Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens are a cook's best friend, perfect for everything from stews to bread. Discuss the best brands, how to clean them, great Dutch oven recipes, and more with other savvy cooks.

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How useful is a rondeau?

tim irvine
by tim irvine 3 months ago

Is it useful if you already have a saute and a Dutch oven, or is it just another pan in the kitchen? My saute and DO are both 24cm. I rarely cook for more than six. Would I think I had just adde...

Let’s see how you store your cookware?

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I own 20-24 ‘everyday pans’ and store them on top of the cupboards in the kitchen. We also have a rack for our ECI My 22-24 main pans & pots - the copper and more expensive stuff - are stored...

Staub ECI even searing

by CHSeifert 4 months ago

I just seared 4 chicken breast for a recipe. I used my Staub Chistera ECI 28 cm braiser for it. The result was a surprisingly even sear on both sides of all 4 chicken breasts. In my experienc...

Cooking snafus!

by nutlicious 2 months ago

I made a tomato sauce in a Dutch oven and finished it with an immersion blender but I didn't have the plastic guard and it chipped the bottom of the pot. So all those chips got incorporated into th...

Remove knob for dutch oven in Breville Air oven?

by bloodboy 2 months ago

Does anyone know how to remove the knob on the lid of the Staub dutch oven so I can use the dutch oven in my Breville Air oven? I think the knob is the only thing blocking me from being able to fit...

What type of cooking do you use your ECI cocotte for?

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

To all you ECI cocotte users out there - what type of things do you use your ECI cocottes for? I now own 4 Staub ECI and 3 Le Creuset ECI cocottes. But I only use them for 3 certain specific...

Can't use our ECI pots for sauteeing, browning and deglazing - why?

by pounamu 3 months ago

Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum and I'm currently putting together my own starter collection of Staub pieces in graphite grey. I prefer their esthetic to LC and I like the idea of a non-stain...

Flat cookware that isn’t flat

by MartinG 2 months ago

Let’s see if I can explain this - in my second language... Most cookware are designed with a slightly convex bottom. When the pan is cold, the material that toutches the stove top is the outer s...

Advice needed on new cookware purchase

by noobiecook 3 months ago

Greetings chowhounders! I’m a new member to the forum and this is my first post. During the past couple of months I’ve been reacquainted to cooking, first out of necessity and lately have evolved i...

Enamel damage visibility in dark interior ECI

by pounamu 3 months ago

Hi everyone, I'm a new owner of a small Staub collection, and one reason why I decided to go this route was not wanting to deal with stained interiors. I saw some folks saying that lighter inter...

Lagostina Lagofusion 26 cm stewpot - want to buy it

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

Hey Ladies & Gents, I’m looking for good prices on the Lagostina Lagofusion 26 cm stewpot, but it has now been at €190 constantly for a year on Amazon.de Have any of you seen it for sale in E...

Dutch Oven sizes - cooking 1-1.5 Cups of rice or beans

by jade408 4 months ago

So I am having the great existential crisis on what versatile dutch oven size to get. I am debating on 4 qt vs 5.5 qt Staub round cocettes. I need room to make 3-4 servings of stew and curry type d...

What flaws in the enamel are acceptable for Le Creuset first quality?

by VFish 4 months ago

Well, my pot came and I am concerned of pinhead bubbles and pinpricks in the interior enamel, there is also an area of rippling and a couple or so of pinpricks in the outer lid. My main concern ...

Copper Bottom Size

by Meat_Tyrant 3 months ago

I'm looking to buy my first copper pot, and I have no idea how wide I can reasonably go. My stove is an electric glass top with 9" burners. I have a 12" cast iron dutch which is a nice comfortable...

Club Cookware

by gloria0551 3 months ago

Hi, I’m inquiring about a brand name of Club cookware that was popular back in the 70’s and I’m sure prior to that time. It was an durable aluminum product. I still own a few pieces and they are my...

Question on Vintage FISSLER ASTA Enamel Cookware

by KIF 4 years ago

I just got a vintage Fissler Asta enameled pan. It is absolutely wonderful in quality and heavy in weight. Can anyone tell me the age of this enameled line of cookware, how high end it was/pric...

Help Needed: Furnishing An Efficient, Minimalist Kitchen

by zabritt 3 months ago

Hi Chowhound! Let me begin with a special thank you to all contributors who have greatly expanded my knowledge of and contributed to my passion for all things cooking. Apologies in advance for t...

Roasting pan - Material and covered or not

by ipoulk 4 months ago

Hello, I would like to ask for your help as I don’t have extensive experience with roasting pans and I need to buy one. My aim is to roast kid leg/shoulder, pork , chicken (I sometimes add pota...