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Oct 29, 2011 07:31 PM

Cast Iron or Ceramic?

Ina Garten has a recipe for chicken that's placed in a 425-degree oven, either in a cast iron pan or in a roasting pan not much larger than the chicken. I have a cast iron pan but am wondering if I can use one of the generic white baking dishes from Crate & Barrel. Can such a baking dish withstand 425 degrees? Thank you!

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  1. Sure. Ceramics are "fired" (baked) an extremely high
    ttemperatures, much higher than in a home oven.
    If there are no directions with your dish, I
    suggest starting in a cold oven to prevent cracking.