Enameled Cast Iron

Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for 2020

Dutch ovens are the original slow cooker in some ways. Because they need just slightly more attention and oversight than a Crock-Pot, now might be the perfect time to invest in one. For bean stews...

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

by CHSeifert 5 days 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 8 days 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...


Remove knob for dutch oven in Breville Air oven?

by bloodboy 2 days 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...

Advice needed on new cookware purchase

by noobiecook 25 days 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 8 days 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...

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

by jade408 1 month 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...

Induction griddle/grill

by Pandy05 12 days ago

Can anyone suggest a rectangular grill/griddle that is TRULLY induction cooktop compatible? Many companies say they have but reviews say otherwise. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

Any other Le Creuset Fanatics out there?

by ThriftedTreasure 4 years ago

Hi, this is my first ever post! I am a keen Le Creuset Collector (vintage and new) and love seeing other people's collections too but can't find any collectors groups out there. Thought it might be...

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

by VFish 2 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 ...

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 1 month 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...

The ‘What cookware is this chef using’ thread - chime in

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I would like to start a thread where we all can discuss cookware and techniques used by professional chefs and amateur cooks in their kitchen. I would like to start by sharing this video with y...

Roasting pan - Material and covered or not

by ipoulk 2 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...

Help needed - Staub overcooking

by bagnut 1 month ago

I have the 4 1/2 quart oval Essential cast iron oven (the one with the glass lid). It is similar in size to a Le Creuset that I used to own, which I used for roasts, stews, etc. for about 20 years...

Shiny enamel of my new Le Creuset peeling

by thymeandbasil 4 years ago

I bought a Le Creuset casserole pot a few weeks ago and have used it three times, the third time to make a curry. After washing the pot the third time I noticed that bits of the shiny enamel has pe...

Buying cookware: if you had to do it all over again...?

by damiano 2 years ago

What would you have done differently? Please share here how you would build up a new cookware collection using the wisdom you have now. Mention whatever you'd buy again if you had to, be it...

Cocette vs Brasier?

by civano 2 months ago

I'm considering buying a 4 qt Staub Cocette as you can get one for $99 right now. I've also been interested in the 3 1/2 qt Staub Brasier with the cast iron lid or the Staub Everyday pan with glass...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 7 months ago

I would like to know what are your thoughts and choices for induction cooktops, mostly stainless steel. And I'm trying to get it all under one post so as not to hijack other ones, if possible. Th...

Staub ECI even searing

by CHSeifert 2 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...