ov·​en·​proof | \ ˈə-vən-ˌprüf How to pronounce ovenproof (audio) \

Definition of ovenproof

: capable of withstanding the temperature range of a kitchen oven ovenproof dishes

Examples of ovenproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightly grease the outside of a small ovenproof bowl or ramekin (2 cups is more than sufficient) with butter or nonstick cooking spray. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Arrange them in an ovenproof skillet large enough to hold them without overlapping. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 4 June 2021 In a 10-inch cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium heat, heat the oil until shimmering. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2021 Place a paella pan or an ovenproof casserole dish over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Star Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Warm the olive oil in a large ovenproof pan on medium heat. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2021 Generously grease the bottom of a shallow 10-inch ovenproof cast-iron pan with some of the brown butter. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 Mar. 2021 Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and butter six (8-ounce) ramekins or ovenproof custard cups. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 24 Mar. 2021 Mix 1 cup of white rice and 2 cups of boiling water in an ovenproof dish with a lid. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of ovenproof

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ovenproof was in 1922

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20 Jun 2021

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“Ovenproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovenproof. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ovenproof

: able to be used in an oven


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