Casting enamel pot "Staub" from France. It is a popular brand that can be used for cooking that makes the best use of the taste of ingredients, including anhydrous cooking. The price is reasonable, but I bought it this time because I wanted to raise the level of self-catering. I will introduce the impression that I actually used.
"Staub Pico Cocotte Round" Review
The lineup of "Staub" pots includes round and oval types. Among the various sizes, I chose the "Pico Cocotte Round" (20 cm). It is a size product that can make a main dish for 2 to 3 people.
The heavy weight that you first feel when the product arrives. It has a high airtightness and steam and aroma do not easily escape, so it is possible to cook with a modest amount of water and seasonings. It is also compatible with the oven, so it can be used as a mold for making cakes and bread.
The "nikujaga" I made immediately is just soy sauce and mirin, and there is no other water. The texture of the usual meat and potatoes is stronger, and the flavor of vegetables is stronger. It is also attractive that it does not easily collapse.
In addition, try various things such as boiling vegetables, steaming, and cooking rice. If it goes well, the vegetables will be surprisingly delicious, but there have been some mistakes such as "burning" and "I couldn't adjust the heating time well". Since the usability is different from that of a general hot pot, I feel that it is necessary to first faithfully follow the official recipe and gradually get used to it.
Of all the things I tried, I was surprised to find that I made bread and baked bread. Focaccia baked in a staub is the best dish with a solid thickness and a firm texture, probably because the heat is just right. The grilled thighs that are cooked without water have a moist texture with a slight aroma, giving it an exquisite finish. It seems that it is also suitable for fried foods and smoked foods, and I think that it is a fun pot for those who like cooking to use it.
Staub is not always easy to use, but it expands the way you enjoy cooking. The appearance that adds flowers to the kitchen is also attractive. If you are considering buying more hot pots and replacing them, why not add them as candidates?