Casseroles can be used for cooking, freezing or marinating food. Depending on the material it is made from, it may be used on a variety of cook tops as well. As these products demonstrate, manufacturers add other features to make the item more attractive to consumers.
Casserole Dimensions: Lodge Enameled Porcelain
The Lodge Enameled Porcelain Enamel measures 11 ¾ inches in diameter and is 2 1/8 inches deep. The casserole has a tight lid so the moisture does not escape. In addition, the Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron keeps the heat and distributes it evenly.
Two layers of porcelain enamel are used to prevent chipping. The Lodge Enameled Porcelain Enamel can be used for freezing, cooking or marinating.
The casserole can also be set on electric, ceramic or gas cook tops. It is not, however, intended for use in microwaves. Because it is porcelain enamel, pre-seasoning is not necessary. The dish can be used in dishwashers but hand washing is recommended.
Casserole Dimensions: Le Creuset Stoneware Petite
The Le Creuset Stoneware Petite measures 4 x 7 x 3 inches. Fired at 2160 degrees, the casserole is porous free. The construction also makes it resistant to chipping and staining. The casserole is also durable.
The Le Creuset Stoneware Petite does not absorb flavors or odors no matter what you are cooking. There is also no moisture absorption. The surface is enameled, making it very resistant to scratching.
The casserole can be used in refrigerators, microwaves and freezers. The casserole can be cleaned in the dishwasher and can be used for storing leftover food too.
Casserole Dimensions: Pyrex Bakeware 1-1/2-Quart
The Pyrex Bakeware 1-1/2-Quart measures 9.2 x 9 x 3.8 inches and weighs 2 lbs. The casserole has a glass lid, ideal for making cobblers or lasagnas. The Pyrex glass is nonporous and does not soak in odors or stains.
The glass is clear enough you can watch the entire cooking process. The casserole is safe for use in freezers, ovens and microwaves. It can be cleaned in a dishwasher. The casserole also comes with heat induction, so baking results will be even. Properly taken care of, the casserole should last for several years.
Casserole Dimensions: CorningWare French White 2-1/2-Quart
The CorningWare French White 2-1/2-Quart measures 11 x 4 x 11 inches and weighs 3 lbs. The stoneware is made to work with refrigerators, ovens, freezers and microwaves. There is a glass lid and the material for the casserole is designed to withstand cracking.
The material is also resistant to chipping. The surface is not porous, so absorption of odors, stains and flavors do not occur. The baking dish can be used for casseroles, pastas, and assorted meats.
The dish can also be used for making cheese soufflé. The CorningWare French White 2-1/2-Quart is also safe to use in a dishwasher.
The casserole dimensions and where it can be used are the main aspects to consider for buyers. Never use the casserole on cook tops that it is not meant to handle. It may damage the product.