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Old 01-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question Ceramic casserole dish, on a gas hob.

Hi im after getting myself a casserole dish that can be used on the hob or in the oven (not that i have anuy space left in my kitchen for even MORE stuff! ). Ive seen one i really like, but its ceramic and doesnt say if you can use it on the hob aswell as in the oven! Can anyone tell me if this is ok for both, or do i need a cast iron one if i want to use it on my gas hob?

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Old 01-27-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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I'm guessing a hob is a stovetop? I like that word - hob.

(Alison, keep in mind if you don't get a lot of replies right now, it's because it's the weekend. Most people are here in droves during the weekdays)
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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Hi, Alison. I would ask someone at the store where you saw the dish you like whether it can be used on a gas stovetop. The ceramics I'm familiar with aren't made for contact with a direct flame.

Cast iron isn't your only other choice; enameled cast iron or stainless steel can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven. HTH and welcome to DC.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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I'd be too scared to use ceramic on the hob..lol..even if it says you can.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:36 AM   #5
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thanks, prob wont be getting the ceramic one then, theres a cast iron version in same shop, its just not as "purdy"... yep shallow i know but i like my kitchen stuff to look nice and be functional!!

Couldnt ask in the shop cos it was tresco (a supermarket) and most of the staff not really super knowledgeable about the cookware unfortunatly!
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alisontomsmum,
Just in case, the ceramic casserole you are referring to is an Emile Henry. I have an Emile Henry FLAME ceramic casserole/braiser that can be used on the stove/hob without a difuser. It is very good for this application and for the oven as well and performs equal to cast iron, with the advantage of being lighter.
See attached link for a picture: Emile Henry Red Braiser - Cooking.com
Perhaps this may help you.
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