Can I use ceramic crock pot liner in 350* oven

I found a great recipe for honey garlic pork bites that calls for 3 hours of baking @ 350*. The author baked in a Staub ceramic pan and recommends that or some sort of glass/ceramic/porcelain pan. Can I use my crockpot liner to cook this in? I plan to start process from a cold oven.

  • Posted by: MNLisaB
  • December 15, 2019
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Lori T. December 15, 2019
Most of the removable crockpot inserts can be used in an oven. The upper temperature limit varies by the manufacturer though, and you would want to check with whoever made yours. If it is a name brand Crockpot, the insert is safe up to 400F. I know this because I own one of these, and that's what the package insert says, as well as their site. You just want to inspect it closely for any hairline cracks first, and keep in mind it will be subject to thermal shock just like any other ceramic or glass baking dish. It will need to go in the oven at room temp or higher, and be careful not to put it directly on a cold surface when you take it out. I also don't use the glass lid that came with it, and opt to use a foil cover instead. I've also used a pie plate on top as well. Since your recipe starts with a cold oven, you should not have any problems with thermal shock going in.
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