Item Type: Pyrex Bake A Round
Years Manufactured: 1980s
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: No Number
Original Box#s: 990
The Pyrex Bake-A-Round was a simple but popular item that was most likely produced in the 70s to 80s. It is fairly common to find them in original boxes as well - one of the few items that it seems like people regularly saved the boxes. We found ours complete with the glass baking tube, metal carrying rack, enormous poster-sized instruction sheet, and paper wrapping. I believe that most of them also had two styrofoam or cardboard “endpieces” that kept the tube from moving around while in transit. Ours did not have those.
When I say it’s a glass tube - that’s pretty much what it is, just a simple glass tube. The carrying rack is a simple thick wire construction that holds the tube snugly. We actually haven’t tried to bake bread in this yet - but we know several people who have and have had some good results!
The glass tube itself is unmarked except for a small stamp saying: “Pyrex NY Corning USA Caution Do Not Handle Bake Or Store Without Rack.”
The Box number on this is item is #990. Note the full two year warranty above.
I’m not sure how long the Bake A Round was in production. One thing that’s pretty funny is the box is marked with the “As Seen On TV” logo. It’s interesting they also say you can use frozen dough, or a homemade yeast based dough recipe.
If you’re interested, I put more pics into a Bake A Round set on Flickr including a shot of the instructions.
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