condition: good make / manufacturer: Arcuisine model name / number: Round Casserole Dishes w/ Lids size / dimensions: 1.7 qt. & 2.4 qt.
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FREE CURBSIDE SPECIAL -- Arcuisine 1.7 qt. Round Casserole Dish with Lid and Arcuisine 2.4 qt. Round Casserole Dish with Lid -- at 344 W. Dayton St.
CURBSIDE at 344 W. Dayton (i.e. near intersection of W. Dayton and North Broom, next to the fire house and directly across the street from the rear loading dock of the Capitol Centre Market).
• Lovingly used since their purchase from Bed, Bath, and Beyond in 2015.
• Super-clean. (Hand-washed in dish soap and bleach, then put through a disinfecting dishwasher cycle with Cascade and heated drying.)
• Dishes and lids show slight scratches and wear from loving use.
• Dishes and lids have a few chips in rims and handles from contact with my harder-than-average Fiestaware dishes during hand-washing.
• I’ve placed these in a small box (left open so you can check inside) lined with shipping cushions (for safe transport), and then put the box in a bag with handles (for ease of transport).
• Made in France.
• Made of borosilicate glass.* (See the ‘FURTHER INDUCEMENT’* section below for more about why borosilicate glass matters.)
• Dishwasher-safe. Oven-safe. Microwave-safe. (i.e. I've found them especially handy for microwave use; e.g. steaming veggies, etc.) Freezer-safe.
• Do not use on stove-top or in broiler.
* FURTHER INDUCEMENT FOR THOSE WHO SHARE MY COOKWARE-GEEKERY:
• So why bother coming to pick these up? For the same reason I searched high and low for dishes made for borosilicate glass before finding and purchasing these back in 2015, as follows:
o These Arcuisine dishes and their lids are made of thermal-shock-resistant and chip-resistant -- but not chip-proof -- borosilicate glass, using a recipe similar to the old-school glass brew that American firm Pyrex abandoned as a cost-saving measure several years ago.
o But why does the glass composition matter? (1) Per Google, much electronic ink has been spilled -- by both home chefs and experts at America's Test Kitchen and Consumer Reports -- about the thermal-shock dangers of using Pyrex since the firm stopped using borosilicate glass. (2) Field reports indicate that new-school, borosilicate-challenged Pyrex is susceptible to thermal-shock-induced structural cracks or outright explosions if you raise or lower its temperature quickly.
o The upshot? Dishes still made from borosilicate glass -- like these Arcuisine dishes -- won't get all explodey on you if you take them from fridge/freezer to oven or from room temperature to a hot oven.
• Why am I letting these bad boys go if they’re so awesome? Because I’ve received another set as a gift.
PLEASE SNAP THESE DISHES UP BEFORE 8:00 AM on 03/20/19, as our apartment building's management team will trash any items found on the curbside at that time.
Thanks -- and enjoy! Please come retrieve these dishes and give 'em a good home!
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