Thursday, September 06, 2012

Can that go in the microwave?

My vintage CorningWare is not allowed in the microwave. I saw what happened to Mom's set back when microwaves were new, and I didn't care to repeat that experience with my own estate sale finds. The FAQ at Pyrex Love says the microwave is fine, but not the dishwasher...maybe that was the culprit.

Whatever the true rules are, I didn't want my dishes in the microwave. When Hubby showed me that the bottom said "for range or microwave" a couple of months ago, I was baffled. I bought that set in its original boxes, so I know it's old, too old to be labeled microwave safe...

I solved the mystery when I was cleaning out some kitchen cabinets. Apparently I have two identical casseroles, with different markings on the bottoms.





I have no memory at all of where the newer one came from. And now I've got to re-train the family to read the bottoms of the dishes they're using.

6 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've always used my Pyrex in the microwave, even my older pieces. What happened to your Mom's set??

Needled Mom said...

Interesting!!!

Mary said...

I always use mine in the microwave and dishwasher. I even use my crockery (which is what I treasure) in the microwave but not for any long cook times. Just a quick zap. It may depend on the microwave.

Camilla said...

What do you microwave in, then?

I thought that only ceramics with metallic finishes, or exceptionally heavy glazes were unsafe. (But tempered glass that is damaged can explode impressively at random times. Have you seen the lab demonstration of "Prince Rupert's drops"? The sturdier the temper, the more energy is released when it does break.)

I don't microwave in plastics or melamine for fear of leaching into the food if you overheat it. I do microwave in ceramic and glass.

Allie said...

Oh golly, guess I'd better look at the bottoms of mine, lol! I never use the microwave anymore so that's ok....

Denise :) said...

Yeah! I want to hear what happened to your mom's set! I hand wash everything (because that's what you do in an RV) and have just a few glass pieces I'll use in the microwave. Mostly I heat stuff the old fashioned way. With fire! LOL! I think the cold meds are getting to me . . . :)

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