Welcome to our Review on the Best Iron Skillet & Lid: the Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser!
Introduction: An Iron Skillet with Beauty & Versatility
The Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser is an exceptional kitchen tool that can serves as a traditional iron skillet with more. It comes with a beautiful glass top lid that not only reduces splash but also enhances heating. This versatile kitchen tool is designed to make cooking more comfortable and enjoyable. In this review, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser.
Enjoy our Review on the Best Iron Skillet & Lid: the Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser!
Perfect in Size:
• 10″ inside
Pros: Cook, Bake, Stew, Fry…!
The Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser has several advantages.
▶︎ First, its cast iron construction ensures even heating, and it retains heat well. This means that your food will cook evenly and will stay warm even after you turn off the heat. The cast iron construction also makes the braiser highly durable, and it will last for many years with proper care.
▶︎ The foods this skillet can handle is endless. From pancakes for breakfast, to searing tuna for lunch, and chicken parmesan for dinner.
▶︎ It’s also perfect size. Not too small, not too big. Its round dimension is 10″ inside, and the lid is just high enough to accommodate most large foods – and still close. The glass lid also looks attractive in both style and size.
▶︎ The tight-fitting lid of the braiser is designed to lock in moisture, which helps to keep your food juicy and flavorful. The lid also prevents any splatters and spills, making cooking and clean up much easier. The lid’s self-basting spikes help distribute moisture evenly, which is an essential feature for braising and slow-cooking recipes.
▶︎ The enameled surface of the braiser is non-stick and non-reactive and won’t affect the flavor of your food. Just wipe it clean to switch between foods or a quick cool down and soapy wash.
▶︎ The Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser is highly versatile and can be used on all cooktops, including induction. It’s also oven safe up to 500°F, which means that you can start cooking on the stovetop and finish in the oven without any issues.
Cons: It’s So Pretty, Just Take Good Care!
▶︎ One disadvantage – it can scratch. To get around this, for the surface, use wooden, plastic, and these cool Staub spoons.
▶︎ Another workable disadvantage of the Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser is its weight. It’s a bit heavy, especially when it’s full of food. This can make it challenging to handle and maneuver, especially for those with weak wrists or hands. However, this is a common issue with all cast iron cookware.
To get around the 7.7 lbs weight issue:
- It comes with two handles, so you can grab a good hold.
- It looks beautiful always perched ontop of a stove, sitting pretty and ready to be used.
Conclusion: Beautiful and Capable
In conclusion, it’s beautiful and can do almost anything!!
The Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser is an excellent addition to your kitchen or a replacement for an iron skillet. Its cast iron construction ensures even heating and retains heat well, while the enameled surface easy to clean. The tight-fitting lid with self-basting spikes helps to keep your food juicy and flavorful, and the braiser’s versatility means that it can be used on all cooktops and in the oven.
The Staub 3.5qt Cast iron Braiser’s stylish design and beautiful color options make it a perfect centerpiece for any kitchen, and it’s an excellent investment for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen tools.
▶︎ It can chip if handled too rough.
▶︎ The enameled surface is not scratch-resistant, but it can be relatively easy to clean.
For the surface, use wooden, plastic, and Staub spoons.
▶︎ Overall it cleans easily with dish soap (like Dawn) and soft nylon brush.
Reference Staub Cleaning Information:
Always leave a hot pot/pan to cool down before cleaning it. The extreme difference in temperature between the hot pot/pan and colder water may cause
the pot/pan to crack or break.
Clean the pot/pan with warm water, liquid dish soap and a soft sponge or brush. Dry completely to prevent water spots. This product is dishwasher safe.
Completely dry before storing.
Refrain from using metal brushes/scoring pads as these will damage the enamel.
Although Staub cast iron is extremely durable, do not drop from high levels, as this can damage the product.
It is advisable to soak the pot/pan in water and dish soap (all night if necessary). Then clean with a soft cloth, sponge or soft brush.
Do not use oven cleaners, as they will permanently damage cookware. If still un-cleaned, we recommend the use one of the following methods:
- Clean by boiling a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water for a few minutes.
- Clean by boiling water and baking soda with 2 or 3 spoon fulls for a few minutes.
- Clean with non-abrasive cleaners such as Bar Keepers Friend® and a soft brush or sponge. These cleaners can also be used to clean the
Do not stack your pots and pans on top of one another without protection. This can cause abrasions and scratches to your cookware. To protect the enamel from scratching/chipping, place a towel or cookware protector between each item.