Can Duralex glasses be used for hot drinks?
Duralex is manufactured to withstand sudden temperature extremes from -4°F to 266°F and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.
Is Duralex glass unbreakable?
Picardie tempered glassware is made by Duralex, a French company that invented the tempering process for glassware. Tempering is a heat-treating process that creates very resilient glassware and the closest thing to unbreakable glasses that you’ll find.
Is Duralex nontoxic?
Duralex glassware is lead free and non-leaching. It is completely hygenic as it doesn’t absorb any liquids. Duralex is also safe in the event of strong shock; the glass would break into small pieces rather than jagged shards.
Is Duralex still made in France?
Duralex is and will always remain a true French manufacturer of glassware and tabletop products, and is the only glass manufacturer that makes 100% of their products in France.
Why do Duralex glasses explode?
Picardie glasses (and other duralex products) have a finite lifespan. Over many years, their internal structure changes imperceptibly until one day, the slightest pressure will cause them to shatter.
Can Duralex be microwaved?
Suitable for hot and cold liquids, Duralex bowls are safe for the dishwasher, freezer and microwave.
Is Duralex the same as Pyrex?
International Cookware, which owns the Pyrex trademark, has acquired French tableware manufacturer Duralex. This takeover is said to confirm International Cookware’s ambition to become a leader in the field of kitchen glassware and tableware, as well as a major French manufacturer.
Is Duralex a good brand?
We recommend the pricey Duralex Picardie glass for those seeking a more elegant drinking glass for everyday use. The gently contoured shape of the Picardie glass makes it a pleasure to hold, and the slight flare of the lip provided the best drinking experience of any glass we tested.
Why did my glass of water explode?
Exploding glass is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break (or explode) without any apparent reason. The most common causes are: Internal defects within the glass such as nickel sulfide inclusions.
Why did my glass cup randomly explode?
Spontaneous breakage of tempered glass is most commonly caused by chipped or nicked edges during installation, stress caused by binding in the frame, internal defects such as nickel sulfide inclusions, thermal stresses in the glass, and inadequate thickness to resist high wind loads.