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Corningware French White

andy1 May 3, 2011 05:55 AM

Anyone had experience with cracking/chipping CW FW? I have had several dishes ruined within a year of purchase and normal useage ie|: microwave & oven only, no freezer, stovetop or broiler

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  1. Breadcrumbs RE: andy1 May 3, 2011 06:02 AM

    I have several pieces of French White that I've owned for over 10 years and have never had any issues whatsoever. Our pieces get frequent use in the oven and microwave and on occasion (a few times a year) we use them in the freezer as well.

    My only little "nit" is that, for whatever reason, they don't always come clean in the dishwasher.

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      luvsummer RE: andy1 May 4, 2011 06:56 AM

      I have a big oval casserole that I've had for many, many years. It has a fine crack on the inside which doesn't seem to be enlarging, though it does make me nervous.

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        Querencia RE: andy1 May 5, 2011 09:01 PM

        Another thread on chowhound has reported and explored the phenomenon that older Pyrex, FireKing,and Corningware has lasted for decades without mishap but the newer pieces have chipped, broken, exploded, blown up etc etc. Different materials are used now to make them.

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