If you’re a foodie, there are many quick dishes you might experiment with. If you use a microwave for cooking some of your favorite meals, you might wonder how they would turn out in the oven. This might lead you to the question: are microwave bowls oven safe?
Not all microwave bowls are oven-safe. Always check the bowl’s label to confirm this! On the safe side, ceramic bowls are both microwavable and oven-safe.
Always be careful when interchanging bowls between appliances. If a bowl is microwave-safe but not oven-safe, it can melt and be hazardous.
Both microwave-safe and oven-safe containers
Bowls that are multipurpose are a charm to work within the kitchen. Here are some microwave bowls that are oven safe too:
How to know that a bowl is oven safe
With certain techniques, you can determine if a bowl or container is oven safe or not.
- Usually, containers and bowls have a stamp on the bottom which says “oven safe.”
- Some bowls also have a small oven symbol on the bottom.
- Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or the manual.
- You can also test the bowl by filling it with water and putting it in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Then, touch the bowl; if it’s too hot, it is not oven safe, and if it’s warm, it’s oven safe.
Note: If the bowl cannot withstand the heat, it might also break. Make sure not to use your special bowl for this test, just in case!
What materials of bowls are oven-safe?
Oven-safe bowls should withstand high temperatures. Here are some materials that can easily go in the oven:
- Enameled steel
- Cast iron
Also, check out our article on whether enamel plates are microwave safe!
Risks associated with using a microwave-safe container in the oven
While many microwave-safe bowls can be used in an oven, there are risks you need to stay cautious about.
- The biggest risk is that the bowl can break. Since microwave-safe bowls are made of thinner material, they cannot endure high heat.
Note: This can spread the glass and ceramic in your food, which you would not want.
- The bowl might melt. Especially if the bowl is made of plastic, it is highly likely to melt.
Note: This can spread harmful chemicals in your food.
- If your bowl has some sort of pattern on it, it could fade away due to the high heat in the oven.
While many microwave bowls are oven safe, you should still be cautious. Check the labels on the bowl or test them out to make sure you save yourself a catastrophe. Happy baking!