Sometimes, the old fashion way is the best way. This can really be true when it comes to cookware.
These days, many people consider quality cookware to be only stainless steel or hard-anodized non-stick pots and pans. Many think of cast iron pots and pans as old-fashioned. Others have heard cast iron is high maintenance because a cast iron pot requires “seasoning” to have it maintain its smooth and non-stick qualities.
But, there is nothing old-fashioned about the Staub cast iron pot. The hard enamel finish is easy to maintain and does not require seasoning. Many professionals say that Staub makes the finest hard enameled cast iron pots in the world. Their pots will make you reconsider the “lowly” cast iron pot.
First, they are made of heavy iron and plenty of it. A thick iron bottom means the pot will disperse heat evenly. It will also retain heat for a long time, which means you can continue a slow cooking process after you turn off the heat. These pots will also keep food warm for a long time without heat. This means no scorching or burning. You get food that is the perfect temperature.
Then, when you learn more about the Staub hard enamel finish, you realize you are missing out on some great cooking.
- The interior of all Staub pots are enameled with a matte black finish.
- High-quality enamel resists thermal shocks and scratching, making care easier.
- Ideal for searing, roasting and caramelizing food.
- The enamel has anti-adhesive properties and requires no seasoning before first use.
- Easy to clean, convenient to use.
- Cadmium Free / Lead Free / PFOA Free / PTFE Free
Some chefs like the heavy frying pans. Others like the mini coquettes for baking individual starters, side dishes, and personal “mini” meals.
Our favorite is the 4-quart Universal shown at the top of the page. This is a really versatile pot. It is big, but not too big. It is not too awkward for everyday use. It has enough volume to cook larger dishes, including small roasts and cut poultry. It is the best size and shape for baking casseroles, frying chicken, and searing or braising both meats and vegetables. The tempered glass top lets you see what’s going on inside.
Best of all, Staub is great for dishes that you want to take straight from the oven to the table. The 4-quart Universal pot is perfect for most one-dish meals.
It measures 11 inches in diameter (141/4″ w/handles) and 3 inches in height (6″ w/lid & knob). The diameter of the base is 8 3/4 inches.
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe to 500 F and broiler safe
- Suitable for gas, electric, glass, halogen and induction stove tops
The cooks at AddvantageUSA and our customers who like to cook tell us that Staub is a luxury item that gets everyday use. So, we are adding even more Staub products to our inventory. Look for more soon that you can add to your kitchen lineup.