Best Dutch Oven UK
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Best Dutch Oven UK of 2020

The Dutch oven, a must for cooking and simmering everything for hours. Any restaurant professional will tell you: having the right equipment is the basis for any chance of a successful meal. And when we talk about kitchen utensils, it is difficult not to think of the Dutch oven, especially since its large multi-purpose allows not to clutter up with several pans. So obviously, for those who do not have a lot of space or simply do not want to make a big investment, this is an ideal option.

Generally provided with a lid, this timeless pan is an ally of choice for large tables. It gives you a large volume of cooking, with a capacity of up to 5 liters for a diameter ranging from 20 to 30 cm in diameter. You can cook a wide variety of dishes there and for long hours. Find the dutch oven for your needs and budget

But the problem when you get into buying the best dutch oven UK is that the multitude of materials and shapes can confuse you when you are not well informed. Between the iron, the stainless steel, the copper, aluminum, besides the materials used for the coating, it is not always easy to decide.

This is the point of this guide, which aims to help you identify the pot with which you can cook like a chef! You will find practical information on the specificities, strengths, and weaknesses of each material, as well as a point on the other most relevant selection criteria.

Best Dutch Oven UK Reviews

To be able to establish this selection of the best dutch oven, we tested nearly twenty products. The following models have stood out for their value for money. We explain to you why.

1. Cristel – F22Q

All 18/10 stainless steel for successful preparations requiring more or less volume

Capacity : 22 cm diameter (sizes 24 and 26 also exist)
Material (s)  : 18/10 stainless steel
Compatibility: all heat sources, including induction
Supplied with: without removable handle and without cover

Pros :
 Machine washable
 Proven French origin
 Good heat distribution
 Guarantees of sustainability
 Compatible with all fires including induction

Cons :
 Sold without removable handle and without cover

Our selection opens with this stainless steel Dutch oven sold without a removable handle and without a lid. Available in three size choices (22, 24, and 26 cm), the Cristel – F22Q multiplies the pledges of quality and durability, evidenced by its lifetime warranty against all manufacturing defects.

Made in France, as certified by the Origine France Garantie label, this saucepan is suitable for preparations requiring more or less large volumes. We recommend it for its ability to distribute heat evenly over its entire surface for successful cooking.

The Cristel – F22Q Dutch oven is therefore endowed with a triple thickness encapsulated bottom. You can use it on all fires including on an induction hob. It will also have no difficulty withstanding a passage in the oven, up to a temperature of 300 ° C.

Its 18/10 stainless steel construction means that it not only has a shiny finish but is also easy to clean. You can also opt for washing in the dishwasher to make your task easier.

If you have other Cristel pots and pans, you will be able to use the same removable handle and handle for all utensils. They can also fit into each other to save space in the kitchen.


 2. Le Creuset, Enameled Cast Iron Casserole

The ultimate to enjoy excellent quality and energy-efficient cooking

Capacity  : 30 cm diameter and 3.2 L volume
Material (s): enameled cast iron and stainless steel (for handles)
Compatibility: all heat sources, including induction
Supplied with: cast iron cover

Pros :
Excellent heat absorption and retention
Quality and energy-saving cooking
Dishwasher safe
Long-term investment (30-year warranty)

Cons :
Expensive, but the price is amply justified
Quite heavy and not very bulky

With a diameter of 30 cm and a capacity of 3.2 L, this round Dutch oven signed Le Creuset is certainly expensive to buy, but it is an investment to be made without hesitation for those looking for the ultimate. It takes advantage of the many advantages associated with cast iron to provide an optimal cooking experience, whether you are a professional or an amateur. We particularly appreciate its extreme versatility.

Compatible with all sources of heat, including induction, it can be used for the preparation of casseroles of meats, stir-fried vegetables, crustaceans, or gourmet desserts, but also to heat already cooked dishes. This French-made Dutch oven also has the advantage that it can be used as a pan.

Whatever the use, the cooking results promise to be optimal. The enameled cast iron in which this round Dutch oven is made is known to be energy efficient, in that it distributes and maintains the heat uniformly so that once hot, the pan needs only a small contribution in heat to guarantee good cooking performance.

We should also remember that cast iron, in addition to the very good quality of cooking it guarantees, wins the battle for durability compared to other materials. Le Creuset did not hesitate to advance a 30-year warranty for this Dutch oven, also provided with interior enamel finishes that are remarkably resistant to wear.

In use, however, you will have to make more effort, because the Dutch oven is quite heavy (about 5.5 kg). Assistance handles, however, facilitate handling and transport. Like the ergonomic button (made of stainless steel) on the top of the cast iron cover, they are heat resistant, which allows the entire casserole dish to go into the oven.

As for maintenance, it’s not as simple as with a stainless steel Dutch oven, but you can always opt for washing in the dishwasher.


3. Cflagrant Casserole

The best value for money to cook without or with very little fat

Capacity / size  : 28 cm in diameter (models of 20, 24 and 32 cm also exist)
Material (s): cast aluminum, with non-stick coating and glass (lid)
Compatibility: all fires, including induction
Supplied with: glass cover and two silicone sleeves

Pros :
Very advantageous value for money
Baking
Compatible with all fires including induction
Two silicone sleeves provided to cover the handles

Cons :
Do not wash in the dishwasher

It’s hard to find a model that does better than the Cflagrant Casserole in terms of value for money. If you want to cook your food healthily with or without very little fat, take a look at this saucepan, which comes with a glass lid.

Available in four size choices (20 to 32 cm), the Cflagrant Dutch oven is provided with a cast aluminum structure, but a non-stick coating (in Greblon C3) has been applied inside to limit the intake of fat necessary for dietetic cooking.

The triple bottom of this pan has been designed to withstand all fires including induction. Whichever heat source you use, you can be sure that this Cflagrant Dutch Oven will retain its original shape and cooking performance over time.

It can easily go into the oven with its cover. However, you must first remove the two silicone sleeves before introducing the pan into the machine. Note also that this Dutch oven is not suitable for washing in the dishwasher. However, its maintenance is not restrictive, because the glass of the lid and the cast aluminum with a non-stick coating of the pan are easy to clean materials.


4. Kamberg – 0008033

Low-cost, easy-care casserole for cooking without adding fat

Capacity: 28 cm in diameter (16 to 40 cm models also available)
Material (s): cast aluminum, with non-stick coating, glass (cover) and stainless steel (handles)
Compatibility: all fires, including l induction
Supplied with: glass cover and two silicone sleeves

Pros :
Excellent value
Dishwasher safe
Compatible four
Two silicone sleeves supplied to cover the stainless steel handles

Cons :
Nothing to say

If you are on a tight budget and looking for a pan capable of cooking a variety of dishes without adding fat, while retaining the authenticity of their taste, the Kamberg – 0008033 is an option that you should seriously consider.

Part of the Kamberg collection, it is, like the other utensils in the range, compatible with all sources of heat: gas, induction, electric, and ceramic hobs … And in all cases, the cooking performance is remarkable.

This Dutch oven is made of cast aluminum and provided with a stone-like non-stick coating, which eliminates the need for fat. However, you can add a little to enhance the taste of the food. Beyond its properties as a very good heat distributor, cast aluminum is also known for its long-lasting resistance. This Dutch oven, therefore, retains its shape, regardless of the type of fire you use it on.

The Kamberg’s tight price – 0008033 does not hold any unpleasant surprises in terms of quality. Besides, no PFOA material went into its manufacture. For easy handling, a pair of silicone handles is provided to cover the stainless steel handles of the pan.

In the end, the Kamberg – 0008033 is quite close to the Cflagrant Faitout, with the difference that unlike the latter, it can be put in the dishwasher. If you are looking for a cheap, easy-to-maintain Dutch oven, go for it!


5. Tefal C6344602

Tefal quality at a stroke for stewing, braising and slow-simmering

Capacity: 24 cm diameter and 5 L volume
Material (s): cast aluminum with Titanium non-stick coating and glass (cover)
Compatibility: all heat sources, including induction
Supplied with: glass cover

Pros :
Guarantees of sustainability
Very good value for money
Robust handles
Can go in the oven (up to 175 ° C)

Cons :
Nothing to say

Tefal is no longer to present. On all fronts where we find the French brand, quality is there. The Tefal C6344602 is no exception. For an affordable price, it offers you a stockpot that you can use intensively for up to 8 years, whether to stew, braising, or simmering slowly.

To guarantee such durability, Tefal applied to the cast aluminum structure, an ultra-resistant Titanium Mineralia coating of which only it has the secret, and which also lasts up to twice as long as the Tefal Titanium Force coating present on certain Tefal utensils, including the Tefal C3674602.

PFOA-free and Cadmium-free, this black stone-effect coating is obtained with inclusions of titanium and minerals, and is suitable for use in an oven (up to 175 ° C) or on gas or electric hotplates, Vitro ceramic and induction.

In addition, the Tefal C6344602 is easy to handle and comfortable, thanks to its robust handles perfectly insulated from heat. Note that it comes with a glass cover also equipped with an ergonomic handle.


6. Pradel Excellence – 52340M

Generous capacity for this Dutch oven easy to handle and maintain

Capacity: 28 cm diameter and 5.8 L volume
Material (s): cast aluminum, with non-stick coating, glass (cover)
Compatibility: all heat sources, including induction
Supplied with: glass cover

Pros :
Light and easy to handle
Generous capacity
Can go in the oven (up to 200 ° C)
Silicone sleeves provided

Cons :
No hole in the lid to let the steam escape

We stay on a Dutch oven with a cast aluminum structure decorated with a non-stick coating “stone style” for even cooking without fat, or with a little bit. With a diameter of 28 cm, the Pradel Excellence – 52340M is suitable for use on all types of lights, including on an induction hob. It can also be baked up to 200 °, but the cover must first be removed.

Speaking of a lid, it was a solid glass that was used, and it earned it to be quite heavy. A little more annoying, especially considering the price a little higher than our other favorites of the same kind: there is no hole in the lid to let the steam escape. Moreover, the Dutch oven itself is light, however, which does not prevent it from being undeformable and presenting guarantees of durability.

We can safely say that you will get it for your account by investing in the Pradel Excellence – 52340M. Completely free of PFOA materials, this Dutch oven inspires confidence by its quality. And it is especially convenient to use. Pradel provided two silicone sleeves for better comfort during handling.

In terms of maintenance, you have the total discretion to choose a dishwasher or hand-cleaning with dish soap, a soft sponge, and hot water, as recommended by the maker.

If you needed a final argument to finally decide on this Pradel Dutch oven, know that it offers a generous capacity of 5.8 liters. This is a little more than the 5 liters of the Tefal C6344602, also with a diameter of 28 cm.


7. Tefal C3674602

A tight budget? The Tefal C3674602 will do the job for cooking on all fires, except induction

Capacity  : 24 cm diameter
Material (s): cast aluminum, with non-stick coating, glass (cover)
Compatibility: all heat sources, except induction
Supplied with: glass cover

Pros :
Ideal for a tight budget
Light and easy to handle
Hole in the lid to let heat escape
Beautiful finishes

Cons :
Does not support induction

We find Tefal with a Dutch oven ideal for a tight budget. Diameter 24 cm, like the previous model of the brand, it is theoretically a little less durable, but you can be sure of using it longer compared to other pans positioned in the same price range.

The Tefal quality is no longer to be demonstrated, but the C3674602 mainly relies on its TITANIUM FORCE without PFOA materials to combine aesthetics, durability, and quality cooking. The non-stick coating applied to the cast aluminum structure of this Dutch oven not only provides increased resistance, but it offers longer sliding performance. This, regardless of the heat source you use gas, electric, or ceramic hobs. Flat: the Tefal C3674602 does not support induction.

Its cleaning is not at all difficult due to its non-stick surface. Handling is just as easy. This Dutch oven, like its glass lid, is quite light. In addition, it has perfectly heat-resistant handles. A detail that you will not fail to appreciate: a hole is provided in the cover to let the steam escape.


8. Lagostina Armonia High casserole

All stainless steel design for this heavy-bottomed Dutch oven for quality cooking on all fires

Capacity  : 22 cm diameter (models of 18, 20 and 24 cm also exist)
Material (s)  : 18/10 stainless steel
Compatibility: all fires, including induction
Supplied with: stainless steel cover

Pros :
Resistance and robustness over time
Easy cleaning (dishwasher safe)
Robust, refined welded handles
Thick bottom for quality cooking on all fires

Cons :
Expensive, but good investment over time

We change the register with this Dutch oven in high quality 18/10 stainless steel. Promise: the Lagostina Armonia will last longer than the coated aluminum models that we recommended above. The manufacturer did not hesitate to cover it with a 25-year warranty (against any manufacturing defect).

Durability is one of the main attractions of this pan, so to speak, and that is good news considering the price invested.

However, several other assets are to be credited to the Lagostina Armonia. Available in several size choices (diameters of 18, 20, 22, and 24 cm), this Dutch oven has very beautiful and shiny finishes, which will certainly give a special touch to your kitchen. But beyond its aesthetic side, you will appreciate more its ability to distribute the heat evenly for a pleasant cooking experience.

In this, we must emphasize the thick Lagoseal Plus bottom with which this Dutch oven is equipped. This consists of two layers of steel interspersed with a layer of aluminum to guarantee the good cooking quality, regardless of the heat source used. The Lagostina Armonia has no difficulty withstanding induction and is suitable for intensive use.

Its handling is facilitated by refined and worked welded handles, but these, being in stainless steel, are not insulated from heat. You are therefore obliged to put on gloves to handle the pan when it is hot. Note that the cover is also made of stainless steel. Furthermore, this all-stainless steel design of the Lagostina Armonia allows it to be dishwasher-safe, and more generally make maintenance easier.


9. Beka 12061264

Large capacity and guarantees of resistance and robustness over time

Capacity: 26 cm diameter (a 24 cm model also exists) and volume of 7 liters
Material (s): stainless steel
Compatibility: all fires, including induction
Supplied with: stainless steel cover

Pros :
Interior marking of capacities for easy dosing
Resistant and robust without being heavy
Large capacity

Cons :
Expensive, but justified price

If you are looking for a stainless steel Dutch oven larger than the Lagostina Armonia, take a look at the Beka 12061264. Available in diameters of 24 and 26 cm, this model is certainly more expensive, but it is an investment to be made without hesitation if you need a resistant and robust pan to make preparations requiring large volumes. In its 26 cm version that we recommend here, it offers a total capacity of 7 liters.

The Beka 12061264 has a structure in high quality 18/10 stainless steel, and a perforated stainless steel anti-splash cover. Cast-iron equipment is added. This means that Beka chose the best of stainless steel to guarantee good durability, but also very good cooking performance.

Note in this regard that the triple encapsulated thermo-radiant bottom of the Beka 12061264 supports all fires, including induction, but above all ensures optimal distribution and conservation of heat. Everything is therefore done so that you can successfully prepare. Besides, for the dosage, you are well helped by the internal marking of the capacities.

If you like pans with shiny finishes, you will not be disappointed with the Beka 12061264. Its cleaning is also not at all complicated, because it can easily go into the dishwasher.

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Best Dutch Oven UK Buying Guide

The materials

The number 1 parameter to which you must pay attention when choosing your Dutch oven is the materials used to make it. And for good reason, they determine the price, performance and more generally the user experience. We will first discuss the options you have regarding the structure, then shed light on the different coatings that pots can display.

Aluminum

Very inexpensive compared to other materials, it is quite possibly the most popular material when it comes to casserole structures. And if aluminum is also popular, it owes it to its excellent thermal conductor properties: the heat is distributed evenly in the pan, especially if the material is thick enough. In addition, aluminum pots can generally be used in the dishwasher.

However, they are likely to color and react with food, if no treatment is applied to aluminum. Many manufacturers have understood this by providing a non-stick coating on the inside of their aluminum pots. For enhanced robustness, aluminum can also be anodized.

Inox

Light, durable, and easy to clean. These are the main qualities associated with stainless steel, and which justify that it benefits from a good rating in terms of casserole, although it is not particularly renowned for its thermal conductivity. To correct this defect, and therefore promote better heat distribution, the bottom of the pans is generally provided with a layer of copper or aluminum.

The other argument in favor of stainless steel is its easy cleaning. Most stainless steel pots are dishwasher safe. If they show discoloration, their appearance can easily be restored using a stainless steel cleaner

Iron source

Very thick and very resistant, therefore heavy, cast iron is renowned for its excellent properties in terms of retention and uniform distribution of heat, even if it takes a little longer to heat up. This is an option that you should favor if you want to use the pot for browning, braising, stewing, but also for slow cooking or baking. That said, cast iron can come in bare form or with an enamel coating.

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Very thick and very resistant, therefore heavy, cast iron is renowned for its excellent properties in terms of retention and uniform distribution of heat.

When it does not have a coating, the cast iron is extremely durable, but before any first use, you must necessarily base it (if it was not done during manufacture) to give the pan a non-stick surface that lasts forever. Capable of keeping food warm for a long time, the pots made of bare cast iron also withstand oven temperatures much higher than those with an additional non-stick (enamel) coating.

Their cleaning can however prove to be restrictive. It is also not recommended to put them in the dishwasher, to soak them or to wash them with soap. Rather, wipe them with a cloth.

If you are looking for a version of cast iron that requires less maintenance and is easier to clean, choose an enameled cast-iron Dutch oven. In addition to allowing washing in the dishwasher, a pan of this type has the advantage of heating slowly and evenly, but also of retaining heat well. That is to say all the qualities of cast iron. However, the enamel coating can be chipped by acidic foods. However, a pellet is sufficient to restore the non-stick surface.

Tinplate

For cooking requiring a rapid rise in temperature, a tinplate is an attractive option. The pots made of this material are also resistant and sturdy. You can use them to quickly sear foods at very high temperatures and then cook them over low heat.

Copper

Copper is expensive, but it is an option that you should consider if you are looking for a Dutch oven for quick and even cooking. It is simply the best heat conductor. In addition, a copper pan cools quickly and provides maximum control. It is, so to speak, an ally of choice for any type of cooking, from high-temperature preparations to delicate simmers.

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That said, copper has some drawbacks, apart from its expensive price. It is indeed a susceptible material which tends to react with food and even potentially toxic. To do this, copper pots are usually covered with another material, usually stainless steel (or tin).

In addition, copper can discolor, which requires you to maintain it. This will concretely consist of polishing it from time to time.

Another thing, copper is said to have a tendency to dent and scratch easily. Finally, copper pots do not support induction, unless they have a layer added to the bottom with magnetic properties.

Ceramic

An excellent insulator, ceramic therefore does not react quickly to heat and is therefore suitable for slow firing at a constant temperature. On the other hand, it is fragile. As regards ceramics, two types are mainly used for the manufacture of Dutch ovens: porcelain and stoneware.

Renowned for its hardness, porcelain is quite resistant. The pots made of this delicate material can be used on the stove, in the oven, and in the microwave.

Appreciated for the many finishes in which it is presented, stoneware results from a different type of clay compared to porcelain, but fired, it can be as hard as the latter.

The coatings

After the structure, let’s now analyze the possibilities that arise in terms of the coating material.

Non-stick coating (enamel)

A Dutch oven with this coating offers uniform heat distribution at medium temperature but is also easier to clean. This treatment eliminates the need for pelletizing, as is the case for example with a bare cast iron pan.

Ceramic coating

Ceramics are known to be naturally non-stick. A coating from this material ensures cooking without catching food.

Stone-like coating

It provides resistance and durability, but also allows healthy cooking, with or without little fat. If you are looking for a Dutch oven to cook your food in a dietetic way, while retaining their nutritional qualities, opt for a model with a stone-like coating.

Capacity

Evaluated from volume and diameter, the capacity depends on the number of people for whom you want to cook. It is therefore up to you to assess your needs to make the right decision. And unfortunately, the pots are available in a large choice of size.

To give you an idea, know that a pan of 20 cm in diameter (2 to 3 L) is generally enough for 2 to 4 people. If you want to cook for 6 to 8 people, you will need a Dutch oven of 6 to 8 L (a diameter of 26 to 28 cm). From a diameter of 30 cm, the pan can be used to prepare for nearly ten people.

Light compatibility

If it is more and more common to find pots compatible with all heat sources, it is not a given either that the saucepan supports induction: Tefal C3674602 is for example the only model in our selection not to be compatible with induction.

This is why it is recommended to pay close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions on this subject. Cooking on an induction hob is a little different than with other heat sources (electricity, standard gas, ceramic hob, etc.).

Remember that for a Dutch oven to be used on an induction hob, it must contain ferromagnetic materials such as iron or a layer with magnetic properties. By their composition, the cast iron and stainless steel pots are naturally compatible with induction, unlike aluminum or copper models. To support this cooking method, the latter must, therefore, have a bottom integrating a layer with magnetic properties.

Which Dutch oven brand to choose?

Certain brands have established themselves as safe values ​​when it comes to stockpots. This is the case with Le Creuset, which stands out in the high-end range, notably with its Le Creuset, Faitout in Enameled Cast Iron. Just like a certain Cristel, which we particularly appreciated the Cristel – F22Q.

Other French manufacturers such as Tefal and Mathon have a reputation for offering pots with an advantageous quality ratio. You can just as easily head to Lagostina, Pradel or the German Beka to find very good products at competitive prices.

Precautions for using the Dutch oven

Thoroughly wash the Dutch oven before its first use

Except in the case of naked cast-iron models which will have to be pelletized beforehand, the pots do not require any special precautions before their first use, except that you must take care to wash them well warm soapy water, rinse and dry them thoroughly.

For non-stick pans, many manufacturers recommend priming the non-stick cooktop before first use. Concretely, this involves coating it with a layer of oil (vegetable or corn) using kitchen paper. You can then follow the first cleaning protocol, namely, wash and rinse with hot water and then wipe thoroughly.

What do you cook with a Dutch oven?

The Dutch oven is the ultimate choice of versatility. It can be used for the preparation of a large number of dishes and lends itself to different modes of preparation including long cooking.

However, the materials – and the shape – in which the pan is made may make it more suitable for dishes than for others. Taking the example of a cast-iron Dutch oven with enamel coating, it is advisable to avoid using it with acidic foods, as these could react with the coating and remove it. In its oval shape, the Dutch oven is suitable for roasts and meat fillets, while the cylindrical Dutch oven is more suitable for rice or for cooking vegetables.

Dutch Oven Cleaning tips

If you want to use your Dutch oven as long as possible, you should take care to clean it thoroughly after each use. Beforehand, you must of course allow it to cool for several minutes.

Casserole with non-stick coating

If your Dutch oven has a non-stick coating, it is generally not very difficult to clean, especially when it is compatible with a dishwasher. That said, it is advisable to prefer hand washing with hot soapy water rather than putting in the dishwasher, because, in the long term, this considerably reduces the formation of the patina. On the contrary, hand washing preserves the appearance and performance of the non-stick coating.

If you want to put your Dutch oven often in the dishwasher, avoid cleaners containing lemon, and only use household dishwashing products. After each use, also take care to oil the inner lining of the pan.

Cleaning a burnt Dutch oven

Cleaning a Dutch oven with stubborn residue can be a difficult exercise. However, beware of using harsh or scouring sponges. They can cause damage to your pan, such as abrasive cleaners. Conversely, use only nylon sponges or soft brushes.

That said, some great grandmother tips can restore your burnt pot.

Baking soda and white vinegar

Pour a tablespoon of baking soda and half a glass of white vinegar into the pan. Then allow to heat for a few minutes, and over low heat, the dough thus formed. When it is cool, use the nylon sponge or soft brush to scrub the areas with burnt deposits.

Lemon contains citric acid, which makes it an ally of choice for dealing with burnt residue from your Dutch oven, especially if it is cast iron. Start by introducing two tablespoons of lemon juice into the pan, then pour a little water and heat it for at least five minutes. After this, let the mixture cool and rub so that the burnt deposits disappear. Note that this cleaning protocol can be renewed as many times as necessary if the deposits are tough.

Do you have a fireplace or woodstove nearby? Do not hesitate to use the ash generated to restore your burnt pot. The principle is simple: put the ashes in the pan and add a little water, so as to form a dough which will then be heated for a few minutes and over very low heat. A blow of nylon sponge or soft brush is enough for the burnt deposits to go away.

This solution may be effective, but it is above all very dangerous, therefore to be banned. And for good reason, the releases of chlorine produced by boiled bleach present a big risk for your health, in that they are very toxic for the respiratory tract.

FAQ

Dutch Oven or casserole dish?

Very versatile, the Dutch oven is, as we have seen, usable for anything and everything, especially in the context of long cooking. Its ability to cook evenly allows it to serve as a casserole, hence the dilemma of many as to the relevance of having the two utensils. We will observe that if the Dutch oven can play the role of a casserole, it is not as effective as the latter which excels in slow and harmonious diffusion of heat. If you want the best results when you simmer your dishes, consider investing in a casserole dish. Alternatively, opt for a cast-iron Dutch oven to take advantage of the excellent homogeneous distribution and heat retention properties associated with this material.

Difference between a Dutch oven and a pressure cooker?

If both are suitable for long cooking, the pressure cooker has the advantage of relieving you of most of the work, since you will not have to monitor the cooking. Depending on what you want to prepare, you will only have to choose the temperature and the cooking time, so that after the set time, the pressure cooker will stop automatically. This electric appliance is also embellished with a “keep warm” function which keeps your ready-made preparations warm until service.

What type of Dutch oven do professionals use?

If as a private individual you can settle for an aluminum Dutch oven with non-stick coating, a professional needs stainless steel or cast iron model to obtain optimal cooking results, over time. A Dutch oven in one or other of these materials is more expensive, but it is an investment that quickly pays for itself, not only for its cooking performance but also for its guarantees of durability.

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