Food52 x Staub Essential French Oven, 3.75QT
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The new classic.
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This French oven does everything your classic Staub cocotte does, with a brand-new look. Available in grey, grenadine, matte black, or white, the Essential French Oven has sloping sides similar to a skillet, to help you scrape all the nooks and crannies while you stir a risotto or a pot of grits. The domed lid has the self-basting technology that Staub is known for—its specially-designed inner spikes evenly distribute condensation for the most tender of braises. Along with its updated design, the Essential French Oven has all the details and craftsmanship that makes Staub one of the most trusted names in cookware: superior heat distribution, oven-safe capacity up to 500°F, easy-to-clean enamel finish, and the good looks to take it from stovetop to tabletop.
Available in graphite, matte black, grenadine, and white with a stainless steel knob, or graphite with a brass knob.
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Details & Materials -
Enameled cast iron, stainless steel or brass knob
9.5" in diameter (12" W with handles) x 4.5" H (5.75" H with lid), holds 3.75 quarts, and weighs 10 pounds, 8 ounces (with lid)
Care & Notes -
For use on any cooktop, including induction. Oven and broiler safe up to 500°F. Use plastic or wood utensils only as metal utensils may damage the enamel. Allow pan to cool before washing. Dishwasher safe, although hand washing is recommended. To remove stubborn stains soak your pot in hot soapy water for a few minutes. Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, bleach, or abrasive cleaners.
Meet the Maker
It's hard to look at the French company's picturesque cast iron and ceramic wares and not daydream about the *magnifique* things you'll make in them. Staub specializes in enameled cast iron cookware made in Alsace, which makes for superior browning and heat retention (perfect for those hours-long braises). The pieces work hard, but they’re pretty enough to go straight from stovetop/oven to the table. They take on a variety of shapes and colors, but we're partial to the cocottes with a deep blue hue and brass knobs exclusive to our Shop.View Full Profile
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