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My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

I bought this set of hard anodized Circulon last year, at least 6 months old.  It had an 8 quart stock pot and a couple other unique sizes and shapes.  Anyway, I was simmering some potatoes in the three quart sauce pan (low boil) and the lid just shattered into thousands of pieces.  It held together like a windshield.  I know QVC only guarantees their own line, but I'm posting this as a warning.  I think this "glass" is the type that is shattering in the oven from other bakeware lines. 

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

@depglass I once had that problem with a product from hsn and they sent out an all metal lid to replace.I prefer the metal lids since that incident as My lid exploded and glass got in my face.

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

Wow, that is scary. Never had that happen, thank goodness. Once I dropped a glass Corning Ware top on our ceramic tile kitchen floor. A mess to make sure I had all the glass picked up. Was able to order a replacement on line.

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

Wow, scary indeed!  Did that happen as the lid was on top of the pot?  Or was it set onto a cold, hard surface?   Either way, scary, but if it happened while it was on the pot - that is very bad!

 

I sure wish all glass items for cooking/baking had to be made of borosilicate glass or whatever type of glass can properly temper the heat.  I guess the other types of glass are cheaper.

 

Glad it stayed contained and you didn't get hurt!

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

I had that happen to the lid of a slow cooker.  Must have been thousands of pieces.

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

@depglass  Why don't you get in touch with Circulon? 

 

I have a set of Circulon Symmetry which I bought over a year ago (not QVC).  I love this set.  So far I haven't had any mishaps.

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Re: My Circulon "glass" lid shattered

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Lid was on pan at time, no unusual activity by me, I just happened to be standing close by.  I didn't contact Circulon because I figured there is no warranty, but I suppose I should try.  I do remember the bakeware companies denying there was even a problem. 

 

Edit:  I called and they have a lifetime guarantee, how nice.  Now I have to find where I stashed the lid, hope I didn't trash it yet.  They will take a photo or the physical lid mailed to them.