Pyrex glass is made of borosilicate glass (to which boron oxide has been added), which gives it increased resistance to heat and thermal shock compared to ordinary glass. Besides laboratory or medical uses, it is often used for cooking and food preparation because it does not crack or shatter in the oven and microwave. However, the resistance of this material widely used in the kitchen at high temperatures does not prevent it from requiring good cleaning after use for a messy recipe (gratin, lasagna, etc.). Burning, sauce or grease stains can indeed give you a hard time doing the dishes. Find out how to clean a Pyrex dish effortlessly and without rubbing.
Can you put a Pyrex dish in the dishwasher?
Yes, this type of glass is generally suitable for going in the dishwasher. However, it is important to check the specific manufacturer’s instructions for each Pyrex item, as some parts may require different treatment. Also, place your dishes in the top rack of the dishwasher to avoid direct contact with hard objects or cutlery that could scratch or damage the glass surface.
If you do not have a dishwasher or the dish in question is not compatible with this appliance, the tips below will allow you to clean it easily, quickly and very effectively.
A few tips for a successful hand wash
First of all, as with any difficult cleaning, know that it is better to soak the dish in hot water. This actually helps to dissolve grease and soften stubborn stains to have less need to rub. Thus, there is no risk of scratching the glass and we spare our efforts.
In addition to soaking, feel free to use suitable tools and detergents. Avoid using a rough scouring pad, as this may also damage the glass surface. Instead, use a dish brush and/or the abrasive side of the sponge. Moreover, choose softer and more ecological cleaning products, both to preserve the brilliance of the dish and for the planet. Indeed, if the oven cleaner will go very well for a very dirty dish, other household products less dangerous, less expensive, more respectful of the glass and just as effective can clean the dish satisfactorily.
Make way for eco-friendly tips for cleaning a Pyrex dish!
1) Dishwashing detergent for a moderately soiled dish
Most of the time, it is possible to use your dishwashing liquid or black soap to perform this scouring. Their very degreasing effect makes it possible to remove greasy residues and soaking just like rubbing with a sponge or brush can eliminate carbonized deposits. For a dirtier dish, however, this might not be enough…
2) Fine salt, the trick within everyone’s reach
No need for complicated cleaning products! If you have nothing else on hand, the degreasing and slightly abrasive power of fine salt will do wonders. And besides, everyone has some at home! To do this, pour salt at the bottom of the dish with a little hot water and leave to act for 1 or 2 hours. Then, clean and rinse the dish as usual.
3) Baking soda to eliminate fat
Like salt, baking soda has a very useful degreasing and slightly abrasive power here. When the sides of the dish are very greasy, dilute this white powder in hot water and soak the pyrex in this liquid for a while. Then, all you have to do is clean with a sponge and soap! Magical…
4) The combination of baking soda and white vinegar for a very dirty Pyrex dish
To restore shine to the dish and remove stubborn dirt, this mixture works wonders! To do this, sprinkle your baking soda on the sides of the dish, then spray white vinegar on top. Then let the chemical reaction take place. After letting it sit, you can scrape off what remains of the dirt with the sponge and the soap.
5) The bicarbonate and lemon mixture: unstoppable
If you don’t have white vinegar or you don’t like its smell, replace it with fresh lemon juice. It’s equally effective at removing stains and dirt while helping to shine dishes. In addition, it leaves a good citrus smell in the whole kitchen. Why deprive yourself of it?
6) The clay stone: the miracle product to save a Pyrex dish
Clay stone is a natural product very degreasing (among other incredible properties). It is therefore natural that we can go to him to tackle this difficult task! To help her with the challenge, scoop a small amount onto a sponge and rub in well. Finally, rinse well.
7) Citric acid, always at the rendezvous against difficult household chores
Do you already find bicarbonate terrific and powerful? Well! now let yourself be tempted by citric acid, its even more powerful cousin! Natural and very effectivethis maintenance product appreciated by our grandmothers will give you remarkable shine and property. To do this, simply pour two tablespoons of citric acid into the bottom of your dish, then cover with boiling water. Then simply let it cool down before scrubbing and rinsing. Warning: this product is handled with gloves.
8) Soda crystals: relentless!
Already very popular for cleaning the oven, soda crystals are another great option for easy and effortless cleaning. Put on gloves, then dilute two generous tablespoons of crystals per liter of very hot water. Leave to soak for a while, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.