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Pyrex vs Corningware? Which do you think is best for baking and serving? When I was a teenager, I once asked my aunt who loves to bake this question and she said to me “Well, it all depends on the person’s preference”

“Some people prefer to use Pyrex for baking and Corningware for storage. Some others will prefer to use Corningware for baking and Pyrex for storage”. 

Corningware and Pyrex are both great dishes. They are generally used for different things so it’s OK if you want to have both of them in your kitchen. 

Keep reading this article and find out if there is a significant difference between the qualities of these two brands. 


pyrex vs corningware

It’s easy to mix up Pyrex and Corningware, or Corningware and Pyrex. Some customers have developed the misconception that they are the same, despite the fact that they are manufactured by the same company.

Pyrex and Corningware have similar properties and uses but before we get there, let’s see below the differences between Pyrex vs Corningware;

Pyrex was introduced in 1915 by Corning Inc.Corningware was introduced in 1958 by Corning Glassworks (Corning Inc.)
Pyrex is made up of Borosilicate glass, soda-lime glass, and other materials.Corningware is made up of glass-ceramic (Pyroceram) and stoneware material.
Most Lids of Pyres glassware is made up of BPA Free plastic.Most Lids of Corningware are made up of Pyrex Borosilicate glass.
Pyrex is ideal majorly for food or meal storage, mixing, measuring kitchen utensils, and quick easy baking.Corningware is ideal majorly for cooking, serving, baking, and storing.

Here are some highlights of the similarities between Pyrex and Corningware: Pyrex and Corningware are both resistant to temperature changes, microwave safe, and top-rack dishwasher safe.

Pyrex and Corningware are long-lasting kitchenware that can be used from oven to table, refrigerator to the freezer, and even on stovetops or under a broiler, especially Corningware.

Pyrex and Corningware won’t discolor during use, doesn’t absorb stains, food odors, won’t change the taste of your recipe/meal and are safe and non-toxic.




When it comes to baking with Pyrex or Corningware, there are several points of contention. Let us keep in mind that different strokes for different folks. What works for Jack may or may not work for John.

Even though both can be used for baking, I’ve noticed that some recipes, such as bread, do not bake well in glass because glass transfers heat differently than ceramic in the oven, and we all know that Pyrex is made of glass, whereas Corningware is made of Pyroceram glass-ceramic, giving it an advantage in baking.

Furthermore, I prefer Pyrex for storing, mixing, and measuring ingredients, whereas apart from baking, Corningware is ideal for serving due to its design and premium appearance.

Most chefs and food enthusiasts do not prefer Pyrex or Corningware for baking, instead opting for metal pans or sheets.

Finally, we recommend that you stick to what works best for you based on your experience, expertise, and type of baking recipe. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; it is all about your preferences, which we respect.



Pyrex and Corningware are both manufactured in the United States. Corningware and Pyrex were accidentally created for different purposes but were later discovered to be extremely useful in homes and kitchens.

Pyrex and Corningware are considered to be American household dinnerware and cookware that people still treasure today. As a result, consumers prefer to say Pyrex Corningware instead of Pyrex Corningware, despite the fact that they mean different things. Let’s start with the vintage Pyrex collections.


Pyrex and Corningware, which began in the nineteenth century, have vintage collections/patterns that people crave and are willing to pay a fortune to keep, just like any other product. Others believe that these vintage product collections are superior to modern products.

Let’s begin with Vintage Pyrex designs. Pyrex has produced over 150 different vintage patterns. When it comes to Pyrex vintage collections, there are two types of patterns: standard and promotional patterns.

vintage pyrex butterfly gold casserole dish with Lid

Standard Pyrex vintage patterns are only available for a limited time of two years, whereas promotional Pyrex vintage patterns are only available for a limited time with a limited number of pieces.

Let’s start with the most common Pyrex vintage patterns;

In 1945, Pyrex released the primary vintage color nesting bowls they are stackable, storable, and give color and beauty to your kitchen.

In 1956, Pyrex released the pink daisy originally called the White Daisy and also released the Snowflake vintage Pyrex pattern that was in turquoise color the same year.

In 1962, Pyrex released another vintage design known as the American pattern while in 1968, they released the vintage pattern with a flowered design called the Daisy pattern.

vintage early american pyrex pattern mixing and stackable bowl

In 1971, Pyrex released yet another vintage pattern named the friendship pattern. In 1972, they came out with the Garland pattern originally called the Snowflake Blue.

In 1972, Pyrex manufactured the butterfly gold pattern and Spring Blossom green vintage pattern.

In 1980, they came out with the Autumn Harvest vintage pattern and in 1983, the last vintage pattern for the Pyrex brand released was Colonial mist.

For Promotional Pyrex patterns, examples are; vintage Pyrex barbed wire pattern, the dandelion, the bluebird, hot air balloon vintage Pyrex pattern, IV, the eyes, and starburst, just to mention a few.


vintage blue cornflower Corningware casserole dish

Corningware also has vintage collections that have brought and continue to bring joy and satisfaction to their many customers all over the world, particularly for cooking, baking, and serving dishes.

Corningware, which is “lighter than aluminum, harder than high carbon steel, and stronger than glass,” will meet your kitchen requirements quickly and confidently.

Corningware Precolator vintage for coffee

Some examples of the Corningware vintage are Corningware blue cornflower casserole dish, spice of life, autumn meadow, Corningware symphony casserole, Corningware country cornflower saucepan, Corningware meadow green casserole, Corningware Bahia casserole, and the popular Corningware Percolator manufactured in 1959 for coffee which was easy to clean and won’t absorb flavors or odors.

The Corningware vintage patterns were made out of Pyroceram material giving them thermal shock ability and good heat resistance for stovetop use.



Pyrex deep Casserole dish

Pyrex casserole dish should be your go-to casserole dish when you don’t want harmful chemicals leaching into your food. The Pyrex casserole dish is predominately made in the USA, having BPA-free plastic lids, lead-free and durable high quality tempered glass that is dishwasher safe.

This non-porous Pyrex casserole dish won’t absorb flavors, food odors, or stains especially acidic foods won’t change color or take flavors when cooked or stored in a Pyrex casserole dish.

They come in various product dimensions, a very popular Pyrex casserole dish is the 9 in x 7.25 in x 2.75 inches which is a medium-size baking dish.

The advantage of the Pyrex casserole dish lid is to keep the food moist in the oven and fresh in the fridge, they are also designed with large handles so you can easily transport it in and out of the oven easily.

Pyrex casserole dish is freezer, microwave, and pre-heated oven safe. Enjoy your shepherd’s pie and pot roast with this Premium Pyrex casserole dish.


Corningware One of the most popular product lines of the Corelle Brand is its French white cookware. They can be used for a variety of tasks such as cooking, serving, and even freezing cooked meals.

Corningware French White Oval Ceramic bakeware

Corningware French White cookware is mostly made of the Original Pyroceram, stoneware, or aluminum. Stoneware Corningware French white is a multipurpose Dutch oven/casserole dish that can be used in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer.

Stoneware Corningware French White is also ideal for even heating, particularly on a variety of heat sources; however, not all Corningware French White can be used on an induction cooktop; contact the manufacturer or read the product description for more information.

Corningware the French White material is chip and crack resistant, and even scratched Corningware is safe to use.

The non-porous surface of the Corningware French white dish does not absorb food odors or flavors, is lead and cadmium-free, and does not absorb stains.

Corningware French White is simple to maintain and clean, with a nonstick ceramic interior.

Corningware White wine from France Glass lids makes it easy to cook, serve, and store food.

This table-ready Corningware French White tastefully designed durable ceramic cookware is recommended for transitioning from cooking to table-ready presentation.


Corelle and Corningware are still manufactured by the same company. However, Corelle and Corningware aren’t the same, below are the major differences between Corningware vs Corelle;

Corningware was introduced in 1958 by Corning Glassworks (Corning Inc.).Corelle was introduced in 1970 by Corning, the same company that makes Pyrex.
Corningware is made up of glass-ceramic (Pyroceram) and stoneware material.Corelle is made up of Vitrelle tempered glass consisting of 3 layers of strong glass.
Corningware is ideal majorly for cooking, serving, baking, and storing.Corelle is majorly a dinnerware, not cookware. It cannot be used for cooking, baking, and storing meals but is ideal for serving food.

Corningware and Corelle are microwave oven safe, pre-oven safe, freezer and refrigerator safe, eco-friendly non-toxic kitchen utensils, versatile kitchen utensils, dishwasher safe, and hardly cracks under temperature changes and pressure.


Below, you find the major differences between Corningware vs Stoneware;

Corningware is made up of glass-ceramic (Pyroceram) and stoneware material.Stoneware is clay fired at a higher temperature and has vitreous material.
Corningware is generally used for cooking, baking, storing, and baking recipes.Stoneware can be dinnerware or cookware, they are in the family of Ceramics.
Corningware can handle pressure from sudden temperature changes and thermal shock more than stoneware.Stoneware should not be subjected to a sudden or extreme change in temperature because of thermal shock.
Corningware is less Opaque than stonewareStoneware dinnerware and cookware are more opaque and thicker than Corningware.

It is important to note that vintage Corningware is made of Pyroceram, whereas new Corningware is glazed and made of stoneware. Corningware and stoneware have a non-porous surface, making our food safe to eat, especially Corningware made of stoneware.

Finally, Corningware and stoneware can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and freezer.


Because Pyrex and Corningware can be used for baking, customers want to know if they are oven safe. Pyrex and Corningware are, of course, oven-safe for microwave and pre-heated oven use.

However, vintage Corningware is not safe to use at temperatures above 450 degrees, and for Pyrex, you can learn more about whether Pyrex can be used in a 450-degree oven.