Good Question: Bad Break-up With My Pyrex Bowl?

Good Question: Bad Break-up With My Pyrex Bowl?

Chris Phillips
Feb 14, 2007

Dear Kitchen Readers,

Last night, I warmed up meatballs and sauce in the microwave. I pulled them out, and placed the bowl on the counter. About thrity seconds later, the bowl broke. One big shard propelled itself six inches or so down the counter.

My question is: does anyone know why my favorite prep bowl broke? I've had this Pyrex bowl for about six years, but it never had any noticeable chips or cracks.


P.S. We usually keep this space to answer questions from readers. We're switching it up for Valentine's Day and hoping you can help me figure out what happened here.

Sure is heart-breaking to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon rolling meatballs and cooking down a "gravy" only to have it end this way.

I started to do some research of my own, after taking some pictures and wiping the sauce off the front of my kitchen cabinets. Cooking for Engineers says, "Pyrex glassware is an excellent example of microwave safe, heat resistant glass that can also be baked."

Any idea what went wrong? Any other kitchen disasters to report?

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