Are there any lightweight baking containers that can be used in both microwave and oven. I have bought prepared meals in these but have never seen them for sale. I do not want glass.

  • Paper can be used up to 400 degrees F in the oven without issue and maybe 425 if you have a really good oven. Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:15

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The material you'd want is silicone.

For example, there are silicone baking molds. They are often used in professional kitchen settings, but I'm sure you find find some online. Here's an example.

There are probably other kinds of silicone containers that can handle oven well, and they can definitely handle microwave.

  • Most silicone molds can withstand a temperature of nearly 300°C so even in your oven (provided most ovens reach 250°C) they should work just fine Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 6:47

You could go with a lightweight tempered glass product like vitrelle (aka Corelle). They make bakeware that is lightweight like their dinner plates. You would get all the benefits of traditional glass, without the weight.

The other thing you might be thinking of is the plastic carryout containers that are oven safe up to 400 degrees (or whatever its rated for). Search "Oven Ready Plastic Bakeware" on the web.


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