Embrace your inner chef and reach delicious new culinary heights when you complement your collection of small kitchen appliances with these Dutch ovens. These versatile pieces of cookware are known for their thick bottoms and sides that evenly absorb and retain heat so you get an even sear on meats and uniform crusts on your baked goods.
Give food a French flair with a cocotte from Staub. Fun seasonal shapes add visual interest to a holiday table, or you can serve up individual portions of potatoes au gratin, baked eggs, chicken pot pie or French onion soup in a mini cocotte. They make for a gorgeous presentation and, for guests who love crispy edges, there is plenty of baked-on cheesiness crunchy cobbler topping to go around.
An oval Dutch oven is ideally shaped for cooking whole chickens and larger pork or beef roasts. Enamel-coated cast iron Dutch ovens from brands like Le Creuset are well-suited to slow braises and making pasta sauces or reducing stock and broth. Stainless steel versions by Lagostina and SCANPAN respond quickly to changes in heat and offer a sleek contemporary finish.
The ultimate in one-pot convenience, Dutch ovens can go straight from your stove top to the oven and then onto the dining room table, as long as you put one of your go-to trivets down. From browning to baking and all kinds of creative applications in between, these Dutch ovens are a must-have addition to any ambitious cook’s kitchen.