Enameled Cast Iron

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Cookware Performance on Induction (Part 2)

by VFish 21 days ago

Part 1: https://www.chowhound.com/post/performing-cookware-induction-1086816 Since the other post has over 300 comments, I thought it would be best to continue on a new one. Tonight I purchas...


Urgent! Keeping wine in Staub dutch oven overnight

by kktantique 6 days ago

Hi, I intend to poach some pears in red wine using my Staub dutch oven and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours. I'm wondering if its safe to keep the wine in the dutch oven for so long even if ...

Sitram Sitra Bella

by valveeta300b 8 days ago

I’m helping a friend track down some enameled cast iron as a gift for her husband. Her husband liked the look of a Le Creuset oval dutch oven, but we didn’t luck out with their outlet prices like I...

Best performing cookware for induction

by VFish 27 days 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...

Good Recipe For Cast Iron Pot Pie?

by DGFly 30 days ago

The weather has just started to turn where I live, and I'm increasingly in the mood for a piping hot pot pie, but have never made one. I have a Staub cast iron skillet and that seems like the perf...

Your preferred Risotto pan/pot?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

A recent post in another thread by Damiano made me rethink this. Damiano mentioned a popular chef, who argued that ECI cast iron would make a very nice pan for making risotto for the home amate...

Preheating cookware

by damiano 1 month ago

So, the topic of preheating cookware has come up. There seems to be a dispersion in how people preheat their cookware, even among experienced home cooks. My question is: (how) do you preheat yo...

The 26cm stew pot battle - or is there one, really?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

You may think - based on the title of this thread - that there was a battle. But it never took place, because of me and my foolish naive stupid moronic no-brain hidden weak passion for Le Creuset...

Best type of skillet for cooking crepes and frying eggs (not bare case iron)?

by MarleneDietrich 2 months ago

Hello, I've been using a Wagner Ware cast iron skillet for very specific things for a few years now- making socca in the oven (thin chickpea flour batter), buckwheat crepes, and frying eggs. It ...

Staub Cast Iron

by GTJ 2 months ago

Hello. I hope to get some first-hand clues about the proper way to season these Staub pots when they arrive. I have used Lodge for years and though I never seasoned them properly at the start, over...

Dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots: Staub, Copco, or Falk?

by GL003 12 months ago

I've been reading around a lot about LC vs Staub, etc., but one question I'm curious about is that when it comes to dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots, which one of the following three is the most...

Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying!

by gooster 2 months ago

Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying after being left in a lurch yesterday! (shakes virtual fist) Due to their influence, I had been very prudent in keeping my cookware dow...

Donabe style dishes - what pot do you use?

by babyraccoon 4 months ago

This fall I'd like to experiment with some Japanese hot-pot style cooking. I'm in induction user, so traditional clay is out, and though induction-capable Donabe pots can be had, I'm not keen on ge...

Is my Le Creuset skillet damaged?

by notBader 4 months ago

I bought a new Le Creuset black signature skillet and after 2 uses it has developed this brown stain on top and the bottom looks chipped. I don't have much experience so could someone please let me...

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...

Prime Day 2019 Hauls?

by kaleokahu 5 months ago

Well, we're halfway through... What have you found, and what's been sold out? Hurry!

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven 3.5(22) vs 5.5 (26) QRT

by starzzz 6 months ago

I already have a 5.5 qrt and have the opportunity to purchase the 3.5 at a discounted rate. Is there any sense in doing so or am I better saving my pennies? What do you typically use the smaller si...