Could I use Stoneware (from a slow cooker) in the oven?
I have the Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 slow cooker. I was curious if the stoneware itself is transferrable to the oven? Has anyone tried this? Nothing in the manual says its impossible. Thanks
I haven't personally, but I've read scores of postings from people who have used the slow cooker liners to bake no-knead bread in 400-500 F ovens.
I'm not so sure that they are all safe. A slow cooker barely gets food to a simmer, which would be in the neighborhood of 200-250 degrees.
If you are going to try it, I would recommend putting a nice, deep roasting pan on the lowest level of your oven to catch the disaster that might happen if it should crack. I would also put a cold stone ware item into a cold oven, not a pre-heated one. Pizza stones will crack if you put a cold stone into a hot oven, so it is likely that this could affect your slow cooker liner the same way.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
Well after doing some searching, I found that the HB model I have does state the stoneware is microwave and oven-safe (the lid is not). Most of the other brands appear to be oven-safe as well. For what I am doing, I do not believe this will be a problem as I'll be moving it from the slow cooker into the oven for browning purposes. I will definitely use the recommendation of having a pan on the bottom of the oven, "just in case".
For anyone else that may be curious, check your model's manual or view the manual on the company's website to confirm if the stoneware is oven-proof/safe.
Saw Rick Bayless BROWN meat in slow cooker liners on stove top... but has to be a SPECIAL kind.