The Granit Ware Covered Casserole is perfect if you are looking for an inexpensive lightweight dish, which can be used for stovetop-to-oven recipes.
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Pro Extremely lightweight
The Granite Ware Covered Casserole is made from carbon steel coated in porcelain and weighs only 1.9 lbs - extremely lightweight for a pot holding 5 quarts. It has two medium-sized handles on the sides, comfortable to hold on to even when wearing thick oven mitts. This makes the pot easily maneuverable even for people with arthritis or generally weak wrists. It also reduces the chances of getting burned or the dish slipping from the hands of the cook.
Pro Suitable for browning food on the stovetop and then finishing the meal in the oven
This casserole is safe to use on all stovetops (except the ceramic glass) as well as in the oven. The dish can handle temperatures of up to 450 °F, but should not be put on the grill or under the broiler.
Pro Dishwasher safe and durable cooking surface
The Granite Ware casserole can be safely put in the dishwasher. The porcelain coated cooking surface is durable and resistant to scratches, metal utensils can be used freely.
Con Can't be used on a ceramic glass stovetop
Because of its fast heat transmission, this dish can't be used on ceramic glass stovetops - there is a risk of it fusing with the surface, if the heat is too high.
Con Gets very hot very fast
Thin carbon steel and porcelain walls transfer heat quickly all over the dish, so oven mitts are a must.
Con Doesn't hold heat for long
Because of the thin walls, food in this casserole doesn't stay hot for long - only about 30 minutes.