You remember I won some glass jars in the Sprig / Consol Glass competition back in October.
|Consol's new range of glass storage containers|
I didn't use them until just after the New Year, when we were expecting some guests over for dinner. I decided to make a caramelized onion dip, using smooth ricotta or cottage cheese, plain yoghurt, a teaspoon or two of mayonnaise, salt, pepper and caramelized onions, and serving it in the smallest square storage container.
T'was very yummy:) And quickly got wiped. So I took the empty container to the kitchen and, loosely covering it with it's lid to deter any flies until it got washed up, left it on the counter whilst we ate our main meal.
Suddenly there was an almighty sound of exploding from the kitchen (well, we only have the one large room, so that wasn't hard to deduce LOL).
Rushing inside we found that the container had exploded!
|The lid is where the glass container stood LOL|
(we still haven't been able to paint inside, so
note the burn marks on the wall from when
I tried to set fire to the place last year...)
Heck, some of those shards were sharp, pointy and dangerous - and all over the place - kitchen counters and floor. The labeling says that it is safe for microwaves and top shelf dishwasher loading. Which means it must be toughened (a process which hardens glass and causes it to shatter into lumps of glass - like a windscreen on a motor vehicle - as opposed to shards.) As you can see from this picture, there are definite sharp jagged pieces to this broken glass... And large and minute fragments too - really, really tiny, very sharp pieces!
|Glass shards - nothing like the lumps of glass|
from a smashed windscreen
I have been in contact with Consol and they have informed me that they are experiencing "quality problems" with the storage containers. They are recalling all of these storage containers - and will be collecting mine as soon as I bring the balance of them back from the farm.
So, if anyone has purchased such a set of containers from Consol, please contact them.
They would like to know where and when you purchased them, so they can recall any remaining stock from that outlets shelves.