PSA: last night one of our pyrex cooking dishes exploded.

not fractured, exploded. “pyrex isn’t supposed to do that” we thought.

as of a few years ago, Pyrex sold their brand, the new company changed glass recipe as a cost cutting measure, resulting in a pandemic of exploding cookware and a class action lawsuit.

thankfully the patent has expired and the keyword to look for in competing glass cookware products is “borosilicate glass”


@zensaiyuki Ugh, because of course it was all about cutting costs 😒 it's always some rich jerk trying to save money.

I'm curious – do you know what kind of glass the shattering Pyrex things are made from?

Ohhh tempered soda lime glass! That explains the explosion. Geez, why couldn't they just stick to borosilicate like any sensible person?

@InvaderXan it would be fine if we knew what it was beforehand. “pyrex” kinda sets expectations. it’d be like buying oreos, opening the package and finding vanilla wafers. nothing wrong with them but it’s not what i bought! except with a hot exploding glass twist.

@zensaiyuki Right?? Damn, I didn't realise I needed to actually check what kind of glass I was buying these days. That's annoying.

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