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Old 04-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Which is it?

What is a baking dish? Some say its glass,ceramic or enamel cast iron. But some say it refers to anything you put in oven to make things in. Which is it?

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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My opinion. Baking can be done in any kind of vessel with sides. but the word dish generally refers to a vessel as you described, i.e. glass, ceramic, enameled steel, or enameld cast iron.

I bake lasagnas, but I have roasted turkeys, chicken, and hams in my lasagna pan.

I have also baked lasagna in that pan. I would never refer to that cooking vessel as any kind of dish. I have metal pie pans, and glass, and ceramic pie dishes.

As I said though, that is my interpretation.

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Anything ovenproof people call baking dishes ,so would baking dish be glass,ceramic,or enamel cast iron and really anything that's ovenproof .Sorry dont understand.
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A baking dish is a container you can bake things in. It's often (though not always) rectangular with 2"-3" sides. The purpose and shape define the baking dish. It doesn't matter what it's made of.

So, your 13"x9" glass dish is a baking dish. Your 3-quart ceramic casserole is a baking dish. If either of these two was made out of cast iron, that would be a baking dish too.
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Personally, I cook most things in whatever suits the day EXCEPT pastries or cakes which in my humble opinion are always cooked in a metal container appropriate to the recipe be it large cakes/flans or small cakes/ pastries
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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Andy...., so even my bakeware would be classified as baking dishes too.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:27 PM   #7
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Andy...., so even my bakeware would be classified as baking dishes too.
Yes.
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To me, a baking dish is anything you bake in that isn't metal. If it's metal, it's a baking pan.

Just my opinion though.
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To me, a baking dish is anything you bake in that isn't metal. If it's metal, it's a baking pan.

Just my opinion though.
That's what I said.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #10
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I understand what every one is saying. And I been reading too that a baking dish is what u bake in and its not metal. That's why I don't get it when people say baking dish is a container u bake in, ( doesnt matter what it is made of), and others have a strong feeling that when they see baking dish it means either glass, ceramic, stoneware. Even if you google baking dish it comes up showing only the above materials. Very confusing .... Every place i read they say baking dish is either glass or ceramic,nothing about metal like bakeware. Again I really appr. Everyone's help but it seems like there is different views.
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