Bakeware You Can Rely On
One of the hardest things someone that does a lot of baking is to find good quality bakeware. The one thing I can’t figure out is what bakeware I should buy. I heard that the new Pyrex products are breaking also too many stories about them shattering in the oven for me to feel comfortable buying one. I’m willing to spend money on bakeware that will last!
Some consumers have had incidents of glass bakeware shattering in the oven or when it was placed on the counter to cool. Though the number of reported incidents is small compared to the millions of glass bakeware sold in the U.S. and Canada, there certainly is cause for concern and consumers should take steps to minimize the risk.
There are basically two major glass bakeware manufacturers in the U.S
- Anchor Hocking
- World Kitchen
One of the original ingredients used in the manufacture of glass bakeware is borosilicate. That changed to soda lime (from borosilicate) was made about thirty years ago in an effort to make their bakeware safer. World Kitchen also followed suit, but surprisingly, some European manufacturers continued to use borosilicate in their bakeware.
European glass bakeware is still made with borosilicate, so Consumer Reports put the two types of glass to the test in this video. They went beyond the conditions of the average kitchen, but the results are still clear: borosilicate glass is more resistant to extreme temperature changes than soda lime glass.
Consumer Report Video Below:
When buying baking ware it needs to be made out of borosilicate glass to keep you safe in the kitchen!!!