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Offline jones02

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Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« on: 02/06/17 18:25 UTC »
Has anyone used both? They both are rated for 425-450. I've been using the anchor hocking measuring cups but just wondering if anyone is been using them for awhile or should I be switching?

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/17 18:26 UTC »
Anchor Hocking for 5 years now.

Offline Mike J

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/17 21:00 UTC »
I've been using anchor for 3 years now. No problems. I hear people say they aren't as good but I don't have any real Pyrex so it works for me.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #3 on: 02/06/17 21:07 UTC »
The only Pyrex I have seen problems with or heard of others having issues is the blue tinted Pyrex. The blue stuff is terrible. Check the bottoms of the cups to see if they are microwave safe....it'll be stamped in the glass if they are and will say oven and microwave safe.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #4 on: 02/07/17 06:07 UTC »
I have been using Anchor cups for awhile now with no issues. Out of caution or just plane fear I started using the cheap beverage insulators that are made out of a thin neoprene like material. Got mine free from a hunting and fishing show. The thought was if the cup decides to fail the majority of the shrapnel and molten plastic will be contained allowing me to leave dodge. It also keeps me from banging it about against molds and what not.


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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #5 on: 02/07/17 06:10 UTC »
That is an excellent idea. Thanks for sharing Fishermanbt.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #6 on: 02/07/17 07:38 UTC »
The plastic in the cup stays warmer longer too.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #7 on: 02/07/17 08:01 UTC »
I use both.  I'll use the Anchor for smaller runs, say 4oz and less.  I really like the Pyrex large mouth cups, especially when adding salt or HDA.  I've never had a problem with either brand cracking or breaking.
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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #8 on: 02/07/17 08:41 UTC »
Iv'e used both with no problems. Wish they had one with a small pour spout, but I use a drizzle spoon for that.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #9 on: 02/07/17 12:46 UTC »
When I first got into this in the late 1990's I was told that whatever I do I should not use Anchor Hocking.  ONLY use Pyrex.  This was from the guy that owns Del-Mart.  He said that the Anchor Hocking can explode and the Pyrex wont.  So I have only used Pyrex.  But it sounds like all of you are using AH without problems. 

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #10 on: 02/07/17 13:01 UTC »
I hears something similar about AH and never ventured there....always have used the Pyrex. I have, however, had that blue tinted Pyrex bust in the microwave on a couple occasions and after mentioning it on a couple other boards was told it was made of an inferior glass and to avoid it too.

I have five or six of the Pyrex 1 cup measuring cups along with a couple of 2 cup Pyrex. By far and away I use more of my twenty-five or so 4 and 6 ounce Pyrex custard cups for most of my injections. I also have a couple dozen 8 and ten ounce custard cups that I use before the measuring cups. I have so much Pyrex on the work bench I could have a sale on it.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #11 on: 02/07/17 18:02 UTC »
I have one 2 cup pyrex but the rest are all anchor hocking,  No problems.  I will be buying more anchor hockings in the near future to replace the ones that I have.  It just seems prudent to change them every year or so for safety reasons (I have banged mine into the table, against the micro and molds often enough that it seems to me sooner or later a weak spot will develop).
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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #12 on: 02/12/17 00:29 UTC »
That is an excellent idea. Thanks for sharing Fishermanbt.

X2 on what he said.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #13 on: 02/12/17 09:04 UTC »
I use Pyrex mostly because there is an outlet store not far from here.

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Re: Pyrex vs anchor hocking
« Reply #14 on: 02/12/17 10:51 UTC »
Do heat the plastic with the neoprene on....or does that toast the neoprene?
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