When it comes to pans, Rachael Ray are a popular option to purchase.
There is now an extensive range of pans available, with the 14-piece anodized set being very popular across the country.
But when it comes to pans, sometimes we want to do more than fry an egg. Sometimes, plans go array, and we need to keep the food warm, or disaster strikes and our oven trays are out of commission!
What do we do at the time of culinary catastrophe? Can we use our pans in the oven? Well, today, we are here to answer your burning question: are Rachael Ray pans oven-safe?
Are they oven-safe?
Let’s get straight into it! Rachael Ray’s pans are, in fact, oven-safe! When speaking about pans being oven-safe, we are talking about the Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized pans set.
The 14-piece set is oven-safe so that you can put them in without any worry!
There are a few factors to consider when putting your pans in the oven, which we will take a look at now in more detail.
How hot can it go?
When it comes to the temperature the pans can safely withstand in the oven, there are different temperatures based on the pan, so be sure to check the temperature before placing your pan in the oven.
The maximum temperature should be listed on the packaging or instructions that came with the pans. If you do not still have this, you can type in the pan’s model to find an online copy of the instructions.
Generally speaking, all pans are oven safe up to 350F. Be sure that your oven’s temperature does not exceed this, as it can cause the pans to crack and become damaged.
Any pans that have stainless steel handles are classed as oven safe up to 500F. This gives you the ability to cook at hotter temperatures should you require.
It is always worth double-checking the temperature beforehand and the pan’s handles before putting it in the oven.
Remember to use potholders to remove the pans from the oven as the handles will be boiling and could result in an injury!
What about the broiler?
You can not place your Rachael Ray pans under the broiler.
Any pans or cookware in general with metal handles or a nonstick substance will not be suitable for use under the broiler.
What about the lids?
Rachael Ray’s pans come with glass lids, which you can also use in your oven. These lids are oven safe up to 500F, withstand more heat than the pans themselves!
Any hotter than 500F and the glass could crack and break, leaving you with a mess to clean up and potentially glass in the food, not ideal!
The increased temperature could also damage the lids’ handle, causing it to melt or warp, so be sure not to exceed the 500F. Not to exceed the 500F
Be sure that when using the handles with a pan, you consider the maximum temperature of both the lid and the pan.
Just because the lid can take more heat does not mean the pan can withstand the higher temperatures.
Remember to use potholders when removing the lids as the handles will be very hot!
What about other sets?
We’ve looked at the hard-anodized 14-piece set from Rachael Ray, but what about her other pans?
Her porcelain pans are oven safe up to 350F, although the glass lids will be able to withstand the hotter 500F temperatures.
The handles on the porcelain pans are made from rubber, so ensure that you do not exceed the 350F temperature as you could damage the handles.
Rachael Ray’s aluminum nonstick pans are also oven safe, to a higher 400F. These pans feature an aluminum interior, and hard enamel porcelain exteriors finished with rubberized stainless steel handles.
The rubber acts to stop the handles from getting too hot but still uses potholders when removing the pan from the oven to avoid any injuries!
Rache Ray’s stainless steel pans are also oven-safe up to 400F. They also come with glass lids that can withstand temperatures up to 500F> Be sure not to put your stainless steel pans in an oven that hot as they could get damaged!
These pans feature silicone handles, which will handle the heat better but will still be hot to the touch. Be sure to use potholders when removing the pan from the oven.
How can I tell?
As we said earlier, the packaging or instruction manual should say whether your pans are oven-safe or not. If you do not have the packaging or manual anymore, you can find out another way.
Simply look at the bottom of the pan. There should be a symbol or mark that will say ‘oven-safe’ to let you know the pan can be used in the oven.
It will not usually suggest the maximum temperature but will allow you to know it can be used.
Another handy solution is to search for the make and model of your pans online. They will either come up on a website to purchase (you can check the product description temperature), or an online instructions manual should be available to download.
I’d recommend downloading the manual, so you always have it to hand!
This is useful with Rachael Ray’s pans, as there is a range of oven temperatures depending on the pan’s model and materials.
As you can see, Rachael Ray’s pans are, in fact, oven-safe. When using pans in the oven, it is essential to consider a few factors.
Remember to check the temperature your pan can use and take care when removing it from the oven.
While the lids can withstand higher temperatures than the pans, be sure that the pans are not subjected to more heat than they can handle to ensure no damage.
If you are unsure of the maximum temperature your pans take, check the pans’ instructions or packaging should you still have them!