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It pays to be cautious when placing things in your oven. Knowing what materials are oven-safe will save you a lot of replacement costs, as well as ensuring that you won't ruin your dinner. If you've ever wanted to reheat a meal in a serving bowl, you've probably wondered what serving bowls are best to use in your home's oven. We researched serving bowls from numerous sources and have our findings listed in this post.
The best oven-safe serving bowls rated by consumers are listed below:
- Bruntmore Crocks
- Mora Ceramics
Now that we know that there are several popular brands of oven-safe serving bowls, you might have other questions about the brands in particular. We'll look at each brand listed above and answer the following questions: What kind of bowls are oven-safe? Is stainless steel safe in an oven? What happens if I use a bowl that isn't oven-safe? To see what we've discovered, read ahead in this post.
Popular brands of oven-safe serving bowls
In this section of the post, we'll discuss each of the brands of oven-safe serving bowls that we listed above.
Bruntmore makes a sturdy serving bowl that is long-lasting and of high-quality food-grade material. This brand comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Bruntmore serving bowls are also dishwasher and microwave safe, and it's glazed coating makes for an easy item to handwash.
Dowan makes a high-quality brand of a ceramic bowl that is perfect for reheating leftovers or baking. This brand is affordable and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
If you like Bruntmore's bowls, then you'll be pleased to know that they also make a popular lidded crock. These giant bowels are great for soups and chilies and are perfect for storing leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. They are also microwave and dishwasher safe.
E-liu makes a popular line of ramekins that are perfect for baking small desserts or individual dishes. They are lightweight but sturdy. This porcelain bowl is safe in ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. They are also able to store dishes in freezers.
From Mora Ceramics comes a line of smaller bowels that are glazed with a crystalized, scratch-resistant coating. Oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe, these bowels are great to reheat leftovers or to bake side dishes in for your family dinner.
Sweejar bowls are porcelain and work great in the oven. Their small design makes them perfect for baking single-serving meals or for storing leftovers to be reheated later.
What kind of bowls is oven-safe?
Before you place your bowl inside a heated oven, you'll want to make sure that it's able to withstand the heat. A lot of people have the misconception that all ceramic bowls are totally oven safe. Unfortunately, this isn't true. While ceramics are made from fired clay, it doesn't always mean that they can handle high heat. The glazing is what makes ceramics able to be oven safe. So if you're using ceramic, read the manufacturer's recommendation on whether or not it should be used in an oven.
As with ceramics, many types of glassware are oven safe. But just because it's glass doesn't mean that you're out of the woods. Check to make sure that your glassware is Pyrex brand or Corningware. These two are safe for ovens.
For an additional source, look for stainless steel bowls. Most of them are safe for ovens. Like with any product, first, read the instructions to be sure that you're ok to pop them inside a heated oven.
What happens if you put a non-oven-safe bowl in the oven?
Material that isn't able to withstand high heat will put your meal in grave jeopardy if it's placed into an oven. Cracking and shattering glass or ceramics have ruined many leftovers due to people not realizing that not all sturdy bowls are ok to bake in.
Using an unapproved bowl in your oven will most likely ruin the bowl itself, not to mention you'll have to toss out whatever it was that you were heating up. Even glass that is only cracked could still have tiny glass shards that separate from it, and you'll want to avoid consuming that.
Be sure that your bowl is graded to go into the oven before you place it inside. When in doubt, assume that it's not oven safe.
Are Corelle bowls oven-safe?
A popular brand of bowl, consumers have been enjoying Corelle since 1970. If you have these bowls in your kitchen, you might be curious if they are safe for use in the oven.
As long as you follow the manufacturer's guidelines, the Corelle bowls are safe for the oven. However, this brand of bowl is not meant to withstand extremely hot temperatures, so it's strongly recommended that you do not heat your oven beyond 350 degrees F. Exceeding this temperature will cause the bowl to shatter.
While this restriction may limit what you bake with a Corelle bowl, they are perfect for reheating leftovers.
Are all stainless steel bowls oven-safe?
Contrary to popular belief, not all stainless steel bowls are safe to use in the oven.
Some stainless steel bowls and pans are meant for cooktops only. These might have handles made of different materials or have lids that aren't made with oven-safe glass.
As stainless steel is constructed to not chemically react with heat, a bowl made entirely of stainless steel will almost always be safe in an oven that is 500 degrees F or less. As with other materials, check the manufacturer's recommendations before use to avoid damaging your bowl, meal, or oven.
Are IKEA dishes oven proof?
Like Corelle, IKEA brand dishes can be safely used in ovens, but only at very low heat. These bowls and plates aren't meant to withstand high temperatures, so baking anything in or on them would be a disaster.
As we mentioned earlier in this post, Corelle can be safely used in an oven that is less than 350 degrees F. For IKEA to be used safely, the maximum temperature is much lower. Experts say that anything above 225 degrees F will cause IKEA dishes to crack or shatter. While you can use these dishes to reheat leftovers at low heat, your best bet is to move on and use a different brand when using the oven.
In this post, we've learned about six different popular brands of oven-safe bowls that are readily available. Each brand has it's own unique sense of style, even though most oven-safe bowls are made from the same glass or ceramic materials.
Being cautious and always reading the manufacturer's recommendations is highly advised before placing any dish into your oven. Baking with bowls or other dishes that aren't oven-safe will result in your dish cracking or shattering and will most certainly ruin your meal. In extreme cases, your oven could be damaged as well.
Popular brands of dishware like IKEA should be carefully examined before being placed into an oven. Like IKEA, Corelle bowls can be put into the oven only at very low heat, and only if there are no surface chips or any evidence of cracking.
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