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Anyone use Pyrex in the Egg?

gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,944
edited 2:20AM in EggHead Forum
As the subject implies, are Pyrex vessels usable in the Egg? I've got a cast iron Dutch Oven, I've seen BGE ceramic casseroles, and soap stone used, but never Pyrex. Does any one know if there is a shattering problem?[p]TIA


  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,220
    Morning gdenby:[p]I've used Pyrex vessels quite a few times and never had any problems (except the wife not happy with cleaning the smoke deposit off, but I'm covering them with foil most of the time now). HTH[p]Have a GREAT day!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    my pyrex lasagna pan has stood up fine

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    yes it is possible to use in the egg i have used mine for mad max's turkey recepie cover in foil if adding smoke i have also used mine on a ham or two. i am not sure but i believe they have a disclaimer that says no stovetop so i think there is a barrier that they will not take giot to be somewhere over 400 degrees

    happy eggin


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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    SSN686,[p] Save the foil and apply a light coat of dish soap to the outside before it goes in the smoke. This trick works on metal too. Just don't do it on Cast Iron or Cast Aluminum.
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    <p />gdenby,
    I scoured the archives before I used mine on the Egg. There were a few “Don’t do it” warnings, “direct flame” is a no-no kind of thing. I have done exactly once with no problem. [p]rb

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    BasementDwellingGeek ,
    of course, that's not really direct flame![p]

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • gdenby,
    Ok, this is pretty stupid but I was in a hurry a couple of months ago and used a pyrex pie plate as a drip pan under a roast. After about 10 minutes of direct exposure to heat. Blam! I was lucky because I had just checked on my cook and lowered the lid. The thing shattered spectacularly, spilled its contents (some water), and caused a dual plume of sooty smoke to shoot out the top and bottom vents. Yes, I should have known that pyrex can't handle the thermal shock of a direct cook, but I was in a hurry! [p]Paul

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,944
    Thanks, all[p]Thanks for letting me know what the problem with Pyrex is. Way back when I was young, I remember commercials that showed what I seem to recall as pyrex vessels with one half in a block of ice and the other under a blow torch. There would be captions like "Straight from the refrigerator to the oven!" Seems like it needs a little protection from direct heat, and I'd guess that it does better with somewhat slow temperature changes.[p]gdenby

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Essex County,
    yours truly (confirmed dinkus) did something similar.[p]took it out of the BGE (was indirect) and put it in the sink. It was filthy with burnt on drippings. I honestly recall thinking "No. I don't think I should add water. I won't add water, it'd probably break. Would it break?"[p]And then I watched myself as I stupidly eased the tap a little, dripping it into the dish.[p]KA-SNAP! a million jagged pieces of glass. Guess what? I shouldn't have done it.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    <p />gdenby,
    i think its fine for under 400 inderect heat only, but maybe ive just been lucky. this was a pork roast, casserole, and potatoes all cooked at the same time inderect, and it was probably at 350 if i remember correctly. maybe i was just lucky : )

  • stike,
    Fear, based on what I had read, caused me to use the fire bricks![p]rb

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    LOL, thats a great routine, i think every one plays it. starting up the stove one year, logs are wet, no parafin log starter. maybe some news paper will work, its going out, what else do i have, ive got some white gas, maye i shouldnt, its dangerous, well maybe just a little, half capful wont be too much, open the door, stand back, toss it in, Kabbooom, im laying on my back in the center of the room, fires lit. wish i could say that it wont happen again. til next time

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    Celtic Wolf,[p]Back in the 50s or 60s when in the boy scouts we used that technique. I remember telling one of the newbies to soap the pan before using it and then watching him get sick from his food - seemed he soaped the inside of the pan rather than the outside.
  • Re: Kaboom! Same exact thing happened to me but I was cooing indirect. Will not use pyrex again.
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