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Toaster Ovens and CorningWare

CocoaNut Jun 26, 2011 02:21 PM

I'm looking specifically at the Breville 650xl compact oven, but in general, will Corning products withstand the closeness to the heating elements in toaster ovens. The answer is not a deal breaker either way, but am curious, as it is a consideration.

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    phrekyos RE: CocoaNut Jun 26, 2011 09:34 PM

    Which Corningware? There are two different kinds - Pyroceram, which is the original pyroceramic material, and then what most Corningware is made of today - cheap stoneware (like the "French White" stuff). You can't use the stoneware stuff under a broiler or in a toaster oven.

    1. al b. darned RE: CocoaNut Jun 26, 2011 10:49 PM

      The new CorningWare and Anchor Hocking both say not to use in a toaster oven. Oh, Yeah, Pyrex, too.


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        CocoaNut RE: CocoaNut Jun 27, 2011 06:08 AM

        Thanks to both. I just checked to see if there was any designation of type/style and realized what I have is Anchor Hocking! I've had it for like 20, 30+ yrs. and was surprised to see that, as I've always thought it was Corning - I guess maybe like all things that "copy", must be Xerox. It's the white, semi-translucent with the blue design on the side.

        I was hoping it would work for casseroles and such, but I guess it is what it is..... Fortunately, I don't cook much in that style, which is why it's not a deal breaker.

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          phrekyos RE: CocoaNut Jun 27, 2011 07:18 PM

          Does it look like this? (I just got this from a web search.)


          It almost looks like they were copying the old cornflower design of Corningware Pyroceram:


          (My mom had a bunch of this stuff with that design that is probably also 20-30+ years old.


          The real thing is supposed to be broiler safe, but i'm not sure what the copy is made out of. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry, and find an alternative dish to use.

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            CocoaNut RE: phrekyos Jun 28, 2011 09:31 AM

            That's it. When it's used, it's generally for -dare.I.say- boxed au gratin potatoes and
            -maybe.I'll.redeem.myself- scratch cobblers.

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          CocoaNut RE: CocoaNut Jun 28, 2011 09:38 AM

          So can anyone suggest what casserole type dish/pan *can* be used in toaster ovens! Or are food types requiring that type dish just not a good application for a toaster oven!

          pyrekyos, you mentioned stoneware - could you offer a particular brand as generically speaking, I've known stoneware to crack in regular ovens also. I know in theory, after going through the kiln firing, this should not happen, but I believe kilns are heated air, rather than direct heating element.

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            iyc_nyc RE: CocoaNut Jun 28, 2011 06:42 PM

            I've had good luck with Le Creuset stoneware - although I've heard stories of others' cracking -- and Apilco/Pillivuyt French porcelain. Cast iron also works.

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              CocoaNut RE: iyc_nyc Jun 29, 2011 05:51 AM


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