From the moment world-renowned chef Julia Child introduced viewers to Cuisinart, the company has been associated with food processors. That may be where their fame originated, but today they supply kitchens around the world with everything from can openers to waffle makers.
Since the 1970’s Cuisinart has been paving forging a path into bakeware, cookware, and tableware. With an eye for design excellence, they produce a multitude of useful items for every level of culinary experience. Cuisinart as a company is also incredibly dedicated to culinary education, sponsoring many chefs and television programs globally.
Though they still make some of the best food processors available, they have also made a name for themselves as makers of fine dutch ovens. The Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Round Covered Casserole is no exception. Through their entire line of Chef’s Classic cookware, you can easily see the time and attention spent in delivering products that are durable, user friendly, and cost conscious.
Features and How to Use
As mentioned in the name, this dutch oven has a cast iron core with a porcelain enameled coating, inside and out. The coating allows foods to sear and brown very well without fear of sticking or burning. The cast iron construction allows for even heat retention and distribution, though it should be noted that the rim of the pot is not enameled, so it may rust if not properly cared for.
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The Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Round Covered Casserole can be used on electric, gas, ceramic, halogen, and induction stoves. It is also oven and broiler safe, but only to 350 degrees. Cuisinart states that this dutch oven is dishwasher safe which is always a plus; however, the finish may dull after repeated machine washing. The best practice is to hand wash your dutch oven, dry it thoroughly, and make sure to keep the exposed lip seasoned as necessary.
The handles built into this dutch oven are ergonomic and very comfortable. The handle on the lid is also very user friendly, but be careful as it will heat up with the rest of your dutch oven. The lid helps create an airtight seal, allowing the oven to self-baste and ensure that your meals will be moist and flavorful. The lid’s tight seal helps to create a great environment for baking dutch oven breads.
The Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Round Covered Casserole is available in a variety of sizes. You will need to keep in mind that the larger sizes can be very heavy and may be too large for a small family.
Anyone who uses this dutch oven will love the ability to leave your soup or stew on low heat and have it simmer to perfection. What owners will appreciate even more is that the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Round Covered Casserole can be as much as one third less expensive than other brands.