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Must-Have Casseroles Dishes in your Kitchen

Deep, oven-safe dishes are the ticket to cooking some of the heartiest meals, especially for a large dinner party. Casserole dishes are coined after the dish of the same name, casserole, but can be used for much more than simply a casserole. You can make anything from quiches to lasagna and pot pies in one. These dishes are more commonly made of ceramic or heat-resistant glass that not only cooks your dishes to perfection but also allows them to look appealing to the eye once they are served to the table in the very same dish. At Zestspot, we carry a variety of ceramic casserole dishes that you can find in a selection of different shapes and sizes from oval to square and rectangular. Casserole dishes more often than not come as standalone dishes, but you can also find models of casserole dishes with a  lid. The reason for this is because dishes made in a casserole are often desired to have a melted layer of cheese, for example, or a nice browning which is possible to achieve with an open top. 

Oven Safe Casserole Dishes

Casserole oven-safe dishes shine with their versatility. They can withstand both high heat and very cold conditions which means that you can cook your dish, serve it, then transfer it to the refrigerator without changing its container. Keep in mind that this process shouldn’t be done abruptly and you should never transfer a hot, oven-safe dish from the oven to the refrigerator or freezer immediately. This is especially true for glass oven dishes since this process may cause them to shatter. 

Can Casserole Dishes be Used on Stovetops? 

Not every casserole dish is safe to use on stovetops, however. Since casserole dishes are often labeled as bakeware, they shouldn’t be exposed to a gas stovetop unless the manufacturer has labeled it safe for use. This is especially true for glass casserole dishes since they run the risk of shattering. Ceramic casseroles such as the Cru One Pot by Emile Henry on the other hand completely support stovetop use. 

How to Clean a Casserole Dish

It is difficult to damage a casserole dish through washing alone since it isn’t as sensitive as other cookware items you may own. For this reason, you can wash and scrub them as normal or soak them in warm water first. You can even wash them in the dishwasher for the most part, but make sure to check the label on your product to ensure that the brand you use is dishwasher safe.