The world is moving at a fast pace and most times we get carried away by what we eat and the dinnerware used, it could be drinking glasses or dinner plates.
As important as eating healthy is encouraged more so, we need to pay attention to the glasses used especially for drinking either water, wine, or general smoothies made with blenders.
This brings us to a very popular drinking glass brand; Duralex! But is Duralex lead free? Before we answer that question, let’s first find out if it is all glassware that contains lead.
DOES GLASS HAVE LEAD IN IT?
Drinking glasses are essential kitchen materials we use daily, that being said, lead in drinking glasses used daily can become harmful to our health.
Research shows that glazed drinking glasses contain a high level of lead and cadmium. It is even complicated when you are trying to determine lead-free glass from lead-free crystal.
Now to the question does glass have lead in it? Yes and No, it is NOT all drinking glasses that are Lead and cadmium-free, some have lead in them because of the manufacturing process and materials they are made up of.
Below are various ways to determine if your glass contain Lead or not;
- Simply tap the glass with our finger or gently with a knife. Lead-free glass makes a crisp sound, while a lead glass sounds dull.
- Check the Logo mark of your drinking glass. Lead-free glassware generally contains potassium and they are mostly made into high-grade handicrafts, and usually, have a lead-free logo on the outer packaging.
- Pay attention to the color of the glass. Lead-free glass products have better refraction than the traditional lead crystal glass that can be more perfect to show the refractive properties of glass.
- The weight of the drinking glass also determines if it has lead or it’s lead-free. Generally, lead containing crystal glass products are a little heavier than the lead-free crystal glass products.
- Lastly, pay attention at the toughness of the drinking glass, lead-free drinking glass is less resilient than lead-containing crystal glass.
IS DURALEX LEAD FREE?
YES! Duralex is not only Lead-free but also Lead and Cadmium free because Duralex is made up of original tempered glass (100% recyclable glass) material and soda-lime created from natural compositions like sand, limestone, and soda ash making them safe for use.
IS DURALEX OVEN SAFE?
First, Duralex is carefully manufactured to withstand sudden temperature changes and extremes from -4°F to 266°F.
Based on this fact above, YES! Duralex is oven safe like the OvenChef Duralex Baking Dish that is made from reinforced tempered glass resistant to a thermal shock of 200°C/392°F.
IS DURALEX SAFE FOR DRINKING?
Duralex is absolutely safe for drinking either water, wine, or celery juice drink. The reason Duralex is safe for drinking is that it is made up of natural composition; limestone, soda, and tempered glass which doesn’t absorb liquid making Duralex glass non-porous, hygienic, and healthy!
Duralex can comfortably handle either hot and cold drinks or food.
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IS DURALEX MICROWAVE, FREEZER, AND DISHWASHER SAFE?
YES! Duralex is microwave, freezer, and Dishwasher Safe!
Since Duralex glass is made up of the original glass named “Picardie glasses”, the manufacturing process makes Duralex adaptable to extreme heat temperatures changes so yes, Dularex can directly go from the freezer to the microwave and the Dishwasher.
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IS DURALEX GLASS CHIP RESISTANT?
Generally, Duralex glass is extremely durable, known for its tempered ability, and 2.5 times stronger than ordinary glass making them chip-resistant. However, we recommend you don’t use a chipped or damaged Duralex product and avoid scratching the product’s surface.
The Duralex brand will always remain a French manufacturer of glassware and tabletop products used for various occasions especially in homes and restaurants.
Duralex was first made in France in 1945. Duralex glass brand is into the following; Drinkware, Bowls, Storage, Bakeware, Dinnerware, and other special collections like Espresso and Coffee mugs with kids Glassware.
Duralex glasses drinkware includes; Tumblers and mugs and they are further broken down into product collection lines of the Duralex brand which includes; Arome, Bistro, Eiffel, Wave, Picardie, Prisme, Jazz, and Universal. Etc.
Let’s see below examples of Duralex Glasses;
DURALEX PICARDIE CLEAR DRINKING GLASSES AND TUMBLER SET
Here are the features of the Duralex Picardie drinking glasses and tumbler set;
The Duralex Picardie drinking glass is resistant to breakage, sudden thermal shock, and chipping than the normal glass.
Duralex Picardie drinking glass is very hygienic, non-porous, and doesn’t absorb colors, flavors, or liquids.
Duralex Picardie drinking glass is Dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and fridge safe!
Duralex Picardie drinking glass has an elegant and refined shape that makes it durable.
The stackable nature of the Duralex Picardie drinking glass makes it perfect for cabinet space savings.
The Duralex Picardie drinking glass has an excellent balance of function, form, durability, and value.
Perfect for Cocktails and beer drinks, Lead and cadmium-free drinking glasses.
DURALEX GIGOGNE DRINKING TUMBLERS SET
Below are the features of the Duralex Gigogne drinking tumbler glass set;
The Duralex Gigogne drinking glass set is suitable for hot or cold drinks.
Durable, microwave safe, impact, and chip resistant.
Easy and comfortable to hold, lead, and cadmium-free drinking Duralex glass.
The Gigogne Duralex drinking glass set is designed to be childproof and requires low care.
Perfect for use for small amounts of juice, water, Tassimo cappuccinos, gin, tonic, small beverages, hot coffee, cold liquids, and mixing small quantities for food prep.
Beautiful and very sturdy drinking glasses.
DURALEX SPIRAL GLASS TUMBLER DRINKING GLASSES.
The Duralex Spiral drinking glass tumbler was made in France in 1939.
Shock resistance is manufactured to withstand sudden temperature extremes from -4 Degrees Fahrenheit to 266 Degrees Fahrenheit and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.
Freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
Excellence in durability, Lead-free, Cadmium-free, and BPA-free.
Everyday Use and hygienic non-porous Duralex drinking glass.
DURALEX MANHATTAN HIGH GLASS TUMBLER
The Duralex Manhattan high glass is Lead-free, cadmium-free, and BPA-free.
The Manhattan glass is functional yet stylish and feels extremely comfortable in the hand.
The tempered glasses are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe, impact and chip-resistant, and the perfect weight.
Manhattan Duralex drinking glass has already been since the 1800s, Manhattan Duralex drinking glass is tough enough to tolerate being chilled in the freezer and sterilized in a hot dishwasher.
The Manhattan Duraelx glass comes in three sizes (two low balls and one high ball) and features faceted lines to show off the color of the liquors.
The Manhattan Duralex drinking glass has a vintage style that makes them suitable for home, bar, or living room.
Toughened through a tempering process to withstand the rigors of a professional bar.
Perfect for use to withstand the rigors of a Professional bar, everyday juice, small cocktail, and water.
DURALEX BISTRO TEMPERED GLASS
Duralex Bistro drinking glass is Shock resistant manufactured to withstand sudden temperature extremes from -4 Degree to 266 Degree and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.
Founded in 1939, Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware and tabletop products for over 80 years in La Chappelle-Saint-Meshing in the very heart of France.
Duralex Bistro drinking glass is Lead-free, cadmium-free, and BPA-free.
The bistro drinking glass is a casual, stackable tumbler designed for summer picnics, tailgate parties, and barbeques.
This sturdy, 7.5-ounce glass holds steady even on rough picnic tables or other outdoor surfaces.
With a sturdy design, the glass is narrow enough at the base to hold easily but wide enough at the rim to collect espresso from even bottomless port filters and large enough for a double shot with froth.
DURALEX COSY MUG
The Duralex Cost Mug is made of tempered glass so it is more durable than other glassware. It is not likely to break if dropped.
The glass will remain clear, transparent, and scratch-free so it always looks new, even after years of daily use.
This 12oz mug features a classic aesthetic and durable construction. Four times stronger than other glass mugs and comfortable and smooth on the lip.
The Cosy Duralex drinking Mug is sure to be the companion mug at the front of the cabinet for everyday use.
They are the perfect size for making a cappuccino or just a regular cup of coffee.
Bowls are generally used to prepare, serve and mix various food recipes. Most Bowls are either made of plastic, glass, ceramic, or other types of dinnerware materials.
Below are examples of Duralex lead and cadmium free bowls;
DURALEX LYS STACKABLE BOWL SET
Duralex Lys Stackable Clear Bowls-Named after the Lys River which traverses through France and Belgium, the Lys Stackable Clear Bowls by Duralex, are symbolic of what this wonderful tributary used to represent to some of France’s most famed artists: clarity, simplicity, utility, and of course, beauty.
These glass bowls are made with a collar on the rim making them stackable. Both impact and chip resistant, these bowls are extremely durable and ideal for everyday use.
The Duralex Lys Bowl set is very hygienic, non-porous, and does not absorb liquids, colors, or flavors.
Finally, the Duralex Lys Bowl is Dishwasher, fridge, and microwave safe!
DURALEX LYS MIXING BOWL SET
The Duralex Lys Mixing Bowl set is an amazing food prep bowl and can maintain ingredients consistency. It comes in various sizes that can meet your various needs like holding spices, baking powder, and salt.
They come in many sizes and fit into each other for easy storage. They can be used in the oven, dishwasher, microwave, or fridge.
The bowls are heavy-duty, easy to wash, and they look great.
Perfect for serving salad and mixing different food recipes.
You can use them for leftovers either hot or cold items and just cover them with plastic wrap.
These glass bowls are made with a collar on the rim making them stackable.
Both impact and chip resistant, these bowls are extremely durable and ideal for everyday use.
Tempered glass makes them equally suitable for hot and cold liquids.
DURALEX LYS BOWL SET, 5 PIECE, CLEAR
The 5 Piece Duralex Lyx Bowl set is Lead and cadmium-free and also non-leaching.
Duralex Plastic lids are BPA-free, also can sustain temperatures from -4°F to 158°F, and are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Keep your food fresh for a long time with this Hygienic Duralex Bowl Set.
These are great for lunch box, especially the smaller ones. They are also very hygienic too compared to plastic tubs with a rubber seal that can get damp and mold over time.
We highly recommend these stackable lead and cadmium-free Duralex Bowls that are also air-tight and will make a great companion for travel lunch boxes.
So far so good we have reviewed Duralex glasses and Duralex bowls. Let’s now review Duralex Dinnerware.
Below are examples of two Duralex dinnerware sets;
DURALEX LYS 9 INCH CLEAR SOUP PLATE
The Lys 9″ clear soup bowl is so versatile. You can use it for soup and stew.
They are durable and don’t break when dropped or banged against something. I have only had one bowl get a small chip in many years of use.
Duralex soup plate dinnerware is also great for casual dining or can be dressed up by using complementary pieces of other dinnerware, linens.
They are great for children as well because of durability, and glass has no contaminates.
DURALEX LYS CLEAR DINNER PLATE
The Duralex Lys Dinner plate is suitable for all occasions and can bring class, elegance to your dining.
Made of tempered glass material making them safe for food, lead-free, and dishwasher safe.
Finally, Duralex Company recommends that you don’t expose our products to a sudden change of temperature of more than 130°C/392°F.
IS LIBBEY GLASS LEAD AND CADMIUM FREE?
Emphatically Yes! Libbey drinking glasses are lead and cadmium-free because the material is clear glass and glass doesn’t leach into food or retain odors or stains.
Therefore, Libbey glassware is non-toxic and safe for daily use or consumption. Furthermore, Libbey drinking glass is lightweight, durable, dishwasher safe, and easy to clean up and hold.
IS PYREX GLASS LEAD FREE?
Many people argue that the amount of lead that makes its way into beverages depends on the amount of time the liquid has spent inside the vessel. While this is true, the lead content in a liquid can increase over time. No amount of lead is safe for consumption. So, is Pyrex glass lead-free?
Pyrex baking dishes and Pyrex glass containers are made from soda-lime glass. In 1988, World Kitchen acquired Pyrex and started making Pyrex lead-free glassware from soda-lime. Pyrex glass is lead-free because it’s made from soda-lime.
Lastly, Lead or cadmium can cause cancer, and studies have also linked it to bone softening and severe kidney problems. Lead and/cadmium in glassware are more pervasive than you think.
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DURALEX VS LUMINARC
People who use Duralex and Luminarc always want to know their differences; which is better, which is lead and cadmium free, which is more durable etc.
It’s ok to be curious because everyone wants to live a healthy life. Trying to research a product before purchasing is the best you can do for your family because buying the right product means that you and your family members are safe from toxic leaching into your meals
That being said, let’s move on to Duralex vs. Luminarc. Are they both suitable for hot and cold liquids? Yes, they are both suitable for hot and cold liquids.
Duralex is made of soda-lime glass created from sand soda ash and limestone while Luminarc is made of glass, a natural non-porous material, which is perfectly safe and hygienic.
Duralex tableware and glassware are lead and cadmium free while Luminarc glassware is lead and cadmium free.
They are both dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe, but we advise that you look for the symbol, label, or stamp that indicates that the product is dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven safe.