing the measurements in both the imperial fluid ounces/pints scale and the metric millilitres/litres scale. This is very useful because recipes seem to differ a lot, some I have only show metric measurements and some older recipes I have only show imperial measurements. The jug I own is the 0.5 litre jug but it is also available in a 1 litre version, something I do keep meaning to buy as it's only around a pound more expensive in Tesco and there's been so many times that I've needed two of them at similar times and I've had to quickly wash mine to reuse. Most of the time, I don't actually use the measuring scale on the side of the jug - it's really just the fact that it's so handy to pour unmeasured amounts of liquids from. But, when I do need to measure liquid (for a recipe for example) my trusty jug always does the job fast. It really helps that the scale is in bright red as it stands out whatever liquid is in the jug and is easy to read from.
The jug is made of glass, apparently called 'borosilicate' glass. I don't know the particulars about this type but all I can say from using this jug for years is that the jug feels incredibly sturdy and I have no worries about using it for any liquids I use in the kitchen. It handles hot liquids such as boiling water very well. The pouring part of the jug towards the top is such a good design that it pours very smoothly and channels the water nicely into pans, cups etc with no spillages - unless there's a bit of user error involved, but that's my fault!
The jug is also dishwasher safe and mine's been in there lots because it's so well used. It comes out in as good condition as it goes in (except it's a lot cleaner!). I've owned ours for years now and to me it looks exactly as it did when I bought it with no signs of wear and tear. The scale on the side is still just as bright and clear as it was brand new. There's been a couple of times that I've accidently caught the jug on the worktop but it's never chipped at all. I have previously used plastic jugs in the kitchen that have cost around £2 at the least, but they have always only lasted a few months and then ended up going in the bin as they've ended up looking tatty. I am certain we'll get plenty more years use from this pyrex jug though, having already owned it around 6 years, for £4 I can honestly say I think it's the perfect accessory for the kitchen and extremely good value for money.
Thanks for reading :o)
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