Exploding Pyrex!

Exploding Pyrex!

cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users not to change extreme temperatures quickly because I am freaked out about this.

Did anyone else know that pyrex can actually explode like that?

Damn it all to hell, I loved that pan
08/17/2011
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JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users ...
I think I learned this from Dwtim, actually, lol.... if he hadn't said something about it on another thread, I would have had no idea!!
I'd be super freaked out too though!!!
08/18/2011
Linga Linga
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users ...
Yup, I always tell people when I do a glass review that it can be heated and cooled but extreme temperatures will cause it to shatter
08/18/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users ...
I put my pyrex pie pan in the oven with chicken in it and it exploded after 10 minutes baking time. Scared the Hell out of me!!
08/18/2011
Kkay Kkay
I've heard about it before. It's really scary to think that it can happen.
08/18/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I never knew that it would actually explode if the temperature was changed dramatically! I just figured it would break. I will remember that for the next time I make something in my Pyrex pan. I would pee myself if that happened to me lol.
08/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I've had this happen to a lot of different glassware; it will warp metal! Just a warning!
08/18/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
I had a glass casserole dish explode when I removed it from the microwave and sat it on a cool glass stove top. Glass shards went about two feet in every direction.
08/18/2011
Rossie Rossie
The only way to wash a hot Pyrex item safely is to set the water temperature to the very warm side, before it hits the Pyrex item.
08/18/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users ...
That's odd actually as pyrex is actually marketed to go from oven to freezer so it shouldn't have exploded! I did explode a pyrex baking dish by putting it on a lit burner after it had been on the stove but it took over 40 minutes to explode and was so hot it melted the carpet in front of the stove to the floor.

Thanks for the warning though...I'll be more careful with mine in the future.
08/18/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
YIKES! I had no idea it would explode. I knew that rapid changes in temperature could make it break, but I thought it would just crack or something, not fly into pieces. That's terrifying. I hope you weren't hurt.
08/18/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I was taught never to put a hot glass dish under cooler water (or anything cool for that matter) cause it will shatter.
08/18/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I had it happen once with a glass casserole dish. I had taken it out of the oven, put it on a pot holder on the counter, and walked to the fridge to grab some other stuff. BAM! The thing exploded and scared the crap out of me. There was glass everywhere in the kitchen, from tiny shards to big pieces. I've never seen anything shatter like that before, and it took me years to use another glass casserole dish again.
08/18/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by catgirl9
I had it happen once with a glass casserole dish. I had taken it out of the oven, put it on a pot holder on the counter, and walked to the fridge to grab some other stuff. BAM! The thing exploded and scared the crap out of me. There was glass ...
LOL! That is kind of what happened for me. I didn't use cold water, it was actually steaming hot water to soak the dish in (I rinse my dishes off with super hot water because I don't have a sprayer in the sink of my ghetto apartment, lol).

Luckily it all stayed in the sink and there were mostly clean breaks, but there is glass in my garbage disposal now and I have to wait for maintenance to come clean it out, which could take forever.

I will probably hesitate to use my other pyrex pan, just for the sake of keeping it around a little bit longer!
08/18/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
Luckily, it has to be a pretty extreme temp difference, so I can't imagine someone actually heating up a toy to the point it would happen. If I can't touch it without a pot holder, I probably don't want it in my tootie-pop...

But yes, I had a roasting pan explode when I put in more cool broth. Not fun.
08/18/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Jaimes
Luckily, it has to be a pretty extreme temp difference, so I can't imagine someone actually heating up a toy to the point it would happen. If I can't touch it without a pot holder, I probably don't want it in my tootie-pop...

But ...
I have had the same thing happen to my prized blue pyrex cake pan... so not cool. but yes, I was aware. I just wasn't thinking and decided to take it out from a broiling temperature and set it down on a cold (from a winter's night) stone countertop. It exploded and I almost lost an eye!
08/18/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
I have had the same thing happen to my prized blue pyrex cake pan... so not cool. but yes, I was aware. I just wasn't thinking and decided to take it out from a broiling temperature and set it down on a cold (from a winter's night) stone ...
Holy cow!
08/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
That's odd actually as pyrex is actually marketed to go from oven to freezer so it shouldn't have exploded! I did explode a pyrex baking dish by putting it on a lit burner after it had been on the stove but it took over 40 minutes to explode ...
I think it depends now on how old the Pyrex is. Old Pyrex is damn near indestructible from what I've been able to tell. New Pyrex seems to be slightly stronger glass with the Pyrex name lol.
08/18/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I think it depends now on how old the Pyrex is. Old Pyrex is damn near indestructible from what I've been able to tell. New Pyrex seems to be slightly stronger glass with the Pyrex name lol.
I was just about to say the very same thing. I have some Pyrex dishes that are ancient and I've never had a problem. I'll be sure to pay attention a little bit more, though.
08/18/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I think it depends now on how old the Pyrex is. Old Pyrex is damn near indestructible from what I've been able to tell. New Pyrex seems to be slightly stronger glass with the Pyrex name lol.
I have Pyrex (the Pyrex brand) old and new, and I have never had this issue.
08/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I have Pyrex (the Pyrex brand) old and new, and I have never had this issue.
My mom has old Pyrex and I have some new Pyrex and I haven't personally had any problems yet, but I have friends with newer Pyrex that ended up exploding from things that their older Pyrex had survived time and time again.
08/18/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
So I made dinner earlier and took my Pyrex pan out of the oven and then stuck it in the sink. I didn't rinse it immediately but pretty quickly afterward to soak; and it freaking exploded in my sink!


SOOOO I wanted to warn glass users ...
Yep. Luckily we don't put our borosilicate toys in the oven and then into the wet sink!

I had two lids made from Pyrex explode also!

Both times, they had come out of the oven and My Man took them off the the pan (one was a cast iron dutch oven the other was a Pyrex casserole) and as he started towards the sink I yelled (like in slow motion) NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! For some reason, on both occasions he put them under running water and they exploded! This happened on two different occasions years apart.

It's one of the reasons I never use ice water with my glass toy.

I also broke the bottom off of a canning jar (which was made from tempered glass) by pouring hot fat into it after cooking. Glass, no matter how it is made, has the capacity to break if exposed to temperature changes.
08/18/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I learned about this a long time ago, to many years ago to mention. (I hate remembering how old I am) I have broken coffee pots on numerous occasions by making a new pot and not letting it cool down enough.

I guess I need to make that other video pretty quick...
08/18/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Yes, you have to be really careful about this honestly. I have a friend where one exploded and cut her arm open really badly.
08/18/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Yep. Luckily we don't put our borosilicate toys in the oven and then into the wet sink!

I had two lids made from Pyrex explode also!

Both times, they had come out of the oven and My Man took them off the the pan (one was a cast ...
If you put a metal spoon/butter knife/fork into the glass jar (for storing/transferring grease until it's cool) before you start to pour, it greatly reduces the chance it will break.
08/18/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
Quickly changing temperatures can always shatter glass. For this reason, if you're windshield is iced in the winter and you want to pour water on it to make it defrost faster, do NOT pour hot water! Your entire windshield could shatter! Pour cold water, run your wipers, repeat.
08/18/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
LOL! That is kind of what happened for me. I didn't use cold water, it was actually steaming hot water to soak the dish in (I rinse my dishes off with super hot water because I don't have a sprayer in the sink of my ghetto apartment, lol). ...
That's weird. Ever since I've had my episode of exploding Pyrex, I've always rinse glass dishes or pot lids with very warm water when they're still hot, and I've never had any problems. Did you make sure the water was hot already, before you ran it over the hot plate?
08/18/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
My mother-in-law lost a windshield that way!
08/18/2011
Jenn (aka kissmykitty) Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
Pyrex scares the living shit out of me because of all of the explosion stories I've read - yet I continue to use it, haha. I've moved Pyrex directly from the refrigerator or freezer to the oven, but never the other way around. There's just something about going from hot to cold that seems to be a big no-no!
08/18/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
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Originally posted by Mr. E
I had a glass casserole dish explode when I removed it from the microwave and sat it on a cool glass stove top. Glass shards went about two feet in every direction.
I've witnessed this happen, but it was out of the oven.
08/18/2011
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