Staub cast iron, Why we use ours every day

New Red Staub Dutch oven on a wooden table.

Staub cast iron perfect everyday

Staub makes some of the highest quality enameled cast iron cookware on the market. Yes, that’s a bold statement but here’s a quick reason as to why, I think you can’t go wrong with Staub cast iron.

Instead of lowering quality to reduce costs, emphasis on has been on producing some of the world best quality cookware. If you want cast-iron that will last a lifetime like the vintage companies produced such as Wagner and Griswold. Then give Staub a try. The company combines traditional craftsmanship with expertise in enameling.

In this article you can learn Staub cast iron and what separates it from the competition. After all there’s plenty of choices out there. But first here’s a little background on Staub.

If you’re new to Staub here’s a few FAQs

Who is
Staub?

Staub is a French company that produces high-end
cookware. They specialize in enameled cast-iron.
Is Staub cast-iron
made in France?

Yes, although the company outsources production of
their ceramic range, 100 percent of Staub cast iron is
made in France.
Is Staub cast-iron
heavier than
Le Creuset?

Yes, I find Staub heavier than Le Creuset. Although,
Staub is much thinner than low-cost cast-iron and
celebrity chef labeled products which are simply
massed produced in countries with low manufacturing
costs.
What is a Staub
cocotte?

A Staub cocotte is the same as a Dutch Oven or a
prideful Frenchmen will call a French Oven in English.

Rightfully, so I say, the French cuisine is renowned as
some of the best food in the world. I’d like to think
they also make some of the best cookware.
What products do
they sell?

Staub has a full line of cookware. However, in this
article I will focus on cast iron. Staub’s cast iron range
includes skillets, grill pans, cocottes, griddles, roasters and
braziers.

If you’re looking for quality cookware either for yourself or as a gift. It’s hard to find better cookware than Staub. Sure, cast-iron is heavier than other cookware but you won’t be replacing your cookware anytime soon.

However, Staub also offers a wide range of cookware, that includes ceramic cookware. Here’s a link to the Staub product overview if you’re interested. But if you’re keen on Staub ironware here’s some reasons to go enameled over regular cast iron.

Here are some benefits of Staub cast iron:

  • requires no seasoning
  • easy to clean
  • non-reactive to acidic foods
  • food safe cooking surface
Staub cast iron make spectacular cookware. This pot is made for the Japanese market called a rice cooker.

Table: What are the benefits of using enameled cast iron?

Requires no
maintenance

Enameled cast-iron doesn’t need the same maintenance as
bare-iron but keeps many of the benefits such as heat retention
and durability.

Since enameled cast-iron cookware requires no maintenance,
cast-iron use has seen a resurgence in popularity. Especially for
first-time users and countries where the use of other cookware is
more widely used.
Easy to clean
It’s a happy medium between bare cast-iron. Firstly users of
cast-iron tend to be careful not to lift the seasoning and usually
refrain from using scouring pads. Secondly stainless steel, food
seems more prone to sticking.

Enameled cast-iron can be placed in the dishwasher. Although I
would recommend the owner to hand wash to increase the
longevity and gorgeous colour of Staub hollowware.

Enamelware can be soaked in water and releases food easily.
Metal utensils and sponges can be used since Staub enameled
cookware is scratch-resistant.
Non-reactive
to
acidic foods

Thirdly glaze used to enamel cookware is non-porous and hard.
Perfect to cook highly acidic foods that can react which metal
cookware and taint the taste of food cooked.

Many people consider enameled cookware one of the safest
options to cook on. Enamelware cookware totally separates any
contact of food with metal and non-stick surfaces such as Teflon.
Food safe
cooking
surface
Enameled cast iron is considered food safe. It’s non-porous and
separates food from coming into contact with a metal surface.

Why Staub enameled cast-iron:

  • stunning
  • spectacular glazing
  • experts in enamelware
  • craftsmanship
  • design performance
  • quality detailing
  • dark interiors
  • made in France

Is Staub cast iron any good?

I own several matte black pieces to complement my antique cast-iron I and couldn’t be happier. However, I have an envious eye deeply rich blue and green cocottes but is the expensive cookware brand any good?

Check the table below see what make Staub a premium brand.


You’ll love
the look
of Staub

If you’re going to pay for premium cookware you want it to look good
and Staub doesn’t disappoint.

Staub cast iron grills, frying pans, roasters, skillets and their famous
cocottes have classic traditional designs. And they use deep colors
that are timeless unlike lighter colors such as pastels which go in and
fashion.
Chip
resistant

I’m not saying it won’t chip but the cookware is but definitely
resistant to chipping and cracking. But don’t take my word
for it, do a Google image search and you’ll see a lack of damaged
Staub cast-iron cookware.
Staub
Difference

Staub has focused on quality. Each piece is truly unique and has its
own characteristic.

Since employees check each piece individually to smooth any rough
edges, no two pieces of Staub made cast-iron are the same.

Staub like Le Creuset uses individual sand molds to make their pieces
then each inspected before glazing.
Dark
interiors

Since Staub cast iron cookware has black interiors food stains are less
apparent.
Made in
France

Another point to consider the cast iron manufacture is it makes their
cast-iron products locally in France. It is so easy for manufacturers to
move overseas with cheaper labour and lower cost of production.

Staub chooses to manufacture their enameled cast-iron in their
hometown, in the beautiful region of Alsace which borders Switzerland
and Germany.

If you’re looking for enameled cast iron consider Staub

Finally, if you are looking for the same benefits of cast-iron without the maintenance, Staub and Le Creuset are ideal choices. They are scratch and chip resistant and use multiple layers of glaze. The cookware is incredibly durable, long-lasting and beautiful. If you would like to learn more about why love our Staub please click “here”.

Staub being a little lesser known than Le Creuset in America, are often conversation pieces in the kitchen with friends and guests.

Similarly to Lodge manufacturing, Le Creuset, Staub make perfect gifts for friends and weddings presents. They are high-quality pieces that will give the user decades of use.

Additionally, Staub is an exceptional brand that specializes in cast-iron enamelware.  if you want to upgrade your regular cast-iron skillet or try cast-iron cooking for the first time Staub cast iron cookware is a great choice. If your still not convinced, We go into further detail on the Staub cocotte.

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