Cook With Care When Using Glass Bakeware

February 27, 2011

Are you hosting an Oscar party at your Chicago home?

If you decided to cook for it, then you should know the four important rules before you use your glass bakeware.

Sandra Lee holding a Pyrex. Very pretty. Sandra too.

Pro chef Sandra Lee.

Food Network Chef Sandra Lee has teamed up with the Pyrex brand to share the 4 Simple Rules to cook with care when using glass bakeware.

Pyrex glassware has been reliably used for generations, but all glass bakeware can experience thermal breakage if exposed to sudden or uneven temperature changes.

“I’m pleased to work with the Pyrex brand to share these 4 Simple Rules. I’ve been a fan of Pyrex products for many years – using them in my own kitchen,” said Sandra Lee, who is also the editor in chief for Semi-Homemade Magazine. “The 4 Simple Rules are easy to follow and incorporate into your everyday cooking lifestyle.”

The 4 Simple Rules:

1. Always put hot glass bakeware on a dry, cloth potholder or towel. Never put hot glass bakeware on top of the stove (which I have done until now!), on a metal trivet, on a damp towel or directly on a counter or in a sink.

2. Never put glass bakeware directly on a burner or under a broiler.

3. Always allow the oven to fully preheat before putting glass bakeware in the oven.

4. Always cover the bottom of the glass bakeware dish with liquid before cooking meat and vegetables.

“The safety of consumers is our highest priority,” said Pam McMeen, vice president of brand marketing for World Kitchen, LLC, the Rosemont-based manufacturer of Pyrex glassware. “Our goal in reinforcing these 4 Simple Rules and partnering with Sandra Lee to share the message is to reach as many consumers as possible.”

Want some ideas of what to put inside that glass bakeware? Visit pyrexware.com/4simplerules to see cooking demonstrations and to download cooking tips and recipes from Sandra Lee.

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