Staub Oval Cocotte, 7-Quart : The 7-Qt. Staub Wide Oval Cocotte features elegant enameled cast-iron and a self-basting system for restaurant-quality, gourmet entrees and one-pot dishes. Handcrafted in France, the Staub cast-iron cocotte prepares roast beef, pork, poultry, vegetables and more to succulent, flavorful perfection. With its superb heat distribution and retention, the Staub Dutch oven hides its secret under the lid. Rounded spikes collect and release condensation to shower juices continuously over food. The circulation of heat with juices allows ingredient flavors to maintain full intensity, while preserving nutrients. A Staub signature black matte enamel interior is superior for high-heat searing, plus braising and caramelizing. The more you cook with the oval cocotte, the better it performs, seasoning naturally with use, without maintenance. Cast in a single-use mold, the cast-iron cocotte is high-fired at 1,400 F, with 2-3 separate coats of enamel inside and out and is PTFE- and PFOA-free. Resistant to scratches and will not chip, discolor or rust. Oven-safe to 500 F, broiler-safe and suited for all stove tops, including induction. An exceptional presentation piece, the Staub Dutch oven transports easily from kitchen to table. Tight-fitting lid and stainless-steel ovenproof knob. Dishwasher-safe. Using traditional casting methods, Staub cookware is crafted in the Alsace region of France, an area renowned for hearty one-pot meals and fine-enameled ceramics. A benchmark for artisan quality and durability, Staub is the preferred cookware of choice, used in restaurants around the world. Product Features Heavy weight, tight-fitting lid with self-basting rounded spikes that evenly return juices back onto food Unique self-basting system is the culinary advantage to professionally cooked meals Rain forest effect continuously showers juices, maintaining moistness of foods Circulation of juices and even heat distribution ensures uniform roasting of meats and al dente vegetables Superior even heat distribution and retention, so foods stay hotter longer Staub self-basting cycle allows food to maintain full flavor, while preserving nutrients Black enamel interior is exceptional for high-heat searing, plus braising and caramelizing Performs better with use, seasoning naturally, without maintenance Each piece is one of a kind -- crafted to exacting standards with a single-use mold, high-fired at 1,400 F, with 2-3 separate coats of enamel Durable enamel is scratch-resistant; will not chip, discolor or rust PTFE- and PFOA-free Ovenproof stainless-steel/nickel knob Suitable for all cooktops, including induction Oven-safe to 500 F and broiler-safe Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended Limited lifetime warranty
This is a gift for my niece and her boyfriend for Christmas. I gave them a smaller one last year and their response was "Awesome pot!" They love the color and use the other pot 4-5 times/week. I may replace a couple of my Le Crouset pans with a Staub, I like it much better.