Reviewed by Walker from Northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
These attractive bowls go right from freezer to microwave to table. So far I've been able to take macaroni and cheese directly from the freezer to the microwave in these bowls and they did not break during the change in heat. I did, however, heat for about two minutes on high in the microwave and then let it sit for about a minute before giving it another round of time in the microwave. I kept doing that cycle until the macaroni was fully heated to our liking. I'm not sure that these bowls are tempered for temperature shock the way Corning dishes are. But this technique has worked for me. They're large enough that one bowl filled with mac and cheese nicely serves two people. They also look great on the table and go with any dishes.
Reviewed by Walker from Northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Bistro round baker dishes are a perfect size for freezing two servings of mac and cheese. While they may be a bit bulky in the freezer, they are attractive for presentation at the table. I'm not certain they can take the temperature-change shock of going from the freezer to the oven, so I plan to temper frozen food in the refrigerator before putting the dishes in the oven. And, of course, they are great for going directly from prep to the oven to the table.