Made from Borosilicate Glass this product has high thermal shock resistance. Stain and scratch resistant, does not retain flavours. Conventional Oven Safe to 300 degress C. Microwave, Fridge & Freezer Safe. Dishwasher Proof. Easy Grip Handles. Guaranteed for 10 years against manufacturers defect.
The Pyrex range deliver stylish glass dishes and plates. . . Key Features:. . . Dishwasher safe. . Microwave safe. . Stylish glass design. . 10 year guarantee. .
I cook in batches on the weekend so that I have time to eat a proper meal during the week and not resort to junk. I have two of these big boys that fit nicely one above the other in the oven. The handles of the dish and lid have a nice separation so you can remove the lid more easily with oven gloves on. This means that when you want to give your hot casserole a stir you're not searching for an implement to separate the handles enough to get a fat gloved hand in between.
As with all Pyrex the quality of the glass is second to none.
I have owned an older and probably original version of this for about 13 years, having inherited it from my mother who probably used it for at least 15 years and who was given it by her sister who had herself used it for some years before becoming infirm and no longer able to cook, something she loved doing and was very good at. It must therefore be about 35 years old and possibly more. Despite claims of fragility when hot, it has been plunged almost directly from a hot oven into warm water for washing up and has never been a problem and is yet to chip, which a smaller and much less often used Arcoroc one has on the handles. Relatively expensive when first purchased, although bought at one of the Ideal Home Shows at a small discount, the price has not dramatically increased since and it is now far less expensive than a metal alternative.
It is now less easy to clean than it once was and there is a slow discolouration beginning to build up. It may be about time for a replacement.
The current version has differently designed handles to both parts so that it is now safer to lift; the older one is completely smooth and I have sometimes accidentally dropped it back onto the oven shelf from a few centimetres as the oven gloves do not always securely grip it and the handles are not very deep.
It is large enough for a chicken or medium-sized duck and both parts could be separately used, the bottom to dry roast and the top for Yorkshire puddings or even a dessert. I have used it for general roasting and casseroles where it works very well. It isn't completely steam-tight so liquid levels may need topping up if in the oven for long periods but I find that it does a better job than the enamelled metal one we previously owned.
As I did not buy it, I have not attempted to use it on the hob as I did not have the instructions and I cannot remember the demonstrator's comments after all these years, but I believe it to be possible.
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The lid a bit too bulky. It does not sit perfectly onto the lower part, therefore whatever baked - would be too dry at the end of the proccess. The whole thing takes to much room in the oven. Ackward to handle and to take it out with gloves when hot. The older version was much better.