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Staub Petite Cast-Iron French Oven

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Staub's innovative enamel coating takes cast-iron cooking to the next level with improved performance, style and durability. This petite French oven is perfect for cooking grains and other sumptuous sides. The round bottom and textured lid are similar in design to the traditional Japanese cast-iron tool for cooking rice – both circulate and distribute moisture for fluffy, airy and delicious results. The oven is also great for simmering jams, soups and stews.

  • 1 1/2-qt. cap.
  • Heavy 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 other cast-iron pieces.
  • Specially formulated black matte interior enamel contains traces of quartz, providing additional heat resistance and a rougher surface, which results in better browning.
  • Small bumps on the interior surface of the lid evenly distribute condensation.
  • Nickel-plated brass lid.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 4 1/4" diam., 6 1/2" high with lid.
  • 7 lb. 8 oz.
  • 1 1/2-qt. cap.

Additional Information

  • Smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops, including induction.
  • 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.
  • For best results, use low to medium heat.
  • When using high heat, bring 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 hard surfaces.
  • Handles and knobs can become very hot. Always use potholder or glove when handling.


  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed by soaking 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 Tiny helper I bought this at WS Outlet last year. It’s small, but it’s exactly what I got to love it for. It’s perfect for cooking grains and it’s just enough for 1 or 2 meals worth for our family of 4 or a batch of quinoa, millet, buckwheat, or farro for my week’s worth of work lunches. It makes perfect grains, due to the little droplets collecting in swirl patter on the bottom of the lid, not boiling over but reintroducing moisture back into the grains. Perfect every time. It looks pretty and doesn’t take a lot of space. My mother who was visiting for Holidays had her eye on it, so I gave it to her, thinking I’ll buy another one for myself. I paid quite a bit less than it is now so I ended up buying a small Staub pot with the glass lid, it’s a bit bigger but we’ll see how it does in my kitchen. I love all my Staub pots and pans which I must confess I have several. I used to be a LeCreuset fan (they have great customer service) but enameled pots tend to burn on the bottom. The black coating on Staub is what makes a difference. Never burnt anything in it.
    Date published: 2020-01-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rust!! I received this as a gift. I was blown away with the beautiful Sapphire Blue color and it seemed to be very high quality. However, I have noticed that after only 2 uses, there is slight rusting at 4 different places around the top of the rim. I am usually pretty good about drying completely, so I am not very pleased. I was about to purchase a larger one in Grenadine, but I think I’ll stick with Le Crueset. I haven’t had issues with those. It’s ashamed because I like the Staub colors much more!
    Date published: 2020-01-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived with rust on lid This is so cute and perfect for what I need, except the one I received had rust on the lid. Super dissapointed as I thought both WS and Staub were reputable companies that wouldn't sell defective/tarnished items. Contacted Staub's customer service and never received a response...
    Date published: 2018-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect small pot! I bought this pot to replace a high end non-stick coated pot of similar size. I wanted something with a more durable cooking surface that wouldn't degrade with use. So far the enameled interior of this pot works beautifully! I thought I would use it primarily to make rice dishes, but it's been perfect for soups, stews, curries, as well as rice. When following the use instructions provided by Staub, use and clean-up are a breeze. It does weigh a bit more than anodized aluminum, but it also cooks better. I'm looking forward to years of cooking. It is the perfect size for preparing dishes for 1-4 people.
    Date published: 2018-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the best rice and simmering soups In deciding between Le Creuset and Staub, as an amateur cook, I've gone with Staub. They look more sophisticated than Le Creuset, have the black enamel interior (easier to clean and hides stains), and the underside of the lids have spikes for condensation to keep the food moist. The Petite French Oven is the best cookware I've ever cooked rice in. It's also ideal for simmering stews and soups. I use this Staub piece a lot more than I thought I would.
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Size This is the perfect size for 1-3 serving meals. Did great for Cream of Wheat, Rice, Barley, Oatmeal ETC... The shape is easy to stir and does not have corners where food can get stuck while cooking. This item looks great too! It is a little on the heavy side, but that's what you get with cast iron.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for rice! First use and I made short grain brown rice. It was quite simply the best rice I've ever cooked and this piece had everything to do with that. Can't wait to try it for oatmeal.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need this pot in basil I am building my staub Collection cookware and need this pot in basil. William Sonoma can you tell me when this pot will be available in basil.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
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  • Is this french oven really only 4 1/4" diameter? That seems too tiny for the stews and rice people have said they use the pot for.

    Asked by: mokespresso
    The dimensions for the petite cast iron French Oven is 6.4 X 4.7 X 3.2" It is ideal for dinner for one or two.
    Answered by: Michelle N.
    Date published: 2019-04-22
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