Searing roast at the stovetop and transferring the same pan to the oven for further cooking is a very nice idea. But for this hassle-free activity, make sure that your pan or skillet is oven-safe, and can you put a pot in the oven?
You can figure out the status of your pan 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 inform 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 particular pot is oven-proof or not. Let’s discuss a few materials plus handle types and see how they behave towards high temperatures of oven.
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. Rather the enamel coating acts as nonstick. It is also sturdy cookware and is compatible with an oven. Although it’s pricier than a simple cast-iron pot. But the versatility truly 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 high temperature of the oven. 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 the harmful gas. So, it’s better to restrict them to the stovetops for fat-free cooking.
What Kind of Pots can Go in the Oven?
Pots with plastic handles in oven:
There is a certain temperature limit to which pots with plastic handles can work best in ovens. They are safe to use till 350 degrees F that is 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 as 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 in the Oven:
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 In Oven:
Yes! you can put pots with wooden handles in the oven. But you need to be 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.