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Pampered Chef: Stoneware and max temperature?

  1. quiverfull7

    quiverfull7 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Is there a maximim temp that stoneware can be used .... like 500 degrees for example? I had a guest ask tonight. I know it can't be on direct heat source or under the broiler but did not know about a max temp and the PIG doesn't list one? Anyone ever have this question before? She was asking specfically about the large stone.
     
    Nov 7, 2006
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  2. I called HO about this a few ago and was told stoneware could be heated to 2000 degrees.
     
  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's fired at 2000F to make it. I would think that it would be pretty safe at any temp that a home oven can hit while cooking. The self-clean cycle is a different matter, and stoneware shouldn't be left in the oven then. :)
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  4. chef_leeanne

    chef_leeanne Member Silver Member

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    I have been making Baked Fried Potatoes for years in my mini baker using an oven temperature of 475. Nothing has happened to my baker. So I know it is safe up to that point. :D
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  5. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

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    I used by round baker on broil the other day to make a RR recipe. Although I was a little leary. It came out fine and it was DELISH!
     
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  6. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Ahem... <O> (hands on hips), aren't you going to share the recipe with us?
     
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  7. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    You aren't supposed to broil... only thing you can't do...
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  8. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

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    It was only under broiler for 8 minutes. I don't have a seperate broiler...it is in my oven.
    Let me get the recipe and I will share.
    Valky
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  9. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

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  10. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    It says not to broil but I broil all the time and nothing happens.
     
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  11. rebeccastt

    rebeccastt Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I wonder why they say you shouldn't broil with them if they are fired at over 2000 degrees?
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  12. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    I was just about to post the same question!
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  13. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    It's the quick change in temp as well as the possibility of direct heat from a gas oven. Broiling, naturally, is closer to the heat source and is only on one side of the stone.
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  14. rebeccastt

    rebeccastt Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Well there you go!! You learn something new everyday!
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  15. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    You can't grill on them either! My customer learned that the hard way! Why would you put a stone a a grill?? Duh!
     
  16. lisacb77

    lisacb77 Veteran Member

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    So can you broil then if your oven is electric? Hubby wanted to know this tonight.
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  17. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    My mom broils in an electric oven all the time with her stones. Just be careful and don't put a frozen stone in a oven to broil or put it three inches from the heat!
     
  18. jdavis

    jdavis Veteran Member

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    I save my Quick Tips from our newsletters in files on my computer.....
    Stoneware on the Grill??
    With Stoneware on special this month, perhaps you have had this question come up..here is the answer straight from the test kitchen!!!
    Using Stoneware on a Weber Grill is risky, but possible. When using your Stoneware on the grill follow the "indirect heat method" of cooking. To do this, heat your coals in a pile in the center of your grill until they are ash-covered. Using the appropriate grill tool, move the coals to the outer edge of your grill leaving the center empty of coals. Position the cooking rack above the coals and place the Stoneware in the center (there should be no coals underneath the Stoneware). A note of caution: avoid spillovers as flames may touch and break the baking stone.

    These are from an email that my director forwarded forever ago.....


    Q: Can the stones be used on a grill?
    A: You may use the stoneware on a charcoal grill ONLY IF the proper method of cooking is used: Stones cannot be used on gas grills because the flames cannot be controlled. Use of stones on any grill is discouraged.

    Q: What about a broiler?
    A: A stone should not be used under a broiler or on top of a direct heat source. For this reason, we do not recommend cooking with the Stoneware in an oven above 500 degrees because the broiler element will be turned on at or above 500 degrees.

    Q: Can my stone be stored in the oven?
    A: Yes, your stone can be stored in the oven...however, it is not recommended to leave the stored stone in the oven while baking other foods, could cause thermal shock

    Q: Can stoneware be used in a convection oven?
    A: Definitely. A convection oven is an oven with a built-in fan that forces superheated air throughout the oven for a quicker, more even browning and baking. Since the oven temperature is uniform and controlled throughout, convection ovens do require cooking temperatures to be lower. You can use your favorite Pampered Chef recipe with a convection oven, but for best results, follow baking time and temperature guidelines that are provided with the oven.

    Q: What is the correct rack to put a stone in the oven?
    A: The second from the bottom. Some ovens are labeled "A", "B", etc. "B" is the correct position-the most "central" part of the oven. Before pre-heating the oven at your shows, always check rack position and adjust if necessary.

    Q: Can I place another pan directly on top of the stoneware to bake?
    A: No. This will create thermal shock and break the stone.

    Hope this helps someone.
     
    Nov 8, 2006
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  19. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    This past summer, I saw a Director demo the pizza done on the grill, on her
    Pizza Stone. A second Director put the pizza dough directly on her outdoor
    grill, and it was a mess to turn. A third demo was on aluminum foil over the
    grill. After seeing the mess of the directly prepared pizza, I'd opt for the stoneware version if your grill is large enough to take the 15" stone.

    I appreciate this discussion tonight because I have been making a South Beach recipe "Eggplant Chicken Casserole", that tells me to broil the eggplant slices til golden brown. That generally takes about 5 minutes on each side if cut 1/2" thick. It has not done my Stoneware Bar pan any harm, thus far.
    I generally have the rack at mid-point in my oven.
     
    Nov 9, 2006
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  20. Can the stoneware roasting dish be used in a gas oven?
     
    Jan 29, 2017
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  21. A second Director put the pizza dough directly on her outdoor
     
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