Using non stick in the oven can unlock a whole new set of techniques and recipes. Here's how to make sure your pan is oven-safe.
It’s widely acknowledged that non stick pans make things easier in the kitchen. They reduce the need for butter and oil while cooking, limit worry around sticky foods (think eggs or fish), and once you’re done preparing your dish, cleanup is effortless. Another benefit of non stick pans is that many are able to be used in the oven as well— that is, depending on the pan.
Here’s your guide to figuring out if your non stick is oven safe, and if it is, what to cook with it.
Non stick pans are made using a variety of materials and protective coatings, meaning that when they’re put in the oven, each will react to high heat differently. For example, pans made with plastic parts, such as the handle, will melt if put in the oven. Ceramic pans can usually be used in the oven, but only up to certain temperatures.
To confirm that your non stick pan is oven safe, check the manufacturer’s website for further details about whether or not you can use the pan in the oven—and if so, to what temperature.
As previously mentioned, non stick’s ability to withstand the high heat of an oven—and the exact temperature it's safe to—depends on material and the type of coating used. Since our Non Stick Collection features our Award-Winning Stainless Clad body with multiple layers of professional-grade non stick coating, each piece is oven-safe up to 500F.
The ability to transfer an oven safe pan from stovetop to oven is a handy trick if you're, say, cooking a one-pan meal that requires oven finishing. Recipes that revolve around baked eggs, braised meats, and desserts like skillet cobblers or Dutch babies often need to be transferred from stovetop to oven, while cutting down on dishes in the process.
Once you’ve determined that your pan is indeed oven safe, it’s time to unlock oven finishing. Breakfasts like frittatas, sweet Dutch babies, and savory Shakshuka are easy one-pan meals sure to impress any crowd. Spice up your dinner routine with dishes like braised chicken thighs or oven roasted pork chops, and end your meal with desserts, such as a one-pan cobbler.
The ability to use Non Stick on both the stove and in the oven is an underrated technique for the quick and easy weeknight meal. All pans in our Non Stick line are oven safe up to 500F and are incredibly durable, so you can oven-finish many meals to come.