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Feb 16, 2009 09:07 AM

J.A. Henckels Pots and Pans

I have received a pot/pan set as a wedding gift. They are great. BUT I dont know if I can put them in the oven. On the bottom of the pot it says that you can but the handles have gel (silicone?). Is it possible to put these into the oven? Another concern I have is that the lids are glass. Can the glass lids go into it too? I cant seem to find any info online.

Please help....

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  1. The box should contain an instruction booklet with all that info. For us to speculate on whether or not it is safe for oven use isn't too wise. For instance, I could say "of course it's safe" but in reality I have no idea.

    What's the name of the cookware line?

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    1. re: HaagenDazs

      Thats the problem...I dont have the box anymore and I dont have the booklet. I was hoping someone had the same set. Its not their classic set and it isnt even on their current website.

      1. re: cityconnection

        No names, huh? Not even on the bottom of the pans?

        There's always contact info on the manufacturers website. MY suggestion is to ask them.

        1. re: HaagenDazs

          on the bottom it reads...

          J.A. Henckels International
          18-10 Stainless Steel

          1. re: cityconnection

            Yeah - that just indicated the cooking surfaces that it can be used on. MOST of the time cookware is simply used on the stove top, so that's the reasoning behind that. The actual temperature that the silicone handles can withstand has nothing to do with those parameters. My initial guess is that this cookware is oven safe to somewhere in the neighborhood of 450, but again, Henckels is going to be better at answering that question. It may not be oven safe at any temp.

            While you're in the spirit of asking them questions, be sure and ask about dishwasher use as well.

            1. re: HaagenDazs

              That is a good idea. I didnt even think of emailing them to ask them. hahaha.. Thank you. Thank you for mentioning the dishwasher too.

              1. re: cityconnection

                Am in the process of looking for a new set of pots and pans, Sears Canada has that set on sale for $299.00. How do you like cooking with it so far?
                I like their knives, but info on their pots seems scarce.

                1. re: Danybear

                  If this is the set you are inquiring about, the max temp is 675 Dergrees Fahrenheit

                  Henckels 'H. I. Rapture' 10-Piece Cookware Set
                  Price: $299.99
                  Manufacturer: HENCKELS

                  * 8 and 10" non-stick fry pans, 0.8 and 1.9 L saucepans with lids, 5 L stock pot with lid and 2.7 L casserole dish with lid
                  * 6.1 mm stainless steel/aluminum
                  * encapsulated impact bonded bases
                  * cast steel/silicone handles
                  * glass/cast steel lids with silicone handle
                  * dishwasher and oven safe


                  1. re: burnsalot

                    I s 675 degrees max good or bad? I know nmy oven doesn't cook at that temp, but unsure about stove top.

                    1. re: Danybear

                      good. I think you are ok on the stovetop..I cannot imagine your handles reaching 675 degrees...I think your oven mitt would catch fire first..

                      1. re: burnsalot

                        yes, my oen mitt, Th eOve Gloves are rated to about 600 degrees!

    2. i also have a henckels set with the same silicone handles, and have used the fait-tout (casserole dish) repeatedly in the oven, at temperatures reaching 425F. it still looks new! i love my set!

      [quotes from the Use & Care Instructions]:
      -Oven and broiler safe up to 205C/400F
      -No glass lid is completely break-proof. Avoid exposing the glass lid to extreme change in temperature. (i.e. From hot oven to cold water)

      after looking at the link posted by burnsalot, i realize that my set is the same, except for the handle design (mine are a little more "square-ish")

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      1. re: alixium

        have been watching this thread and ads for this set of pots and was lucky enough to be surfing online flyers last Friday (very Good Friday) when I cam across two offers form SEARS. One was priced at $299.99 in the catalog (reg price $599.99) and a special budget buster/recessionary flyer pricing the set at $199.99. Phoned up the store at Yonge and Dundas and ordered the set for $199.99. No hassle on the price, but since the sale ended that day they expected me to schlep to the store immediately. I put it on \my Sears card and picked it up the next day. Can't figure why they like to dick their customers around with secret pricing.