Why Cast Iron?
Retains and redistributes heat for long periods of time Perfect for “slow cooking” meals Perfect for beginners and professional cooks
Why Staub Enameled Cast Iron? Because of its’ outstanding performance… Staub is used and praised by the most celebrated chefs around the world.
Self-basting spikes underneath the lid to ensure continuous, natural basting o Black Matte Enamel Interior o Highly durable o Does not discolor or rust o Resistant to chipping o No seasoning required o Ready to use immediately The more you use it, the better it gets! Oils used when cooking will penetrate the pores of the matte enamel and create a natural, smooth non-stick surface. Special, smooth ceramic bottom usable on all heat sources Solid brass and stainless steel knobs
Why is Staub cookware so heavy? Staub cookware is made of from the best cast iron in the world. Naturally cast iron is heavy and there are many benefits to using enameled cast iron for your cooking needs.
Even heat distribution that prevents burning Slow cooking at low heat temperatures which intensifies the flavors Retains heat for long periods of time which keeps the food hot directly from the oven to the table Heavy lid traps moisture and flavors inside the pot for better tasting meals Bottoms will not warp and will remain flat to ensure even heating
What kind of utensils should I use? We recommend using plastic or wood cooking utensils to avoid scratching the enameled surface. What are the small bumps underneath the lid for? Those bumps are our specially designed Self Basting Spikes. These spikes ensure continuous, natural basting. They equally distribute the flavorful juices directly back on the food, not down the sides. Using the Staub Cocotte will guarantee your meal will reach its’ maximum flavor potential!
Can I put my Staub cookware in the dishwasher? Yes, but we advise against heavy use. Since Staub is one the highest quality pieces of cookware you will ever buy, it is best to take care of it with care and protection. Following our care and use instructions will guarantee beautiful Staub cookware for years to come.
How do I clean my Staub cookware? Simple, detergent soap and water will clean your pots effectively. Scotch Brite can be used, but do not use other abrasive cleaners or sponges to clean your Staub. For heavy residue, we suggest soaking your pot in soap and water until the food lifts from the surface. Why are there brown stains on the bottom of my pots? This is natural and occurs as a result of the cooking process. Most of the brown stains can be removed by gently scrubbing the interior with a non-abrasive cleanser. Thankfully, the black matte enamel will camouflage any stains that do occur! Will the enamel surface chip? No. At Staub we use technically advanced, black matte enamel that is more resistant to chipping. It was originally designed to withstand the demands of heavy restaurant use. While our black matte enamel is highly resistant to chipping, the enamel can chip if your pot is dropped on a hard surface. Also, be careful of thermal shock when heating your pans. Does Staub need to be seasoned? No. ALL Staub products are enameled on the exterior and interior. We use a technically advanced black matte enamel on all of our products that does not need to be seasoned. What are the benefits of black matte enamel versus the shiny enamel? Our black matte enamel is highly indestructible and provides better cooking results; over time your Staub pot will slowly season itself as oils used when cooking will penetrate the pores of the black matte enamel. The black matte enamel will also brown, braise and reduce better! Is Staub non stick? The black matte enamel surface is not non stick. Using oil will prevent most sticking, yet there still may be sticking which helps to brown, braise and reduce your meals better. Over time your Staub pot will naturally create a non stick surface on the bottom that you get from seasoning a piece of rough cast iron. However, if you would like your Staub product to have an immediate, nonstick surface you can coat the surface with vegetable oil and heat it on a low setting. The oil will penetrate the pores of the matte enamel and create a natural, nonstick surface. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ What temperature should I cook on? We suggest cooking on medium heat and decreasing from there. Because of the heat retaining properties of cast iron, it is not necessary to cook on high heat. If you do decide to cook on high heat, bring your pan slowly to a high temperature to avoid thermal shock.
What is the Staub Warranty? We have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Normal wear and tear of the product and defects due to improper used is not covered by the warranty.