Baking in glass may be trendy, but it’s not safe

Ideas for baking cakes, breads or other desserts in glass canning jars are on many cooking websites. While the idea sounds fun and trendy, is it a good idea?

The manufacturer of canning jars, Jarden Home Brands, does not recommend using canning jars in the oven. The variable heat from the oven thermostat cycling on and off may cause the jars to break.

The glass in canning jars is annealed so that when the glass breaks, it will not shatter into tiny pieces, but in big chunks.

 

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