About Corningware

The Origins of CorningWare® Bakeware

For more than half a century, CorningWare® bakeware has married exceptional performance and versatile design with an eye toward the modern. In fact, the original glass-ceramic material, Pyroceram®, was a marvel of engineering, designed in the 1950s during the space race to safely absorb huge temperature fluctuations in rocket nose cones.

Once introduced for home use in 1958 to busy yet innovative cooks, it was able to go directly from freezer to oven to table, where its modern designs added a touch of everyday elegance.

Given the versatility to pull triple-duty in the kitchen, CorningWare brand engineers designed each piece with tight-fitting lids for storage, the requisite shapes, sizes and durability to serve as bakeware, and fashionable designs that were at home on any table, in any kitchen.

Staying focused on what consumers wanted for their kitchens, CorningWare brand changed its formula to a stoneware material.

The Innovation Continues

The ability to prepare, store and serve one-dish meals is as valuable today as ever. But that doesn't mean CorningWare bakeware hasn't evolved. We've introduced designs and styles for every taste, from wedding-gift staple French White® bakeware to bold new colors.

We've introduced new materials and brought back the original Pyroceram material in 2009. And we've never stopped looking for ways to help you make inventive, time-saving, family-friendly meals from start to finish with no stress and no mess. That's what makes CorningWare bakeware so indispensible.

A versatile cooking vessel that is resistant to heat

It is loved by consumers all over the world because of its incredible heat resistance and practical and neat design that can be used directly from the refrigerator and hot oven or gas range.


A discovery of glass ceramic material

Exceptional heat resistance is found in glass ceramics that make up Corning wear. Glass ceramics was noticed by Dr. Eugene Stuky, a scientist at Corning Incorporated in the mid-1905s, and was used as a material of Corningware. He was attracted attention as a cooking vessel suitable for 'space age' which is nod to extreme temperature difference.

The handle and body are integrated, and the clear glass lid is slightly curved to emit adequate vapor to reduce the risk of pressure and minimize heat loss to maintain the flavor of the food.