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Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.

This versatile pan really earns its name. Ideal for stovetop searing, sautéing, browning, steaming and frying, the Perfect Pan is also great for oven braising, slow cooking, roasting and more. A wide, angled profile allows you to stir and toss cooking ...Read More

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This versatile pan really earns its name. Ideal for stovetop searing, sautéing, browning, steaming and frying, the Perfect Pan is also great for oven braising, slow cooking, roasting and more. A wide, angled profile allows you to stir and toss cooking foods without spilling, while the enameled cast iron provides incredible heat transfer without hot spots.

The Perfect Pan includes a wire rack that’s useful for draining excess oil or keeping foods warm. Long a treasured staple in home kitchens as well as professional restaurants, Staub’s enameled cast iron doesn’t require seasoning and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.

Features Hide

  • Rough matte-enamel interior requires no seasoning, releases foods easily and results in exceptional browning
  • Multi-coat enamel is exceptionally durable and won’t chip, rust or crack
  • Enameled cast iron is ready to use right out of the box—no seasoning required—and features incredible heat retention and distribution without hot spots
  • Safe for induction, gas and electric stovetops and oven safe to 500°F
  • Secure, easy-grip handles for easy transport to and from the oven
  • Glass lid features a polished nickel knob and allows you to keep an eye on cooking foods
  • Included wire rack is great for draining fried foods or keeping food warm until ready to serve

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Staub
  • Material: Enameled cast iron, glass, nickel
  • Dimensions: 12" x 3.5" (interior), 15&.25" x 12.25" x 3.5" (exterior)
  • Capacity: 4.5 qt.
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Pan
  • Lid
  • Wire rack
  • Please note: Chopsticks and turner shown in images are not included with pan


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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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"Truly, a PERFECT pan"
The first thing I cooked in this pan was Mussels Proven�al. From stovetop to table, I could not have found a better pan for this dish. Besides being gorgeous, the heat distribution and retention is exactly what I want. The lid eliminates the guess work. Clean up is a breeze. The pan stays planted on my glass top burner no matter how vigorously I have to stir. Did I mention how gorgeous it is? This pan is art. Seriously, you should be so lucky as to have such limited cabinet space that the Staub wok has to sit on top of your stove all the time. Not to overstate its beauty, but I actually sit, with a glass of wine in hand, and stare at this pan. If you need a push, trust me, buy one
April 3, 2014
What A Great Pan
Love the even heating of the pan, and the fit of the lid, I have used it for stir fry, searing and cooking meat. I am very satisfied with my purchase
March 27, 2014
It really is the perfect pan!
I just got this pan last week. I have used it a couple of times for stir fry. It is wonderful. It heats up evenly and holds the heat. Cleans up easily too.
March 16, 2015
over 3 years ago
I purchased this pan sometime soon after it first came out. It is one of the first enameled cast iron pieces I had ever purchased and there was a learning curve as much for the curved sides on a cast iron pan as for the cast iron. It took a while to get used to it but once I did there are few things I haven't tried. I use it mainly for braising, stir frying vegetables/shrimp and the occasional chicken strips. Most of the time it stays on my stove because it does get frequent use. Grenadine is a nice color.
January 23, 2017
Love it!
Best thing to have in the kitchen - I use it for almost everything.
Nothing burns and it is so easy to clean.
Thanks for a GREAT product.
June 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great Wok
Great size for cooking 2-4 people meals, heated quickly, easy to clean up. Great Wok/Pan whatever you call it :)
March 6, 2017
1 year ago
Go to pan for parties!!!
I love this pan. It heated up quickly, distributed heat well, cooked evenly, held enough rice to serve at a gathering of 15, kept the food warm, and was a beautiful serving dish!!!
September 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
Love this Pan!
This is one of the best pans for cooking from cooktop to oven. It's the right size and immediately one of my "go to's" when I'm serious about my meal. :)
January 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Cook your best stir fry ever with Staub
Love my new Staub wok! It heats evenly unlike my last wok.
Very impressed with the quality of my first Staub product.
July 12, 2016
over 2 years ago
Beautiful and functional
Mine is Grenadine, and it's gorgeous. So far I've used it only for stir fry, but I'm looking forward to braising in it. It cleans up beautifully--interior is black, so none of the staining problems of other enamel casseroles. The fact that it's oven safe to a high temp is a huge bonus. And the teak tools that come with it are really nice. I've wanted Staub for a long time and I'm glad I bought this. A surprise and lovely extra: the glass lid fits my largest saute pan perfectly.
May 19, 2017
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Laurie H on Jan 16, 2019
It's a good compromise between the fry pan and a cocotte, light and easy for cooking quick meals.
john e on Jan 14, 2019
Laurie H on Jan 16, 2019
I like Staub product. i need a frying wok so i buy it.
Chan H on Jan 14, 2019
It's a good compromise between the fry pan and a cocotte, light and easy for cooking quick meals.
john e on Jan 14, 2019
Glass top to see through, 4.5 qts, sloped sides, and only $150!
Howard L on Jan 9, 2019
I like Staub enameled cast iron, color selection is pleasing too
Christian W on Jan 8, 2019
1/2 off. Can't beat that.
Zachary W on Jan 8, 2019
My resolution in 2019 is to upgrade quality of cookware to have fun cooking, looks pretty and not scrimp on myself. This Straub perfect pan makes me happy by looking at it and the website recommended recipes stimulated my imagination.
Thank you
Benita M on Jan 7, 2019
I needed an aluminum free wok replacement
Marichelle on Jan 6, 2019
Replace current pan.
Iris T on Jan 6, 2019
Staub is made in France. Some Le Creuset items are made in China. Enough said.
DIANE Z on Jan 6, 2019
looking forward to braising (love Staub)
dianne d on Jan 6, 2019
Beautiful and versatile
Sreedhar S on Jan 6, 2019
Need a wok, like cast iron, reviews for this pan were excellent.
Sherri P on Jan 5, 2019
I love my other Staub pot, and have enjoyed my cast iron skillet...this pan seems to combine the great properties of cast iron with a lot of versatility.
Susan K on Jan 5, 2019
good reviews
Sung Eun C on Jan 5, 2019
I received a 4 quart cocotte from my husband for Christmas. I was so impressed with how well it cooked and cleaning was easy. We went shopping for another pan and decided on this one.
Lynda A on Jan 5, 2019
Trusted brand. Many good reviews. Always happy with products I get from Sur La Table.
Margaret B on Jan 5, 2019
Peter Z on Jan 5, 2019
To complete my set of new pots and pans! So exciting!
Lois E on Jan 4, 2019
Excellent reviews, beautiful basil green color, and can use to cook just about anything! This is my 2019 investment piece toward by healthy eating goal. 👍🏻
stephanie n on Jan 4, 2019
Like the versatility of stove top to oven
Nanette P on Jan 3, 2019
It’s versatility and size and because it’s cast iron!
Cynthia M on Jan 3, 2019
Guality of past products
Linda A on Jan 3, 2019
Staub products are excellent products. This item was on sale. Also, it seemed like a good idea. I currently use a Dutch oven as a wok, so this will be an improvement. Plus your recipe for beer battered fish enticed me.
Roberta W on Jan 3, 2019
Replacing older pans and this one looks amazing!
ROSEMARY B on Jan 3, 2019
I need a good all purpose big pan
Jon P on Jan 3, 2019
Perfect size & shape and NO big, long handle.
maesz on Jan 3, 2019
Need this type of pan to finish off my collection, also a great price, too good to pass up!
Dianna S on Jan 3, 2019
I've been wanting to purchase a Staub pan and this one sounds the most versatile. I will be able to use this for stir frys, frying, saute, etc.
Dianne S on Jan 3, 2019
I needed it
Margie S on Jan 3, 2019
Excellent price, and it's a Staub. What more needs saying?
Martha M on Jan 3, 2019
Need a cast iron wok without the hassle of case iron. The $5 handling fee on top of $16.99 shipping is just ridiculous. I will buy from another online retailer C&M for all my future purchases. Tired of a company nickel and dim me. Had brought so much from Sur La Table last couple year but this disappoint me!
Sino S on Jan 2, 2019
Needed a wok with a side tray
eric o on Dec 31, 2018
My daughter wanted this as a Christmas/Birthday gift.
Marilyn J on Dec 19, 2018
Ellen B on Dec 13, 2018
The reviews & I trust Sur La Table product quality
Lora G on Dec 12, 2018
i've been wanting this one for quite some time now.
mimi k on Nov 29, 2018
Staub has been a leader in cookware. You can beat the quality. Also, I am moving away from non-stick pans due to the restrictions related to high heat and butter and oil.
Shirley L on Nov 12, 2018
I liked the size and durability. Tried the pot at a friend's. Fell in love with it.
Wendy S on Oct 16, 2018
I needed a wok style pan for my induction cooktop.
MARY S on Sep 23, 2018
Bc of the reviews and its size
Kim B on Apr 28, 2018
Adding to our Staub collection of cookwear
Gayle H on Dec 18, 2017
Good reviews
Janette P on Dec 15, 2017
My friend has these products and I love them. I wanted a pan I could make stew, roast fry you name it and then put it in the oven.. I can't wait!
Thank you!
Gwen P on Dec 3, 2017
We already have some Staub cookware that we really like.
John V on Dec 2, 2017
good reviews from internet
wenyun w on Dec 1, 2017
My favorite pan, so I bought it as a gift for my son who is a great cook
KATHY L on Nov 30, 2017
Versality and quality
Ferrell F on Nov 25, 2017
Great pan for great price!!!!
Sean C on Nov 24, 2017
Replacement pan to update kitchen
Christopher B on Nov 9, 2017
I like Staub product. i need a frying wok so i buy it.
Chan H on Jan 14, 2019
Glass top to see through, 4.5 qts, sloped sides, and only $150!
Howard L on Jan 9, 2019
How does this compare with the Staub steam griddle?
virginia b on Apr 30, 2017
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Staub Steam Griddle, 12
Staub Steam Griddle, 12"
BEST ANSWER: I have the Perfect Pan - it's fairly deep and more wok shaped. it has a good volume capacity but the bottom of the pan is fairly small so you wouldn't be able to use like a griddle at all. Depends on your goal for this pan I would think.
How much does this pan weigh?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This pan weighs 9lbs 3oz, or 9.2lbs
glass lid

What is the maximum oven temperature for glass lid?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The glass lid is oven safe up to 500 degrees.
What is the width of the bottom of this pan? I have a 12" induction element, so I want to be sure before buying. Is it 12" on the bottom, or very narrow like a wok?
Michelle R on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's just a touch over 6 inches.
I want to know if you can get the color ""Le Mir"" anymore in the Staub collection
A shopper on Feb 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Staub La Mer has been discontinued and is no longer available.
how would you compare to staub steam griddle
A shopper on Apr 30, 2017
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Staub Steam Griddle, 12
Staub Steam Griddle, 12"
BEST ANSWER: These are very comparable as they're made of the same material, but the Steam Griddle is shallow with a flat surface. It's meant for pan frying while the Perfect Pan is meant more for one pot meals.
I have the Staub Perfect Pan. I wonder if I need a separate wok. What would be the main difference between the Staub Perfect Pan and the Scanpan ProIQ wok?
Tracy H on Dec 16, 2015
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Staub Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt.
Scanpan Pro IQ Wok
Scanpan Pro IQ Wok
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tracy. I have the Staub Perfect Pan also, and have an old Wok. I have not seen the Scanpan wok so I don't know about the differences there, but my old wok is a very thin material compared to the Staub pan. My old wok does not really have a flat bottom either. I have not tried stir frying in the Staub pan but I think it would work fine. You should try it a few times and then decide if you want a separate wok. I don't think you will need one. Good luck! Lynda
What colors are available?

No option to select a color.
A shopper on Feb 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This pan is available in Black, Marin & Grenadine. They are each listed individually on the website
Is the handle of this pan getting hot during cooking?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The beauty of cast iron cookware is that it provides an even heat to the food, the downside is that the whole pan will get hot and take a little longer to cool down. The heat issue is not a deal-breaker, and we prefer to use our cast iron cookware whenever possible.
Do I have to use fat/oil when cooking foods such as scrambled eggs?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We have never tried cooking eggs in this pan. However, given that the cast iron inside the pan is coated, would strongly recommend using oil/fat whenever cooking with this pan. We have always done this and have never had any problem with cleanup and the pan is still in pristine shape after several years of heavy use.
Such a cool pan! Seem very versatile. I would like to be able to use it to braise stews, slow cook in the oven, will it work or am I better off with a more traditional Dutch Oven?
A shopper on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If your primary need is for braising, I would recommend getting the Staub Braiser. The Perfect Pan is a great all-around cast iron pan but is does have a smaller heating surface area. Shaped more like a Chef's Pan or a wide wok.
Does the Scapan Glass Lid 12.25" fit on the Staub Grenadine Perfect Pan, 4.5 qt?
James B on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My staub pan came with a lid...
Can this be used on a glass or ceramic stovetop?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we use it on a Miele ceramic cooktop all the time, BUT you don't want to slide it around or it may scratch the surface.
I use this pan for almost everything and am generally impressed. However, the interior of my pan appears to be staining and/or has a slight buildup of 'baked-on' goodness. While cooking food seems to stick to these areas. I am not positive to remove this. I have tried scrubbing...but not too hard as I do not want to damage the interior coating but it seems odd considering the surface should be non-stick. Thoughts/suggestions?
Chris C on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I personally haven't had the problem you describe. I generally soak the cooking surface before cleaning and put a coating of canola oil back on after cleaning and drying the surface. The pans seem to need re-seasoning if you use soapy water, which I do, as well as sufficient oil or moisture while cooking. By not setting the heat too high, it further helps to keep food from sticking. I hope that helps, but if not, I'd contact the manufacturer.
Can you use this in hight heat on stove top? Chinese stir-fry requires really hot oil and non-stick pan cannot handle that. I am not sure if this can or cannot.
Jean H on Mar 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's enameled cast iron, meant for spreading and holding high heat. This doesn't have the silicon-type nonstick coating that you are talking about. It's nonstick more in the way that well-seasoned cast iron is nonstick. It's great because it really works on any type of stove top: gas, electric, glass flat-top, magnetic.
Is this a non-stick pan?
barbara p on Feb 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a seasoned cast iron pan - most items will not stick when used with appropriate heat and a small amount of oil. It does not have a chemical/metal non-stick coating such as Teflon. I've found it easy to keep clean with a metal mesh stainless steel cast iron cleaner and water (no soap), rinsing/cleaning while the pan is still warm, but not hot. I immediately dry it with paper towels. I will say it has exceeded my expectations and has a better seasoning that most Lodge cast iron skillets I have.
Can a person use metal cooking utensils in this pan?
Rhonda on Oct 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I try to use the wooden tools whenever possible, but I have used metal ones as well. I have never noticed any damage to the surface of any of my three Staub pans.
Can this Staub Perfect Pan be used as a paella pan even tough it has ~ 6" bottom? I like that this pan has a clear lid as the Sur La Table paella recipe requires a lid.
A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Intrigued I made paella tonight with fresh ingredients called for in the recipe, with sausage, chicken, and shell fish. I added the raw shrimp in the last 15 min. Everything turned out perfect. Baked 45 min in 375 oven with lid. Turned heat off, let rest ~10 min. Would do well on the stove stop. No burning whatsoever.
Does this pan come in different sizes?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is the only size that the Perfect Pan is currently available in.
Is this pan dishwasher safe?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is dishwasher safe and I have placed all my Staub pans in the dishwasher with good result
The limited warranty on the staub perfect pan???
A shopper on May 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Here is the guarantee as listed on the Staub website:""We support our enamelled cast-iron products with a limited lifetime warranty from the date of purchase for any manufacturing or material defects, provided the enamelled cast-iron product is used in accordance with the maintenance instructions provided with the product. The limited lifetime warranty does not cover normal wear associated with using or handling the product nor the consequences of incorrect use or accidents."
Does this work well on induction cooktop?
virginia b on Apr 30, 2017
I'm looking for a pan that I can use in the oven not sure this is what I want. i'm a little confused a response says glass lid is safe up to 500 degrees. However below response it says reply is inaccurate. Can this kid be used safely in the oven? Up to 500 degrees. Thanks
A shopper on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Staub's website says this lid is oven safe to 500 degrees. I've not used it in the oven yet but would go with what the manufacturer says. Just as an aside, I've found that the best thing to clean the interior of these pans is Barkeeper's Friend. Sometimes starchy foods leave a stain that is easy to remove this way and it is what Staub recommends to use.
Does anyone know if Straub's round grill pans come in a size that can also work with this lid? TY!
Deb H on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Perfect Pan lid is the same size as the larger Staub steam grill pan. They are interchangeable.
Staub Steam Grill, 12
Staub Steam Grill, 12"
Can the lid be purchased separately? I have had a Staub pan like this one for several years and love it, but didn't have a lid.
Lucy on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not showing anywhere online that the lid can be purchased separately, but you may want to contact Staub. It's possible that they sell replacement parts.


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