(Closed) Corningware v. Pyrex

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I like Pyrex for storage and Corningware for baking. For some reason, I find some things don’t bake very well in glass (especially bread loaf pans).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Yes… they can. I broiled some pyrex the other day (well, chicken in pyrex. Whatever!)

The main difference between the two is that the corningware tends to be smaller, but nicer for putting out when you have guests. The pyrex is like my heavy-duty “I make lasagna and casseroles” pan. 🙂 I have both! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have mostly Corningware and LOVE it. I have a few Pyrex dishes but not too much.

This might be a stupid question… but whats a broiler?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like my pyrex.  But I don’t use it that often – just at Thanksgiving so far and the bowls for mixing sometimes. I mainly use metal pans or sheets for baking.  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m partial to Le Creuset for most things, although I use Corningware for smaller dishes and it works well, too. I’m not a huge Pyrex fan, but I’ve only used my roommates’ sets, and don’t know if there’s higher quality Pyrex than what she has. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Oh yeah, that only applies to the little pyrex cups. I usually use those for prep bowls anyways! haha.

I would go with Le Creuset before going with pyrex, but at the same time, pyrex pans are inexpensive and never seem to break or crack (or chip!) and Le Creuset can chip/crack.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have both and love each set! If you are only getting 1 I’d probably recommend the pyrex, but the corningware is pretty and utterly useful too!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@moneypenny02 – Thanks! I knew regular overs could broil but it sounded like it was separate then the regular over setting so that makes sense.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They’re actually both made by the same company.  I’d rate quality pretty much the same.  Just be aware that glass transfers heat differently than ceramic in the oven.  Personally, I like cooking and storing my foods with Pyrex, but if you make a lot of casseroles that you want to serve in the same dish that you baked them in, then Corningware might be the way to go.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They’re both great but generally used for different things, so no reason you can’t have both which many people do. Corningware is used for baking whereas Pyrex generally is not. Some people bake in Pyrex all the time and don’t have a single problem with it but more often than not, it’s used for cold stuff.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We registered for both. I agree with LaborOfLove – Corningware looks nice on a dinner table, Pryex is more informal. As far as their function, I think they are pretty similar, at least for this very amateur cook.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I totally agree with Miss Spaniel. I find ceramic Cornigware better for baking. If you can keep both on the registry, I would.

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