Staub sauté pans are the perfect addition to any cookware collection. Constructed with high quality cast iron and finished with an enamel surface, these sauté pans are easy to maintain and attractive enough to double as a serving dish.
You really can’t go wrong with these beautiful sauté pans. They are top of the line and easily go head to head with Le Creuset. Price is also in the same ballpark.
Staub’s sauté pans are the perfect size and shape for taking on just about any cooking task, including:
- Sautéing vegetables
- Cooking fish and meat
- Warming pre-cooked dishes
Cast iron’s exceptional ability to distribute and retain heat allows you to cook up delicious meals and keep them warm long after they have been taken out of the oven or off of the stovetop.
Staub offers both a 2.75-quart and a 4-quart sauté pan to accommodate your needs. The 4-quart is ideal for larger meals or gatherings, while the smaller 2.75-quart is perfect for couples and small families.
Thanks to its cast iron construction, this sauté pan is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The smooth enamel bottom allows the pan to be used on any cooktop surface and also eliminates the need to season the pan. This same enamel surface is also what allows the pan to be dishwasher safe, which is something you won’t find with traditional cast iron cookware.
Each pan comes with a tight-fitting lid that retains moisture and prevents humidity from escaping. As a result, foods are juicier and more flavorful.
The rough texture of the pan also allows for exceptional browning.
Aesthetically speaking, Staubs’ sauté pans are attractive enough to take from oven to table when serving guests or family. This pan features a brass knob and comes in a variety of colors, including:
- Black Matte
- Graphite Grey
- Dark Blue
- Excellent heat retention and distribution
- Dishwasher safe
- Easy to maintain
- Comes in a variety of colors
The heavy weight of this sauté pan is to be expected. Cast iron cookware is notorious for its heavier weight, but this weight adds to the pan’s durability.
The 2.75-quart Staub sauté pan is offered at a lower price than the 4-qaurt pan. The larger size of the 4-quart pan warrants this price increase, and the exceptional quality of the Staub brand makes the pan well worth the cost.
Durability & Maintenance
When compared to other cast iron cookware sets, Staub’s sauté pans are very easy to maintain. They can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. Traditional cast iron cookware cannot be washed in the dishwasher and should not even be washed by hand.
The enamel surface on the pan eliminates the need for “seasoning,” which makes this pan virtually maintenance-free. However, it’s still important to store your pan in a cool, dry place and ensure that it’s thoroughly dry before storing it away in a cupboard or cabinet.
Staub constructed their sauté pans to last a lifetime, and with proper care and maintenance, you can continue using your pan for decades to come. Staub is the brand of choice for many chefs simply because of its durability and high-quality construction. For sautéing, roasting and browning, this is the best Staub cookware choice.