Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Serious kitchen danger.....................



My dear, dear friend Vanessa had a frightening kitchen experience over the weekend! Fortunately she and her family were not injured. This is something I've heard of before. All cooks should be aware of the possible catastrophic consequences when using glass bakeware.


Please go here to Vanessa's lovely blog A White Barn and read what happened - it may help save you or a loved one from a serious kitchen injury!

I found this article online and, although a couple of years old, it does give insight and a video into what has been happening. Hopefully by now new glass bakeware is being manufactured to a safer standard, meanwhile you may want to consider trashing current pieces in your kitchen and even changing to metal bakeware just to be sure you are using safe pans.

FYI - Vanessa advised me that as she removed her glass dish from the oven it shattered before she even placed it down on any type of surface!


7 comments:

  1. Oh dear, how thoughtful of you to share a warning post on that issue. Thank you so much for your support, and for sending that article. I hope you are having a good week so far. Miss you! Love ~ Vanessa

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  2. That would be a scary thing. I'm off to read her post.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this Mary. I visited her blog and left a comment on that post. I had a similar incident a few weeks ago with my 35 year old Pyrex square pan that I had added some warm water to. It cracked down the middle and thankfully didn't explode! I purchased a new one that had some warnings on the packaging. I also purchased new measuring cups with similar warnings on the package. One has to be careful I guess. Pamela

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  4. I don't use a lot of glass baking dishes. I have dropped pyrex on my granite counters and it exploded. Thanks for the warnings. I am so glad to hear everyone is okay.

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  5. That happened to me once too so i am extra careful nowadays - yes Mar, i know that doen't sound like me, but once bitten twice shy!!! So now you have two dear dear friends this has happened to. Do you have a third dear dear one,because if so she/he needs to be warned - it all comes in threes. P

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  6. Wow, thank you for alerting us to this. I've got lots of glass bakeware and most of it is old. I think it may be time for some replacements!

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  7. Interesting! I have heard of the glass baking dishes breaking. Recently my husband wanted to put one in the broiler and I told him not to do it. Thanks for the information. I think I will be looking for some metal pans.

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