Are Pyrex Bowls Dishwasher Safe? | How to Safely Clean Them

Pyrex bowls are dishwasher safe and work well in the bottom of your dish tray. Place plastic lids in the top tray of your dishwasher to keep them in the best condition possible. Pyrex bowls are made from tough glass material which will wash well on an eco-setting in your dishwasher.

Pyrex lids made from plastic will last longer if they are placed in the top of the dishwasher. The color can fade over time if you wash Pyrex plastic lids in the dishwasher but it is an easy way to get them clean.

Pyrex Glassware is dishwasher safe and may be washed by hand using non-abrasive cleansers and plastic or nylon cleaning pads if scouring is necessary.

Putting old Pyrex bowls in the dishwasher

Check the bottom of your old Pyrex bowls to see if they are dishwasher safe. If glass bowls are in good condition, not chipped or cracked they will be fine in the dishwasher

Pyrex lids can go in the top of the dishwasher.

Benefits of washing Pyrex bowls in the dishwasher

Pyrex bowls wash easily and well in the dishwasher as the glass is non-porous. Food left in the bowl will be washed off easily in your dishwasher.

I have only found that cheese that has been baked on solidly might make it through your dishwashers cycle. Remove baked on cheese before placing your Pyrex in the dishwasher for a final wash.

Is Pyrex ceramic dishwasher safe?

Ceramic Pyrex is dishwasher safe and can be placed in the bottom tray of your dishwasher. Ceramic Pyrex will wash up well like any other ceramic dish. It is recommended to remove any food that is baked or burnt on.

Wash the ceramic Pyrex by hand if there is a lot of food stuck on the inside. Soak the ceramic dish in warm water and use a scratch proof sponge on the baked on food.

How to clean Pyrex bowls

Clean Pyrex bowls by placing them in the bottom rack of your dishwasher. Glass lids can also be placed down the bottom of your dishwasher and they will wash well. Place plastic Pyrex lids on the top shelf or wash them by hand to keep the color bright.

Is Pyrex dishwasher safe in the bottom rack?

Pyrex is dishwasher safe in the bottom rack if it is made from ceramic or glass. Plastic lids should be washed on the top shelf to keep them in the best condition possible and the color bright. If you cannot fit the plastic Pyrex lid in the top of the dishwasher then it is best to hand wash it to stop it from cracking over time.

Pyrex dishwasher safe symbol

Pyrex will indicate that it is dishwasher safe by writing it in words on the lid or the bottom of the glass container. Both of these indicate that the whole Pyrex container can be placed in the dishwasher. It is best to put the lid in the top shelf to keep it in the best condition for longer.

Just above the microwave statement, you can see that this Pyrex container is safe in the dishwasher on the top rack only.

Dishwasher tablets and Pyrex

I have found the best result when washing my Pyrex in the dishwasher when using dishwasher tablets. Good quality tablets will with a range of cleaning agents work together to get all of the food of your Pyrex dish.

When I have cooked lasagna in my Pyrex dish I have found it important to give it a quick handwash to remove any stuck on cheese. It can then be placed in the dishwasher to remove the rest of the food.

When washing Pyrex that has been used to bake cakes or loaves, it will be important to remove any burnt on cake mix to ensure that all of the food is removed. Glass Pyrex dishes are non-porous so are easy to clean with a sponge before placing in the dishwasher.

Dishwasher powder and Pyrex

If your dishwasher does not take dishwasher tablets, use a good quality dishwasher powder and make sure that the dish has lots of room around it for the water to spray and clean the whole area.

Dishwasher powders can clean very well and great quality powders will not stick to your Pyrex.  

Colored Pyrex lids in the dishwasher

I have been placing my blue Pyrex dish lid in the dishwasher and it has gradually lost some color over time. To keep your Pyrex brighter for longer it is best to handwash the lids. Pyrex now comes in blue, red, green and even purple lids so to keep the color bright opt for handwashing.

Dishwasher settings for Pyrex lids

The best dishwasher setting I have found to wash my Pyrex is the Eco setting or the regular 1 hour setting. Both will achieve good results when washing your Pyrex in the dishwasher.

If there is a lot of other dishes in your dishwasher, opt for the longer wash cycle to give it the opportunity to remove all the food. Leaving enough space around the dish is the best way to get it completely clean in your dishwasher.

Vintage Pyrex in the dishwasher

Vintage Pyrex is an amazing product and to keep it in the best condition possible I would not put it in the dishwasher. These are amazing possessions that look great so to conserve any print or color, it is best to wash these by hand.

Although vintage Pyrex can in theory go in the dishwasher, conserving the color and print should  be at the top of mind so I would  hand wash them every time.  

Are Pyrex bowls dishwasher safe? – Summary

Pyrex bowls made from glass or ceramic are dishwasher safe and can be placed in the bottom tray of your dishwasher. Place plastic lid sin the top shelf of your dishwasher or wash them by hand to keep the colors bright and in best condition.

Pyrex dishes with glass or ceramic lids can also be placed in the dishwasher. The key to success is to make sure the dish itself is not cracked, chipped or damaged. For vintage Pyrex it may be best to wash by hand to retain the print and keep the color bright.