We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
Loading ...

How to tell if a ceramic bowl is oven-proof

Ceramic bowls come in a variety of sizes and designs. Some are glass-based, others have glaze coating and still others are unglazed and claylike. Because of these differences, which may not be visibly noticed, manufacturers often include safe usage indications to let you know if the bowl is safe for some or all appliances. Some glazes can cause overheating, cracking or changes to the chemical structure of the glaze when exposed to oven heat.

Loading ...
  1. Pick up the bowl in one hand.

  2. Carefully turn the bowl upside down and inspect the markings on the bottom. Look for information on safe uses. For example the bowl may be labelled as dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

  3. Look specifically for an icon or words that indicates the bowl is "oven safe." An icon of an oven may also be present.

  4. Check the packaging or booklet that came with the bowl for information about oven-safe uses. In the absence of information, assume the bowl is not safe for oven use.

  5. Warning

    Note that a "microwave safe" indication often includes a series of wavy lines; this is not the same as "oven safe."

Loading ...

About the Author

Maxwell Payne

Maxwell Payne has been a freelance writer since 2007. His work has appeared in various print and online publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in integrated science, business and technology.

Loading ...
Loading ...