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Staub Essential Oven, 3.75 qt.

Perfectly sized for weeknight meals or weekend dinners, this versatile cocotte has a domed lid that’s great for roasting poultry or larger cuts of meat. The gently sloping sides and tight-fitting lid help to circulate flavors while cooking. The...Read More

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The ultimate everyday cocotte.


Perfectly sized for weeknight meals or weekend dinners, this versatile cocotte has a domed lid that’s great for roasting poultry or larger cuts of meat. The gently sloping sides and tight-fitting lid help to circulate flavors while cooking. The choice of accomplished chefs, Staub cookware boasts exceptional heat transfer and moves easily from stovetop to table.

Enameled cast iron doesn’t require seasoning and the ceramic base is suitable for all heat sources, including induction. Durable matte-enamel finish resists chipping and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.

Features Hide

  • Enameled cast iron retains and distributes heat evenly and efficiently
  • Durable matte-enamel finish won’t discolor, scratch, rust or chip with normal use
  • Ready to use—no seasoning required
  • Domed, heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results
  • Staub’s chistera lid pattern forms a unique, textured surface that continually returns moisture to the food being cooked, for moist, tender results every time
  • Enameled cast iron features incredible heat retention and distribution
  • Smooth base is compatible with all cooktops, including induction
  • Black enamel interior sears beautifully and is slightly textured for better browning

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Staub
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 9.8" (12.25" with handles) x 4.3" (6" with lid)
  • Capacity: 3.75 qt.
  • Weight: 10.5 lb.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
  • Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Cocotte
  • Lid
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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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Staub Essential Oven
Great cookware, you will not be dissappointed!!!!
March 22, 2019
1 year ago
NICE for braising
I have a braising cookbook my husband purchased with great recipes. This makes a perfect size roast or other recipe for two. Sturdy! Pretty, nice deep hue. And does a very nice job.
September 10, 2018
9 months ago
Oh, the color -- and the quality
It's Staub -- need I say more. I love the colorful glazes Staub uses -- they are rich and deep. I am not a fan of Staub's dark enamel interior but the pot cooks beautifully and it's a joy to use it.
August 31, 2018
over 2 years ago
Staub fan.
Staub is my go-to cast iron, when I can afford it. This is a great pan for braising, small batches of stew, etc. I can use it for just about anything. Very easy to clean.
April 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
A great replacement for old cookware
Purchased a black on black to replace a 40 year old Copco of similar size. I think my adult children will inherit this one! Prepared soups, stews, tomato sauce & other delights cook beautifully.
April 19, 2018
1 year ago
high quality:)
February 17, 2018
over 3 years ago
NFL line backer to lift it
it cooks soups and stews wonderfully, but if you are a woman you can' t lift it, even empty.
January 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great Customer Service
I recently purchased a Staub Essential Oven in Pine. What a
beautiful color. It did have a couple minor scratches on the lid.
I called customer service and even though I had used the oven
twice, Denise in Customer service was very polite and requested I exchange it. A great oven, and fabulous customer service.
Thank you Denise.
December 14, 2017
1 year ago
We love anything staub.
December 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
Staub - The Best Cast Iron
Staub is the best quality Cast Iron in the World. All pieces are also well designed for serious use.
November 29, 2017
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I own several other Staub pieces and I absolutely love how they cook in the oven.
Linda C on Apr 12, 2019
Based on reviews. Looking for good pot for oven and stovetop. Hope it lives up to its name.
Liane T on Jan 16, 2019
I own several other Staub pieces and I absolutely love how they cook in the oven.
Linda C on Apr 12, 2019
The colour
MEI KI MAGGIE L on Jan 27, 2019
Based on reviews. Looking for good pot for oven and stovetop. Hope it lives up to its name.
Liane T on Jan 16, 2019
very nice looking
khawaja m on Jan 6, 2019
This item was selected for my daughter, who is a new homeowner. When asked what she wanted as a housewarming gift from her thoughtful parents, she selected this Dutch oven. All of these Staub Dutch ovens are essential in any creative kitchen.
Anne N on Jan 2, 2019
This is SOOO much better than Le Creuset! leans much easier and remains looking new! Of course the cooking is superb!
Anne H on Dec 30, 2018
liked the size and love staub cookware
C n on Dec 25, 2018
I have wanted a cast iron pot for a while. I chose Staub over Creuset because I've heard good things. We'll see. This particular one (white essential oven) was on sale and I also had a gift card for this store.
JAMES G S on Nov 26, 2018
Seems like a great product.
Raoul P on Nov 25, 2018
Can't go wrong with this fine piece of cookware. Whatever you place inside turns out a moist, flavorful, mouthwatering finish. Amazing for stews, soups, braised meats and vegetables, and more...
Joan B on Nov 20, 2018
Most Versatile
Sujin Y on Nov 11, 2018
great item to cook soups and braise meats
Jcqueline S on Nov 4, 2018
I love Staub- and the color options were important to me.
rebecca f on Oct 17, 2018
Durable dutch oven. Versatile and I love the color
June L on Sep 7, 2018
This pan is a MUST...
Inaa B on Aug 22, 2018
Works well in AGA ovens
John M on Apr 2, 2018
To add to my collection of Staub
PATRICIA M on Mar 6, 2018
Staub is the absolute best in this category of cookware.
Melinda J on Jan 7, 2018
It was a replacement item
SUE K on Jan 5, 2018
To match dinnerware. Love it
Roberta P on Dec 26, 2017
Item was on my daughter's Christmas wish list.
Carol K on Dec 15, 2017
Annie K on Dec 12, 2017
The quality remains after the price is forgotten
Andy W on Nov 26, 2017
Incredible quality
Cynthia S on Nov 25, 2017
I own one of these Staub pans and absolutely love it, so now I am buying one as a gift.
JoAnna S on Nov 24, 2017
this size fills in a missing slot in my pot collection
Claudia S on Nov 14, 2017
Staub is the best there is!!
Cynthia L on Nov 13, 2017
I like the quality of Staub, and the price is right for the quality. Striking blue color!
AUDREY T on Nov 13, 2017
I wanted a smaller cast iron pot to bake bread in, but didn't want it to be a one-trick pan because I have a small kitchen and don't have the luxury of storage space for cookware that only does one thing. I see this pot as a bread baker, and to make sauces, risotto, and dishes like chicken fricassee. I also love that the gorgeous graphite gray matches my two other pieces of Staub. Can't wait to get it!
Katherine M on Nov 12, 2017
Both items are Christmas presents for my daughter
Toni B on Nov 9, 2017
It was on sale and I thought i could use the size for my cooking
Olivia M on Nov 9, 2017
good price good pan i make bread in it
catherine t on Nov 8, 2017
Great price
Sharon C on Nov 8, 2017
Smaller size for smaller family.
PEGGY F on Nov 8, 2017
I've heard excellent things about this brand. We've been looking for an oven and just couldn't resist the sales price.
Annelise Y on Nov 8, 2017
Always wanted one but couldn't afford it.
Alexander H on Nov 8, 2017
the color is beautiful, and the price was unbeatable. i've been looking for one for my mother in law and this one was perfect - matches the NDSU bison colors perfect for tailgating!
Lauren M on Nov 8, 2017
It’s soup and stew season!
Lisa B on Nov 8, 2017
I purchased two these as Christmas gifts for my daughters. The promotional price is great too.
Catherine O on Nov 8, 2017
great price!
Susan H on Nov 8, 2017
Good intermediate size. Perfect for the young adults in my life.
L N on Nov 8, 2017
My wife told me that's what she wanted.
Brandon D on Nov 8, 2017
amazing sale price
elizabeth h on Nov 8, 2017
Color, shape and size
Rhonda W on Nov 8, 2017
The price
Clayton M on Nov 8, 2017
Replaces my Lodge for the following reasons
Lodge ‘seasoning’ has been difficult & prefer Staub dimensions over Lodge...and for the excellent sales price & love the Pine (green) color.
DAVID A on Nov 8, 2017
I already have one and it's beautiful! This one is a gift.
Diane V on Nov 6, 2017
size is so good! and i like the limited colour
zihan y on Nov 4, 2017
Quality is top notch! terrific heat transfer, self-basting and easy- EASY clean up!
JustJenn on Nov 2, 2017
Durability, style and available colors, excellent cookware.
KELLY G on Oct 23, 2017
The colour
MEI KI MAGGIE L on Jan 27, 2019
very nice looking
khawaja m on Jan 6, 2019
I just received this in white. I did notice that the inside of the pot is lightly speckled with white. I own several Staub pots and they all are perfectly matte black inside. Has anyone noticed this with their white Staub pieces? Am a little concerned about food safety.
Elizabeth V on Feb 12, 2016
How does this differ from the regular Staub round cocotte--I mean more functionality than size? Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The sloping sides encourage rotation when the liquid in the pan is simmering or boiling. Best for long stewing or braising.
Is the marin color different from sapphire blue?which one is deeper?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Marin is deeper. Sapphire is more of a bright blue.
The original design was touted as spikes helped basting that differentiated from La Cruset. This design is very similar to La Cruset. Tell us one reason consumer should buy this product instead of La Cruset beside price difference?
Note I own only Staub with many kind of pots. I am a fan of Staub but like La Cruset as well.
A shopper on Feb 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I also have La Cruset but had had a problem with food sticking on the bottom of the pans and also with the product being a nightmare to clean to my satisfaction. Love the Staub with no problem to I love, love the white color which matches my white cooktop!
Do you know the dimensions of the interior flat cooking surface and exterior bottom where it contacts the burner? Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The exterior bottom dimension is 6-3/4 inches. Because of a slight flair at the bottom, the interior dimension is slightly larger.
Will the Staub 10" stainless steel steamer insert fit in this pot? It looks like it might but wondering if anyone knows for sure. The steamer fits for sure the 5.5 cocotte and also the 4 wide.
Sarah H on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not. I just got the 4 qt essential oven and a 5.5 qt cocotte, and the Staub stainless steel steamer will only fit in the 5.5 qt cocotte.
is the the quality of materials and composition exactly the same as the regular staub round cocotte?
Lisa on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Does this Staub oven have the basting spikes on the lid interiors like the Staub round cocottes?
ANNE S on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are no basting 'spikes.' However, there are raised markings on the lid interior that are shaped like elongated j's that would serve a similar purpose. The j's are in placed in a swirled radiating pattern.
How wide is the bottom diameter?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outside diameter at the bottom is a bit under 7 inches (six and seven eighths). The outside diameter increases rapidly so that about an inch above the base it is eight and a half inches. The outside diameter at the top is nine and three quarters inches, excluding the handles. The lid is just over ten inches in diameter.
Can bread be baked in it?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. It's one of its main uses in my kitchen.
Does the enamel interior have any toxic chemicals?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the enamel is toxin free and food-safe.
My friend bought a White color pot, when get the stock reliable that there is the white dot on the inner surface, is that normal?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not exactly sure what white dot is that you are talking about. The inside of the pot should be a smooth, but not shiny, black enameled surface. If there is a defect in the surface you should return the pot to Sur La Table. If you can take the pot to a local store and show them the "dot" and they can evaluate it for you. That's the best thing I can think of to do.
Is it light weight?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a beautiful cast iron piece and weighs approx 6 lbs.
Is this a good pan for frittatas?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s not exactly a pan and more like a pot. Maybe a little too deep depends on how much fritattas you’re cooking. I do use it as a pan sometimes. When I cook pasta sauce, since it has some depth, I don’t need to worry about pasta spilling out tossing with the sauce. Hope it helps!
Is this made in France?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They are very proud of this fact. I have had mine for a few years and absolutely love it.
Just bought this and it's my 1st cast iron pan so please tell me the best way to clean it?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Staub recommends to let your cookware cool down before cleaning it. You can use warm water, liquid dish soap and a soft sponge or brush. Do not use metal brushes or scouring pads as this can damage the enamel. Make sure to dry completely to prevent water spots or light spot rusting. If light spot rusting occurs you can remove the spot by scrubbing with baking soda, then rub a little bit of cooking oil on the spot. Although your Staub Essential Oven is dishwasher safe, Staub does recommend hand washing as a general rule.
Since it cooks differently, is there a good source for recipes?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I love this pot and bought it for my kids as well. I don't think it's as much that it cooks differently, as that it does better at braising than lesser pots. I would look for braised recipes like stews, beef burgundy, pot roast, corned beef, coq au vin, etc, and just use this pan. Can be braised on the stove or in the oven. I also use it to make greens.

Chefs on the internet that come to mind are Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Michael Symon, Anne Burrell.

Hope this helps.
Can you use these cast iron pots to deep fry?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, cast iron takes a little longer to heat up, but it hold heat better once hot. Just use a deep fry thermometer. Also, make sure to always have Bon Ami on hand. It is inexpensive and at grocery stores, but it will help keep the black interior looking new, if you care about such things.
I have purchased a staul 4qt in cherry and have only used it 2 times. The color of the outside bottom is beginning to scrape off. Has this happen to anyone else? Is there anything I can do to avoid it happening more?
Maria G on Jan 14, 2019
I have several pieces of Staub, and I have never had this happen. I use them on electric burners, hob type, glass top, and classic. I would contact Sur La Table and perhaps ask for a replacement.
Anyone order pine and get a color marked olive? I can't find olive online and wonder if maybe they are the same. The color olive looks less rich and less even than the pictures of pine.
A shopper on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I purchased mine at the store and the clerk told me it was pine but the box actually says olive. It's beautiful and very rich looking, more so than the basil.
Where can I get that mini staub coquette in white?
laurie o on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sue Last Table offers a set of two mini cocottes, in white for twenty dollars. Check the website.good luck
How does the white hold up to stains? I use a gas stove so anything spilt over gets cooked on.
A shopper on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have one with a red finish and everthing washes off easily. I imagine it would be no different with the white.
Any chance you will have this in pine?
Holly D on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At some point we might, but Pine is a limited edition color, so it isn't very likely.


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