Similar to Pyrex, Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s by Anchor Hocking. It was given away with bags of flour and could be purchased at gas stations, grocery and hardware stores. This durable, oven-safe glassware was produced in a variety of designs and colors. Popular styles included nesting bowls, dessert bowls, glass beverage containers, casserole dishes, and mugs.
Jade-ite, which is a milky green colored glass, remains one of the most popular styles among collectors. Mugs decorated with advertising and popular characters are also sought-after by collectors.
Although Fire-King dishes are oven-safe, there were no microwaves in existence when it was initially manufactured and it is not recommended for microwave use. It is also best to avoid the dishwasher.
While Fire-King ceased production in 1976, many pieces are still available due to their sturdiness. Their usefulness and timeless style make this kitchen staple a favorite among collectors.