Duralex Ramekin Set

$ 18.00
PRODUCT DETAILS

These ramekins are another useful little workhorse from Duralex. As with all Duralex glassware, they are made from non-toxic tempered glass and are a great BPA-free product for cooking, serving or storing food. Thanks to the tempering process, they are perfect for either cold or hot food as they are both thermal and impact resistant. Ramekins are most often ceramic, but we find that this glass version is even more delightful when you can see the promise of what's inside! Sold as a set of 4.  NOTE: Due to the manner of production, it is normal to find small bubbles or intermittent "wave" patterns in the glass. This occurs naturally during the tempering process and does not effect strength.

Made in France.

SPECIFICATIONS

Measures 4" in diameter and 1.5" deep. Sold in sets of 4.

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 glassware is suitable for cold or hot applications. They are stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave-proof and dishwasher-safe.

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