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Food & Cooking
Ovens and Stoves
Can you put stoneware in the oven?
Can food be frozen in Pampered Chef stoneware without damaging the stoneware?
Yes. Just do not place your stone and frozen foods directly into a heated oven afterwards...this is considered thermal shock and can crack the stone. I sell the stuff and am positive that you can freeze them, microwave them, and use them in the oven. Now, if you put (for example) frozen chicken breasts on it and then put the whole thing in the freezer and then later on, put the entire pan into an UNheated oven and let it heat up together, they will be perfect...no need to worry.
Asked in Cooking Equipment
Is stoneware safe for oven?
Stoneware is named for its resemblance to the qualities of stone. It is high-fired at temperatures over 2200 degrees F, and is hard, strong, impervious to liquids, and possesses strength and durability unmatched by other ceramics. Stoneware glazes integrate with the clay to form a scratch resistant surface. Because of the qualities I mentioned above any stoneware is oven save. However, you should not use it in a preheated oven but rather place it in the cold oven and let it heat gradually as thermal shock can cause cracks. Also, avoid using on stove top.
Asked in Seasons
How do you season stoneware?
Before using your Stoneware for the first time, follow these simple steps. • Rinse the Stoneware in warm water, then towel dry. • Season the Stoneware by baking a high-fat food, such as chilled, fresh croissant dough or biscuits on its surface. Afterwards, greasing is usually unnecessary. If food does stick slightly, you may lightly apply vegetable oil to the surface for the next few uses. General Guidelines for Proper Use of Stoneware • Avoid extreme temperature changes. • Always allow Stoneware to cool to room temperature prior to adding liquid or cleaning. • Never place thick, dense frozen foods, such as chicken breasts, fish fillets, pork or lamb chops, on a baking stone. Thaw dense foods completely before baking. • Match the size and/or amount of food to be baked to the size of the Stoneware piece. Food should cover two-thirds of the baking stone's surface. • Frozen precooked foods, such as pizzas, fish sticks or chicken nuggets, are fine for Stoneware. Just remember to evenly distribute the food on the surface of the baking stone. • Always preheat the oven before baking. Do not preheat empty Stoneware in the oven. • Stoneware is freezer-safe. However, do not transfer any Stoneware piece directly from the freezer to the oven. Allow foods frozen in the Stoneware to thaw completely in the refrigerator before placing them in the oven to bake. • Use the same baking times and temperatures with Stoneware as you would with other bakeware. The only exception is if food requires a baking time less than 12 minutes, additional time may be needed. • Stoneware is microwave-safe. • When using Stoneware in a convection oven, remember to reduce the oven temperature and baking time by the amount specified in the oven's use and care manual. • Stoneware should not touch the sides of the oven or oven door when closed. • Hot Stoneware can cause burns if handled improperly. Always use a heat-resistant oven mitt or pad when handling hot Stoneware or placing it on surfaces. • Do not use Stoneware under broiler or on direct heat source. • Stoneware can't be used with direct heat sources, such as hob-top burners, open flames or oven grilles. • Always allow stoneware to cool completely before placing it under water. • Never pour water, other liquids or add food directly into or onto a hot baking stone, i.e. do not add uncooked potatoes or carrots to a hot roast while cooking. Cleaning Your Stoneware • Always allow Stoneware to cool completely prior to cleaning. • Scrape off any excess food using the Nylon Pan Scraper (included with each baking stone) or kitchen brush. • If necessary, soak in clear, hot water to loosen baked-on foods, then rinse and dry thoroughly. • Stoneware should not be washed in a dishwasher. Handling and Storing Stoneware • Avoid dropping Stoneware or knocking it against a hard surface. • Stoneware may scratch surfaces if moved or dragged. To protect surfaces, use protective barrier between Stoneware and surface. • Stoneware can break if bumped or dropped. If this occurs, use caution as broken pieces can be sharp and could cause injury. • Don't stack Stoneware pieces or place other heavy utensils, such as bowls or cookware, on top of them. • If you store your Stoneware on a rack in the oven, remove all the pieces before turning on the oven. • Protect surfaces under stoneware by placing a protective barrier between Stoneware and surface. • Do not use chipped or damaged Stoneware.
Asked in Slow Cookers
Can you use the stoneware from your crockpot in the oven?
Asked in Slow Cookers
Can you put your stoneware from a crockpot in the oven?
I was going to use mine too. Mine a Rival, has a stoneware insert. It says it can go in the oven, but does not mention temps. The lid can not go in, but I thought I could use heavy foil. I think I'll check their site first for temp info. I found this on the crock pot website. It says that all Crock-Pot slow cooker removable crockery may be used safely in the oven with temperatures up to 400°F without the lid.
Asked in Cooking Equipment
Can you put a stoneware cup in the microwave?
Asked in Baking, Cooking Times and Temperatures
How long do you bake stuffing in stoneware for in oven?
Asked in Baking
Why is it better to bake with stoneware?
I don't know that it's better to bake with stoneware. It really just depends on your personal preference. Many people like to bake with stoneware, because stoneware absorbs the flavor of the food you are baking. Therefore, after you bake many things on stoneware, the stoneware actually adds flavor to your food.