Holiday Baking Safety Tips

Posted by CR on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010



Media Contact: Dace de la Foret Paul Werth Associates 614-224-8114, ext. 235    


Anchor Hocking releases holiday baking safety tips

Continues Tradition of Commitment to Consumer Safety

LANCASTER, Ohio (Dec. 22, 2010) – Anchor Hocking is highlighting its 105-year commitment to safety in the kitchen by providing baking safety tips for consumers. The guidance, designed to ensure that consumers are careful when using Anchor Hocking cookware and bakeware, helps cooks get the most out of their experience with food over the holidays and beyond.

“Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility,” said Barbara Wolf, senior manager of marketing communications. “We encourage our customers to share these tips with their friends, as a helpful reminder about how to safely use our Anchor Hocking glassware products for years to come.”

The safety tips include:

· Never place hot bakeware on wet or cold surfaces, including countertops and sinks.

· Never add liquids to a hot dish.

· Clean with plastic or nylon non-scratch pads or cleansers intended for glassware.

· Never place on stovetop or under broiler.

When used correctly, Anchor Hocking glass bakeware is the best in the industry for performance and reliability. Anchor Hocking bakeware has been used since the 1940’s, and it continues to be a safe and reliable part of American kitchens. A popular choice for baking today, it is superior to metal and silicone products because it does not alter the chemical composition or affect the flavor of baked foods.


Anchor Hocking has a consumer hotline 1-800-562-7511, extension 2478, to allow consumers to ask any questions about using tempered glass bakeware. Extensive care and use Instructions for bakeware are also available at



About The Anchor Hocking Company

The Anchor Hocking Company, based in Lancaster, Ohio, is a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of glass tableware to the retail, foodservice, candle and specialty markets. Anchor’s product line includes glass beverageware, bakeware and storage containers; glass candle containers; glass products for lighting and other industrial purposes; floral glass; and specialty glass items. The Company employs more than 1,500 associates at manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Ohio and Pennsylvania. For additional information on Anchor Hocking and its products, please visit

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Tips for Success

Posted by CR on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Anchor Hocking has been manufacturing glass in the United States since 1905. Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility.

Glass bakeware from Anchor Hocking has been a generational tradition with American families. We want to make sure that you're careful when using our dishes and getting the best experience out of your cooking.

Thank you to our loyal consumers.

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Posted by CR on Thursday, May 13th, 2010

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Did You Know (Part I)

Posted by CR on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Please enjoy our first installment of  "Did You Know?".





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Glass Shape Terminology

Posted by NR on Thursday, February 11th, 2010

We wanted to help you understand all of the terms we use to describe the shapes of our ware. Below, in alphabetical order, are some common shapes provided by anchor.

All Purpose Wine:  Stemmed bowls used for a variety of wines as well as specialty drinks and desserts.

Beverage:  Used for serving iced beverages.

Brandy Snifter:  A short, stemmed glass with an oversized ballon bowl used primarily to serve brandy, cognac, etc, the distinctive large diameter bowl and small mouth opening ar intended to capture the brandy’s bouquet.

Cake Platter:  Can be either rimmed or coupe shape, with or without a foot.

Cake Set:  Typically includes a large platter or footed plate with a glass dome, ensemble can be comprised of mixed mediums, including glass, ceramic or metals.

Chiller:  A large container used for preparing, serving and storing a variety of juices and beverages, typically product has a cover or seal to retain freshness and may have a lip for pouring.

Chip/Dip:  Product often used for food presentation and entertaining, includes a bowl(s) suitable for dips, salsas or other condiments, with large shallow plate for serving  breads, chips, crackers, veggies.

Cooler or Iced Tea: Used for serving iced beverages.

Cordial:  Small glasses, stemmed or not, suited for serving after dinner drinks (liquers).

Cruet:  A lipped product, typically with a stopper to preserve freshness of contents, for dispensing vinegar, oils or other liquid condiments.

Dessert/Luncheon Plate:  Typically a flat or shallow couped shape plate.

Dinner Plate:   Typically a flat or shallow, rimmed or coupe shaped plate.

Double Old Fashioned (DOF):   Similar in style as the rocks glass.

Egg Plate:  A typical egg plate has egg shaped compartments for serving deviled eggs.

Flute Champagne:    Very slender stemmed bowl styling, this is the preferred shape as it allows the bubbles escape slowly from the wine.

Footed Bowl:  A versatile product for food serving or presentation as well as fruit or flower arrangements.

Fountainware:  An assortment of products for serving ice cream products, could include large and small footed sundaes, footed soda & banana split.

Goblet (or Water Goblet):  These stemmed bowls are designed to hold cold beverages with ice, and are used primarily for serving water with meals, could also be substituted for red wines.

Highball:  Slightly taller than and not as wide as a rocks glass.

Juice Extractor:  A small diameter, shallow dish, with a protrusion in the center, used to ream citrus fruits and retain the juices.

Juice:  Used for serving fruit or vegetable drinks.

Margarita:  These stemmed, wide diameter bowls are used for a variety of frozen drinks and even desserts.

Martini:  This “v-shaped” stemmed cocktail glass is used primarily for serving a wide variety of “straight up” martinis, can also be used for a other cocktails and even desserts.

Old Fashioned:   Same styling as a rocks glass.

Pasta Bowl:  Low profile and wide diameter,  typically coupe shaped.

Pilsner:  This product typically has a wide base or foot, is usually tall, narrow at the base, tapering to a wider mouth, this shape allows for a foam head to form.

Pitcher:  A large handle container with lip suitable for pouring, used for preparing as well as serving a variety of beverages.

Platter:  Can be oval, round, square, etc. used for serving or presentation.

Punch Set:  Typically includes as many as (12) 6 oz cups, serving ladle, large punch bowl with capacity range from 7 to 12 quarts, sometimes small hooks are included to hang the cups from the outside rim of the bowl.

Red Wine:  Stemmed bowl designed for full bodied wines that need to breathe to release or enhance the bouquet.

Rocks:  Usually a short and stout silhouette can also be referred to as on the rocks or old fashioned.

Saucer Champagne  A wider and shallow bowl on a stem, allows the wine bubbles to escape very quickly.

Serving Bowl:  Deep profile and wide diameter for food preparation as well as serving.

Soup/Cereal Bowl:  Bowl can be rimmed or coupe shape.

Tablemates:  A collection of products for tabletop service, which may include, salt/pepper shakers, vinegar/oil cruets, creamers, sugar bowls, butter dish w/cover or sugar packet holders.

Tidbit tray:  This product is usually reserved for serving or presentation of finger foods, candies, cookies, etc. is usually accessorized with metal posts to create a multi-tiered ensemble.

Tiered platters:  An assortment of different size bases as well as plates/platters which can be “stacked” to create a variety of combinations, usually for food serving or presentation.

Trifle Bowl:  A large footed bowl typically used for presentation and serving of desserts.

Tulip Champagne  A stemmed bowl which is typically tall and narrow at the base of the bowl with the widest diameter of the bowl being nearer the top.

White Wine:  Stemmed bowl usually smaller in diameter than those used for red wines, smaller diameter allows white wines to retain their chill longer.


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After The Glass is Designed

Posted by CR on Monday, February 1st, 2010

We've created an illustration to describe our Lancaster facility.
Here we show a general description of what it takes to get our glass to you.

A Manufacturing
The manufacturing process involves several steps and talented individuals. Controlling the composition of the glass, the heat of the tanks and allocating the correct amount of outside materials is just the beginning.

There are operators, mechanics, specialists and other craftsmen which turn the molten glass into a piece of glassware. They do this with the use of press and blow molds. After the glass is formed it takes its journey down the lehr which cools the glass slowly and relieves stresses in the glass.
There are machinists who work in our plant making new parts and repairing old parts for our machines. There are also mold makers who make molds for the actual glass pieces, they also polish the molds so that the glass comes out shiny.

B Decorating
Screen printing and spraying are used to apply a decoration to the glassware in this department. Once the products are decorated they must pass through a decorating lehr to fire on the decoration. Once it is fired, the decoration becomes a permanent part of the product.

C Selection & Packing
Member of this department inspect the glassware for quality and appearance. They look at about 250,000 pieces of glassware each day, at speeds of 10-110 pieces per minute. They pack the glassware carefully in cartons, and transport it to storage.
Gauges and fitters are used to assure that the customer receives the proper dimensions and capacities.

D Shipping
Located approximately 3 miles west of our Lancaster plant, our distribution center is 900,000+ square feet. From here our wares ship all over the United States, into Canada and Europe.

*Not every project goes in this order, as not every piece of glass is decorated.
 Sometimes the order includes only A,C & D.



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