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Staub Cast-Iron Dutch Oven, 4-Qt.

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Sugg. Price $407 Our Price $285

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Summary

Cast iron’s unparalleled ability to retain heat makes this oven a great choice for slow cooking homemade chili or a hearty stew.  Staub’s innovative enamel coating takes cooking with cast iron to the next level with improved performance, style and durability.

  • Color selections feature glossy multi-coat enameling that ensures strength and heat resistance and creates a vibrantly colored “majolique” finish similar in appearance to fine ceramic for oven-to-table presentation.
  • Matte Black selection features multi-coat enameling with low-gloss matte finish.
  • Resistant to rust, chipping and cracking, the coating requires no additional seasoning like some other cast-iron pieces.
  • The specially formulated black matte interior enamel of each piece contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a textured surface that results in better browning.
  • The smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops including induction.
  • Dozens of precisely placed bumps on the lid’s interior funnel evaporated juices directly back down on top of the food for more even basting.
  • Extra-heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results.
  • Lid knob on Red is made of nickel-plated brass; lid knob on Black Matte is brass.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 4 Quart: 9 1/4” x 4” high, 10 lb. 8 oz. with lid.
  • Made in France.
Use & Care

Use

  • Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction; not recommended for glass stove tops.
  • Oven and broiler safe up to 500°F.
  • For best results use low to medium heat.
  • When using high heat, bring pans slowly to a high temperature.
  • Use plastic, wood or nylon utensils only; metal utensils may damage the enamel.
  • Enamel may chip or crack if banged against a hard surface.
  • Handles and knobs can become very hot. Always use pot holder or glove when handling.

Care

  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed by soaking your pot for a few minutes in hot, soapy water.
  • Completely dry pan before storing.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, bleach or abrasive cleaners.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

More about Staub

Staub traces its origin to the Alsace region of France, where founder Francis Staub designed his first enameled pot while working in an old French artillery factory in 1974. With the goal of creating the perfect pot for cooking the region’s traditional hearty soups, stews and braises, he combined cast iron, the most popular material of the time, with the latest enameling technology available. Today, Staub still makes its cookware at a traditional atelier in France, casting each pot in an individual sand mold, which is heated to 800°F and destroyed after use. The exterior enamel coating is made with glass powder and mineral pigments, applied in two or three coats to generate brilliant glossy colors.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Dutch Oven Bought this Dutch Oven about four years ago and continue to use it on average once per week. It's heavy, gorgeous and allows to finish cooking in the oven beautifully. It washes well (I only hand wash it) and is healthy to cook in - no non-stick surface. I took one star off as the lid knob became a bit loose over time. Still, I highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2019-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made durable Dutch Oven Smaller sized Dutch oven that comes in handy for cooking smaller sized items like polenta (cook in the oven for one hour - no stirring), braised short ribs for two, pot of beans - 1 to 2 cups of beans and soups (split pea, wow). Heavy for its size, cleans easily, nice tight fitting lid, love the red color and black interior. Handy pot when you need it.
    Date published: 2019-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pot!,, I’ve had this beautiful pot for about two weeks..have used it for a few things....Bolognese ragout being one of them. It is beautiful to look at and wonderful to cook in.I have a few other Staub pieces and I cant say enough good things about them.
    Date published: 2019-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! Love my new Staub! Heats perfectly. Holds the heat for transporting meals to family gatherings. Wonderful cook's tool.
    Date published: 2019-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Pot! This is a terrific pot! Perfect size for chili and meals for two. Red is just amazing color. Flat black is very beautiful as well. Bought this pot on sale in red for myself and a couple for gifts. Cleans easily. Makes a great wedding or bridal shower gift, especially the black because it goes with every decor. Excellent cooking results. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous You will NEVER go wrong with this level of quality
    Date published: 2017-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooks like a dream! This is one of the most useful pots I own and I now use it almost daily. Everything I've cooked in it has been easy and delicious. It's also a beautiful addition to my kitchen and I leave it sitting on the stove just because it looks so nice! My only small complaint is that the knob they say is "nickel silver" has a strong gold tone that I dislike.
    Date published: 2017-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooking dream Bought this on sale. My wife slow cooked a roast first braising it on range top then put it in the oven at 225 deg. came out tender and flavorful. She said she was impressed.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
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  • Guess I should have asked this in my previous question....can thiS pot and cover be placed empty in a 400 to 500 degree oven.....safely.? I want to try the no knead recipe but am worried that the pot will be damaged.....

    Asked by: Calsie
    Hi Calsie, This is oven safe up to 500°F. It should be fine for you to do a no knead recipe in it, which asks for the Dutch oven to be preheated in a 450°F oven for 30 minutes.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-02-24

    Can this be used for the no knead bread recipe?

    Asked by: Calsie
    Hi Calsie, Yes, you can use this dutch oven for a no-knead bread recipe.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-02-22

    Is the turquoise more green as pictured or is it more blue like I'm seeing at other retailers?

    Asked by: invisiblegenius
    Hi invisiblegenius, This is more lighter blue than green.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2018-12-21
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