Can I put my terracotta casserole dish on an electric hob?
January 2, 2010 11:07 AM Subscribe
Can I use my new terracotta casserole dish on an electric stove top?
posted by penguin pie to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just bought my first terracotta casserole dish. I think it's one of these
, but with a yellow glaze (there's no glaze on the bottom). The label says it's suitable for direct flame with a heat diffusor, and for vitroceramic, but I have standard electric hobs. Can I use it on these, e.g. to brown the meat for my casserole before it goes in the oven?
As a secondary, just-out-of-interest question, I'm in the process of soaking it for 12 hours before first use as instructed on the label. Why do I have to do this for the first use only? The fact I don't have to do it before every use suggests that the initial soak will change the dish in some lasting way that will protect it for ever more, but surely it'll just dry out again?