I am a big fan of Pyrex products and have quite a lot of them in my kitchen. They are cheap but amazing quality and also are very versatile.
According to an article I read, Pyrex is made, "out of borosilicate glass: a special blend of sand, boron and other "ingredients". These components are heated to very high temperatures and melted in order to form glass." So I would say that it's virtually impossible to break or crack. I can't say I've ever dropped this plate but it has been crashed around the dishwasher and placed heavily onto various surfaces and has never shown any signs of fracture or breaking at all!
This plate is a very handy item in my kitchen. My husband works late often and so when I have made a meal for me and the kids I put his portion on this dish and then keep it fresh in the fridge so when he comes home he is able to pop it straight in the microwave and hear up his dinner. Pyrex advise that you can heat this plate straight from a cold fridge which I think is a very important feature as it saves time and effort in our kitchen. The plate is big enough to hold an average serving if dinner so I am quite happy with the size of it. It measures 25cm.
The plate is very easy to wash as it goes in the dishwasher and it still looks brand new, there are no scratches or grooves or anything on it. The great thing about Pyrex too is that it doesn't retain any stains so you can put tomato based dinners on this plate and not worry that the plate will look a bit orange after use.
For me, I think this plate is nice enough to have on show when guests come over and I often serve my home made cakes and cookies on it because I like the clear glass look. The plate costs in the £5 region so it is great value for a very versatile plate.
Pyrex is a brand that as a young girl I grew up with seeing in my house. My Mother loved it and the things she had she had for years and actually still does.
Me, well I'm not the worlds best cook but my boyfriend is and likes to cook up a storm in my kitchen. I never thought of getting reheat plates, in fact I had never heard of them but when I spotted them at a carboot sale recently costing only a pound each opposed to almost a fiver each in supermarkets such as Tescos and the likes, I bought a couple of them thinking I had got a bit of a bargain!
Well these of course are made from the usual Borosilicate Glass which most Pyrex things are which is a thick see through glass and it is shock resistant and doesn't retain odours at all. You can use this item in the microwave, oven, fridge or freezer making it a very mutli purpose item indeed and it can withstand temperatures of 300c which my oven doesn't go anywhere near and of course they are dishwasher safe.
The plates are very plain plate to look at. Round in shape with a dip to the middle of it to stop things rolling off it and it really isn't anything special to look at all to be honest. You can use it to serve food on, eat off whatever really!
I use this in the microwave and in my oven the most often to simply reheat pasta dishes and casseroles on and am happy to pop mine in the fridge freezer with no worries or concerns at all. I find it to be multi functional and pretty useful!
I have accidently dropped this once or twice and it hasn't cracked or chipped or anything at all though I don't suggest to try it if you don't have to!
It gets the thumbs up again from us wonderful stuff once against from Pyrex!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
As with all Pyrex products, this is excellent quality and fantastic value for money. However, the one reservation I have about this Pyrex Re-heat Plate is that I'm not exactly sure what its functions is. It's essentially a glass plate - but why you need a glass plate made out of Pyrex I'm not sure. I guess it's function stems from the fact that it can go in the oven, but generally if Im reheating food I would tend to put in in the microwave so that it doesn't dry out. Nevertheless, I do own one, but for the life of me I don't know why I would have bought it.
The size of this plate is what I would classify as normal plate size. It's 25cm in diameter and so you can get a normal sized dinner or tart (or whatever) onto it. In typical Pyrex fashion, it's made out of plain glass which has been strengthened and is also thermal resistant and so it can be used in the freezer, oven and microwave - and it takes a lot to actually break it. There is no getting away from the fact that Pyrex is great quality. However, I find myself very rarely using this because I just don't have the need for it, and it doesn't even serve as a presentation plate because it's not exactly elegant.
It is dishwasher safe and despite having owned it for probably about 15 years, it still looks good as new. So, if you can find a use for it then it's a great product - but if not then I'd say buy one of the dishes on offer.
Pyrex is a brand that has been around for absolutely years and after owning a wide range of their products I can say hand on heart that the quality of their kitchen appliances and so on are of exceptional quality and really do deserve all the hype they can get! This particular Pyrex purchase was a bit of a random one to be honest and I purchased it in early 2011. I had an appointment in town and popped into my local Sainsburys quickly for a sandwich, and came across these plates in the sale isle priced at an absolute bargain price of £1 each - so I picked up two and happily handed over my money to the cashier - I was, and still am, over the moon with my bargain pyrex dishes. I am unsure of the RRP, however various websites and shops sell these for anything from £3-£5 excluding postage which although is more than I paid, still very reasonable considering the quality and durability. These plates are made from durable, heat resistant glass and are able to endure temperatures of upto 300 degrees - which is great at my oven goes upto 250 so my mind is at rest it won't melt the plate or anything lol. The plates are also fine to be used in the microwave and can be washed in the dishwasher. They're also safe to be placed in the freezer which is incredibly handy.
Physically, the plates are plain but don't look too basic - they don't look cheap or anything and because they're simply clear glass they go with absolutely any colour scheme/kitchen decor, and don't clash with other kitchen appliances. The plates are generous in size and measure 25cm, around the same size as a normal dinner plate. In fact they're identical to a normal dinner plate; round, etc, the only difference being the fact they're made of glass and are very sturdy and durable. The main purpose that I use these plates for is heating up food. My boyfriend works all the hours God sends and stays at my house regulary as he's in the process of decorating his lovely new house. He often comes round really late, for example the other night he came to see me at 9pm but as he'd let me know he'd be coming I plated him some dinner up and put it in the fridge on one of these plates. Just before 9 I popped the plate into the microwave and it was warm for when he got home.
It was really handy not having to transfer the food from one plate to another (eg from a non microwavable dish to a microwavable dish) and I also like that it has lots of other purposes. Another thing I use this for is as an oven dish - for example if I am cooking salmon in the oven and it doesn't need a big tray to go on I will just wrap it in some foil and stick it onto one of these dishes. I will then unwrap it from the foil and transfer it onto another plate to eat. You can't eat off one of these plates when it's straight out of the oven though as it gets very hot and stays hot for a reasonably long time - over an hour - after use. If, however, you do want to eat the food straight off the plate as perhaps all of your other plates are dirty, then you could just wrap a kitchen towel around it to insulate the heat and not burn your skin or any furniture. Also, because it does hold onto heat, be careful when removing it from the dish washer as it takes a while to cool down.
As I mentioned briefly above, the plates are also safe to go into the freezer which is handy when plating up spare dinners - this prevents us from wasting them as we can just stick the food onto one of these, place some foil over it and put it in the freezer. The plates do (obviously) get really cold but don't go as icy as ceramatic plates - I like this as I usually feel like the moisture from the ice on the plate melts and makes the food soggy where as with these there is no noticeable ice on them. The places are also non-stick so handy when warming up something gooey such as lasagne etc. The plates are strong and durable and I actually dropped one the other day while loading the dishwasher. It didn't break, in fact I could swear it bounced a little! I also like that when eating off one of these it doesn't make any clanging noises when I put the knife/fork onto the plate like a lot of ceramatic dishes do so that is another plus. Despite how durable and solid the plates are they're not heavy at all. Overall I reccomend these plates and am pleased that I got such a bargain! Even at the RRP they are good value for money as they're long lasting, durable, and very, very handy! I award these dishes a well deserved five out of five stars.
There are lots of new and different kitchen items on the market in just about any colour you choose, but at the end of the day you just cant beat good old Pyrex, it seems like its been around forever, 1915 actually and has earned its place in any kitchen. I have several Pyrex items in my kitchen, some bought new and some given to me by my mum that were her mums. The latest Pyrex thing I bought was a Multi Purpose Re Heat Plate. I saw it whilst on Amazon and thought it looked ideal for us.
My Pyrex re heat plate has a diameter of 25cm's and is made from clear glass, although I do think some Pyrex things that are called clear actually a slight tinge of colour to them. As Pyrex is made from borosilicate glass it makes it safe to use in the freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave, it can withstand temperatures up to 300oC, its also stain resistant which means it stays looking nice and food never or very rarely sticks so cleaning it is nice and easy.
Sine buying my plate we have used it so many times. Its so handy for popping in the microwave to heat something up or more often de frost something. I have a bad habit of forgetting to get things out of the freezer before I go to work and need to defrost when I get home, this plate is just ideal for this. I also use it if I'm heating up something in a bowl that is likely to spray the entire inside of the microwave, I just pop the plate over the bowl.
My husband always come home for lunch and will often heat up left over pasta etc from the previous nights diner, once again the plate is perfect for this and he often just eats his lunch of the plate which saves washing up 2 plates. As the plate can go in the oven its ideal to warm up things that don't re heat so well in the microwave, pie for example, the pastry is always nicer from the oven.
I would certainly recommend the Pyrex Multi Purpose Re Heat plate, they are widely available both on the high street and on line and cost in the region of £2-5.00, not much for something that is virtually indestructible and really useful too.
We have four of the Pyrex Mulitpurpose ReHeat Plates in our house and they cost around about £2 each. They measure about 25cm in diameter and made by Pyrex which is a brand I know and trust and have been around since 1915.
I personally use them to put over a bowl in the microwave if it does not have a lid and is liable to splatter - the plate will save the contents of the bowl from splattering all over the inside of the microwave and it is a great help in this way.
We also use them for reheating food on in the microwave and they can be heated to 300 degrees without any damage being caused to them. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe (obviously) and a really handy plate to have about the kitchen - that is why we have four of them rather than just the one as we use them all of the time. Personally, I would be totally lost without these and find they are a real godsend for so many uses around the kitchen.
They are not a particularly pretty plate to look at in my honest opinion, but they are not designed to look attractive, they are designed to suit a purpose and this is where they really do their job well at reheating the contents of the plate effectively and evenly evey time we use them.
They are very strong and durable and mine have been dropped a few times but so far they are showing no sign of any damage or wear or tear and we have had them now for quite a few years.
Widley available and really recommended. ..
Review may also be found on ciao by sorehead
When I looked around my new kitchen with all its time saving gadgets - microwave, induction hob etc - I realised that there are certain things that I really cannot do without.
One of these is the humble Pyrex plate which resides amongst a selection of Pyrex including casserole dishes and measuring jugs.
I have two 25cm Pyrex plates or to give them their full title Pyrex 25cm Multi Purpose Reheat Plates. I have had them for years now so I have no idea how much I paid for them so I took a look on Google and found that they were available for anything from £3 to £9! To be honest if I was going to buy one these days I would head to the High Street rather than the Internet.
They are available in other sizes too by the way.
Well the description on this one is going to be easy enough. It is a plate and it is made from Pyrex!
This of course means that it is non stick and heatproof and so is safe to put into the oven or microwave. It is safe to put in the dishwasher and will cope safely with very hot or very cold water.
So why are my Pyrex plates so important in my kitchen?
When I make an apple pie or a mince pie for sweet after Sunday lunch then the Pyrex plate is the ideal thing to use. The plate is greased for the pastry base to be laid across it and when the pie is complete the whole thing is safe to put in the oven for high temperature cooking. If I make the pie the day before I can keep it, still on the plate, in the fridge overnight and I can then reheat it, still on the plate, when I need it. When I come to serve the pie it is easy to lift it from the plate and once it is all eaten the plate is easily washed in warm soapy water.
Another excellent use for my Pyrex plate is when I cook something in one of my casserole dishes. How many of you have put a casserole dish full of food in the oven only to find that it boils over and you have the oven to clean? I know I have done this in the past! Now I always stand my casserole dish on my Pyrex plate and thus catch anything that boils over - again it is easily cleaned in warm, soapy water no matter how burnt the spills are. Now that is much easier than getting burnt food of the floor of the oven!
So my Pyrex plates are definitely an integral part of my kitchen and I wouldn't be without them! As I said earlier I have had mine for years as they are so robust - they are easy to use and very easy to clean so that they look as good as new each time.
Every kitchen should have at least one Pyrex plate!
When my dad brought 4 of these see through glass plates at the car boot I went mad because I though he was buying them as dinner plates and they looked proper 1970s! I didn't realise that they are made by Pyrex and they are made to be used in loads of different ways because they are so strong.
My dad brought them because he is always reheating his dinners in the microwave but has a problem because most of our plates have metallic paint on them and that's as scary as putting pure metal in the microwave because it makes it arc just as bad.
We've had them for about a month now and I don't know how we managed without them. I always use them in the microwave now because it's nicer than using the plastic picnic plates that we usually use and now I use the microwave more for heating veg and stuff.
There good in the microwave on top of bowls as well to stop food drying out or splattering all over the place while it's cooking.
My dad has used these in the proper oven if he gets in late from work and his dinner isn't quite cold but just needs a few minutes to warm through. It's a bit of a pain because if you're doing that you have to keep changing your dinner from one plate to another, well I have to but my dad isn't bothered about eating off these weird see through plates at all!
We had a bbq last week and my dad used one of these plates on the bbq to keep the fried onions warm and that was a proper good idea and it worked.
The plates are easy to clean but I reckon eventally they'll start going brown and need a proper good scrub. Because they are glass they show smears up but that's not a problem as long as all the Fairy liquid is rinsed off them properly.
My dad paid 50p each for his plates and I reckon that was a proper bargain because on Amazon they're £3.50 each.