guide to glass bakeware

The beauty, functionality, safety and versatility of glass make it the queen of our kitchens -- from baking, to serving, to storing. Don’t get us wrong, we are big fans of cast iron and stainless steel! But when it comes to baking, glass offers a number of benefits over metal pans. Glass bakeware is non-toxic, non-reactive, easy to clean, and can offer superior baking results.

If you’re looking to replace non-stick bakeware, consider making glass your first choice. By now, we’re all aware that some non-stick coatings release toxins at high temperatures (like those used in normal cooking and baking).  While so-called “safer” non sticks have been developed, we think it’s best to avoid chemical coatings in general and go with a pure, tried and true material like glass. Being non-reactive means that glass doesn’t interact with the food that comes in contact with it. When you bake in glass, it neither releases elements into the food nor absorbs anything from it.

Because glass has a slightly lower thermal conductivity than metal, it takes a little longer to heat, but it also retains heat longer. This offers a great advantage in the oven where temperatures naturally fluctuate. When the oven temp drops a few degrees, signalling the heating element to fire up again, your glass pan is able to keep cooking right along at the same temperature.

Another benefit of baking in glass is that it’s clear. When you fill the pan, you can see that the ingredients are evenly distributed. During cooking, glass allows you to monitor the progress on all sides, not just the top! It also looks great at the table. And, of course, glass is dishwasher safe.

Anchor Hocking glassware is tempered, which means it is extremely heat and impact resistant. If tempered glass does break, it crumbles into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards, making it far less likely to cause injury. Simax bakeware is made of borosilicate glass, which is the type used in laboratories. It can resist temperatures over 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and handles extreme temperature changes well.

Overview  of the benefits of glass bakeware:

·       Non-toxic and non-reactive

·       Holds heat longer than metal

·       Easy to clean: dishwasher safe

·       Microwave safe

·       Highly shock resistant

·       Aesthetically pleasing

With all that in mind, you can see why glass is our clear choice.Tell us, what's your favorite thing to bake?