Yummy baked goods and delicious casseroles are the result of great bakeware!
Bakeware is a dish that is made from heat-resistant materials like glass, ceramic, metal and even silicone. Each material has its own particular strengths and weaknesses. How you cook and what you cook will impact the type of bakeware you need and if you’re like most cooks you’ll want a variety of all of it.
Glass bakeware is great for baking cakes because it takes longer to heat up than metal. Glass bake sets will heat evenly for a longer amount of time. Ceramic baking dishes are very durable and will also distribute heat evenly. They usually have an enamel finish which makes them easy to clean up after messy casseroles. Ceramic bakeware is safe for high temperatures. Our metal bakeware is cast iron with an enamel finish. These are fantastic because they can be taken from the oven to the table. Enamel cast iron will distribute the heat evenly and retain it longer. Using these to serve from means the meal stays hot longer.
When purchasing bakeware think about the types of food you prepare all the time and what type of pan will yield better outcomes for this. Are you constantly preparing casseroles for your family? Having a variety of casserole dishes on hand will make it easier. Also double the recipe. Line one casserole dish with foil, and prepare up to the point of baking. Cover and pop it in the freezer. Put the other in the oven. Once the casserole has had time to freeze, pull it out and remove from the dish. Place back in the freezer and now you have a home cooked meal ready for when you need it.