Materials

Handles can be made of formed metal, solid cast metal, various types of thermoplastics or blends of metal and thermoplastics. Handles can be polished, colored, painted, intentionally roughened to provide a nonslip grip. Some have silicone inserts to aid in reducing heat and increasing the comfort of the handle. Handles can also be cast as part of the pan as is the case of cast iron or cast aluminum. Metal handles can go into the oven, but some plastic handles are rated up to 400 degrees and can be used in the oven as well for many recipes. Thermal cycling of plastic handles used inside the oven does have the potential to cause deterioration of plastic handles over time however.
 
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Materials

Handles can be made of formed metal, solid cast metal, various types of thermoplastics or blends of metal and thermoplastics. Handles can be polished, colored, painted, intentionally roughened to provide a nonslip grip. Some have silicone inserts to aid in reducing heat and increasing the comfort of the handle. Handles can also be cast as part of the pan as is the case of cast iron or cast aluminum. Metal handles can go into the oven, but some plastic handles are rated up to 400 degrees and can be used in the oven as well for many recipes. Thermal cycling of plastic handles used inside the oven does have the potential to cause deterioration of plastic handles over time however.


 

 
 
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