Buying Cast Iron Oven - Confused About Staub's Insides?

meagainApril 28, 2008

I want to buy my first piece of enameled Cast iron (round). Either Le Creuset 7-1/4 or 9qt or Staub 8qt. I prefer the looks of the Staub. Despite preferring a softer butter yellow, I might go with that color as no one makes a white. :(

Williams Sonoma had one small Staub. I know the Staubs have black innerds but this one felt very rough. Felt like raw cast iron and it really threw me for a loop. I even thought a sponge could shred when cleaning. Then I read that the inside gets more non-stick over time which again leads me to believe it's not glazed. :o

Are Staub's insides not enameled? If so, that's a dissapointment because that's the whole reason I'd spend this level of cash. I must be missing something but IDK what. Can anyone clarify this for me?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Are Staub's insides not enameled?

"Black Matte Enamel Interior" "The more you use it, the better it gets!"

What's your question again? Maybe you're better suited for Le Creuset...

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Nope. I went over to Sur La Table to see both the Staub and LC. No comparison to me. Certainly not in the looks department. Staub won hands down. THEN, conveniently, they were on sale so I left with a stunning yellow Staub 8 quart round. It's gorgeous. I'm tempted to go back for the 5qt but I really don't think I need two. Or DO I?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 3:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Of course you need two, or three, or more....Once you start you want them all LOL! How much were the 8 rounds and the 5 rounds there?

Staub's interior enamel is rough enough to take a seasoning even though it's enameled. The pores fill with polymerized oil, and it becomes more nonstick with use as they say. Le Creuset's Satin Black also does that, but Staub is much prettier.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 10:31PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fermented cabbage
Many people really enjoy as me the taste of fermented...
glass top range / pots leave marks?
I have a new Kenmore Elite glass top range. The cooktop...
Nu Wave Oven
Has anyone bought this? Is it worth the cost? It is...
New Viking Cookware
Has anyone tried the new Viking Cookware now being...
induction questions: heat distribution vs. pan size, moisture
I bought a single-burner induction hotplate to try...
Sponsored Products
GE Profile PEB1590DMWW White Countertop Microwave Oven
Red Muffin Pan
$18.99 | zulily
Westinghouse Lighting Hardware 2-1/2 in. 3-Way Turn-Knob Socket 7041200
$5.52 | Home Depot
Atlantis 6 Piece Introductory Set - Demeyere
$1,205.00 | HORNE
Simple Living Seneca Buffet
Emile Henry 4.2 qt. Stew Pot - Figue - 374540
$100.00 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™