Definitions for "ovenware"
Heat-resistant dishware in which food can be cooked as well as served.
Pottery made specifically for use in oven cooking. The claybody used must be capable of withstanding thermal shock. This should not be confused with flameware, which has the ability to withstand direct contact with a heat source such as an open flame. There are several factors to consider when selecting a piece for oven use. Beside the ability to withstand temperature changes, the piece should be designed for ease of handling, especially when hot, ease of cleaning, and have an appropriate shape. See also form follows function, flameware.
Clayware that is able to withstand the heat of a kitchen oven without damage, thus permitting a homemaker to prepare oven-cooked food in it and then use it for table service. In styling, such ware is usually of casual design.
Keywords:  whiteware, culinary, ceramic
ceramic whiteware for culinary oven use