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Old 04-06-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Is my bowl oven-safe?

I am making soup. Would you be able to put the bowl in the oven.

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Old 04-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Andrea, do you know the maker of the bowl? Are there any markings on the bottom as to whether it's oven-safe, etc.? Without some more information, we're kind of shooting in the dark with an answer. Or, could you post a picture of the bowl? Someone may have one and can offer helpful information for you.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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It says microwavable and dishwasher safe. I assume it's not oven safe.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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It says microwavable and dishwasher safe. I assume it's not oven safe.
I would say that's a safe assumption. The maker is telling you the acceptable conditions at which the bowl should be subjected.

If you have a Pyrex or Corning Ware bowl, I would recommend using one of those instead.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:34 PM   #5
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Okay Virgo, I gotta be the one to ask. Why would you put the bowl in the oven to make soup???
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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I was going to make the soup on the stove. I was going to put the bowl in the oven to melt to cheese.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #7
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I assume that what you are talking about doing is making a pot of soup, ladling it into some bowls, sprinkling some cheese on top, putting the bowls on a baking/cookie sheet and then sliding it into a pre-heated oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese?

If the bowl is plastic, glass or thin china - it would probably (but no guarantee) be safe if the oven temp was not over 150F - BUT, definately NOT under the broiler.

If your bowl is a glazed pottery type material - sure, 350F should be fine. Under the boiler would also probably work if you kept the bowl 6-8 inches away.

Of course - to be totally safe ... you could use the microwave to melt the cheese.

It's really hard to give you a more definitive answer not knowing any more than you have told us about "the bowl".
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:41 AM   #8
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If the soup is hot enough, the cheese will melt anyway. Gordon Ramsay made a broccoli soup where he put slices of goat's cheese in the bottom of each bowl and poured the soup over the cheese. The cheese slowly melts, making the broccoli soup all cream. I also put bocconcini balls into soup after it is heated and it melts nicely. A fine grate of most hard cheeses should do similar.
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I was going to make the soup on the stove. I was going to put the bowl in the oven to melt to cheese.
Ah, now I get it. I make French Onion soup, pour the soup into individual serving bowls, lay a couple of slices Gruyere cheese over the top then put the bowls under the broiler. This only works if you have bowls that are oven safe such as bean pot bowls which is what I use. If they aren't oven safe they will shatter.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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a bowl that is dishwasher safe and microwave safe is capable of handling oven heat for several minutes. However, the broiler gets very hot and you would need to watch the cheese melt and remove the bowl as soon as it's done. (also, 6-8 inches away as Michael said.
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