Is all glass created equal?

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Is all glass created equal?

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Athena
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I've seen lots of different types of glass on eden. This toy I am interested in is pyrex glass and I'm wondering what is the difference between all the different glasses that toys are made from.
01/06/2013
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I am not 100% sure (been awhile since I looked around) but most if not all glass toys found here are Borosilicate (pyrex) glass. As such they have the same basic qualities you will find in cookware. These toys are at the top of list in terms of safety. Anything else is sub par, that's not to say they are not still good toys but they will not take the same abuse. (See Test one of Pyrex and Test #2

Now, there is also two basic ways of molding the glass; by hand and by placing the molten glass in a mold to form it. This is pretty much why there is such a price difference between toys. The high priced toys are made one at a time by the artisan and you are paying for his/her expertise. You will also find the higher priced glass will have more colors/designs molded into the glass versus the cheaper ones.

Hope that helps a bit, if you see something that I am missing let me know and I'll take a look and tell ya what I know.

One last thing if I may, always check your glass before use no matter who makes it or the price. Small scratches may feel alright to the hand but can cause micro-abrasions to delicate tissues and may lead to cracks or breakage. When in doubt, toss it and get a new one.
01/07/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Great questions and very informative answer, thanks to you both!
01/07/2013
hmb12 hmb12
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I am not 100% sure (been awhile since I looked around) but most if not all glass toys found here are Borosilicate (pyrex) glass. As such they have the same basic qualities you will find in cookware. These toys are at the top of list in terms of ...
Thanks so much! I love visiting your page by the way, you are very informative! I didn't think of scratches... ouch. Haven't yet tried anything glass but I'm hoping to very soon. Having trouble with a few of my links at the moment and need to ask a lot of questions about materials rather than just clicking the link that Eden provides. It's great to have a community of knowledgeable people to help out too.
01/11/2013
ashboo32 ashboo32
i was wondering about the price difference also. good to know
01/13/2013
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