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Oval dutch oven/braising pot

Yaqo Homo | Jul 18, 200701:22 PM     3

I've been doing a lot of braising lately and recently came into possession of an attractive oval-shaped 5-6 quart enamel "dutch oven" with a heavy lid; it's very suitable for braising.

Here's my question: a lot of braising recipes call for browning/cooking on the stove prior to or instead of a 3 hour jaunt in the oven. Can an oval braising pot go on the stove, even though it doesn't fit squarely on the burner. I would think that cast iron heats so evenly and beautifully that it wouldn't be problem if the ends of the oval were further away from the flame, but I could be wrong.

Could someone let me know whether these oval pots are for the oven only?

Thanks

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