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What is this glass object for?

It's a double bubble shot glass designed for a shot (on top) and the chaser of your choice on the bottom. It is just a novelty and fancy way of presenting special drinks. Here's a video showing ...
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Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?

While an oven preheats, the heating element or gas burner will be running at full output. For an electric oven in particular, this will generate a great deal of radiant heat. Radiant heat increases ...
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Is a borosilicate glass pot safe to use on a gas burner stovetop?

I specifically would like to know if anyone has used a (verified) borosilicate glass pot on a gas burner stove top I have used borosilicate glass vessels on a number of different heat sources, both ...
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Can I use this Ikea glassware on stove top?

No, you can't. You should always assume glass is not safe to use on the stovetop. Essentially none of it is, and while there are a very few exceptions, they'll say so explicitly. (For example this ...
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Can I take a glass baking dish from the fridge and put it in a hot oven?

It would depend on the type of glass. If the oven is say 300 F then starting from 40 F (fridge) versus 70 F (room) is not a big difference. If the glass is oven safe then that 30 F difference ...
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How to make sure that I do not break the glass bowl in a double boiler?

Thickness is not an indicator of heat-proof glass, just think about laboratory glassware, which is sometimes quite thin. It’s rather the other way round, thermal conductivity is low for glass which ...
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Can I reheat meal in pyrex-like glassware on vitro ceramic stove?

I would absolutely not recommend heating Pyrex with any type of direct heat, ever. That stuff goes off like a hand-grenade, highly dangerous - not to mention messy. I've seen it happen too many ...
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What is the laziest way to clean pyrex baking pans or avoid the process with chicken?

The laziest way is just fill them full of hot water & dish soap and leave to soak overnight; then put them through the dishwasher, or even see if they'll just come clean with a brush round in the ...
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What is this glass object for?

It looks exactly like a vase for growing hyacinths to me. Edit: This is wrong. As noted in comments, a hyacinth vase has a larger hole. Search for "bubble shot glass" images to see the OP's object....
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Can I take a glass baking dish from the fridge and put it in a hot oven?

Mine are (British/European) PYREX, which is borosilicate and has better thermal properties than US soda-lime pyrex. It would almost certainly be OK, but to be on the safe side I'd put it on a room ...
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Glass still safe after boil-off?

While @Brendan's answer is the correct one as it comes directly from the manufacturer, the risk with glass and other ceramics is not that it will start to leach chemicals into the water, but rather ...
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Glass bowl safe in pressure cooker?

Assuming that you are talking about a tempered glass bowl that is marketed as microwave, dishwasher and oven safe, there should be no problem in the pressure cooker. For glass vessels, the most ...
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Baking in drinking glasses -- heat vs. logo paint, other issues

What you want to do has been done successfully. There is a video and instructions here: Guinness Cake baked in Guinness glasses I believe the greatest risk of thermal shock would come when you ...
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Glass drink dispenser for vinegar long term storage?

Don't use brass– I believe the vinegar cleans it by dissolving a thin layer from the outside. It looks like the 304 stainless steel tap should work fine. If the rubber seal is the same material that ...
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How can I assure even heat distribution in a glass bundt pan with a closed tube?

I don’t think it has much to do with lack of air circulation from the closed tube, but with the gigantic mass of glass in the center. That’ll take a long time to heat up, retarding the cooking in that ...
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What is the laziest way to clean pyrex baking pans or avoid the process with chicken?

Glass gives these dots much less adhesion than metal. This makes them really susceptible to mechanical cleaning. I have had great success with an electric cleaning brush. Use it either with normal ...
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Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?

As Fabby says, it must have something to do with a sudden change in heat. An hypothesis: they misinterpreted the French original written by Pyrex. It says, again thanks to Fabby: Assurez-vous de ...
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How to make sure that I do not break the glass bowl in a double boiler?

Two things to be careful of: The bowl mustn't reach the water (or even be heavily splashed). In some cases the side of the pan (assuming the bowl is in a saucepan) can heat a ring of bowl. This ...
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How to safely reuse glass bottles to store oils

Yes, it is safe. Just wash the bottle with dish soap and hot water. Unless you do not use the oil in the new bottle frequently, degradation from light should not be an issue; you could store that ...
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Does the oven door need to be toughened glass?

You can't use just any sheet of thick glass for your oven door. Glass for your oven has to be tempered to resist high temperatures. Untempered glass will likely crack pretty quickly with regular use. ...
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What is the laziest way to clean pyrex baking pans or avoid the process with chicken?

Rather than wasting aluminum foil, you could use baking parchment paper as a pan liner and discard it. Less cost in both resources and money, normally. Alternatively, a "resusable Parchment ...
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Kimchi in Mason Jars -- Too Sealed?

I am a bit late to be of use to OP but had to add that in my almost-50 years of native Korean kimchi experience i've never heard of a kimchi jar explosion at room temp - at least not the kind where ...
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What is this glass object for?

I haven't come across one for single servings, but this looks very much like a red wine decanter, used to improve the flavour of a red wine by aerating it. The top bulb is to pour your freshly ...
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Can Soda Lime glass handle hot liquid? (Like tea, soup, etc.)

Yes and No. Soda lime glass is not resistant enough to thermal shock to withstand quick changes in temperature, if you pour boiling liquid into cool soda lime glass it is likely to shatter. If hot ...
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How do you get burned wood off of a glass stovetop?

Some people might be inclined to think your glass is damaged rather than dirty, and that's why you can't get it clean. In a comment you say that the discoloration is raised, which suggests that's not ...
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Glass bottle thickness ratings

I did some some more research and Ecnerwal is right, it is a mold identification number. Each manufacturer numbers their molds kind of like a baseball team has unique numbers for each player. This ...
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How to avoid vegetables sticking on heat-resistant glass dish?

Butter has a fairly low smoke point, and may be burning in the oven. You could try using one of the "yellow oils" like canola (rapeseed), peanut, soybean or corn oil. Aside from that, it's not ...
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Baking in drinking glasses -- heat vs. logo paint, other issues

Using drinking glasses, or even canning jars, risks the glass cracking, splintering, exploding, or shattering. Even a canning jar is not built to withstand oven temperatures higher than 120 C/250 F ...
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Can I pasteurize milk in a jam jar?

Any jar sold for home canning will work for what you want. They are designed to handle temperatures higher than 212°F/100°C. What you want to avoid is thermal shock - a large and rapid change of ...
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What is the purpose of this footed glassware with a large round bowl and a decorative handle?

German punch glasses. I have some. For serving hot fruity punch, usually at Christmas, with or without alcohol. You have to be very careful not to crack them by putting hot punch in. You have to warm ...
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