Ceramics are designed specifically for use in the oven. Thermal shock resistance is required of the clay body utilized. This should not be mistaken for flame ware, which can endure direct contact with a heated object like an open flame. When picking an oven-safe component, there are various variables to consider. Aside from being able to tolerate temperature variations, the component should be easy to handle, especially when hot, easy to clean and have the right shape.