Review: Pyroflam Oven/heat proof Casserole Dishes
I decided I needed small and medium sized flame proof
casseroles as many of my old ovenware dishes aren't
flameproof. So after a good look around, I came across
this set of three round casseroles 1L - 2L - 3L all with
lids. They may not be as rustic looking as Le Creuset or
as beautiful as copper ovenware, but they come at a
reasonable price - around £40 for the set - and they can
also be bought individually.
The sales blurb says "Products from this range
are made out of vitroceramic, a heat resistant
material so strong, that it was originally
developed in partnership with the American space
agency, to be used as elements on the outside of
space shuttles". I can well believe that.
These PYROFLAM casseroles are made by good old
Pyrex. They are suitable for all types of
cooking - frying, boiling, baking etc., and can
be used in conventional and microwave ovens,
under the grill and on most hobs, the exception
being induction hobs. They can can withstand
very high temperatures making them perfect for
browning vegetables and meats prior to the
addition of liquid after which they can be left
on the hob or transferred to the oven for as
long as necessary to finish the dish.
Once cold, they can be placed in the fridge
or freezer and can be taken straight from
the fridge/freezer and put on the cooker top
or into a hot oven.
Although the lids aren't quite as robust,
for example they should be allowed to cool
before washing, they do have the advantage
of having a proper handle which makes for
easy one handed removal.
When it comes to washing up, even stuff that
seems to be really baked on, can be removed
with the minimum of scrubbing, leaving the
dish looking as though it hasn't been used.
Although they aren't as ornate or as stylish
as some casserole dishes, the plain white
looks quite nice and goes with all table
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First reviewed by Florence Sandeman,