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  1. #1
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!

    If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    assume you could pour boiling water into it?

    http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435

  2. #2
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    > you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    >

    http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435

    Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I can't
    imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    contacting them for clarification.

    Jill



  3. #3
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    > you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    >

    http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435

    Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I can't
    imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    contacting them for clarification.

    Jill



  4. #4
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Goomba38 wrote:
    >> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>
    >> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>
    >>

    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >
    > Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    > boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I can't
    > imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    > see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    > contacting them for clarification.
    >
    > Jill
    >

    I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    size.
    Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!

  5. #5
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Goomba38 wrote:
    >> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>
    >> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>
    >>

    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >
    > Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    > boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I can't
    > imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    > see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    > contacting them for clarification.
    >
    > Jill
    >

    I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    size.
    Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!

  6. #6
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On May 12, 2:26 pm, Goomba38 <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...0TADU3U/ref=sc...



    I would not assume that. Pouring boiling water into a glass pitcher,
    unless the pitcher has been conditioned by extremely hot water to
    start with, I think is too much of a shock for the glass. In a
    microwave and dishwasher, glass gets hot more gradually. Pouring
    boiling water into glass is different - it's all at once.

    Coffee carafes are made for boiling liquids - I'd look for something
    that says "tempered glass." Use a glass coffee carafe if you don't
    get an answer from the manufacturer of the pitcher. Much of the
    prettiest glassware is made in other countries, so I don't know how
    easy it will be to get a definitive answer....



    N.

  7. #7
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On May 12, 2:26 pm, Goomba38 <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...0TADU3U/ref=sc...



    I would not assume that. Pouring boiling water into a glass pitcher,
    unless the pitcher has been conditioned by extremely hot water to
    start with, I think is too much of a shock for the glass. In a
    microwave and dishwasher, glass gets hot more gradually. Pouring
    boiling water into glass is different - it's all at once.

    Coffee carafes are made for boiling liquids - I'd look for something
    that says "tempered glass." Use a glass coffee carafe if you don't
    get an answer from the manufacturer of the pitcher. Much of the
    prettiest glassware is made in other countries, so I don't know how
    easy it will be to get a definitive answer....



    N.

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon 12 May 2008 12:26:39p, Goomba38 told us...

    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...U3U/ref=sc_ri_
    > 3/602-2338285-6697435


    Nope, BTDT. It might work for a while, but eventually it will crack. I
    lost two of my favorite pitchers that way.

    Supposedly, if you put a large metal spoon in the pitcher before pouring
    the boiling water in it, it will prevent the thermal shock. I'm not so
    sure I belive that entirely.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
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    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 55mins
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    I detest converts almost as much as I
    do missionaries. --H.L. Mencken
    -------------------------------------------


  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon 12 May 2008 12:26:39p, Goomba38 told us...

    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...U3U/ref=sc_ri_
    > 3/602-2338285-6697435


    Nope, BTDT. It might work for a while, but eventually it will crack. I
    lost two of my favorite pitchers that way.

    Supposedly, if you put a large metal spoon in the pitcher before pouring
    the boiling water in it, it will prevent the thermal shock. I'm not so
    sure I belive that entirely.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 05(V)/12(XII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 55mins
    -------------------------------------------
    I detest converts almost as much as I
    do missionaries. --H.L. Mencken
    -------------------------------------------


  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon 12 May 2008 12:43:21p, Goomba38 told us...

    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Goomba38 wrote:
    >>> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >>> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >>> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>>
    >>> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >>> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...DU3U/ref=sc_ri
    >> _3/602-2338285-6697435
    >>
    >> Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    >> boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I
    >> can't imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave?
    >> I don't see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise
    >> I'd suggest contacting them for clarification.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    > Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    > size.
    > Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!


    There are a lot of things that Pyrex used to make that they no longer
    offer. I always liked the small (half-quart and quart) size Pyrex dishes
    with matching Pyrex lids because they were perfect for microwaving 1 or 2
    portions of almost anything. I used to have several of each size, but now
    I'm down to one of each. :-(

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 05(V)/12(XII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 55mins
    -------------------------------------------
    I detest converts almost as much as I
    do missionaries. --H.L. Mencken
    -------------------------------------------


  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon 12 May 2008 12:43:21p, Goomba38 told us...

    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Goomba38 wrote:
    >>> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >>> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >>> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>>
    >>> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >>> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...DU3U/ref=sc_ri
    >> _3/602-2338285-6697435
    >>
    >> Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    >> boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I
    >> can't imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave?
    >> I don't see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise
    >> I'd suggest contacting them for clarification.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    > Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    > size.
    > Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!


    There are a lot of things that Pyrex used to make that they no longer
    offer. I always liked the small (half-quart and quart) size Pyrex dishes
    with matching Pyrex lids because they were perfect for microwaving 1 or 2
    portions of almost anything. I used to have several of each size, but now
    I'm down to one of each. :-(

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 05(V)/12(XII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 55mins
    -------------------------------------------
    I detest converts almost as much as I
    do missionaries. --H.L. Mencken
    -------------------------------------------


  12. #12
    George Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Goomba38 wrote:
    >>> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >>> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >>> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>>
    >>> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >>> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >>
    >>
    >> Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    >> boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I
    >> can't
    >> imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    >> see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    >> contacting them for clarification.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    > Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    > size.
    > Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!


    Corning Glass (the company that developed Pyrex and holds that
    trademark) sold off the consumer product lines including "Corningware"
    some time ago. It seems the current owner only chose to make a small
    subset of the product line.

  13. #13
    George Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Goomba38 wrote:
    >>> Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >>> boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >>> it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >>>
    >>> If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would
    >>> you assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >>
    >>
    >> Oooh, I love the style of that pitcher! I would assume you could pour
    >> boiling water into it since dishwashers get pretty darned hot. And I
    >> can't
    >> imagine why else you'd put a pitcher like that into a microwave? I don't
    >> see the name of the Mfg (unless it's "Simplicity") otherwise I'd suggest
    >> contacting them for clarification.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > I use a Fiesta pitcher for daily use, but need something larger. I wish
    > Fiesta made a 3+ quart size. This one at Target would be handy for the
    > size.
    > Why in the world doesn't Pyrex sell pitchers anymore, I wonder!??!


    Corning Glass (the company that developed Pyrex and holds that
    trademark) sold off the consumer product lines including "Corningware"
    some time ago. It seems the current owner only chose to make a small
    subset of the product line.

  14. #14
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon, 12 May 2008 15:26:39 -0400, Goomba38 <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    >If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    >assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    >http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435



    Why not check the old reliable source for all things kitcheny and
    ancient - eBay.

    Or use a Chemex drip pot It will surely be fine for boiling water and
    it has a lovely shape. In fact, any automatic coffee maker decanter
    will also work well.

    Boron

  15. #15
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    On Mon, 12 May 2008 15:26:39 -0400, Goomba38 <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    >boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    >it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    >If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    >assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    >http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435



    Why not check the old reliable source for all things kitcheny and
    ancient - eBay.

    Or use a Chemex drip pot It will surely be fine for boiling water and
    it has a lovely shape. In fact, any automatic coffee maker decanter
    will also work well.

    Boron

  16. #16
    George Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >

    Likely not, it is the quick change in temperature that cause the
    cracking. Dishwashers don't get anywhere near boiling and the nuker
    heats it gradually.

  17. #17
    George Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Goomba38 wrote:
    > Many years ago I had a Pyrex drink pitcher. It was perfect for pouring
    > boiling water over for iced tea. Needless to say I lost or broke
    > it...and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find nowadays!
    >
    > If a pitcher is advertised as "dishwasher and microwave safe" would you
    > assume you could pour boiling water into it?
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Simplicity-Cla...338285-6697435
    >

    Likely not, it is the quick change in temperature that cause the
    cracking. Dishwashers don't get anywhere near boiling and the nuker
    heats it gradually.

  18. #18
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Boron Elgar wrote:

    > Or use a Chemex drip pot It will surely be fine for boiling water and
    > it has a lovely shape. In fact, any automatic coffee maker decanter
    > will also work well.
    >
    > Boron


    Never heard of Chemex before, but the largest I see is 50 ounces and
    that is $72! <faint>


  19. #19
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    Boron Elgar wrote:

    > Or use a Chemex drip pot It will surely be fine for boiling water and
    > it has a lovely shape. In fact, any automatic coffee maker decanter
    > will also work well.
    >
    > Boron


    Never heard of Chemex before, but the largest I see is 50 ounces and
    that is $72! <faint>


  20. #20
    David Scheidt Guest

    Default Re: Unbreakable GLASS pitchers

    George <[email protected]> wrote:

    :Corning Glass (the company that developed Pyrex and holds that
    :trademark) sold off the consumer product lines including "Corningware"
    :some time ago. It seems the current owner only chose to make a small
    :subset of the product line.

    They make a subset of the product line, and don't make it of
    borosilicate glass, which is what is generically refered to as Pyrex.
    So, even if they did make a pitcher, it wouldn't be suitable to use
    with boiling water. There are other makers of borosilicate glass
    stuff for the kitchen, though, so look around.

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