cdmolina83 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:42pm
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So I went to a restaurant supply store to get a large mixing bowl for a pregnant belly cake. She wants it to be 14". So I was getting ready to check out and I asked the gentleman if it was oven safe. He said no. It would melt. Now, I have read EVERYWHERE about people using stainless steel bowls to bake in. But I figured he has to know what he is talking about right? So I told him what I needed it for and he took me to the woks. He handed me one that was 14" and said I could bake in that.

Has anyone EVER baked in a wok? I can't find anything online about baking in one. Now obviously I am going to have to make a foil bed because I am worried it might tip over. I would just like some opinions or advice from anyone! Thanks in advance! icon_smile.gif

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shanter Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:55pm
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Of course you can bake in a stainless steel bowl. Stainless steel melts at 1510oC which is 2750oF. Maybe the one you had wasn't stainless steel.

bakencake Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 4:01pm
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I've never baked in one but I have baked in Pirex bowls, tin cans, sandwich containers (glass and oven proff) and anything that is food save and can take the heat. good luck with your belly cake

cdmolina83 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 4:10pm
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It was a stainless steel bowl. He said it was thin and weak? Hmm. I am going to bake in the wok today and hope it turns out! If it does, I will be sure and post it!

Do you have any tips for baking it? I was thinking of dropping the temp to 325. I usually use flower nails for the heating core. I don't think it will work in this case. Any suggestions for that?

kakeladi Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 8:37pm
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Definately don't exceed 325 degrees F. and a nail is a good idea too.
Sure don't understand why the clerk thought a SS bowl would melt.

jgifford Posted 22 Aug 2012 , 12:32am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

Definately don't exceed 325 degrees F. and a nail is a good idea too.
Sure don't understand why the clerk thought a SS bowl would melt.




Because the wok was more expensive.

cdmolina83 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 7:47pm
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I have been meaning to post a picture to this but haven't been on in months! and they changed the layout of this website too! So here is the finished product! Needless to say it was HUGE! The belly was 14" round and almost 7" high. 

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I still think a ss bowl would have worked.

BakingIrene Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:13pm
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Originally Posted by cdmolina83 

So I went to a restaurant supply store to get a large mixing bowl for a pregnant belly cake. She wants it to be 14". So I was getting ready to check out and I asked the gentleman if it was oven safe. He said no. It would melt. Now, I have read EVERYWHERE about people using stainless steel bowls to bake in. But I figured he has to know what he is talking about right? So I told him what I needed it for and he took me to the woks. He handed me one that was 14" and said I could bake in that.icon_smile.gif

He didn't do anything bad.  The wok might be thicker metal than the mixing bowl.  It certainly had at least one handle which would be a LOT safer coming out of the oven.  And you could cook more dishes with the wok.

 

His explanation was off (he could have said "warp" not "melt") but he gave you the right advice.  Give him your future business.

remnant3333 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:20pm
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I have a s/s bowl that can be used in the oven and I bought it at Walmart. It works perfectly!!! BTW, your pregnant belly cake is too cute!! You did a great job!!!

cdmolina83 Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:40am
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene 

He didn't do anything bad.  The wok might be thicker metal than the mixing bowl.  It certainly had at least one handle which would be a LOT safer coming out of the oven.  And you could cook more dishes with the wok.

 

His explanation was off (he could have said "warp" not "melt") but he gave you the right advice.  Give him your future business.

 

 

I was pretty worried and thought why not use a wok.  It actually worked out quite nicely and knowing that it is used to withstand high heat, I was comfortable with it.  I go there all the time for my supplies.  I love it!

cdmolina83 Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:41am
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Originally Posted by remnant3333 

I have a s/s bowl that can be used in the oven and I bought it at Walmart. It works perfectly!!! BTW, your pregnant belly cake is too cute!! You did a great job!!!

 

I have heard several people using ss bowls for baking.  My problem was finding one that measured 14" in diameter.  Thanks!

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