Are Lock and Lock Containers Oven Safe?
Lock and Lock containers are a popular choice for storing food, as they are airtight and leak-proof. However, many people wonder if Lock and Lock containers are safe to use in the oven.
The answer is: it depends.
Most Lock and Lock containers are made of polypropylene (PP), which is a type of plastic that is safe to use in the oven up to 212°F (100°C). However, some Lock and Lock containers are made of polycarbonate (PC), which is not oven-safe. PC containers can release harmful chemicals into food when heated.
To determine if your Lock and Lock container is oven-safe, look for the recycling symbol on the bottom of the container. If the symbol includes the number 5, the container is made of PP and is oven-safe. If the symbol includes the number 7, the container is made of PC and is not oven-safe.
If you are unsure whether your Lock and Lock container is oven-safe, it is best to err on the side of caution and not use it in the oven.
Here are some additional tips for using Lock and Lock containers in the oven:
- Do not put the container directly on the oven rack. Place it on a baking sheet or in a glass baking dish.
- Do not heat the container above 212°F (100°C).
- Do not microwave the container with the lid on.
- Do not use the container to store food that is high in fat or sugar.
- Do not use the container to store food for an extended period of time.
By following these tips, you can safely use Lock and Lock containers in the oven.