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Color-changing Fiestaware? (or How oven-safe is it?)

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I know Fiestaware is oven-safe, but I was wondering if anyone knew what maximum oven temperature is acceptable.

Last night, I baked a shepherd's pie in my Fiestaware covered casserole, and was alarmed to see the bright red glaze turn dark red after a half hour in a 400 degree oven. It actually did go back to its normal color, but I'm still worried that 400 degrees is too hot to safely use Fiestaware. Is it?

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  1. COOL! Now I wanna try that.

    1. On their website it says they can withstand heat up to 500 degrees. It also states that you can take it out of the oven and put right into the fridge, safely! I think it's fine. I have used mine to heat things.

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      1. re: danhole

        Not safely if you consider that an oven-hot dish will boost the temperature of the other contents of your fridge, promoting melting of butter, souring of milk, wilting of greens, etc.

      2. I know what the company website says, but others, who sell Fiestaware, caution that 350 degrees is the top heat it can withstand safely. Not sure what 'safely' means.

        sheila

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        1. re: sheila512

          I think it's just the red - I had an orange plate in the oven no problem, but a few days later I used red and it changed color temporarily.

        2. Their website says 500 degrees is safe for bakeware and 350 for dinnerware. I have a scarlet red casserole that turns burgundy in the oven, but goes back to normal after it cools.