The ceramic tableware on market now is almost marked with words “microwave safe”, But it doesn’t mean that you can put all kinds of ceramic ware in the microwave and oven without any problem. The ceramic dish that produced by qualified manufacturer with the safe material and secure craft usually can be used for microwave and oven. But please remember that colored ceramic bowls should not be heated in both of these kitchenware and the ceramic tableware should not have a gold rim, otherwise the heating process may cause the powder to melt and contaminate the food. Also, ceramic dishes that have just been taken out of the refrigerator should not be heated. Let’s find out if crockery can fit in the oven and microwave.
Can the ceramic ware be used in the gridiron?
1.Theoretically speaking, ceramic plates and bowls can be used in gridiron. Because ceramics are fired at high temperatures, they can withstand high oven temperatures. However, it is important to note that the foods which placed in the oven on ceramic plates should not be airtight, such as eggs.
2.Ceramic plates are made of clay fired at a temperature of 1000 degrees, so it can withstand 1000 degrees. But its heat transfer effect is relatively poor. The thickness of each part of the bowl is different, thus each part is uneven heating. The heating rate is not as fast as a metal mold. If the dish are with colorful glaze, then they may not be safe after being heated in the oven. White China is highly recommended. It’s better to use ceramic ware without too much decoration.
3.If it is inferior ceramics, then the glaze on it may not be safe. Putting it in a ceramic oven can cause a toxic overflow of heavy metals.
It is not suggested to use ceramic plates in the oven. Because ovens generally have special non-stick bowl and plate, from which can easily separate the baked food.
Can the ceramic ware be used in the microwaves?
1.China bowls can be heated in the microwaves. But the ceramic tableware should not have a gold rim, otherwise the heating process may cause the powder to melt and contaminate the food.
2.The main raw material of ceramics is kaolin, Kaolin is non-toxic and consumes little microwave media. Ceramic ware made from such kaolin can be used into microwave ovens without toxicity. However, some ceramics are made of kaolin mixed with metal impurities, they are not suitable containers for microwave oven. If put into the microwave oven, it may become toxic and cannot be used.
3.Frozen ceramics do not go into the microwave immediately. Everyone should know that if the ceramic or pottery which has just been taken out of the refrigerator is immediately put into the microwave oven, then it will be burst due to the fast change of temperature difference. Thus if the ceramic plates are fresh out of the refrigerator, it’s recommended to keep them indoors for while before microwaving them.
4.Colored ceramic bowls are not recommended for microwave heating. Because the high temperature may cause the heavy metals to precipitate out from the pigment, which will be harmful to human healthy. Especially for the inferior ceramic bowls, neither the materials nor the process are quality guaranteed, there might cause more serious accidents.