Dutch ovens, casserole dishes and braisers are perfect for making food on the stovetop and in the oven. You can use these three cooking dishes for every meal of the day and they even come in various sizes, shapes and colors. You can easily bake and serve your food in these three types of stylish cookware.
If you are interested in cooking one-pot meals, like soup and chili, then a Dutch oven is great to have in your kitchen cookware collection. You can make slow-cooked meals from 4 to 6 quarts in size, which is plenty for you and your family. Most Dutch ovens are made from porcelain or enamel-coasted cast iron, which gives them their heavy and sturdy finish. The first purchasing decision you need to make when thinking about selecting a Dutch oven is the type of material. Traditional cast iron Dutch ovens are effective at slow cooking meals; however, don’t forget to season your cast iron Dutch oven before making a delicious meal or your food will get stuck to the pan and you might ruin the metal. Porcelain enamel-coated cast iron Dutch ovens combine performance and functionality. These Dutch ovens heat evenly, which helps to cook your food at a consistent temperature and the smooth porcelain surface makes them easy to clean up after you’re done. If you are interested, you can also check out steel and copper, which are both durable and heat well.
Braising, slow cooking and poaching are all great techniques to have in your repertoire of kitchen skills. In order to make the best food from these three techniques, you will also need a braiser. This type of pan generally has medium-height with shallow sides and a tight fitting lid. Braising involves searing food on a high heat, adding some form of stock or liquid and then slow-cooking on a low temperature. You want to cover your food while braising, which is why braisers come equipped with a form fitting lid. You can also use a braiser for sautéing vegetables or trapping in delicious sauces to flavor your food. Similar to Dutch ovens, braisers come in various materials, including enamel-coated cast iron and stainless-steel clad aluminum. Braisers are made from 3 to 7 quarts, which you can select from depending on your family size. If you love colorful cookware, then choose from a braiser that matches your other dinnerware of standouts from your cookware collection.
Casserole dishes are versatile and functional for your cookware collection. You can find casserole dishes in all shapes, sizes and colors from square, rectangular, oval or round. If you are making a casserole for dinner or the next family gathering, then you are going to need the help of a casserole dish. Casserole dishes come in glass, ceramic, porcelain and enamel-coated cast iron. Unlike some forms of Dutch ovens and braisers, casserole dishes are safe for cooking acidic foods.
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A Dutch Oven is a pot (traditionally made of cast iron) with a matching lid
and handles on either
side. Usually titled "Dutch Oven", it is also sometimes called a
"Cocotte", "French Oven", or
"Cassoulet". A "Cocotte" is usually 1/2-quart or smaller. Dutch ovens are
great for both inside and
outside cooking. They can handle high cooking temperatures and can hold
their heat for a long
period of time. They're best for cooking recipes that need a slow and
consistent heat level.
Casseroles are very similar to Dutch Ovens but have side walls that are not
as high. These dishes
can be cooked in the oven and are often times used as a serving vessel too.
Casseroles may be cooked covered or uncovered.
A Braiser looks like a Casserole or a Dutch Oven, but with a wider and
flatter profile since
braising requires less liquid than stewing. This allows the meat to cook
with moist steam heat
rather than stew. Braises are typically cooked covered to prevent
evaporation. A Rondeau is another
term for a Braiser.
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