Can you put hot water in Pyrex?

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asked Nov 16, 2020 in Cooking by P90seWngjase (900 points)
Can you put hot water in Pyrex?

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answered Nov 17, 2020 by Zoozie (710 points)
Hot water can be put in Pyrex as long as the Pyrex is at room temperature.

Pyrex can withstand temperatures up to 400 F degrees and sometimes a little above as Pyrex is made to be used in the oven to bake things with.

You can put boiling water into Pyrex however just don't put boiling water into the Pyrex if it was just in the refrigerator and was cold.

The sudden thermal shock from cold to boiling hot could possibly break it.

But as long as the Pyrex is at room temperature and not cold then pouring boiling water into the Pyrex should not be an issue.

Pyrex glass will not shatter or break when you pour boiling water into it because the Pyrex is better able to withstand thermal shock.

So yes you can pour boiling water into a Pyrex dish without it breaking.

When you pour boiling water into a regular cold glass bowl or glass jar the glass will crack and break due to the sudden thermal shock from going from cold to suddenly hot.

But the Pyrex dishes are made differently and can withstand the thermal shock of the hot boiling water coming into contact with it so the Pyrex dish is safe to have boiling water poured into it without the risk of it cracking or breaking.

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