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Pyrex blue and red lids question

snax Jul 10, 2009 08:57 PM

Is there a difference between the red and blue lids that come with Pyrex storage containers? I have a couple of Pyrex with red lids and I find that the lids fit securely and create a good seal. How ever I can only find Pyrex containers with blue lids online in my area. So is there a big difference in your opinion? I am planning on using the containers in the freezer and to store foods in the fridge so I don't want to end up with any freezer burn or funky smells in my left overs :-)


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    knet RE: snax Jul 11, 2009 07:48 PM

    Both the same, according to Pyrex.

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      glsmatrix RE: snax Jul 12, 2009 11:12 AM

      Have similar issue. I have red lids, which work well and last. Also have dark green lids, which did poorly, warping and cracking. My question is do you know where to get replacement lids? The glass keeps well, but lids crack. HELP! (have tried all over online, including pyrex, no luck)

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        kotatsu RE: glsmatrix Jul 14, 2009 12:15 PM

        It's been a while since I've visited, but in Los Angeles there is a Corning Revere outlet, where pyrex containers and lids are sold separately. Maybe they would ship you an order, if you provided enough detail about what you are looking for.

        The shopping center in the LA area is called Citadel.

        Corningware Corelle Revere
        Phone: 323.725.3155 / Location: 309 / View Directory Map

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          glsmatrix RE: kotatsu Jul 15, 2009 04:29 AM

          Thanks for help. Sure seems like a niche that needs filling.

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            Paulustrious RE: kotatsu Jul 15, 2009 06:26 AM

            There is also Corning in Corning, New York. They have an interesting museum there as well as a shop. No real bargains in the shop though.

            They sold separate lids. IIRC you buy the containers and lids separately there.

          2. re: glsmatrix
            wavedeva RE: glsmatrix Jul 22, 2009 12:34 PM

            You can buy blue replacement lids for Pyrex at www.shopworldkitchen.com. Perhaps their customer service can help with your lid questions.

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