Pining For The Old Pyrex
Pyrex has been a kitchen staple for anyone who loves throwing down in the kitchen and keeping the leftovers for more than 100 years. The cookware not only came in classic designs that go for hundreds in antique shops today, but the borosilicate glass earned Pyrex its reputation for being exceptionally durable. Then 1998 happened.
In 1998 Pyrex swapped the temperature-tough borosilicate for ordinary soda-lime glass, which can’t withstand sudden temperature changes, leading to exploding bakeware. Rumor has it the switch was made to cut expenses since soda-lime is significantly cheaper. Pyrex lovers say the way to identify OG Pyrex is to look for the label screaming at you in all caps. Newer Pyrex products use a logo that includes lower case letters.