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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. See More
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. See More
The Rachael Ray Cucina Casserole is made from cast aluminum and weighs only 3.9 lbs - very light for a pot holding 4.5 quarts. It has two large stainless steel handles on the sides, which provide comfortable grip even when wearing thick oven mitts. This makes the pot easily maneuverable even for people with weaker wrists. It also reduces the chances of getting burned or the dish slipping from the hands of the cook. See More
This casserole dish (unlike stoneware/porcelain dishes) is safe to use on any kind of stovetop as well as in the oven. Both the pot and the glass lid can handle temperatures of up to 500 °F, but it is not advisable to expose them to this kind of heat frequently, because the coating may lose its non-stick properties. See More
This casserole dish is coated with a hard PFOA and PFOS-free non-stick material. However, only wooden, plastic, or silicone utensils should be used on the cooking surface. The underside of the lid is also coated in the same non-stick material. See More
Porcelain is manufactured in high temperatures, and that makes it highly resistant to thermal shock. You can safely put the Portmeirion casserole dish in the -22 ºF freezer, later transfer it straight into the hot oven (up to 400 ºF), and after the food is done, use the casserole on the table as a serving dish. See More