Duralex Gigogne Coupe

$ 13.50
PRODUCT DETAILS

Introduced in 2012, the Gigogne Coupe is a footed bowl that is ideal for serving desserts. We love it for cold soups and granola and yogurt parfaits, but it is supremely suited to serving ice cream or sorbet. Made from the same tempered glass as the Gigogne tumblers, the Coupe is microwave proof, dishwasher safe and chip resistant. This piece is destined to be a classic!

Made in France.

SPECIFICATIONS

Sold in sets of 2. Each coupe has an 8.5 oz capacity.

WHY WE LOVE THIS

Duralex has been manufacturing glassware and tabletop products in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin (France) for over 65 years. In 1939, the Duralex brand was purchased by Saint-Gobain, who had recently introduced their process of tempering molded glass to the market. Since that time, the very name "Duralex" has been synonymous with "toughened" glassware fabricated utilizing their proprietary process. "Toughening" glass is accomplished by heating glass beyond its annealing point. Annealing is the process of cooling recently formed glass at a slow rate to relieve internal stresses created during the forming process. By heating the annealed glass to approximately 720º Celsius and then cooling it rapidly, the end result is a substance four to six times stronger than conventional glass. Tempered glass is particularly effective for use in microwave ovens and it is used frequently in applications where safety is an issue as tempered glass will break into large chunks if shattered as opposed to sharp, jagged pieces. Injuries are less likely and cleaning up considerably easier.

Duralex glasses are suitable for cold or hot drinks. They are stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave-proof and dishwasher-safe. With continuous investment in their commitment to quality, Duralex has reached a level of excellence and worldwide recognition for their brand.

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