Do you have a leftover and want to reheat in ceramic plates?
As cold food is not just tempting, reheating in the oven is a quick and easy way.
But can you put ceramic plates in the oven and reheat your food?
If you ask me, my answer is,
Yes, you can put ceramic plates in the oven but use only ovenproof ceramic plates.
Here I am going to tell you some essentials about ceramic plates while using them in the oven and safe way to use them in the oven.
So, here we go!
Why Some Ceramic Plates Break in the Oven?
Many folks think that any ceramic plate goes in the oven.
But this is not just right!
All Ceramic plates are not made in the same way. All ceramic plates are not withstood with the extreme oven temperature.
Actually, ceramic is made of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water. Then shaped into the desired form. Once it is shaped it is fired in a high-temperature oven.
The glaze on a ceramic plate is not always oven safe.
If the glaze on the ceramic plate is not waterproof, porous clay underneath is unprotected.
This makes the plate subtle to temperature alteration.
So, all ceramic plates are not oven safe.
How to Tell a Ceramic Plate is Oven-Safe?
Some ceramic plates are oven safe but some are not.
But how to tell the ceramic plate is ovenproof?
The following are some factors that tell you whether the ceramic plate is ovenproof or not.
Ovenproof Ceramic plates are clearly marked that are safe to use in the oven. There is a stamp in the bottom of the plate that indicates that the ceramic plate is ovenproof.
So before buying the ceramic plate for oven use, check for label.
2. The thickness
You should check the thickness of the ceramic plate before going to use it in the oven. It tells, how much heat and temperature alteration it withstands.
When a thick ceramic plate placed in the oven, it heats up slowly and when taken out of oven, cools down slowly.
So, it protects the integrity of the ceramic plate from shattering due to temperature changes.
Yes, you can use Ceramic plates in the oven.
Some recipes call for a ceramic dish for cooking. Ceramic baking dishes are very popular.
But there are some ceramic dishes which are not oven safe.
Using a ceramic plate in the oven also depends upon what type of ceramic it is as there are different types of ceramic available.
There are different types of clay formulas for ceramics and they should be to fire at different temperatures.
High fired ceramics like porcelain are more resistant to thermal shock than ceramic made of Terra cotta.
So, it is important to check before using the ceramic plate in the oven, whether it is oven safe or not.
Look at the bottom of the plate, it will tell you the ceramic plate is oven safe or not.
Caution While Using Ceramic Plates in the Oven
As I mentioned above, you can use the ceramic plates in the oven. But it is essential to take some precautions while using it in the oven.
1.Make sure there is no metal, gold or silver trim on the ceramic dish.
2.If the dish is glazed, make sure it doesn’t get too hot.
For this, you can do the test. Pour the one cup of tap water in one corner of the oven. Place empty ceramic dish in this area.
Microwave it for up to one minute. If it stays cold, it is safe to use in the oven.
If it gets hot, you can’t use this ceramic dish in the oven.
3.Don’t use fine china or bone china ceramic dish in the oven. If the dish indicates that it is oven safe, do the test as mentioned above.
How to Use Ceramic Plate in the Oven?
Even though the ceramic plate is oven safe, you should use this plate in the oven carefully.
Because some ceramic plates will likely to crack due to thermal stress.
You can use a ceramic plate in the oven with the following steps which keeps your plate and food safe while using in the oven:
Primarily, you need to preheat the oven.
Let ceramic plate warm in the oven. A slow change in temperature reduces the risk of breakage of the plate.
Don’t heat the plate above 400-degree Fahrenheit.
Don’t keep cold food in a heated ceramic plate or heated ceramic plate on a cold thing.
Because thermal shock might lead to crack the plate.
Best Oven safe Ceramic Plate
If you are looking for oven-safe ceramic plates, this Bruntmor 10″ Square Dinner Plates is the best option you have.
This plate is made from pro-grade and BPA free ceramic with glazes. It doesn’t contain any harmful substances like lead and cadmium.
This Bruntmore plate is a versatile as it is microwave safe, oven safe and dishwasher safe. So, you can use these whole ranges of purposes without using any other types of dinnerware.
You can use these plates to heat up or grill the food in the oven safely. Serve on the table and place it in the dishwasher for washing. So, it is a multipurpose ceramic plate.
So, now you know, can you put ceramic plates in the oven.
Before using a ceramic plate in the oven, it is essential to check whether it is oven safe or not.
For this, you need to check the label at the bottom of the plate. If it indicates this plate is oven safe then go ahead and use in the oven.