Cooking your hearty and tasty meals will be easier if you don’t have to switch cookware and utensils all the time. The best casseroles in the market should be flameproof off the box, which means that they can be placed on the stovetop and oven simultaneously with no issues in between.
Owning a flameproof casserole dish will lessen the need to transfer your pan-cooked dishes inside the casserole. However, this type of casserole dish is costlier than glass baking dishes. If you want an oven-proof and flameproof utensil, consider investing in iron-cast, glazed, and seasoned dishes across the market.
Can Casserole Dishes Be Used On Stovetop?
Not all oven-proof casserole dishes are flameproof. Suppose you own tempered glass or ceramic dishes. These bakewares could not be placed from a stovetop range—very few ceramic or glass dishes can be placed on direct heat. Bakeware is created safely on a range oven, wherein the high flames are not directly hitting the dishes.
Placing a casserole that is not flameproof could potentially disrupt completely and spill its contents. This is because your bakeware’s crystal structure will expand from the adjacent area away from the direct heat source, destroying its original composition to dissipate. This makes the glass or ceramic brittle enough to be broken.
This is also the same reason why the freezer-to-oven technique is not feasible for some oven-proof dishes. The rapid change of temperature can produce hairline cracks on your casserole dish.
Casserole dishes made of metal (like cast iron or seasoned casseroles) could be used on the stovetop and oven. Some enamel-coated ceramics have flameproof properties, which could avert your casserole dish from flouting.
To use your enameled casserole on the stovetop, make sure that your oven is preheated to prevent your stovetop from thermal shock.
Is A Pyrex Casserole Dish Flameproof?
Pyrex, known for its varied collection of casserole dishes, bowls, and measuring cups, is all oven-proof. The Pyrex casserole dish should not be placed on top of any stove, induction cooker, and direct heat. If your recipe calls for heating the food on the stovetop before placing it in the oven, consider using separate pots or pans for cooking your dish before finally placing it inside the baking dish.
Borosilicate glass, which Pyrex manufacturers in Europe use, is a flameproof material. The silica found on this Pyrex casserole dish could endure direct heat easily. Pyrex manufacturers in the United States use common soda-lime glass, which is oven-proof but not flameproof. Soda-lime glass is highly sensitive to thermal shock, making it prone to breaking when used on a stovetop.
If you are unsure which country your Pyrex casserole dish is made of, you can test it by gradual cooking. Place your Pyrex on a low flame for 30 seconds. If you hear a crackling sound, turn off your stovetop and remove your casserole dish immediately. Please do not place your flamed casserole dish on cold water, for it can be crack immediately. If there’s no crackling sound produced, proceed by placing your ingredient. Make sure that your ingredient is under room temperature and not freezing or cold. The sudden change of temperature could instantly turn your Pyrex casserole into pieces.