Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes

Published July 1, 2009. From Cook's Illustrated.

We needed a shallow, broilerproof mini gratin dish to ensure a crisp crust for a berry gratin. Did we find a product that delivered?

Overview:

We wanted broilerproof individual mini-gratin dishes that would be shallow enough to ensure maximum surface area for a lightly browned, nicely crisp crust for a berry gratin. We tested four dishes and found that all produced evenly heated, well-browned gratin. However, one was flimsy and a few were ridiculously pricey. Our favorite heated evenly and offered a generous surface for good browning.

We wanted broilerproof individual mini-gratin dishes that would be shallow enough to ensure maximum surface area for a lightly browned, nicely crisp crust for a berry gratin. We tested four dishes and found that all produced evenly heated, well-browned gratin. However, one was flimsy and a few were ridiculously pricey. Our favorite heated evenly and offered a generous surface for good browning.

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