Duralex Lys Salad Bowl
At 12" in diameter, this large Lys bowl from Duralex is perfect for serving salad at dinner parties, family suppers, or even as a large mixing bowl. As always, it's made of durable tempered glass that will stand up to heavy use for many years to come. All Duralex glass is non-toxic, thermal shock and impact resistant. 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.
Measures 12" in diameter and 5" deep.
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.