Is Glass Bakeware Safe Anymore? The Dangers Of Exploding Glass Dishes
I first heard about exploding Pyrex, and other exploding glass dishes, from a Tweet, of all things, and then I read the article about it. Hat tip to Katie from La Jolla Mom for bringing it to my attention first. Next, I really sat up and took notice when I was warned about it again, this time by Consumer Reports.
You see, I was so interested in this news not only because I use Pyrex dishes in my oven frequently, but also because I myself experienced an exploding glass incident when I was a kid.
The short version of the story was that I was melting crayons to have colored wax for a craft project for school, without parental supervision. I don't think it was my parent's fault they weren't supervising me. Instead, I just didn't "think" to tell them what I was doing, and they I guess didn't know I was as dumb as I apparently was.
Being completely ignorant I put a glass mixing bowl, like those Pyrex ones almost everyone has, onto a stove top filled with bits of crayon, to heat it up. Needless to say it shattered, made a huge mess, scared me and my parents to death, and I was told over and over again why that was a dumb idea. No physical injuries occurred, but I saw the potential for danger and the incident has stuck out in my mind....