Sur La Table 8 qt. Enameled Cast Iron Oval French Oven

Offered in your choice of brilliant color, this cast iron French oven is perfect for making everything from soup stock to roasts to no-knead bread. With its ability to seamlessly transition from stove to oven to your table, this unique kitchen accessory is able to brighten up your kitchen and your meals at the very same time!

A kitchen essential at a tremendous value, Sur La Table's generous 8 quart oval cast iron French oven is perfect for creating delicious one-pot meals like soups and stews. The innovative self-basting lid also makes this piece ideal for braising and roasting. The durable, brightly colored enamel finish requires no seasoning, and makes clean-up a snap. The cast-iron construction ensures quick and even heat distribution, as well as superior heat retention, making this pot ideal for oven to table serving!

Sur La Table: Excellence in the Kitchen
Sur La Table has over 35-years of passionate and knowledgeable dedication to their customers. The Sur La Table collection includes high-quality cookware, bakeware, gadgets, cutlery, and table settings as well as exclusive Cuisinart appliances in bright, bold colors. It's their innovation and authenticity that make Sur La Table a cornerstone for the latest gadgets and unique, hard-to-find tools as well as kitchen classics. Their dedication to culinary diversity is something to be celebrated!

Features

  • Silver-tone handle inscribed with "Sur La Table"
  • Self-basting lid keeps food moist and tender
  • Perfect for one-pot meals
  • Cast stainless steel knob
  • Includes

  • 8 qt. Cast Iron French Oven
  • Lid
  • **Care Instructions: Hand wash only

    Cookware    

    How much cookware you need depends largely upon how often you cook, how many people you cook for and how elaborate your meals tend to be. It's very frustrating when you find yourself in the middle of preparing a big dinner and in need of one more saucepan, but you just don't have it. On the other hand, it can be very easy to accumulate far more cookware than you actually need.

    The Basics
    Most people will who do even a small amount of cooking will find a lot of uses for a couple of different size saucepans and a couple of different size skillets. Tight-fitting lids for the saucepans are also important when preparing dishes such as rice.

    Beyond the Basics
    You can prepare a lot of wonderful meals with just a few pans, but chances are you're going to need some other pieces at some point. Many cookware sets will include at least some of these items:

    • Dutch Oven
      This is a large pot with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. It can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. A dutch oven is excellent for preparing large meals such as pot roast or beef stew.

    • Griddle
      A griddle lets you turn one or two of your stove burners into a smooth, flat cooking surface that's ideal for foods such as pancakes, french toast and more.
    • Large Saute Pan
      A large saute pan, especially one with a tight-fitting lid, is a very useful addition to your kitchen because it can allow you to prepare an entire meal in one pan.

    • Pasta Insert
      This is similar to a steamer insert, except a pasta insert is designed to let the food, such as raw pasta, be submerged in boiling water instead of just sitting on top of it. The advantage to a pasta insert is that it is very easy to remove the food from the boiling water once it's cooked?all you have to do is lift out the insert!

    • Steamer Insert
      This is a perforated pan that fits inside another saucepan. You can place food, such as raw vegetables, in the steamer insert and then place that in a regular saucepan that is partially filled with boiling water. The holes in the steamer insert will then let steam from the boiling water cook the food. Steaming is a very healthy way to prepare food because it doesn't involve adding any fat.

    • Stock Pot
      A stock pot is a very large, tall cooking pot usually with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. Stock pots are primarily used for preparing soups, sauces or stocks in large quantities.

    • Tajine
      Originally a heavy, unglazed clay pot, the tajine was used by nomads across Morocco and North Africa. Today it can be found crafted from a variety of materials including earthenware, cast iron and clay. It features a round shallow-sided base with a conical lid. This uniquely shaped lid is what makes it perfect for slow, low-heat cooking - the circulating steam condenses on the inside of the lid and then that moisture "bastes" the cooking food to keep it moist and tender.