SmartGlass Pie Pan


Use it with a spork

The Creo SmartGlass Pie Pan is available in four colors (blue, red, green, and gray). It’s rated 4.3 stars on 10 Amazon reviews. (Its rating was pulled down by a three-star reviewer who somehow paid four times its current cost and felt it was overpriced.)

What I like about it is not its pie-making prowess (I don’t bake), but that its high perimeter makes it safe and easy to eat other food away from a table, as I prefer doing. It keeps the contents safely inside even when it’s not at a perfectly horizontal surface, such as when on my lap. The high edge also allows me to eat with only a single utensil, a large (dessert) spoon — provided I’ve cut the food up first. (The finish can stand up to such cutting: I have sawed away at meat and potatoes with a seated knife while pressing down on them with a fork.)

It doesn’t become excessively warm in the microwave, and its two ear-like handles warm even less, so it can be dug into immediately. It has a non-scalloped rim, which makes it less fragile and easier to clean. It’s lightweight, and it costs less than most other pie dishes: $11.

-- Roger Knights 10/12/17