CorningWare is a brand of cookware that has been around for decades. Many people have fond memories of cooking with their mothers or grandmothers using CorningWare. The cookware is made of a material called Pyroceram, which is a type of glass that can withstand high temperatures. This makes CorningWare an excellent choice for cooking and baking.
However, there is some debate about whether or not CorningWare is oven safe. The company says that their cookware is safe to use in the oven, but some people have reported problems with the cookware shattering when it is heated. Let's take a closer look at why and how to avoid this.
What is CorningWare?Permalink to “What is CorningWare?”
CorningWare is a brand of glass and ceramic cookware. The company was founded in 1958 by Corning Glass Works. The cookware is oven-safe and can be used in a preheated oven, or in the microwave.
What is Pyroceram?Permalink to “What is Pyroceram?”
Pyroceram is a type of glass-ceramic material that was first developed by Corning in the 1950s. It is characterized by its high strength and resistance to thermal shock. Pyroceram is used in a variety of applications, including cookware, laboratory equipment, and optical components.
Is CorningWare oven safe?Permalink to “Is CorningWare oven safe?”
Most CorningWare is oven safe for baking at temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, though some can be safely used up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
The stoneware and porcelain models usually have a temperature limit of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. High-quality CorningWare like those made from glass-ceramic can safely withstand 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit.
So, in most cases you are completely safe to use your CorningWare in a conventional oven.
What are the risks of using CorningWare?Permalink to “What are the risks of using CorningWare?”
Though CorningWare is safe for use in the oven and microwave, it is not designed for use on the stovetop—or in an oven with the broil setting on. This can cause the material to warp, melt, or crack if it is exposed to too much direct heat. This is obviously dangerous, and could lead to serious injury.
How can I protect myself when using CorningWare?Permalink to “How can I protect myself when using CorningWare?”
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself when using CorningWare in the oven:
- Make sure that the piece of CorningWare you are using is oven-safe for the temperature you need. Most CorningWare is, but it is always best to check to be sure.
- Never use CorningWare in your oven's broiler, or on the stovetop. It's not made to withstand such direct heat.
- Be sure to use oven mitts or pot holders when handling hot CorningWare.
- Finally, always let your CorningWare cool completely before washing it.
Closing thoughtsPermalink to “Closing thoughts”
CorningWare is a great choice for oven-safe cookware. It is durable and can withstand high temperatures, making it perfect for baking and roasting. Plus, it is easy to clean and can be used in the microwave, making it a versatile option for busy cooks.