Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wishlist Wednesday: Pyrex
Pyrex was first introduced in 1915 and since then a myriad of fun colorful designs have been well used and loved in households around the world. Older Pyrex and European Pyrex are made of borosilicate glass which has a high thermal resistance and is often used in the manufacture of laboratory ware. Newer Pyrex is made of a different and less heat resistant glass (hence the stories of "exploding pyrex"). I tend to favor the older ones, but that's because there are so many gorgeous patterns out there to collect!
It seems I am not the only one who loves Pyrex. Pyrexlove and a flickr group dedicated exclusively to Pyrex are a great resource in helping to identify patterns and so fun to browse through pictures as well.
Here are several of my favorites, gathered from google images.