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Can Non-Stick Pans Go In The Oven

Can Non-Stick Pans Go In The Oven? Resolved (2023)

Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Shari Mason

A non-stick pan can make your life easier. You get several benefits not just when cooking but also when cleaning it.

Because most non-stick pans are made for stovetop cooking, many wonder if they are safe for oven cooking. 

So, can non-stick pans go in the oven? What are the materials that make it oven safe? Let’s find out.

Are Non-Stick Pans Oven-Safe?

non stick pan on a top of stove

Non-stick pans are oven safe if the manufacturer’s remarks say it is intended to be used in the oven. Also, non-stick ceramic pans can go in the oven and withstand temperatures up to 500°F.

You can find the remarks at the bottom of the pan or check the website to know the recommended temperature limit a non-stick pan could withstand. 

However, some pans aren’t for oven use because of the material it is made from, such as soda lime glass. [1] 

All frying pan parts should be heatproof to avoid accidents—not just the rubber or plastic seals or the pan itself. The cover or pan’s lid should also be oven-proof to go in the oven. 

Factors to Consider

Brands 

Calphalon

Calphalon non-stick pans are safe for oven use with a heat capacity of 450° F. Avoid sudden temperature changes to maintain the pan’s quality.

The pan also heats fast, which is ideal for oven cooking. Also, its PFOA-free non-stick surface is smooth and can be wiped clean with a paper towel.

Cuisinart

The Cuisinart non-stick pans and glass pan lids are oven-proof and can withstand temperatures up to 350° F. However, you can only use Cuisinart pans inside the oven for 20 minutes. 

Rubber or plastic handles melt in heat so use potholders when taking out the pan because all parts, even the handles, are hot.

Farberware

Farberware non-stick skillets and cookware are oven-safe. It is made of aluminum that heats fast and evenly to prevent burned spots.

The shatter-resistant glass lid oven proof has easy-to-grasp plastic knobs. Also, it has a heat capacity of up to 350° F.

Circulon

Circulon non-stick pans are hard-anodized aluminum cookware. It is oven-safe and can withstand high heat up to 400° F.

These hard stainless steel pans are toxin-free and safe to use in the oven and stovetop.

Kitchenaid

Kitchenaid pots and pans are finished with triple-layer non-stick properties for long-lasting food release. It can go in the oven and has silicone-grip handles that can withstand up to 400° F.

The silicone grips are removable from the stainless handles, and the heat range goes up to 500° F. It has glass lids that are also safe for a hot oven up to 350° F.

Coatings 

There are two kinds of non-stick coatings: Teflon and Ceramic. These are both oven-safe pans with a heat range of up to 500° F.

Teflon non-stick pans have a PTFE coating that is synthetic water-repelling, while the ceramic non-stick coating is silica-gel-based. Teflon-coated pans are also PFOA-free, posing no health risks. [2] 

According to the popular opinion of consumers, Teflon pans are more durable than non-stick ceramic pans because they prevent food from sticking and last longer. 

Maximum Temperature Capacity

Generally, non-stick pans withstand heat up to 500° F in the oven.

Some non-stick pans’ temperature capacity varies on the other parts, like handles and lids, so checking the user’s manual before using it in the oven is vital.

“Eating something fresh out in the oven is like a hug you can taste.”

– Regina Brett, American Author, and News Journal Columnist

Higher temperatures affect the non-stick coating and might cause discoloration that could lessen its effectiveness.

How To Tell If Non-Stick Pan Is Oven Safe

3 pans on a countertop

Oven Safe Handles

Stainless Steel

Stainless handles are entirely oven safe. They are durable and low-maintenance. However, most pan lids aren’t stainless. 

Always use oven mitts when using pans with stainless handles because they’re hot too.

Iron

Iron handles in non-stick cookware are also oven-safe. Copper skillets with iron handles might be rustic, but they could last longer and withstand very high temperatures.

However, some handles of cast iron skillets need more care than stainless steel as it is prone to rust.

Aluminum

Aluminum handles in non-stick cookware are perfectly fine for oven cooking. It is designed to be more durable and resistant to heat.

Silicone

Silicone handles in cast iron pans and other cookware are for oven use but have different heating capacities because they can only withstand 400° F.

Modern pans have removable silicone handles that can quickly be put on when you remove the cast iron pan in the oven.

Manufacturer’s Remark 

When buying non-stick pans for the oven, look for the manufacturer’s remarks first. The oven-safe symbol is usually placed at the bottom of the pan.

Some pans come with a manual. Always read the label and manual before using any cookware in the oven.

If the manufacturer’s remarks say it is not oven-safe, then don’t use it in the oven to avoid accidents.

FAQs 

Can all non-stick pans go in the oven?

No, not all non-stick pans can go in the oven. However, if the label says that the pan is oven-safe, then you can use the pan in the oven.

Also, not all parts in most non-stick pans can withstand high temperatures at longer periods.

What will happen if you put non-safe non-stick pans in the oven?

If you put a non-safe non-stick pan in the oven, it might melt at high oven temperatures and release harmful chemicals. It could also shatter because it is not heat resistant.

Non-safe non-stick pans’ surfaces might change color and contaminate your food while heating in the oven. The overheated coating might release toxic fumes or harmful fumes.

Summary

To put it simply, non-stick pans can go in the oven if the manufacturer’s remarks say the pan is oven-safe. Always check the label before using the pans in the oven to avoid accidents.

If there are no labels, you can check the materials used in the pans, including their coatings. You can find most of these details on the manufacturer’s website.

Ensure that all parts of the non-stick pan are oven-safe before use because not all non-stick pan parts can withstand extremely high temperatures.

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/technology/soda-lime-glass 
  2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nonstick-cookware-safety
Shari Mason

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