Ohmigosh, I started to write this and then I jsut heard a crack and a splash,. I am writing here because you INTJs are so smart.
I have this big 4-cup pyrex measuring cup. I was making my ice tea - I put raspberry teabags in it, and boil water in the teapot while the pyrex cup waits on a cool burner. [I put it there because once I broke another non-pyrex glass container that sat on the counter, and I thought, perhaps, as the counter underneath was wet, and that seal of it on the smooth counter and the cold-hot must have busted the glass.] So then when the tea boils I pour boiling water into the Pyrex, sitting on the room-temp burner, and add some honey and let it sit to room-temp. Then I pour it into a half-gallon glass container with more cool water and put it in the fridge. This is my regular routine. It seems as if I covered safety - I worry because I understand they don't make the new Pyrex as good as the old.
Well, I am multitasking, typing here and I had the tea sitting where it sits on the cold burner steeping till it gets room temp,
So, multitasking, I decided to boil some water for corn, put the husked ear in the pot and turned up the heat to high, and left the room. Then a bit later I hear a crack and a splash. I go to the kitchen -- I had turned on the burner with the pyrex on it, on high. Its red hot. So I cover my face and turn the burner off, and leave the kitchen, fearing an explosion.
So more cracking and the whole kitchen smells like raspberry while the tea disappears into the stove.
I guess I should wait till its completely room temp to touch it! I picked up glass shards from the floor and see lots of cracks in the almost empty pyrex. I hope it is not stuck to the stove!!
Other than making sure i don't turn on the burner again, is my way of making tea safe???