I don my beloved Kitchen Warfare apron and head to the kitchen. Time to make dinner!
I boil some spaghetti noodles on the cooktop, and when they are al dente, I drain them and toss them into one of my trusty 3 quart pyrex pan (after I take the lid off of course!)
To this I add a jar of my favorite red spaghetti sauce (mixed with the noodles right in the pyrex), and then I top with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and black olives.
I put the whole thing uncovered into my pre-heated 350 degree oven until the cheese is all bubbly melty on top. It takes about 20-25 minutes until my pizzetti is done.
I pop it out of the oven and put it on a (dry) potholder in the middle of the table ready for dinner.
Nothing explodes except my happiness when I hear it was good, and they want seconds!
I have many pyrex dishes. Some come from woot as gifts within the past year (so they are surely almost the same as these as far as glass goes). I have some in this style with blue lids, and some with the bigger handles. I like both. I have no problems getting the lids on and off. Both styles of lids snap on firmly. This style is raised a bit in the center, so I tend to prefer this for cakes or something that fills the pan higher.
I prefer glass pans because I like the way they last. I have no good luck with metal in the oven, it warps for me. I haven't had a metal 'cake pan' in ages. I prefer pyrex.
For those of you putting your hot pans on your counters on wet towels, have you not learned that wet transfers heat?
Do not believe me? OK here is a test for you. Put on your oven mitt and take something out of the oven. Now do that with your oven mitt soaking wet. (I've made this mistake on accident once, I won't repeat it.)
I also wait for these to cool down before placing in the fridge after use. But I don't wait until they are cold, just until I can pick them up with bare hands.
At Christmas I make fudge, and I put it in my pans and put them into the freezer for 1-3 weeks before removing them and the fudge.
That's my experience. I bake cakes, I make casseroles, I don't broil things. I cook up to 450 degrees with mine normally. No problems yet.
Honestly I am trying to think of who to buy these for (I don't need anymore) Christmas is coming and one of the best gifts I ever got, was a pyrex pan (with lid), with a brownie mix inside, and a potholder. I still have the pan and the potholder. ;)
Red is a festive color for Christmas too.