Since 1974 Staub has become the benchmark for the very best in enamelled cast iron cookware. Gracing the kitchens and tables of both professional chefs and passionate home cooks for over 40 years, Staub ensures that each and every enamelled cast iron Cocotte is produced using time honoured techniques in Alsace, eastern France. A French region famous worldwide for its culinary tradition and most importantly, good food.
Another key feature that sets the cookware apart from other companies is the multi-layered, black matte enamelled interior. This interior is fired at 800°c for 30 minutes, after each coat, the result is a rough surface texture which acts like a micro-grill. This surface ensures even cooking and caramelisation with little to no burning or sticking. The juices that collect in the tiny gaps of the black surface are highly concentrated in flavour and aroma, perfectly forming the base for exquisite sauces. The matte enamel is also exceptionally scratch resistant and easy to clean after use, which also means easy to maintain – perfect for busy households!
“Always heat cast iron slowly. Once the Cocotte is up to temperature you can turn down the gas or power, if using induction as the cast iron construction holds heat, helping to save energy. When you have finished cooking, wash and rinse the Cocotte by hand, then apply a little vegetable oil to the interior. This helps keep the matte enamel perfect black as well as helping to build flavour.”
– top tips from Staub Chef Paul Bough
We love these Pumpkin cocottes so much! Here are the links to take a look online Staub La Cocotte 24cm Pumpkin Cast Iron Cocotte Cinnamon and Staub Ceramique 15cm Pumpkin Ceramic Cocotte Cinnamon.
Above in the catering kitchen at the Haslemere project you can see the Staub Braisers 24cm Round Cast Iron Saute Pan Chistera Graphite-Grey and Staub La Cocotte 28cm Round Cast Iron Cocotte Graphite-Grey on the Miele induction hob. The multi-layered, black matte enamelled interior has that all important rough texture to ensure even cooking and caramelisation, while the juices that collect in the tiny gaps are highly concentrated in flavour to form the perfect base for exquisite stocks and sauces.
It’s not all about the larger cocotte though, the Staub range includes pans, crepe pans, woks, roasters, terrines, fondue sets, a tagine, baking dishes and a wide range of mini-sized versions perfect for individual servings. Every piece of cookware is available in Staub’s range of colours, so whatever your preferred cooking style and colour coordination, there’s Staub cookware to fit perfectly with your kitchen.
To find out more about Staub cookware including other products, visit the website here.