Just look at my posts and it will be a bit like ‘Where is Wally?’ (well, ‘Where is Pyrex?’ in this case), apart from the fact you will not struggle to find the iconic glassware and prepware pretty much everywhere.
I was really pleased to secure a partnership with the French brand as I really am a huge fan and have always owned and used quite a few of their products.
What I love most about Pyrex glassware is that it is timeless, versatile, it lasts forever and last but not least, it is French. I am not all that patriotic, but when a huge brand like Pyrex happens to be French, I am happy to shout about it!
Just in case you have been living on a different planet and have not heard of Pyrex, click here to have a look at their website.
Out of curiosity, I looked back at all my posts to check which ones were featuring Pyrex glassware (everyone needs a hobby!).
Their 2 litre glass bowl is without the shadow of a doubt the item I use the most in my kitchen. You can find photos of this classic in the following posts: Easy Crusty Bread, No Bake Cereal Bars, Apple Cake Recipe for Children, Apricot and Coconut Oat Cubes, Chocolate Truffles, Super Smoothie and Healthy Loaf. In Rotating Toys and Playmobil Play Aera, the children repurposed a smaller version of the bowl (1 litre) as a ball pit.
My rectangular dishes with lids get a lot of use as well, for making food ahead and storing it in the fridge or freezer after putting the lid on so it keeps fresh. The range I have at home seems to have been discontinued, to be replaced by the standard rectangular dish with lid and the 4in1 PLUS dishes with lids. My biggest rectangular dish is featured in my No Bake Cereal Bars recipe and the children used it as a swimming pool in the post about Rotating Toys and Playmobil Play Aera.
Before I received my new glassware from Pyrex, I also owned and used two measuring jugs on a regular basis.
Here is what they included in the bundle they sent me, and what I did with it all:
The first item I used was the 2 in 1 classic round casserole (1.5 litre). I baked a loaf of my easy crusty bread in it. It comes with a glass lid, but I obviously did not use it that time. I have made salads in it since and have found the glass lid a really practical addition.
Earlier this week, as I was getting porridge ready for Jumpy to take to Maria’s (our childminder), I decided to use the salad shaker from the 2 pieces set kitchen lab to store her coconut milk. In the end, I was worried it might leak on the way and gave Maria the bottle of coconut milk with its screw lid, and kept the salad shaker with coconut milk for her breakfast at home.
I was not too sure what I wanted to use the cake dish with handles for, but as I started thinking about it, I decided it had to be ‘gâteau de riz’, a traditional French cake made with caramel and rice pudding. It took hours to make, but it was really worth it, to me at least! No one else in the house went near it.
My favourite new item so far is the rectangular dish with lid. The one I was gifted has a capacity of 1.1 litre and measures 23 x 15 x 6.5cm. I will undoubtedly buy a few more of those in a range of sizes.
I first used it to bake my healthy loaf:
When making cookies with Beanie (3 years 8 months) this week, we used quite a few of our new Pyrex tools.
Beanie was over the moon to use the very cute 0.25 litre measure jug as it was perfect for her little hands. The measuring glass from the kitchen lab set meant we did not have to weigh the flour and Beanie could fill it up herself. As soon as the dough was ready and chilled, we baked 10 cookies on our new multipurpose cooking sheet (32 x 26 cm), and we froze the remaining 20 dough balls in the the rectangular dish with lid mentioned above, so that when Wriggly is born, we can have homemade cookies without having to make them from scratch. We will just have to bake them in the oven!
I loved every single item I was sent but have to admit I find the kitchen lab range way too fragile for my children to handle. I will keep these two items out of their reach.
Pyrex Giveaway (Bundle worth over £60)
All you have to do to enter the competition to win the bundle is use the entry box below and answer a simple question in the comments section at the bottom of the page. For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 1st July 2014 and the competition is open to UK residents only. Good luck!
- The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
- The prize will be supplied directly by Pyrex UK.
- I was sent the products to review. No payment has been received for this post.