COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | August 12, 2010

Staub Enameled Cast Iron Braisers and Cocottes

staub enameled cast iron mini cocottes

Staub is an alternative to Le Creuset cast iron cookware. Both are French. I own two Le Creuset dutch ovens but you have to admit that these dishes look pretty appetizing. They come in 4 colors: red, sapphire blue, basil and graphite at Williams-Sonoma. At Sur la Table, you can choose between black, pesto, grenadine and graphite.

staub enameled cast iron braiser and round cocotte

The lid features self-basting spikes for continuous, even distribution of juices throughout cooking. The result is food that is moist and flavorful. The ceramic bottom is suitable for use on any cooking surface, including induction. I am curious to try it. I know that if I have a choice right now, I would give a try to Staub. Especially that chances are good that I get an induction stove when I change my appliances. After gas, induction is the next best thing. I even thing that with young kids, induction is a smarter choice.

SOURCING:
+ Staub Mini Round Cocotte Set, 1/4-Qt. $99.95 USD for 4 at Williams-Sonoma
+ Staub 2½ qt. Enameled Cast Iron Braiser $169.95 at Sur la Table
+ Staub Round Cocotte, 5 1/2-Qt. $199.95 at Williams-Sonoma

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3 Responses to “Staub Enameled Cast Iron Braisers and Cocottes”

  1. Examining the difference between Le Creuset and Staub Enameled Cast Iron Braisers and Cocottes http://kim.tl/cdIwLm

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. Hi Kim,
    I personally love my Staub La Cocotte. For around the same price as the Le Creusets, I find the Staub much more visually appealing (the Le Creusets are very retro/70s looking and they have plastic knobs that can melt, whereas the Staub comes with a nice metal knob) and the finish/quality is much nicer with the Staub. I prefer the rough, dark enamel interior and the self-basting spikes as well.

    I just picked up a Staub Teapot today too, very expensive but great quality and I am just in love with the graphite grey laquer exterior, it’s gorgeous. Thankfully, I got it on sale!

  3. Great to see you on the web again. NYC is an amazing city and I’m sure you’ll love it!
    Cool ~ Now I know where to look for the latest bag fashion
    Oh these are cute – nice find