Pyrex Percolator on Open Flame

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Pyrex Percolator on Open Flame

Postby JohnF » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:32 pm

Can a Pyrex percolator (coffee pot) be used on an open flame camp stove such as a propane unit? There is some doubt about it in my mind. Have you done it or know if it is dangerous?

I once had a Pyrex coffee pot "explode" into hundreds of small shards while it was empty and sitting on an electric stove that was inadvertently left 'on' at a very low heat, so I know strange things can happen.javascript:emoticon(':thinking:')
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Postby Q » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:18 pm

I've used them on propane camp stoves with no problems.

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Postby asianflava » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:36 pm

For some reason pyrex does that on electric stoves. I think it happened to my mom because everytime they would show a pyrex commercial my dad would yell, "Notice that they are using a gas stove and not electric?"

In school, we used gas burners in the lab to heat pyrex glassware.
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Postby IndyTom » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:43 pm

We used to have a pyrex tea kettle that my mom used on an electric stove. It came with a funny looking little wire thing that went under it if you were using it on an electric stove.
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Postby CPASPARKS » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:07 pm

Yes..it is safe on a gas/propane stove. My family used the coffee percolator the whole time I was growing up at home on an electric stove.
It required a buffer between the percolator and the electric surface. The one my family used as a buffer came with it. It was a piece of wire in the shape of a star.
Made some dang good coffee and was fun to watch it percolate. :)
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:41 pm

;) Pyrex is perfect for open flame. As stated, needs wire seperator for electric. I have two. One very old. 8)
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Postby TIN LIBBY » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:30 am

PERSONALLY, I AVOID USING GLASSWARE WHEN CAMPING OUT WHENEVER POSSIBLE. JoHn
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Postby caseydog » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:49 pm

Pyrex is a tempered glass. It is strong, and can take more heat than other glas, but when it does go, it is somewhat of a show, and it blows into zillions of tiny pieces.

On the positive side, when it does "blow up", the pieces are chuncky, and not shards of lethal glass.

I had a tempered fireplace door "explode", sending glass pellets all over the room, but they didn't hurt anyone. A few people had to change their shorts, but no injuries. :D
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