The Emile Henry Rectangular Baker Set is an excellent choice if you're looking to get a high-quality deep ceramic casserole dish without spending a lot of money. It's scratch-resistant, dishwasher safe, can handle high temperatures and you get a mini casserole dish as a bonus.
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Pro Excellent value
Other casserole dishes of this size and quality usually cost 20-50% more, even without the added value of the second mini baker.
Pro Can go from the freezer straight to the oven and then be served on the table
This baker is made from high-fired clay that can tolerate sudden changes in temperature. The casserole can be safely transferred from the freezer straight into the hot oven (up to 500 ºF, even broiler or grill is ok), and later used on the table as a serving dish.
Pro Allows for more layers of food than other similar bakers
The Emile Henry Rectangular Baker is deeper than most other casserole dishes of this type. It is 3 inches deep, where the alternatives usually are 2-2.5 inches.
Pro Easy to clean and durable cooking surface
The glazed cooking surface of this baker is very scratch-resistant, metal utensils can be used freely. It is also non-porous and slick, so any burnt food residue easily comes off with a bit of soaking in warm water. The casserole can also be safely put in the dishwasher.
Pro Available in 4 colors
This casserole offers a choice of 4 colors: Sugar white, Leaves yellow, Rouge red, Twilight blue.
Con Uncomfortable handles
Handles are quite small and slanted upwards, which makes them awkward and slippery to hold on to.
Con Not for stovetop use
The Emile Henry Rectangular Baker can't be used on the stovetops, only in the microwave, oven, grill or under a broiler.