Archive for June, 2015

Business Insider: Glass Tupperware better than Plastic Tupperware

June 24, 2015

Yes, it is advertising, but those of us who love glass objects know that glass is better than plastic for many food-related needs!   “…not all reusable containers are created equal: Plastics varieties are prone to odors, stains, and warping, whereas nonporous glass pieces are able to withstand the general wear and tear of reheating, baking, freezing, and more.

Pyrex’s glass containers set the bar high for competitors — they’re safe for use in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher and they’re easy on the eyes, too. To be fair, though, the Tupperware pioneer has spent the last 90 years perfecting its model.

Pyrex, first developed at Corning Glass Works has been manufactured for almost 100 years.  It found its way into the kitchen when Bessie Littleton, wife of a Corning scientist, asked her husband to bring home some glass to use in place of a broken casserole dish. He gave her the sawed-off bottoms of some battery jars.  She baked a cake, an iconic brand was born and, as they say, the rest was history.
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