So you know those Glad OvenWear containers.. Sounds too good to be true that these trusty black plastic containers can withstand the heat of the oven, right? I've always been wary. But their whole name -- OvenWear -- implies they are oven safe. I was reheating parsnips coated in Parmesan cheese (a very good Delia recipe) when suddenly the whole apartment began to smell like burning plastic.
I should have known better than to trust them. It took two days of scrubbing my oven to get rid of every bit of melted black plastic pieces. And, of course, the oven's brand new so I feel bad destroying it in such a manner so early on.
I visited the Glad Wear website to discover that they advice placing the OvenWear container on a sheet tray in an oven during use. Did I miss those instructions on the container? At least now I know.