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The Origins of CorningWare® Bakeware

For more than half a century, CorningWare® bakeware has married exceptional performance and versatile design with an eye toward the modern. In fact, the original glass-ceramic material, Pyroceram®, was a marvel of engineering, designed in the 1950s during the space race to safely absorb huge temperature fluctuations in rocket nose cones.

Once introduced for home use in 1958 to busy yet innovative cooks, it was able to go directly from freezer to oven to table, where its modern designs added a touch of everyday elegance.

Given the versatility to pull triple-duty in the kitchen, CorningWare brand engineers designed each piece with tight-fitting lids for storage, the requisite shapes, sizes and durability to serve as bakeware, and fashionable designs that were at home on any table, in any kitchen.

Staying focused on what consumers wanted for their kitchens, CorningWare brand changed its formula to a stoneware material.

CorningWare stoneware is:

  • Safe in microwave, convection and conventional ovens
  • Safe for freezer and refrigerator use
  • Easy to style around, from classic to contemporary, country to urban
  • Non-porous so it won’t absorb food odors and resists staining
  • Easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher
  • Tried and true for years of service in the kitchen
The Innovation Continues


The ability to prepare, store and serve one-dish meals is as valuable today as ever. But that doesn’t mean CorningWare bakeware hasn’t evolved. We’ve introduced designs and styles for every taste, from wedding-gift staple French White® bakeware to bold new colors.

We’ve introduced new materials and brought back the original Pyroceram material in 2009 . And we’ve never stopped looking for ways to help you make inventive, time-saving, family-friendly meals from start to finish with no stress and no mess. That’s what makes CorningWare bakeware so indispensible.