Collectible Pyrex

Pyrex pie dishesPyrex pie dishes
made in Australia c1960s

Following on from my last Pyrex post, here’s Trish’s Pyrex collection- coloured pie dishes made in the 60s. The pie dishes came in a vast rainbow of colours that co-ordinated with other kitchen items- condiment dishes and mixing bowls and the like. Trish has kept her collection to yellow, orange, red which works well in our contemporary kitchen.

The tempered glass is still fantastic for cooking pies: we favour meat pies and lemon meringue tarts…they cook quickly and evenly and the dish is a dream to wash up afterwards. The pie dishes come in four standard sizes and so nest when not in use; you gotta love vintage that still functions as intended and also looks good.

The only downside is they are not dishwasher proof; you do see a lot of ruined Pyrex dishes around- the colour does not stand up to the harsh detergent abrasives and becomes mottled and washed out in tone.

 

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