Even if you aren’t aware of it, we bet you’re familiar with Corning Ware’s Blue Cornflower cookware. Think back to home-cooked meals at your parents’ house, family reunions and neighborhood pitch-ins. We’re willing to bet that you’ve had some scalloped potatoes or pasta salad served from a white casserole dish with a folksy blue floral pattern and a Pyrex lid.
Millions upon millions of sets of Blue Cornflower Corning Ware flew off of the shelves of retailers and into the cabinets of American homes over the course of three decades. From the 1950s through the 1980s, it became downright iconic. As charming as it was versatile, Blue Cornflower items could go directly from the stovetop or oven to the freezer to the microwave to the table and, then, straight into the dishwasher. “How does that even work?” you may be thinking.