To your stoves! The cast iron casserole dish is a must in the kitchen: all cooks will tell you that. It allows you to make a wide variety of different dishes, each tastier than the other. You can also choose between different cooking methods, the cast iron casserole being very versatile. In this comparison, we have tested several products of this year for you in order to give you our opinion on the best of them. Do you want to know more about the cast iron casserole, its uses and modes of operation? So continue reading the comparison.
What types of pots are there?
The cast iron casserole
These are the products that we have tested and of which we will present the best models of the year in the rest of this comparison. These models are suitable for a whole host of cooking (braising, simmering, grilling, frying and more) and can even go into the oven . Most models are also induction compatible . They are very popular because they are quality products, very resistant , which can last you a lifetime if you take care of them. And you know the proverb: “the best soups are made in old pots”.
The pressure cooker
This variation of the casserole dish is designed to quickly steam foods. To do this, it has a mechanism to concentrate the steam (therefore the energy) in the center of the container for quick and even cooking. These models are very popular for quickly steaming vegetables of all kinds.
The stainless steel casserole
Less expensive but also less resistant than its cast iron version, the stainless steel casserole is a good compromise if you plan to cook without major temperature changes . It therefore requires a lot of skill. However, it is a practical kitchen accessory that is durable and will serve you in a host of different situations.
Areas of use
Now that you know a little more about the different types of casseroles, let’s see who these products are for and what their uses are. We will then see the best products that we have tested, in the opinion of the editorial staff.
For all kitchens
Either way, if you’re not a cooking enthusiast, you could do without a casserole dish. However, if you start to hone your skills in this area, the casserole dish will quickly become indispensable . Indeed, some particular cooking requires this particular accessory. And even without that, it’s a kitchen tool that’s so versatile you’ll find a use for it anyway.
For the stews
The cast iron casserole is hermetically sealed once the lid is in place. In fact, the heat is evenly distributed inside for even cooking. It is therefore ideal for cooking stews or any other dish that needs to cook for hours with an even temperature.
How to use a cast iron casserole?
Roasting, braising, boiling, simmering, grilling… The casserole is a very versatile utensil that allows you to make a lot of different recipes. To use it, all you have to do is place your ingredients in it after having greased the bottom and start cooking! Is the cast iron casserole more suitable for individuals or professionals? In reality, both. Professionals appreciate its traditional pot side, especially for the design of stew. But given its versatility, it is one of the most practical kitchen utensils for individuals too.
Can you put a cast iron casserole dish in the oven?
It depends on the model. Not all of these casseroles are designed for use in the oven. If you really want to use your casserole dish for this type of cooking, we recommend that you turn instead to ceramic models, which are more appropriate for this type of use.
Where can you buy a cast iron casserole dish?
Although you can find casserole models in kitchen utensil stores, the best option is to go online. You will then have access to a much larger offer, and often with better prices.