Shop the Staub 5.5-Quart Round Cocotte for 44% Off on Amazon
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From baking fresh bread to slow-cooking soups and stews, you can prepare a wide variety of meals in a Dutch oven. This Staub 5.5-quart model is made from durable cast iron that retains heat and evenly browns what’s inside. It has a tight-fitting lid with tiny spikes on the inside that release condensed liquids back onto the food to distribute moisture and produce the most flavorful results. Without the lid on, the pot can go in the oven at up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the lid on, it can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
To buy: Staub 5.5-Quart Cast Iron Round Cocotte, $262 (originally $464) at amazon.com
Not only will the Staub cocotte expand your cooking repertoire, but it will also look nice sitting out on a countertop or table. At the sale price, it’s available in a bright red outer enamel with a black interior, so it’ll bring a pop of color to your kitchen.
“This Staub cocotte is fantastic—well-made, beautiful, and easy-to-clean,” one reviewer wrote. “I absolutely love it. Staub is now my go-to for substantial, durable, and gorgeous cookware.”
A second shopper added, “I swear my meals cook better in it due to the self-basting spikes. I did my first true pot roast in this, versus my normal crock pot. It was fabulous. Everything comes out just a bit more tender.”
And a third wrote, “I’ve cooked chicken, beef, and pork in this pot, and it cooks very tenderly without falling apart like pressure cookers do. The self-basting technology makes the meat taste more flavorful.”