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Chantal Make-and-Take 3.5 Quart Round Casserole
Product number: 93-MT22 CL
Manufacturer: Chantal
List price: $69.99
Dimensions: 13-1/2" x 10" x 6-1/2"
Weight: 6 lb 3 oz
Composition: Ceramic, silicone
Other versions: .75 Quart ; 1.75 Quart; 8" x 8" Square Baker (available in red or natural beige)
Made In: Germany
Type: Stoneware: casserole
Color: beige
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible fine unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet oven
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Have we mentioned how often people ask for help keeping cooked foods warm on the drive to a friend's or relative's house, a pot-luck supper, or some other function? (Very often!)

Here is a great solution.

This large casserole can go from oven to table or, with the ceramic lid in place, carry and keep warm family-size servings of pot roast, casseroles, desserts, or other hot dishes. The lid features a removable, BPA-free silicone gasket that closes snugly to keep foods fresh and make them easy to transport. The lid eliminates the need for plastic wrap or foil, reducing waste.

A totally cool feature is that you can label your dish by writing directly on any of the glazed areas with a permanent marker, and while the ink won’t come off on your hands or other surfaces, it washes off easily in warm, soapy water.

You can also marinate, braise, or store food in the casserole, which is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

The casseroles are available in various sizes and either red and or Chantal's eco-friendly clay color, which is fired with a clear and natural glaze, free of coloring agents. The company says this process reduces the environmental impact of production by up to half.

We had a little trouble getting the lid seated at one point and an overzealous Ocheffer cracked it. It is ceramic, after all. Eventually everyone calmed down and we got the hang of closing it gently but securely. We recommend reaching this knowledge level before breaking it to pieces.



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