Cast-iron Dutch ovens have sometimes been described as the original slow cookers. These heavy cookware pieces are great for anything that requires a slow simmer: sauces, stews, and roasts, for example.
Staub Dutch ovens are produced in France and have several distinctive qualities that set them apart. They are all hand-cast, making each Staub piece unique. The interior of each one is coated with a special black enamel that allows you to brown, roast or caramelize ingredients exceptionally well.
The outside of each oven also has a black enamel coating, but then Staub adds rich and beautiful colors on top of that to make it a perfect “oven to tabletop” dish for your home.
One of the great features of Staub Dutch ovens is their “self-basting spikes” on the insides of their lids, which help moisture rain over the entire surface of the food as it simmers. (Many other Dutch ovens’ lids are structured so that moisture drips only along the sides, which can create uneven cooking.)
These Dutch ovens are beautiful centerpieces. And they are definitely worth the investment as we come into the season when the weather makes us long for a slow-cooked stew or soup.
Staub Dutch ovens are available at The Good Cooking Store and they do ship. Click here for more information.