Usage, Care & Handling

 

Should Tara at Home™ stoneware be washed before the first use?
Yes, it is recommended that your stoneware and plastic lids be hand washed or washed in the dishwasher prior to use.

Can Tara at Home™ products go in the dishwasher?
Yes, all stoneware is dishwasher safe.

Can plastic storage covers go in the dishwasher?
Yes, the plastic storage covers can be cleaned on the top rack of your dishwasher.

When hand washing, is it ok to soak Tara at Home™ stoneware in water?
It’s ok to fill your Tara at Home™ with water and let it soak, but do not fully submerge your Tara at Home™ products in a sink full of water. Stoneware absorbs water in places where there’s no glaze (for example, on the bottom, where it sits in the kiln). When the stoneware is then put in the oven, microwave or freezer, the absorbed water will expand and can cause stress to the stoneware. Please note that Tara at Home™ stoneware is dishwasher safe.

Is it ok to hand wash Tara at Home™ stoneware after removal from a hot oven or microwave?
No, do not take a Tara at Home™ baker out of a hot oven or microwave and immerse it in water; let the stoneware come to room temperature before washing.

Is it safe to use Tara at Home Handle it Hot Oven Gloves if they become wet?
Oven Gloves should be completely dry before use.  Wet gloves will cause heat to transfer to your hand.

Can Tara at Home™ stoneware be used on a stove top?
No, stoneware should not be used on a stove top or over an open flame.

Can Tara at Home™ stoneware go in the microwave?
Yes, all Tara at Home™ stoneware is microwave safe.

Can the baker rack go in the microwave and the oven?
No, the baker rack is not microwave nor oven safe.

Can plastic storage covers go in the microwave?
We do not recommend using the plastic storage covers in the microwave.

Can plastic storage covers be used in the oven?
No, the plastic storage covers should only be used when storing dishes in the refrigerator or freezer.

Can Tara at Home™ products go in the refrigerator and freezer?
Yes, all stoneware and storage covers are refrigerator and freezer safe.

Is it safe to go from the freezer directly to the oven with Tara at Home™ products?
Yes, all Tara at Home™ bakers can go from the freezer directly to the oven. However, when doing so, allow your baker and your oven to heat up together. (Put the stoneware in an unheated oven, turn on the oven, and allow both to come to desired cooking temperature simultaneously.)

Is it ok to pre-heat Tara at Home™ stoneware in the oven or microwave when the dish is empty?
No, do not pre-heat your bakers in the oven or microwave when empty, as this may cause stress to the stoneware.

How should Unlimit-lids be used in the oven?
When cooking on the Unlimit-lid it’s important to make sure the food is evenly distributed; otherwise “hot spots” may occur that might damage the stoneware. For example, if you’re cooking only a few servings, choose a smaller Unlimit-lid tray so the food covers it more fully and evenly, instead of a larger Unlimit-lid tray, which would leave more surface area exposed and cause stress to the stoneware.

How do the plastic storage covers work?
Storage covers are not designed to be air or water tight. They are simply to cover your dish and allow stacking in the refrigerator or freezer as well as to help protect your food. They are designed with large tabs to snap on for a snug fit. Due to the nature of stoneware, they will not be air tight or water tight.

 

For more information:
contact Customer Care at 844-RING-TAH (844-746-4824)
M-F, 9am – 6pm ET
or email customercare@taraathome.com.