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Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven, Rooster Design

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With sloping, tapered sides best suited for stirring, Staub's Essential French Oven is ideal for making creamy risotto. You'll also love it for slow-simmering soups, stews and tagines as well as French classics like coq au vin. With the depth of a sauté pan and the curved sides of a skillet, this essential pan is a kitchen mainstay and a symbol of French culinary heritage.

  • 3 3/4-qt. capacity.
  • Heavyweight enameled cast iron transfers and retains heat evenly.
  • Innovative domed Chistera lid has interior spikes that promote self-basting to keep food moist and is adorned with a traditional Gallic rooster and nickel-plated brass knob.
  • Multicoat enameling creates a glossy, vibrantly colored "majolique" finish that resembles fine ceramics.
  • Resistant to rust, chipping and cracking, the coating requires no additional seasoning like some other cast-iron pieces.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 9 1/2" diam., 4 1/4" h. (5 3/4" h. with lid).
  • 3 3/4-qt. cap.
  • 9 lb. 8 oz. with lid.

Additional Information

  • Specially formulated black matte interior enamel of each piece contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a rougher surface resulting in better browning.
  • Smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops, including induction; not recommended for glass stove tops.
  • Extra-heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results.
  • Made in France.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction; not recommended for glass stove tops.
  • Oven and broiler safe up to 500°F.
  • No seasoning required; for best results use low to medium heat.
  • When using high heat, bring your pan 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.


  • 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.

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  • Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed! I was so exited to receive this pot to add to my collection but when I felt the inside, the top 1/3 of the coating was very rough like sand paper as if it wasn’t completely finished. Not up to the usual Staub standards. I own several staub and have never experienced this before. Needless to say I returned it for an exchange hoping that the new one will be the usual Staub standard quality the I’ve come to love.
    Date published: 2019-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size, versatile, easy to clean! This is a great size for two to four people. I keep it sitting out on my range all the time, partly because it is one of my most frequently used pieces but also because it's so attractive. The chistera feature on the underside of the lid bastes the food for me. The more I use it (stews, soups, pasta, roast chicken, etc.) the more seasoned it is. It goes from the range top to the oven to the table. Warning: Staub is addictive and you will find yourself smiling as you cook. Yes, their pieces are pricey but consider how much you spend replacing less durable cookware.
    Date published: 2019-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this oven!!! I use this for everyday cooking. Great for sauces and soups. Great size for two! Fun design.
    Date published: 2018-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and Stunning! A great piece with everyday practicality. My new favorite kitchen item! I actually keep on the stove top, it's so beautiful. Cooks evenly and clean up couldn't be easier.
    Date published: 2017-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning, Unique and a Workhorse French Oven This French oven is my new favorite - it's a cross between breathtaking beautiful and adorable with the chicken lid - I keep it on the stove for all to admire. I am a Staub convert for the past year and I love the line - I have made wonderful soups, stews, a lamb/beef mix chipotle meatloaf with farrow and herbs and all turned out beyond wonderful each time...every time. I did follow the directions for pre use and with light vege oil and seasoned the oven on low for about 5 minutes then wiped down the excess. If it didn't stick with my luscious meatloaf nothing will. What a wonderful Valentines Day present from my husband :)
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new special got to pot I used it for the first time to make a beef barley soup, and for now on this is my go to soup pot. Smaller than I thought, but perfect for a 2 qt soup.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grenadine is the perfect color Just purchased this pan a few weeks ago and so excited to use it! The original one came with a nickel plated knob but I replaced with a golden bronze knob which goes better with the Grenadine color. The pan itself is not as large as it looks but size didnt matter to me.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
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  • Can this be used on a glass stove top or not? The directions say not. But glass stoves are what’s in most households. Also, I notice that some Staub give that warning and others not.  Can someone enlightened me? Thanks

    Asked by: Micecooking
    Our Staub products are safe for most glass cook tops. Some range manufacturers do not recommend using enameled cast iron on select models. Please check with your stove manufacturer to be sure.
    Answered by: Michelle N.
    Date published: 2019-12-14

    What recipe is shown in the picture of the Staub Essential French Oven, Rooster Design?   It looks so yummy.

    Asked by: Dawn
    Baked Eggs with Tomato and Fennel!
    Answered by: Sharron
    Date published: 2019-12-09
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