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Just bought these for 20$ at a thrift shop. Never used them before.

Can I use them on an electric glass stovetop?

>> No.13093706

>Can I use them on an electric glass stovetop?
I'm not telling you. Should have thought of this before buying them.

>> No.13093711

why would you pay 20 dollars for that pile of garbage? also why dont you just turn the stove on and find out yourself? it would take like 5 minutes max

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>> No.13093720

Are those glass pots and pans?

>> No.13093730

Yes. That's old Pyrex. Ovenproof, too.

>> No.13093741

you fell for the old boomer cookware meme

>> No.13093757

Apparently the old pyrex were made with borosilicate glass. That's pretty neat, but stainless is more convenient. What's the deal with the texture in the bottom of the pans?

>> No.13093759

What advantages does glass have compared to steel or cast iron.

>> No.13093774 [DELETED] 

This is why you never purchase anything at thrift stores. The box is gone, the instructions are gone, how can you know what to do with anything you buy there? You can't. Throw it all out or you'll end up with mustard gas or something.

>> No.13093778

>pile of garbage

these are heavy AF but they are not piles of garbage

>> No.13093783

>electric glass stovetop?

no, of course not. These are not magnetic

>> No.13093814

Remember for an easy clean put the hot pan in cold water

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>who do i use this if it didnt come with instructions

>> No.13093851

I've had several pieces of this same visionware in the past, and it's okay to use, but very meh. It's a personal preference, but I really prefer metal stovetop cookware. Visionware and vintage glass bakeware are great for dishes meant for oven use, though. I have a small collection of Pyrex and FireKing pieces that I love for baking and food storage. But visionware like this is harder to regulate temperature-wise, and easier to get food coked onto it that's difficult to clean off. Glass also just isn't as good of a heat conductor, so it takes longer to bring water to a boil in them.

>> No.13093879

Just don't drop them

>> No.13093904

I found one of these at a yard sale for a buck and used it. They're nice, the handle stays nice and cool and they're just as light as a stainless pan.
They could probably handle it, isn't the entire point that they can resist quick transitions in temperature?

>> No.13093917

You actually cannot crack these via thermal shock with normal kitchen temperatures. They can be stored in the freezer and put immediately into the oven or on a hot burner. It's a really neat transparent glass-ceramic material. It's stronger than borosilicate.

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>> No.13094437



Visions cookware is about the only cookware I use except for fying.

Don't even think about frying an egg in the pan. The one time I tried that, it took two weeks to get it clean.

>> No.13094445


On the other hand, they hold a consistent heat very well.

>> No.13094453


Thermal shock temperature change is something like 750 to 850 degrees.

I've heard that the Chinese started selling their own version of Visions cookware a few years ago. Supposedly, they aren't nearly as good as the old time Visions cookware.

>> No.13094463

Dang, really? What can I cook in them then?

>> No.13094489

close, those are Corning Ware. pretty sure it's borosilicate, I have one and love it

>> No.13094491

Baked water

>> No.13094506


Vegetables. Spaghetti. Boiling eggs. Braising. Rice. Basically, just about anything but frying eggs.

For cleaning purposes, it's useful not to cook things that will bake into the cookware.

I've even used the pan for brownies and it works quite well for that.

For the most part, though, I use a stainless steel pan for frying, mainly because it is easier to clean the baked on food.

For what it's worth, I bought one set new years ago. I've also bought a couple of sets of of eBay and someone who had a set that didn't use it gave me theirs. I have several of most of the pieces. For example, I have three medium cooking pots and two large cooking pots.

By the way, they also work great in the microwave. Whenever I have to heat up a bowl of soup or something, I usually use the Visions cookware in the microwave.

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>> No.13094615

You can see through it.
You can smash it in a fit of pique.

>> No.13094978

Turns out China got REAL good with glass and ceramics over the years.

>> No.13096421

One time when I bought some Visions cookware on eBay, I mentioned what it was to the postmistress when I picked it up at the post office. She told me that if she had known I wanted some, she'd have been happy to sell me hers.

>> No.13096445

Yes indeed they are. My mom had a set, back when they were just out.

>> No.13096449

>What's the deal with the texture in the bottom of the pans?
Supposed to help reduce the tendencu fpr food to stick. What it did in practice is make them a PITA to clean when food burned on, which it did **all the damn time**.

>> No.13096457


That's why my Visions pans are the least used of them all. I already mentioned that I've used them for brownies. I've also used them for things like simmering smoked sausage. I just try not to fry things with them.

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