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When it comes to cooking a specific recipe, it is important to get the best material possible to perform the recipe and get the expected results.

This is crucial for making things like French onion soup, which requires a bowl that is oven safe, as the last step in the recipe requires you to melt the cheese in an over.

How to Find an Oven-Safe Bowl for the Perfect French Onion Soup?

To help you find the perfect French onion soup bowl, we’ve put together a short guide. Here’s what you should look for.

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How to find French Onion Soup Bowls that are Oven-safe – Revol Lion Head soup bowl

Microwave and Oven-Safe Materials

It is safe to say a bowl made of tempered glass, stoneware or porcelain can go in the both oven and microwave, up to 572F. Porcelain withstands extreme temperature different changes, up to 350F. We recommend you to place your dish while the oven is heating up in order to avoid a huge temperature change.

Hand blown glass should not go in the oven because it does not resist the heat. Usually, most bowls have the information on them. It’s also important to remember that metal can only go in the oven.

How to Find an Oven-Safe Bowl for the Perfect French Onion Soup? Porcelain is a very safe material when it comes to using it in both the oven and microwave. REVOL pieces can go into the oven up to 572F. Porcelain holds the heat very well and for a long period of time. The qualities of porcelain will allow the soup to remain warm for a longer time than if you are using stoneware or glass.

Cooking with a lion-head soup bowl

The lion head soup bowl is made of porcelain. It’s a high quality bowl that can be used in the oven and then served into the table.

Lion-head soup bowls are part of the traditional French dishes. These soup bowls come with a small foot, and with two lion heads on the side.

The Lion Head Soup Bowl is typically used to serve French onion soup but can also serve all kinds of consommés and broth.

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How to find French Onion Soup Bowls that are Oven-safe – black lion head soup bowl

What makes REVOL’s Lion Head Soup Bowl Different? (and perfect French Onion Soup)

While there are now many versions of the lion head soup bowls on the market, REVOL offers the highest quality.   

  • The REVOL lion head soup bowl is made in France.
  • The material is made of culinary porcelain and finished by hand.
  • The lion head and lip of the bowl is precisely detailed.
  • The style and technical properties make the REVOL lion head soup bowl perfect to use for both grilling the cheese (last step of the French onion soup recipe) and impressing guests at the table
  • The lion head soup bowl can go in the oven, microwave and freezer safely.
  • The lion head soup bowl is naturally non-stick, easy to wash and dishwasher safe.
  • Porcelain is non-porous so the bowls will not absorb any bacteria or odors.
  • REVOL lion head soup bowls are available in white, black and pepper.
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How to find French Onion Soup Bowls that are Oven-safe – pepper lion head soup bowl

How to make French onion soup (once you’ve found an Oven-Safe Bowl for the Perfect French Onion Soup)

French onion soup or Soupe a l’oignon is a French recipe made of a nice clear stock (beef broth and caramelized onions) and then served with cheese (usually comte or gruyere) and croutons grilled in the oven.

This was a very popular recipe from the ancient times because onions were easy to grow and cheap.  The legend said it was invented by King Louis XV one evening when coming back from hunting. More modern version of this soup arrived in France in the XVII century adding bread, meat stock, caramelized onions and cheese. 

When French cuisine was introduced to America, French onion soup became popular. The soup; became a “classic” of French food. It can now be found in most French restaurants. Most of these restaurants serve French onion soup in a Lion Head soup bowl made of porcelain, because of the style and also, because it is an oven-safe bowl.

French Onion Soup Recipe


  • Serves 6 people
  • 50 minutes preparation
  • Easy to make


  • 13 medium onions
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups beef stock (preferably homemade)
    salt and pepper
  • 7 ounces of grated gruyere or comte
  • 6 slices French bread (about 1 inch thick)


  1. Preheat the oven grill.
  2. Then chop the onions and melt in the butter for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with flour and add the garlic previously mashed in small pieces.
  4. When the flour is a little brown, pour the hot broth, add the bay leaf and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour your hot stock in the individual lion head soup bowls.
  7. Then add the bread (previously cut into small cubes) and some grated cheese and grill in the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm!

How else can I use my Lion Head soup bowls?

Be creative! Those bowls can be used for soup of course, but also to drink your hot coffee or hot chocolate. They are also great to serve ice-cream (place the dish in the freezer before for a cooler effect) and they are great to serve warm veggies like a mushroom casserole or roasted squash for example!

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How to find French Onion Soup Bowls that are Oven-safe -black and white lion head soup bowl