Using the same cookware for searing as well as putting in the oven is an ideal condition for every cooking mate, the only thing you need to look is, either the pan you are using is oven safe or not. Because cookware trends are changing day by day, you can figure out your pan’s status by turning it upside down. At the bottom, you’ll see the symbol indicating that the pan is oven-safe or not. Sometimes, the instructions that come along with your purchase information about the criteria of usage. Besides, the type of lid and handle describes the compatibility of the pot for baking and roasting.
The material also shows that the individual pot is oven-proof or not. Let’s discuss a few materials plus handle types and see how they behave towards high oven temperatures.
Pots and pans made up of cast-iron are very durable. They can even stand the intensity of open flames. Also, if you season them properly, they become perfectly nonstick. Cast-iron cookware is oven-friendly. You can use a single pot from stove to oven. Above all, this metal is not very expensive to buy.
The pots made up of enameled cast-iron don’t need frequent seasoning. Instead, the enamel coating acts as a nonstick. It is also sturdy cookware and is compatible with an oven. However, it’s pricier than a simple cast-iron pot. But the versatility genuinely worth the cost.
If the pot is 100% ceramic, then it’s a big yes. Ceramic pots and skillets survive best at the hottest temperatures of ovens.
Generally, a ceramic pot with a nonstick interior is not suitable for the oven’s high temperature. The nonstick coating cannot stand the intense heat of the oven. Putting such a pot in the oven can spoil the nonstick layer.
However, some models in the market are made through advanced technology. This technology allows the usage of nonstick ceramic cookware in the oven. So, make sure before putting such pans in the oven that they are designed accordingly.
We don’t suggest you use nonstick pots in ovens. The exposure of nonstick cookware to high temperatures results in the emission of harmful gas. So, it’s better to restrict them to the stovetops for fat-free cooking.
Pots with plastic handles:
There is a specific temperature limit to which pots with plastic handles can work best in ovens. They are safe to use till 350 degrees F, 175 degrees C. if the temperature exceeds the given range, the handle may burn and release toxic fumes.
Pots with rubber handle:
The rubber handle is also termed silicone handles. These handles are more heat-resistant than plastic handles. They can stand high temperatures up to 400 degrees F that is 204 degrees C.
Whatsoever, always consult the user instructions for a safer experience.
Pots with stainless steel handles:
Stainless steel handles can stand the highest temperature of all other kinds of handles. Pots with such handles are oven-proof up to 500 degrees f that is 260 degrees c.
Pots with wooden handles:
Yes! You can put pots with wooden handles in the oven. But it would help if you were very careful about the temperature because high heat may scorch the wood. The timber and lacquer may also emit gases if they are heated beyond the given temperature limit. So, to remain on the safe side, the temperature must not exceed 200 degrees F.
In short, you can put a pot in the oven. Nonstick is an exemption; otherwise, other materials are always ready to go in the oven. Besides, make a check on the handle type. Try not to surpass the given temperature limits to enjoy the desired results.