Conceived in 1915, Pyrex is a leading brand in low-thermal expansion borosilicate glassware and kitchenware.
Pyrex kitchenware products are often used for cooking on grills.
Because unlike other cookware, they do not warp or crack at high temperatures.
And This led me to the most nagging question of this month.
Can you use Pyrex on a Traeger grill?
If you ask my opinion the I would say the short answer is yes and no both.
You can surely use Pyrex pans and other glassware on the Traeger grill.
But it must not be placed directly on or under a flame or under direct heat source.
We will now discuss if glass pans and metal pans are appropriate for Traeger grills.
Table of Contents
- FAQ Related to Use of Pyrex on a Traeger Grill
- Can You Put Glass Pan on a Traeger Grill?
- What Types of Glass Pans can be Used on a Traeger Grill?
- Glass Pans vs Metal Pans – Which is Better Option for Traeger Grill?
- Important Do’s and Don’ts to Follow While Using Pyrex on a Traeger Grill
FAQ Related to Use of Pyrex on a Traeger Grill
Can You Put Glass Pan on a Traeger Grill?
The answer is Yes and No both.
Traditional glass pans can shatter at extremely high temperatures.
This is why it’s highly recommended that you use a metal pan on your Traeger grill.
Pyrex glass pans can be placed on a Traeger grill, but aren’t designed to withstand temperatures over 425-degrees Fahrenheit.
So, you shouldn’t use a Pyrex glass pan or any other brand glass pan to make items that require high heat such as pizzas on your grill.
What Types of Glass Pans can be Used on a Traeger Grill?
Glass pans should never be used when cooking over high heat on your Traeger grill including ones from the Pyrex product range.
Pyrex glassware isn’t what it used to be when they were first manufactured.
And, even today they are not thermal shock resistant.
If you use Pyrex glass pans on a Trager grill, it will probably shatter into many smaller pieces in the grill.
This poses a big safety hazard for grill users which is why you should avoid using Pyrex glass pans directly on grills.
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Glass Pans vs Metal Pans – Which is Better Option for Traeger Grill?
You can use glass as well as metal pans on your Traeger grill, but there are pros and cons to each type.
As mentioned earlier, glass pans are at risk of shattering when exposed to high heat temperatures.
Therefore, it’s better to be safe from the get go.
But you can probably use glass pans on your Traeger grill as long as the temperatures aren’t higher than 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
Metal pans are available in myriad different types and they do a good job at conducting heat.
However, you should use solid metal pans on your Traeger grill such as those made from cast iron.
Cast iron pans also distribute heat evenly, and can be used for both low and high temperature cooking on your Traeger grill.
The Lodge skillet provides unapparelled heat retention, and can be used in your Trager grill or even over a campfire.
It is usually pre-seasoned with 100 percent natural vegetable oil.
And it can be ordered in a wide range of sizes including 13.25-inches.
You will also need a reliable cast iron tray that offers two-fold benefits.
It comes with a smooth surface to male eggs, panini etc. and a ribbed surface to sear juicy steaks on your Trager grill.
If you are looking for such cast iron tray then the best options for you is the Hisencn cast iron reversible tray.
It features built-in handles that makes it convenient and safe to transfer from the grill to your countertop.
This cast iron tray is also very easy to clean, and offers great heat retention.
Important Do’s and Don’ts to Follow While Using Pyrex on a Traeger Grill
1. Use Oven Mitts
Pyrex pans will get hot when used with your Traeger grill.
So, you have to be careful while transferring the dish back and forth.
You will have to wear reliable oven mitts in this case.
The LDTEA oven mitts are heat resistant up to an impressive 600-degrees Fahrenheit temperature.
It also comes with a soft terry liner in the interior for extra insulation.
These oven mitts measure a long 14.7 inches in length.
Plus, they protect both of your hands and wrists at the same time.
2. Consider Cooling Time
I highly recommend to wait and give some time for the Pyrex pan to cool down.
Even though it might be tempting, you should let the Pyrex pan to cool down before digging in with a metal spoon that’s been sitting at a room temperature.
If you don’t wait, then there are higher chances of glass cracks due to temperature differences.
3. Cook Food with Small Amount of Liquid
If you’re cooking foods that may release liquid, and are dry prior to the cooking process, then add a small amount of liquid to it.
It will help to cover the bottom of the Pyrex pan.
1. Don’t Put a Pyrex Pan Directly on the Traeger Grill
Even though the Pyrex pan is heat resistant to a certain degree, placing it when hot on a cool Traeger grill could result in shattering.
What you can do instead is either preheat the grill or cool the dish down with silicone or cloth hot pad.
The Smithcraft silicone hot pads are made from 100 percent BPA grade silicone, and offers excellent heat and cold protection.
Furthermore, it can withstand high range of temperatures between -20 to +480 degrees Fahrenheit.
This heat resistant and lightweight pad also comes in a wide assortment of colors.
2. Don’t Use Under Direct Heat Source
The chances of the Pyrex dish shattering are much higher if you place it under direct heat source on your grill.
Instead of placing the Pyrex cookware directly on the grill, you should place it above on the warming rack.
3. Don’t Pick up Shattered Glass with Bare Hands
In the event the Pyrex glass tray does shatter, it is important to not touch or pick them with your bare hands.
You should always use your safety gloves to with pick shattered glass pieces with utmost care.
4. Only Use Pyrex for Household Purposes
As stated on the Pyrex website, cookware from the company is not to be used for camping, industrial or commercial purposes.
They can however be used for cooking, baking, warming and reheating food in preheated conventional or convection ovens and microwave ovens.
Pyrex glass pans offer great heat resistance and is extremely durable.
But you should take utmost care while using it on Traeger grill.
However, since Pyrex cookware can be used in preheated conventional or convection ovens, you can use them in your Traeger grill by converting it into an oven.
If you’re going to go this route, it is important to first preheat your Traeger grill for a few minutes before introducing the Pyrex cookware.
When baking in a Pyrex pan in the Traeger grill, never place the pan directly on the grill.
It is important to use a couple of bricks to elevate it or place it on the warming rack.