You Need to Know the Plain Truth About Consumer Reports' and the American Ceramic Society's Flawed and Inaccurate Glass Cookware Articles.
These Internet rumors are false and have been refuted by "myth-busting" websites such as Snopes.com and STATS.org
World Kitchen is deeply committed to its consumers' safety and satisfaction and believes that consumers deserve accurate information about the safety of the products they purchase and use, including Pyrex glassware. That is why we want you to know about reports mischaracterizing and wrongly disparaging the reliability, durability and excellent safety record of American-made glass cookware made from heat-strengthened soda lime glass, including Pyrex glass cookware. In fact, generations of cooks have safely and reliably used billions of pieces of Pyrex glassware in American kitchens for decades. On behalf of our consumers and our dedicated men and women who are proud to make one of the precious few products still made in the USA, we are vigilant to ensure that consumers, the media and anyone who wants to know about Pyrex glassware has easy access to accurate information.
As part of our unwavering commitment to insist on truthful and accurate reporting about Pyrex glassware and to set the record straight about the serious errors and flaws in these articles, World Kitchen transparently has brought to the attention of Consumer Reports, the American Ceramic Society (ACS) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the egregious inaccuracies, errors, highly misleading statements, and alarming misinformation in these articles. We want you to know what Consumer Reports and ACS aren't telling you. Click an article below to get important facts and information about American-made Pyrex glassware's reliability, durability and excellent safety record that these publications did not tell you.
Pyrex Glassware: Still Made in America
Past and Present
Since 1915, experienced cooks and beginners alike have reached for Pyrex® glassware products. It all started with our glass bakeware – loved for generations because it's affordable, durable, odor and stain proof, and great for cooking, serving and storing. Since then, new favorites have joined old standbys. The Pyrex line now includes products for the entire kitchen, including pots and pans, metal bakeware, and kitchen tools and gadgets. They're all designed and proven to make cooking a little easier. Today, approximately 80% of U.S. homes have Pyrex glass products, with many cooks passing them down from generation to generation – which we think is pretty neat.
The idea for Pyrex Glassware came from the industrious wife of a Corning Glass Works scientist who was frustrated with her unreliable casserole dish. Knowing the strength of the railroad signal lantern glass her husband worked with, she begged him to bring home something she could use in the kitchen. Voilà, the Pyrex baking dish was born. Two years later, Boston department store Jordan Marsh placed the first order for Pyrex Glassware. The rest, as they say, is history.
Pyrex® Glassware: Still Made in America
World Kitchen is proud to design and manufacture our iconic Pyrex® glassware products right here in the USA. Since 1915, Pyrex glassware has been manufactured in America, including at our facility in Charleroi, Pennsylvania since the 1940s. While many companies have abandoned domestic manufacturing, we remain a longstanding member of the community, employing more than 700 employees in Pennsylvania across two unionized facilities, and about 2500 men and women across our US manufacturing and distribution facilities. Keeping the faith with our consumers, employees and vision for the future, we have expanded our US manufacturing operations, demonstrating our strong commitment to American manufacturing and jobs.
Over the last century, experienced cooks and beginners alike have reached for Pyrex glassware, making our products a staple in approximately 80 percent of American homes. Many consumers have told us that our products are passed on for generations, and some of their favorite memories in the kitchen involve cooking with our iconic brand. We value our made in the USA heritage and are working hard to ensure we remain a mainstay in American kitchens for generations to come.