Staub Ceramics Cookware

Let the tops of your casseroles, gratins, stews and pastries brown perfectly every time you use the oven. Staub ceramics include durable, high-quality cookware pieces that withstand high oven temperatures, ensuring that your dishes get the crispy golden crusts you desire. Ceramic cookware is also microwave safe, which makes it a handy alternative to metal cookware. In addition, its surface is naturally nonstick, making it a breeze to clean up your pans after mealtimes are over. Williams-Sonoma offers an excellent selection of ceramic cookware, including bakers, pie dishes, gratin pans and cocottes. Choose from a variety of colors to match your existing cookware, kitchen tools and accessories.
To use your ceramic cookware, use slightly less heat than you would with a metal pan, as the ceramic retains heat for a longer period of time. The pan can take longer to heat up, but that also means it takes much longer to cool down. Avoid adding a dry pan to the oven to preheat it. If you must preheat your cookware, add some water to the pan before placing it in the oven. As the pan will stay hot long after it comes out of the oven, be sure to use potholders and trivets when handling and serving the dish. Ceramic is fairly scratch proof, so you can use a wide variety of utensils with your ceramic pieces.