Casserole and french ovens buying guide
Kitchen Warehouse offer a fabulous range of top quality casserole dishes and French or Dutch Ovens in a variety of materials, sizes and shapes to provide you with the best cookware for every dish you wish to create. This guide takes you through the qualities and design features of the many casserole dishes you will find online or at one of our stores.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A CASSEROLE DISH, FRENCH OR DUTCH OVEN
- Rounded shape.
- Side helper handles to fit into oven.
- Tightly fitting lid to create circular heating effect.
- Moisture returns to the dish through condensation.
- Dutch or French ovens are suitable for stove top and oven use.
- The attractive designs can be used as serving dishes directly from the oven to table.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DUTCH OVEN, A FRENCH OVEN AND A CASSEROLE DISH?
A Dutch Oven is a heavy pot with a tight fitting lid, traditionally constructed in cast iron. The Dutch Oven was named for the Pennsylvanian Dutch in America, who commonly used this kind of cookware in the 1700’s. It can be used on both the stove and oven for recipes that involve braising or searing then slow cooking.
A French Oven is a more modern version of the Dutch Oven made in France from enamelled cast iron.
A Casserole dish is a shallower dish, designed for slow cooking or baking in the oven.
WHAT ARE OUR CASSEROLE DISHES, FRENCH AND DUTCH OVENS MADE OUT OF?
CERAMIC, GLASS AND POTTERY
Ceramic, glass and pottery casserole dishes are suitable for use in the microwave and freezer. The casserole dish is excellent for baking and slow cooking divine dishes in the oven. Meat dishes can be seared or braised in a saucepan and then transferred to the casserole dish for oven cooking.
The blends of stainless steel, aluminium and copper make use of the heating qualities of each material to create the ultimate in cookware. Our range of casserole dishes are composed of the following metals in various combinations.
Stainless Steel - Features rapid heating, is a long lasting and stable material
Aluminium - Features even heat distribution, non-stick coating and is lightweight
Copper - Features excellent heat distribution, high heat resistance and combined with stainless steel to create a hard bonded metal.
Enamelled Cast Iron - Features excellent heat distribution and heat retention. It is non-stick and can be used on the oven and stove. Enamelled cast iron is induction compatible and is available in a range of shallow of deep dish with varied sizes or colours available.
Ceramic, Stoneware/Clay & Glass - Microwave and Freezer safe. Suitable for oven only baking. Searing and braising can be done in a saucepan and then transferred to the dish
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