25. July 2014 10:06
Glass bakeware is an everyday multi-use kitchen product that many consumers may not even give much thought to. According to TODAY Health, it’s found in about 80 percent of homes in the U.S. However, most glass bakeware products in the U.S. are made with soda lime glass material because it is cheaper than higher quality glass bakeware, such as our Jeanette Specialty Glass bakeware products that are made using borosilicate.
We use “Hard Roc” borosilicate glass for many reasons. When compared to other glass bakeware dishes that are composed of soda lime glass, our bakeware products are much safer. For example, there have been reports of soda lime glass bakeware exploding or cracking during use. This is due to the soda lime glass bakeware being incorrectly tempered, a heat strengthening process to enhance the durability of glass. Our bakeware does not need to be tempered and is approved to go into an oven up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit; a competitive soda lime dish, meanwhile, broke in an oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
To ensure safe and reliable use, we tested our glass bakeware products against other glass bakeware manufacturers. We found that our bakeware is stain and scratch resistant, microwave and freezer safe, and thermal shock heat resistant. These properties ensure that our customers can use our glass bakeware products and stay safe.
Because we are at the forefront of innovation when it comes to glassware, we are continuing to expand into the bakeware and cookware market. Right now, we offer a pie plate, a rectangular lasagna pan, and a casserole dish. We are currently working with various companies to provide microwave-safe borosilicate glass lids. Our glassware will continue to provide our customers with high-quality and safe products for a lifetime.