Staub is a household name in France and around the world for their black enamelled cookware, which has all the benefits of cast iron—namely the ability to absorb and retain intense heat, resulting in gorgeously browned food—but there is no special clean-up required. The enamelled finish prevents the pan from rusting, reacting to acidic foods, and, thanks to its heavy-duty construction, it will not warp. (Though it is dishwasher-safe, we recommend hand washing only.) The slightly textured matt interior makes it more stick-resistant than other enamelled pans. This frying pan features two convenient pouring spouts for pan sauce.
Why we love it
‘I reach for this frying pan multiple times a day, because it’s got the great searing capabilities you expect from cast iron, but you can clean it regularly (with washing up liquid) and not worry about stripping away any seasoning.’
About The Brand
Staub hails from Alsace, France, a region world famous for its gastronomy. They specialise in cast iron and ceramic cookware for both home cooks and professionals, and are most well known for their iconic enamelled cast iron pots, or cocottes. What makes their cocottes different is the use of slightly textured black enamel, which lets cooks enjoy all the benefits of cast iron cookware, such as the high heat tolerance and retention, without the effort of seasoning or avoiding washing up liquid, which would normally cause cast iron to corrode. Their patented lids are ‘self-basting’, meaning they are designed to circulate liquids within the pot, preserving flavour and moisture. (In tests conducted after a cooking time of 55 minutes, 10% more moisture was found in a Staub cocotte than in competitive products.) Their extensive range of enamelled cast iron frying pans, griddles, fondue pots, tagines and more are similarly user-friendly.
Made in France, all Staub products combine traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. During production, each piece of cookware is inspected visually or technically 100 times to ensure that their strict quality standards are met.Shop Staub