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Plastic Bakeware

Plastic bakeware used to be an oxymoron because plastic and super high temperatures, like those in the oven don't mix well.

But now there is bakeware made of plastic. Glad SimplyCooking OvenWare is freezer, oven and microwave safe.

These reusable pans come in 8x8 square or 9x13 rectangle sizes. They have snap on lips for the freezer and microwave (not for the oven) and stack easily in the freezer.

Plastic bakeware is still rather new to the market and does have it's cons. Like disposable aluminum and silicone you have to put this bake ware on a cookie sheet before putting it in the oven.

The oven must also be pre-heated, a good idea most the time but usually unnecessary with freezer cooking. And you have to watch the temperature, some reviewers say these start to melt if the oven is above 400 degrees Fahenheit.

The lids are not oven safe - use the lids in the fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher only.

The entire bottom of the pan must be covered, that means you could make a casserole or cake but not some ribs or chops.

Also, unlike other pans, these must be the only thing in the oven. So you can't double up and bake multiple dishes at once.

Disclaimer: I haven't tried these pans yet so the directions here are guidelines to help you decided if this is something you want to try. Please read the safety info and directions that come with your pans and follow them.

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