The Pillivuyt Porcelain Lasagne Baker is a durable casserole dish that's resistant to scratches and chipping. It is perfect for cooking food that has been made ahead of time and frozen: this dish can safely go from the freezer right into the oven and then on the table as a serving dish. It is dishwasher safe and easy to clean; also, its rectangular shape makes it easy to portion the food evenly.
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Pro Can go from the freezer straight to the oven and then be served on the table
In the process of making this casserole dish, the porcelain is heated up to 2500 ºF. This makes it highly resistant to thermal shock. You can safely put the casserole in the -22 ºF freezer, later transfer it straight into the hot oven (up to 662 ºF), and after the food is done, use the baker on the table as a serving dish.
Pro Extremely durable and chip-resistant
This casserole dish is very durable: thick high-fired porcelain makes it much more resistant to scratches and chips than stoneware, enameled cast iron, or non-stick coated dishes.
Pro Rectangular shape convenient for even portioning
The rectangular shape of this lasagne baker lends itself to easy and even food portioning, which can be more tricky in oblong or round casserole dishes.
Pro Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
The porcelain glazed surface of this lasagna baker is non-porous and slick, so food does not stick to it. Any burnt food residue easily comes off with a bit of soaking in warm water. The dish can also be safely put in the dishwasher.
Con Can't be used on the stovetops
This casserole dish should not be used on the stovetops. The retailers state that it is possible with a heat diffuser, but there is a high risk for the vessel to shatter when the heat only comes from the bottom. This baker is best used only in the oven, microwave, grill or under the broiler.
Con Does not have a lid
This Pillivuyt casserole dish does not have an accompanying lid. It can be covered with aluminum foil or third-party silicone cover.