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Enamel crock pot insert

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Ruthlessma Dec 22, 2007 12:34 PM

Want to try a baked bean dish and would like to use my insert as a baking dish, then transport and keep it warm., can this be done?

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    renov8r RE: Ruthlessma Dec 24, 2007 10:04 AM

    Yes, though the insert can be harder to handle that a proper over casserole. The insert generally doesn't have nearly as prominent a lip or "handle area" as a standard casserole. Don't over heat the thing or cool it too quickly either, they are not made to the same "shock proof" standards as the best glass-ceramics.

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      Ruthlessma RE: renov8r Dec 28, 2007 03:02 PM

      Thank you for the response. I was concerned whether the enamel could handle the heat, so chickened out. Baked the dish in a faithful pot which fit into my crock-pot insert. Once I got to the "Boxing Day" party, filled the space around the pot with water, using it as a steamer and was able to keep the dish warm. The dish was a hit and I received many compliments.

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