Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pyrex Salvaging 101

Hello everyone! I apologize for the long absence. I've been extremely busy! I hope you all had great Easters though, and have been enjoying your first few days of Spring.

Have you ever found that perfect missing piece of Pyrex that you've been looking for FOREVER. Except it's completely ruined with black scratches, so you accept your disappointment and leave it. I've had many people approach me, asking me if there is any hope for these sad pieces. There is! I'm about to show you how you can transform a seemingly wrecked piece of Pyrex (or any other similar glassware) into a perfect piece!

I recently bought the missing pink 401, 402 and 403 bowls that I've been looking for forever, to go with my lonely 404, from a lovely lady in North Van who seems to have the exact same taste in Pyrex as myself! Only downfall is, they were in somewhat rough condition. I had complete faith I could fix them up good as new in no time.

There's my babies! Aren't they pretty? From afar maybe... Here's what they look like up close.

Heartbreaking isn't it? These black scratches come from when you store your bowls inside one another, and they bang around, creating those horrible black marks. If you DO store your bowls inside each other, be sure to line each one with a piece of paper towel, to save them from this horrible fate. If your bowls do look like this, there is hope.. in the form of Bar Keepers Friend!

That's it friends! That's the magic ingredient to save all those ugly Pyrex bowls. I got this for about 2.99 at Home Hardware. A can has lasted me quite a long time. Get a wet washcloth ready, and pour some BKF in a glass bowl. Do not let this come in contact with any metal, it will tarnish! I learned this the hard way, and wrecked a spoon, and left a few marks in my sink. If you wash it off immediately, you have nothing to worry about. Add water to your bowl, and stir it with your finger (wearing rubber gloves!). It should look like this:

It should be a very watery substance. Now dip your wet washcloth in the BKF mixture, and lightly buff the black marks until they disappear. It should happen quite quickly, so there's no need to rub hard, as it could damage the paint on your bowl.

Amazing isn't it?!

And here they are in all their glory! Beautiful from afar AND up close :) Now go buy some Bar Keepers Friend and beautify all of your scratched Pyrex!