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Would it be okay if a Pyrex baking dish is used on an electric stove top to reheat food?

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See also cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/17970/…, stovetop is the same or even worse than a gas burner in this case. –  rumtscho Nov 21 '13 at 15:09

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NO! It would not. They will break, possibly violently. Unless they are labeled for that use, don't do it.

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No, this is a very, very bad idea. The thermal gradient can lead to uneven expansion and shattering.

This is true of the modern product as well as the historical borosilicate product.

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The only Pyrex that I'm aware of that was labeled as being safe for the cooktop was the 'Pyrex Visions' line, and I don't believe they ever made anything that I'd call a 'baking dish' from it. I know they made skillets, pots, and dutch ovens, and the associated lids.

It's typically a sort of orange-brown color, and there were also some pink-ish ones.

There's also Pyrex that's used for science labs ... again, not casserole dishes, but many are rated for thermal stress, as they make various weights (price vs. durability)

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The Pyrex company markets a ceramic product called Pyroflam in Europe which can be used on the stove top. This is an opaque material different from the traditional glass products.

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NO Mine exploded on top of my stove. I had it sitting there and turned wrong burner on and it went everywhere. It was really loud.!!But I will buy another one.

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NO! Mine too exploded on top of my stove, just last night to be exact. That's why I was looking this up. I had it sitting there and turned on the wrong burner and it went everywhere. It was really loud and chunks of glass everywhere, took me an hour to clean up

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