How to Make Pyrex Explode

Cook something in a Pyrex pan at 450 degrees. Remove your food, and place the Pyrex pan in the sink. Add water. Pyrex will promptly shatter of its own accord.

Someone needs to tell this to single men before they start cooking. Granted, I should have learned this sort of thing in Chemistry, but applied science in general needs to be emphasized more than it currently is.

I had to use my winter gloves to dig out the hundreds of burnt-fish-encrusted shards of glass from my sink.

UPDATE: Amy reported a similar experience from several years past, with pictures.

5 Responses to “How to Make Pyrex Explode”

  1. Heather M. Says:

    Heh, heh, heh…. also, don’t rinse pots and pans with cold water directly after they’ve been on a burner unless you want them to warp, don’t put wooden spoons in the dishwasher, and don’t use soap on cast iron.

  2. heath Says:

    Thermal shock sucks like that.

  3. katie Says:

    just one of the multitudes of reasons why i dont cook! :)

  4. Brandon Wise Says:

    I learned that in college while boling water in a Pyrex 2 qt. measuring bowl. I guess when it hit 212 it just lost it. Exploded just like you say. Rather funny after the fact; scary as hell when it happened.