The high-quality enamel-coated cast iron cookware retains heat well which saves time in the kitchen. It is ideal for making cakes and cookies, and for searing meat. You can go from the stovetop to the oven – meaning you can sear meat and sauté onions on the stovetop then put the Dutch oven right in the oven.
After you have enjoyed a good meal, the last thing you want to do is spend time fussing to clean your cookware – especially if most of your day was preparing the food. Cleanup with the Staub is extremely easy to do, especially if you have been seasoning the Dutch oven regularly. Simply hand-wash with soap and water, dry it, and rub with fresh grapeseed oil and put it away.
Cast iron is more desirable than, say, Teflon. Many people cook with too high a heat and sear the pot or pan when traditional Teflon pots weren’t designed for high heat – that ultimately breaks down the surface. In the past couple of years, people have been concerned about the coating of their cookware – and they should be. The health and safety of food preparation should always be first and foremost. Experienced chefs and even the new “COVID cooks” as I call them – people who have enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen during quarantine – have been researching different kitchenware and making informed choices which is something I love to see.
And like watching those famous infomercials, you’re probably asking yourself, “How much is it?” knowing that Staub is going to be an heirloom piece in your home and can easily last for generations, it is also an investment. The Staub Dutch oven is typically priced around $450. It’s as beautiful as it is functional.
A common entry-level cast iron cookware brand that we highly recommend is Lodge. It is more utilitarian and doesn’t have an enamel coating on the exterior. So, given the lower price point and less aesthetic appearance, customers are more likely to use Lodge over a campfire or take them camping.
One important consideration about cast iron cookware, thanks to its quality and construction, is it has a lot of heft. Netherington Foundry uses spun iron, so it is much lighter, but still highly durable and is an excellent brand for seniors or those with diminished hand strength.
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The Staub Cast Iron Dutch oven is a cooking powerhouse that features easy-to-clean enamelled cast iron that doesn’t require seasoning. Cast iron is truly the workhorse of cookware. In my opinion, food tastes better and is much more flavourful. With cast iron, you can roast chicken, vegetables, you can make a blueberry pie in it, make bread, fry eggs. It is so versatile and it does not matter your skill level in the kitchen. It is very user-friendly and I highly encourage you to make it a part of your family tradition.