Chefs Love This Cookware Brand—and It Just Dropped a New Line of Pro-Level Bakeware
When you think of porcelain, you likely envision dainty tea cups or tableware reserved for special occasions. But the ceramic material is actually quite strong. Quality porcelain can withstand stains, chips, and even blisteringly hot temperatures. So, when Made In decided to launch its bakeware collection, it simply had to be porcelain.
Made In doesn't cut corners when creating its cookware, cutlery, and kitchen utensils. The direct-to-consumer brand collaborates with professional chefs to design and develop its products and sources top-notch materials from around the globe. For its new trio of baking dishes, Made In teamed up with baking legend and chef Nancy Silverton and headed to a tiny village in France that revolves around porcelain.
"The collection is made of porcelain from a 202-year-old recipe in France," Made In's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chip Malt said. "We put so much time and attention into the craftsmanship of our products and the stories behind them. This bakeware launch goes even further than our other launches—every single piece of bakeware is hand-painted!"
Hand-painting is just one step each dish takes in its 50-hour long manufacturing process. The porcelain is fired twice in kilns as hot as 2552 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes the bakeware sturdier and less porous than other pottery, and goes through thorough quality assurance tests after. What's more, its glaze makes the dishes naturally nonstick.
Made In's French porcelain dishes come in three different shapes and sizes—a 2.4-quart square, 2.6-quart oval, and 5.3-quart rectangular baker. They're safe to use in microwaves and ovens up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and won't crack if you transfer your dish from oven to freezer for make-ahead meals. No matter if you're preparing cheesy casseroles, fork-tender roasts, or gooey cinnamon rolls, this set can handle the heat.
"People often think they should only reserve porcelain bakeware for times when they are serving dishes directly from oven to table for appearance purposes," Silverton told Food & Wine. "However, porcelain pans heat far more evenly than metal, so you don't run the risk of burning your food like you would when using metal pans."
In addition to working with Silverton to develop the collection, Made In also created a limited-edition set in the chef's characteristic floral pattern with artist Coco Shinomiya. You can shop both the exclusive Silverton set and the brand's classic red- or blue-rimmed dishes starting today. Scroll down to check them out.