Cooking healthy, whole foods involves exploring a variety of cooking methods. Sometimes baking is a lower fat alternative to frying and a lot of classic meals involve baking. Quality bakeware is a kitchen essential.
Safety is also an important consideration. Apparently, many inexpensive glass baking dishes may shatter at higher heats.
Borosilicate glass bakeware is a Feeling Fit Kitchen “Essential”. According to Consumer Reports January 2011 report*, Borosilicate glass is less likely to shatter than other glassware including Pyrex. Borosilicate glass may have a higher impact resistance as well. While this is not new “news”, it was news to me!
*See credits section at the end of this post for reference link to Consumer Reports.
I used this Borolux Baking Dish for a few weeks and expect to use it for years to come. So far I like everything about it.
What I like About the Borolux 9×13 Baking Dish:
- The dish is attractive and stylish, I like the textured handles.
- This 9×13 baking dish is generous size for 6-8 serving lasagna, baked dishes, casserole, and cakes
- It is made from shatter-proof borosilicate clear glass, according to Borolux it is shatterproof to 650 F. degrees!
- Borolux bakeware is made in the USA!
- The Borolux 9×13 Baking Dish dish can go from oven, to serving to storing leftovers in the refrigerator
Is there anything I don’t like? Not really! This dish I received is a little big for my smaller household, but I will get a lot of use out of it. I cannot criticize just because I wish I had a set in various sizes!
What is Borosilicate Glass?
Borosilicate glass is a type of glass that includes at least 5% boric oxide. The boric oxide makes the glass resistant to extreme temperatures, and also improves its resistance to chemical corrosion. This glass is very popular in the manufacture of scientific instruments, and it was once widely used to make glass for kitchens as well. Today, soda-lime glass is the glass of choice for kitchenware, due to the fact that it is generally cheaper to produce. (Source: WiseGeeks – What Is Borosilicate Glass?)
Where to Purchase Borolux 9×13 Baking Dish:
The Borolux 9×13 Baking Dish is available on Amazon – Click here to visit the Amazon listing for this Borosilicate glass baking dish.