I am going to be giving away homemade gifts for the holidays this year. One of them is individual sized desserts that are packaged in coffee mugs and then baked right in the mug. I've done them in the past and are a big hit.
However, I'm having a hard time finding coffee mugs that specifically say "Oven safe." Most just say "Microwave Safe." Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can find out if mugs are oven safe if they do not say so? I do not want any of my gift recipients to have a mug blow up in their oven!
I can't imagine that most if not all ceramic mugs are oven safe...they are "baked" in a kiln when they are made and a kiln is much hotter than a regular oven! Just be careful of the coatings on the mug - some that I found actually had the State of California warning for Lead - I wouldn't use those for baking, or drinking!