ov·​en·​proof ˈə-vən-ˌprüf How to pronounce ovenproof (audio)
: capable of withstanding the temperature range of a kitchen oven
ovenproof dishes

Examples of ovenproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rub the chicken all over with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, then brown in a large ovenproof casserole pan on a high heat, removing it to a plate once golden all over (roughly 5 minutes). Cathy Thomas, Orange County Register, 26 Feb. 2024 Heat the oil and butter together in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet (or ovenproof skillet) over medium heat. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 In a large ovenproof skillet set on medium heat, heat the oil to very hot, and carefully add the pork. Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Heat the oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 In a large Dutch oven or other heavy ovenproof pot, melt 1 table- spoon of the butter over medium heat. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Oct. 2023 To a large ovenproof skillet set over high heat, add the oil. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 21 Dec. 2023 Have on hand a 12-inch skillet with an ovenproof handle. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2023 Cook sausage: Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Julia Levy, Southern Living, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ovenproof was in 1922

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“Ovenproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovenproof. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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