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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:15 PM

Last night a Pyrex glass dish exploded in a closed cabinet into hundreds of tiny shards.

It was at room temperature and alone on a shelf.

Has this happened to anyone else?

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Reply Last night a Pyrex glass dish exploded in a closed cabinet into hundreds of tiny shards. (Original post)
rusty quoin Apr 2019 OP
TalenaGor Apr 2019 #1
True Dough Apr 2019 #2
elleng Apr 2019 #3
PoliticAverse Apr 2019 #4
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #5
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 #6
lunasun Apr 2019 #9
Chin music Apr 2019 #7
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #8
Chin music Apr 2019 #11
Sucha NastyWoman Apr 2019 #10
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #12
JDC Apr 2019 #14
LastDemocratInSC Apr 2019 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2019 #15
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #16
eppur_se_muova Apr 2019 #17
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #18
Luciferous Apr 2019 #19
Vinca Apr 2019 #20
ihaveaquestion May 2019 #21
rusty quoin May 2019 #22

Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:20 PM

1. wow....not quite but

A couple months ago, while sleepwalking, my hubby put one on the stove and turned it on....it exploded.....

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:20 PM

2. I've been hearing about this happening after coming out of the microwave

but not at room temperature.

Also, it seems that the newer "Pyrex" or imitations are more prone to this happening (made over the past several years). Older dishes seem to hold up better.

How old was your dish?

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:20 PM

3. Not to me,

when MINE exploded, it was in the oven making dinner!

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:23 PM

4. If you put "exploding pyrex" into your favorite search engine you'll find you are not the first.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:27 PM

5. Yeah. I saw that.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:29 PM

6. Pyrex isn't Pyrex anymore...

 

check it carefully...

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:36 PM

7. Not since we had the Exorcism.

Did you use a Ouiji Board recently??

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Response to Chin music (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:40 PM

8. I did watch a bit of "The Nun" on HBO, but it got too scary and I turned it off.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:42 PM

11. Good that you know your boundries.

Heh heh.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:41 PM

10. Last week my glass oven door exploded

There are two layers of glass and the inside one exploded. A lot of glass blew through the vents above and below the door (itís a Kitchenaid convection wall oven) and ended up on the floor . I had just passed in front of it.

My son who was visiting said he thought it was caused by the pan inside touching the glass. The oven was on.

But that is bizarre that your room temp dish exploded!

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:46 PM

12. Well, that's bad. I have a Kitchenaid wall oven too.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:34 PM

14. So do I. Might need to research.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:27 PM

13. There are a lot of physical stresses baked into ceramics

I've never had Pyrex explode but I've had two toilet tanks fracture and break apart. Most ceramics shrink as they are fired in a kiln. It's inevitable that stresses will be created during the firing process. Over the years micro fractures will occur and these can join into larger fractures until... Kaboom. I can't say that Pyrex glass does the same thing, however. Just my observation.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:07 PM

15. Maybe

The Real Pyrex Gods are roaming around destroying all the fakes.

Really, that's the kind of story that makes it easy to believe weird stuff.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:12 PM

16. Speaking of weird this happened to me in the same year.

My wife travels a lot and has worked in South Korea.

I FaceTimed her once and got this Chinese/ Korean looking guy. I immediately hung up, (remember that one does not type the phone number but presses wife).

I got him again. He was walking through an airport with what looked like Chinese banner writing above his head. I said, what are you doing with my wifeís phone? He shook his head and said what? He hung up.

It turned up that my wife was fine and had her phone.

I talked to several people about it and they never heard of such a thing.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:46 PM

17. Been discussed on DU a few times before ...

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:04 AM

18. I read much of the thread.

But remember what I said. It blew up on its own. I heard the muffled crash, and looked around, but there was nothing on the counters. It was buried in a corner cabinet which is low inside with another pull out covering it.

It was at room temperature with no stress and it blew up. That is like spontaneous combustion, but different. It happened.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:47 AM

19. I keep reading stories like this and am seriously thinking about getting rid of all of

my Pyrex.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:24 AM

20. Was it new Pyrex or vintage Pyrex?

I don't really trust the "made in China" Pyrex. I buy the old stuff when I spot a piece in good condition.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 03:30 PM

21. Yes! About 20 years ago

I opened a cabinet door to find my small glass measuring cup had turned into a small pile of glass shards.

I didn't hear anything, so I don't know exactly when it happened.

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Response to ihaveaquestion (Reply #21)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:56 PM

22. I actually heard it. It was like did I hear glass busted. There nothing around.

Everything was clean. The dish was tucked back in and muffled by a complex fold out system.

I look at the couple of glass measuring cups, many, oh so many bowls, and a few baking dishes any Iím concerned.

About 15 years ago I did a stupid thing. I took a shortcut and put a glass dish on a burner to melt butter. I turned around to the opposite counter and then boom.

There was hot glass shards in the vinyl floor.

The kitchen can be dangerous if you donít know what youíre doing. I remember 25 years ago when I lost control of a chefs knife which stuck point down into the floor right next to my bare foot.

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