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Post# 978713   1/17/2018 at 14:30 (275 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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I still think they should have called it CorningWare InSight.  Don't know if they'll sell it in the USA.


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Post# 978726 , Reply# 1   1/17/2018 at 16:05 (275 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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We had a friend who considered Visions his dream cookware set back in the '80s when it was introduced.  I think he finally got it, but after buying a brand new GE side-by-side with the fold-down beverage service tray, it took him a while to save up for it.


I had lousy luck using plain old Corningware on the stove top.  Everything got burnt on the bottom no matter how low I adjusted the flame.  Based on that, I don't think Visions is for me.   These days, the only Corningware I use on the stove top is the "Sauce Maker" with the liquid measurements on the inside and uniquely shaped glass lid.

Post# 978739 , Reply# 2   1/17/2018 at 17:20 (274 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Picked up a few *Visons* Pots At A Thrift

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Promptly soon moved them on.

Was using one pot for rice and yes, everything either burnt or stuck to bottom.

Quite honestly for things like soups or anything that required lots of water they were fine one supposes.

Have a few of the individual sized covered bowls that one uses for microwaving things and such. They are fine for that purpose which is why have remained.

Looking back at the adverts, tend to think perhaps Visions cookware was meant more for soups, stews, sauces, etc....

Then you have that whole "from the freezer to oven to table thing.

Post# 978757 , Reply# 3   1/17/2018 at 19:53 (274 days old) by rpms (ontario canada)        

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My cousin hated the Vision cookware set she got as a wedding gift. It burned everything.
Was the Vision non stick stuff any better?

Post# 978758 , Reply# 4   1/17/2018 at 19:54 (274 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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You had to use low to medium heat for it to not burn or scorch things on the bottom of the pan, especially rice and pastas. 

Post# 978759 , Reply# 5   1/17/2018 at 19:55 (274 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I don't even know if a smooth Corning cooktop would have helped.

Post# 978767 , Reply# 6   1/17/2018 at 21:01 (274 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        
Was the Vision non stick stuff any better?

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I remember using some Visions with the non-stick bottom, and, as I recall, those pans weren't hard to wash.


Later on, I bought a plain Visions pan in a thrift shop. I probably bought it partly because I'd found the non-stick variety satisfactory. But I discovered quickly it wasn't as easy to live with...

Post# 978769 , Reply# 7   1/17/2018 at 21:06 (274 days old) by Jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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I had a whole set in the 80's I nicknamed it "Visions Stickware" There was nothing you could cook in it that didn't stick, no matter what temp you used. Tossed it in the trash with pleasure.

Post# 978773 , Reply# 8   1/17/2018 at 21:33 (274 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I had no problems if something stuck.  I just threw it in the GSD1200 PotScrubber and it cam out clean as a whistle, even as my corningware and pyrexware do to this day.  All casseroles are prepared and baked in glass, not metal.  Current dishwasher using Pots & Pans and High Temp I have no issues and I don't scrub them out,  just scrape good.

Post# 978781 , Reply# 9   1/17/2018 at 22:18 (274 days old) by brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

Bob, I find that interesting, My Corningware always ends up with a tan coloured stain wherever something was burnt on. It comes off with a blue scrubby, but there is always a slight tan stain left behind.

Mum had 3 Visions Saucepans in the 80's. They were only ever used for boiling vegetables, but everything would burn. I have memories as a kid trying to scrub black burnt bits of potatoes out because even with a pot full of water if they were touching the bottom, they'd still burn.

Post# 978807 , Reply# 10   1/18/2018 at 06:54 (274 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Anything that lets the radiant heat through presents problems. It is great for microwaving, but not worth the trouble for range top cooking. I have heard that the non-stick was a little better for range top cooking because the coating blocked some of the radiant heat. I have one piece that I bought for my mother for use in Crumbling Cliffs where all they had was microwaves.  The rest of the pans were regular Corning Ware. Maybe next year it will go to the rummage sale.  Like a cake that sticks to the pan or burnt on food, sometimes it's hard to break even bad bonds.

Post# 978824 , Reply# 11   1/18/2018 at 09:17 (274 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Awful cookware, I got rid of mine . It was way too heavy and seemed to take forever to heat up. I love Corningware casseroles though.. just bought another the other day I'd not seen before,, it's more of a tan than the start white, and has an dark colored glass lid.

Post# 979099 , Reply# 12   1/20/2018 at 02:02 (272 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I have used the Visions pans in the microwave with good results-stove top---BLAHHH!Use them in the nuker only!

Post# 979592 , Reply# 13   1/23/2018 at 15:27 (269 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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It appears there's still a healthy market in the UK and in Asia because World Kitchen has expanded the Visions line on the other side of the world.


Diamond, faceted and nearly as clear as Pyrex:


Flair, casseroles that resemble Luminarc Amberline but with the classic CorningWare round knob on the lids:


Patterned Casseroles, apparently laser-etched without compromising the thermal shock integrity:


And, of course, Reverse, though for some strange reason they're using the same image for all three sizes:

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