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?

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joe_blowe

Are Staub's insides not enameled?

http://www.staubusa.com/performance/index.asp

"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
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meagain

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
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designrrr_aol_com

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
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