Perfect for frying, searing and browning on the stovetop as well as baking, oven roasting and more, this generously sized, two-handled skillet is a versatile addition to any kitchen. The ample cooking area and deep, sloped sides make the Famille pan perfect for cooking and serving family-style meals (we love it for paella). Enameled cast iron provides exceptional results when browning and searing and requires no seasoning prior to use. Generous handles provide a secure grip when transporting to and from the table and the pan cleans up easily in the dishwasher.
Material: Enameled cast iron
Care: Dishwasher safe
Use: Oven safe to 500°F. Compatible with induction, gas and electric stovetops
Dimensions: 13" x 16½" x 2½"
Capacity: 4½ qt.
Warranty: Lifetime warranty
Made in France
Matte-enamel interior requires no seasoning and provides exceptional results when browning or searing
Multi-coat enamel ensures strength and won’t chip, rust or crack
Cast iron retains and distributes heat evenly and efficiently
Flared sides make it easy to stir and turn cooking foods
Legendary Staub enameled cast-iron cookware has been favored by professional chefs and cooking aficionados the world over. A sand mold is made for each piece, and the manufacturing process takes an entire day just to create one piece.
Staub enameled cast-iron cookware retains and distributes heat evenly and effectively. It requires no seasoning, doesn’t chip, discolor or rust, and works on all cooking surfaces, including induction.
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I am a big fan of this piece, as is everyone who comes for sunday dinner at my home! this is the perfect vessel for preparing larger portions of anything - multiple steaks/pork chops, paella, fried rice, chicken quarters, or even as a griddle - you can do bacon and eggs in the same pan and still have plenty of room. the pan holds a deceptively large amount - plus it stores very easily. I have staub skillets in a couple of sizes, but even the 12" wasn't big enough for me to do whole hanger steaks without cutting them in half. This pan does the trick.
It is a wonderful showpiece at the table (to be fair, most Staub is) -- people ooh and ahh when this comes out to the table.
plus, it stores easily AND it can go on the grill.
If you like cooking with a cast iron fry pan, this is very similar but with what seems like a much larger cooking surface. You would want to make sure that you have a burner that can accommodate the size of the pan in order to get effective heating. However, as cast iron, it retains heat well but cold spots for searing may be an issue with a small burner.
Overall, I was seeking a pan that had double handles and could manage to sear four servings of whatever I was making...without crowding. This more than meets those needs. It has non-stick like qualities but it is not true non-stick. It cleans quickly and I have had some mild discoloring of the black interior enamel that essentially is disguised when you wipe down the pan with a little oil after cleaning, as suggested by the manufacturer.
Other reviews suggest that this would make a very good paella and given the surface area, I would heartily agree. But since paella is an occasion dish, this would not be the primary reason to buy this pan as it serves very well as griddle like or as a super large fry pan. It's beautiful as Staub pieces often are. I would recommend it, if you are prepared for the size. At an inch wider than the 12in single handle fry pan, you'd think it was not big deal. But it really does seem considerably larger. And remember, cast iron weight is cast iron weight...so it is not light as a feather.
I need a LARGE pan for frying fish. Must be FAMILY size !! This looks like it will be what I have been searching for for quite some time. I am very familiar and comfortable with cooking with enameled cast iron, however this will be my first Staub piece. Hope I am not disappointed.
While other Staub pots and pans have definitive color choices the color descriptions of this pan are vague...red, blue, etc. The photo of the red pan appears to be grenadine, not brighter red, but I would like to be certain. Has anyone ordered this in red?