dealspyrex prepware 2-cup measuring cup for $4.98

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What kind of Woot! deal is this? Add shipping and it's $10.

Amazon has this for the same price - FS with Prime.

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@mrwizard1923: This is the Amazon.com price.

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looks like someone wandered into a unfamiliar area

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No longer is US manufactured household Pyrex made of borosilicate glass as it was in your mother's (grandmother's?) day and as is the laboratory glassware (e.g., test tubes)..
In face it is no longer a Corning product, rather the name has been licensed to a different company which uses tempered soda-lime glass which is less expensive to make. European made Pyrex (French factory) is still made of borosilicate glass but good luck trying to buy it. Borosilicate glass is much more tolerant of sudden temperature changes (i.e., thermal shock) and therefore much less likely to explode during use. This explains why laboratory glassware is still made using the more expensive glass. One thing I find troubling is that a search on Amazon for borosilicate glass products will bring up a number of Pyrex kitchen products although those Pyrex products are not made with it.

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Not being heat shock resistant is a shame, but at these prices worth replacing plastic ones.

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I prefer the 4 Cup size at $6.50 (Prime)

I use it every day to make Ice Tea.

Heat 4 Cups water for 6 minutes in Microwave.....
Brew 4 tea bags....
Add to 2 Qt Juice Bottle 1/2 full of cool water....
Freezer for about 3 hours.....
Then fridge.....

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Did anyone but me notice that someone is offering a "used" one for $1000.00? Is Amazon just messing with us, or don't they actually monitor what is offered on their site? You pay $1000 for something you can find any day at any Goodwill store in the country & then you have to pay postage besides!? Wow.

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@thomasr: Oy, this comes up every single time Pyrex is listed. There is absolutely no reason for a measuring cup to be made of borosilicate glass. I cannot think of a time when you need to take measure boiling hot liquid and plunge the container into ice water or to put it under the broiler or something silly like that.

Borosilicate is not without its own issues.. It's much more likely to shatter when dropped and actually is not immune to thermal shock. My mom had one of the old type and that shattered on her when she poured water in it.

If you want a borosilicate measuring cup, you either need to go with scientific equipment or go European: both of which lack the US Standard and just have that silly Metric system that I'll never use.

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Ssshhhh, Don't tell the wizard who said it was the same price on Amazon that Woot is Amazon. Everyone knows it's a secret.

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@battra92: "Oy, this comes up every single time Pyrex is listed. There is absolutely no reason for a measuring cup to be made of borosilicate glass. I cannot think of a time when you need to take measure boiling hot liquid and plunge the container into ice water or to put it under the broiler or something silly like that."

I use the old Pyrex measuring cups which I own to heat water and other liquids in the microwave to boiling. The numerous recent reports of Pyrex exploding do not typically involve plunging the boiling hot Pyrex into ice water. I wonder why Corning is still making the laboratory Pyrex out of borosilicate glass when the tempered soda-lime is so much less expensive. Perhaps Corning has a good reason.