Can you put plates in the oven?

Before putting a plate in an oven, it is important to check that your crockery is oven-safe. Older plates or plates with adhesive designs are often not oven safe and can pose as a hazard placed in high temperatures. Fortunately, most modern manufacturers label their plates, outlining whether their plates are safe to be used in ovens.

Can you put plates in the oven

What you can put in the oven

You can put plates in the oven as long as they're labelled as oven safe. In order to identify if your plate, pot, cup or bowl is oven safe, you need to look for a special Oven-Safe symbol underneath. Some examples of the types of materials that are oven safe are:

  • Metals such as stainless steel and cast iron. Avoid items with non-metal parts such as wooden or plastic handles.
  • Ceramics are generally fine to use in the oven. However, do not use plates decorated with adhesive designs. Equally, if the ceramics are glazed, make sure they are manufactured to use in a built in oven .
  • Oven-safe glass is fine to use in the oven. However, it is important to make sure you don't subject oven-safe glass to temperature shocks, such as placing it straight in a very hot oven or moving it from a hot oven to cold water.
  • Silicone. Food-grade silicone is great for baking and practically indestructible (unless you cut it)

What you should not put in the oven

Typically the following should not be used in the oven:

  • Plastics. Some plastics may be able to withstand heat, but they can be difficult to identify. Check with the manufacturer before putting plastics in the oven.
  • Wood. Don't use wood in an oven. It will likely warp. If it’s glued you will likely get splits along the glue lines.
  • If a plate does not feature the oven-safe symbol, we suggest to not use it in your oven. Ultimately, it is safer to be cautious when selecting crockery to use in your oven.
  • Cardboard. It is important to avoid putting cardboard into your oven. Even if your oven is set to its lowest temperature, putting cardboard into an oven increases the risk of fire.

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