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Sur La Table® Green Braiser, 5 qt.

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Exclusive Designed for dishes requiring long, slow cooking, our braiser enables you to easily braise large cuts of meat or prepare soups, stews, chili and a wide variety of other delicious one-pot dishes. And with its colorful enamel finish, our oven doubles as a serving dish.

A remarkable value, Sur La Table cookware is designed to exceed the expectations of both accomplished and novice cooks. Capitalizing on our familiarity with the world’s top cookware, we selected the best features for our signature braiser. Its unmatched versatility and superior cooking performance make it an addition to your kitchen that you’ll use every day.

Durable cast iron offers excellent heat retention, and the black matte enamel interior allows superior searing and glazing. Tight-fitting lid retains moisture while cooking and keeps food warm until you’re ready to serve. Spikes on the underside of lid allow food to continually baste as it cooks. Chip-resistant enamel exterior cleans up easily.

Large stainless steel knob for easy lifting of lid. Extra-large handles ensure easy transport, even when you’re wearing oven mitts.

  • Manufacturer: Sur La Table
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Capacity: 5 quarts
  • Use: Oven safe to 500°F
  • Made in China
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Not sure what to make of it
When my Le Creuset braiser was lost during a recent move, (and yes, I cried) I was looking for an alternative that was a bit more economical, as I am vegetarian now, and rarely use a braiser these days.

This braiser was on sale, (at a very good price), and being Sur La Table, I was confident when ordering it. Unfortunately, I am not sure what to make of my new purchase.

The description said it had a black enamel interior, and did not require seasoning, so I assumed the interior was much like my Le Creuset, (in effect, non-stick). However, when I received it, I noticed that it is very rough on the inside, (like fine sandpaper) and the instructions that came with it, state you must completely dry it to prevent rust. Hmmmmm.....never had an enamel coated pan that rusted if you didn't dry it! It immediately made me wonder about the interior coating, particularly since it states not to use a scouring pad or detergent.

After using it the first time, I can definitely state that it is NOT non-stick, and while fine for soup or something that has a lot of liquid, using this to braise with a small amount of liquid ended with a difficult cleanup. I also worry about acidic liquids on the interior of this braiser. Not feeling very confident about using a tomato-based liquid at all.

The care instructions are almost identical to non-seasoned cast iron, yet you are specifically told NOT to season it, and it's definitely not coated with a traditional enamel, so I guess only time will tell how it holds up. Although the workmanship appears decent, I really wish it was either regular cast iron, or true enamel coated, instead of this weird hybrid product. Luckily, it was purchased on sale
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November 23, 2013
Very Good Value
I bought this on sale and I admit I was skeptical of the matte black interior. But in comparison to my Le Creuset, I have to admit the matte black browns meat better than non black--something to do with absorption of light, I think� I have seared and braised in this multiple times. The interior cleans well, and the finish on this is beautiful and bright. I'm glad I got this and not the LC brasier at 5x the price. With this said, I did find a tiny perforation in the exterior enamel that did not affect the interior cooking. SLT is sending a new one though, and gave me no problems. In the meantime, I have to say I've missed seeing it on my stovetop and have missed cooking with it
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February 4, 2014
Good alternative to more expensive cast iron
I've been wanting a cast iron pan for quite some time, but most of them are not within my budget. When I saw this one on sale I got very excited. I honestly thought it would be non-stick, but that is most definitely not the case. But as long as you use cooking spray or oil you'll be okay. It's very quick cooking so be careful. Things will burn.

Good value for the $, but I think I wish I would have waiting for the real deal
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February 2, 2014
outstanding braiser
I received this as a gift. It's my second cast iron from Sur la Table and I absolutely LOVE the quality. This is the perfect size for just about anything you want to make. I did a full pot roast dinner and vegetables in this last weekend.
The pot is not too heavy. I also have the 8 qt, which is large, so it's nice to have a little bit smaller option.
It's very much worth the price as the quality cannot be beat.
One thing I loved, it cleans like a dream.... just make sure (as with any cast iron) that it's fully dry before you put it away to avoid any rust. this just might be the perfect pot
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October 10, 2013
Great piece of cookware
I received an 8 qt. as a gift, and wanted a smaller piece as well. The 5 qt. is a great size (and was at a great price).

I used it to cook gumbo and it was perfect. It heated evenly and stayed at the ideal simmer needed to slow cook a gumbo.

Most importantly it cleaned up easily. It will definitely be my ""go to"" pot
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October 26, 2013

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