Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven, 3 3/4-Qt.

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Distinguished by sloping, tapered sides best suited for stirring, this pan is ideal for 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.

  • 3 3/4-qt. cap.
  • Heavyweight enameled cast iron transfers and retains heat evenly.
  • 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.
  • Domed Chistera lid features spikes that promote self-basting to keep food moist and is topped with a nickel-plated brass knob.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 9 1/2" diam., 4 1/2" high (5 3/4" high with lid).
  • 3 3/4-qt. cap.
  • 10 lb. 8 oz. with lid.
  • Made in France.

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.
  • Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction; not recommended for glass stove tops.
  • Extra-heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results.
  • Lid knob on Red, Sapphire Blue and Graphite pieces is made of nickel-plated brass; lid knob on Black Matte is brass.
  • 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.
  • 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 5 out of 5 by from My magic pot! I asked for this French Oven for Christmas based on the reviews I read here on the WS site. This pot is absolutely amazing! Everything I have cooked in it has come out delicious. I've made Coq Au Vin, Beef Bourguignon, Pork Roast, Beef Stew, Herb Whole Chicken and received rave reviews from those who consumed the meals. It is expensive but worth every single penny. Also, I have a glass top electric stove and am extremely careful when using it. The pot is heavy and you really need to take care not to drop or slide it around on the stove. I love it and highly recommend it. I also bought the covered braiser and am waiting for just the right sale on the 6 qt. cocotte which will be my next purchase! The color grenadine is stunning.
    Date published: 2019-03-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wnat to “Exchange” new one! There is a rugged part inside the pot. Is not this normal?
    Date published: 2018-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs exceptionally well I purchased this product at my local W/S store in the Grenadine finish. Wow, Beautiful color. The interior is black enamel. The Staub French oven features a lid that is spiked inside to provide a redistribution of moisture to your food while it is cooking. This feature is rarely found in other French ovens. Staub products perform exceptionally well, and are priced at a very reasonable price. Meticulous craftsmanship in the old world tradition. Highly recommended for the discerning chef.
    Date published: 2018-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Good cooking and versatile. The look is beautiful and colors are vibrant
    Date published: 2018-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful And Exceeds Functionality I recently purchased this Dutch oven because I saw it was on sale and I wanted to invest in a high quality product that would last me for years. I have been eyeing Le Creuset's Dutch ovens for some time until I read all the reviews for the Staub iron cast cookware raving about it's unique features (dark interior for better braising, textured inner lid which aids to baste your food with additional moisture). Additionally, I loved the deep colors of the Staub Dutch oven line more than the Le Creuset Dutch ovens even though there are more colors to choose from the Le Creuset line. So I took the plunge and ordered my first quality piece of cookware from Staub and I was not disappointed. My order came within three days, and right out the box, you can really tell that Staub's Dutch oven is a well made product. [Staub's Dutch oven is of] Solid construction and heft, the majolique finish is absolutely stunning (I ordered mine in the Sapphire Blue color) and it cooked my first meal to perfection. Clean up was a breeze and I love that the interior of the cookware is dark to resist staining and discoloration during cooking. I even followed the instructions that came with my Dutch oven to brush the interior with light plant-based oil (I used vegetable oil) to further enhance the non-stick quality of the interior. This was simply a recommendation from the instruction booklet, but in my mind if this cookware is a personal investment to last forever then why not follow through. I look forward to putting this pot to good routine use and I am now sold as a Staub cookware enthusiast! I plan on adding the larger cocotte and braiser to my staple cookware collection. I'm a very happy with my decision to purchase Staub's cookware and look forward to purchasing again.
    Date published: 2018-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and beautiful I purchased this in the dark blue color maybe a month ago so I can't speak to the long wear of the product but, as of right now, it has been working great thus far. I was concerned about the size being that it's 3.75 qt but that's actually still very large and definitely large enough for creating meals for 2-4 people. I'm also pleasantly surprised by the lid of this item. It really does work to keep the items you are cooking moist! And, additionally, I really appreciate that the interior bowl is black as opposed to the white you might see for competitor's products. I purchased this item discounted so it was a really great deal but I would definitely consider buying a larger version of this down the road should I need to cook in larger batches. This is definitely a high-quality good and I'm happy I made the investment.
    Date published: 2017-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I Expected. Versatile. Well Made. I've become a big fan of Staub after being a fairly loyal user of Le Creuset. Deep and rich color and the even heating you expect from cast iron. Interior appears durable but I'll admit I haven't used it long enough to give a long term evaluation. So far it's everything they say it is. The shape also makes it pretty versatile for a few different cooking applications. It's cast iron so there is a bit of heft to it, but that's to be expected so I don't really consider that a negative.
    Date published: 2017-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Dutch Oven The look of this pot (I have the gray one) made me swoon -- it is so beautiful. It functions beautifully as well. My husband, the dishwasher, commented on its heft and quality build as well as its ease of cleaning. It's not as large as my knock-off LeCreuset but it works for our downsized family of two and manages a typical batch of bolognese.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
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  • The website says "Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction; not recommended for glass cooktops". Induction cooktops all have a glass surface... Is "not recommended for glass cooktops" referring only to electric glass cooktops and why?

    Asked by: CB1022
    Hi CB1022, Although cast-iron pans will heat up on induction cooktops, we don’t recommend this for ANY glass cooktop (electric or induction). The weight of cast-iron may cause damage such as scratching the top of the cooktop from sliding the heavy pot across it or breaking the glass if the pot is dropped on it.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-04
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