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What you can't put in the oven: it will be dangerous

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Ideally, oven cookware should be specially labeled

Many experts advise cooking in the oven as it is one of the healthiest ways to heat food. But everything can be ruined by the cookware you use. Some items can begin to release hazardous substances or catch fire when exposed to temperature.

OBOZREVATEL tells you what kind of cookware is not suitable for the oven. It reminds you to always look for markings on it that will tell you whether a particular item can be put in the oven or not. The general rules are as follows.

Plastic

As a rule, plastic melts under the influence of high temperatures. On the one hand, this spoils the food by releasing harmful substances into it, and on the other hand, it creates a high level of fire hazard. Although experts say that some types of plastic can withstand heat, they can be difficult to identify. Thus, it's better to just give up on this idea.

Wood

Even though it is an absolutely natural material, wood is likely to deform in the oven. Glued wooden cookware is likely to separate along the glue lines.

Cookware without special labeling

A small icon on the bottom of the dish indicates that the item is suitable for use in the oven. It depicts a bowl of hot food inside an oven square and indicates that the item can be safely used in this way. If a plate or baking dish does not have this symbol on it, experts advise against using it for baking.

Cardboard and paper

Even if the oven is set to the lowest temperature, using cardboard in this way dramatically increases the risk of fire. There are some exceptions, such as baking paper, which is made specifically for cooking at high temperatures. But for the rest, it's best not to take any chances. Just avoid paper and cardboard when cooking in the oven.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to easily clean the grease from the oven racks.

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