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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
18 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 4 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
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
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
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
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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Seems like a versatile pan, Staub usually has a very good quality, made in France, not in China.
Lana L on Feb 21, 2019
as a great alternative to my electric wok
CINDY F on Feb 19, 2019
Seems like a versatile pan, Staub usually has a very good quality, made in France, not in China.
Lana L on Feb 21, 2019
It’s a quality pan that cooks with perfection
Ellen M on Feb 21, 2019
as a great alternative to my electric wok
CINDY F on Feb 19, 2019
recommended by a friend. I have the 3.5 pot and love it.
Arlene D on Feb 18, 2019
Your sale/ad for the "everyday, everything pan". The size of the Staub "perfect pan" with lid and the color. I have a set of green pans, this is something different. I hope it will be perfect for my small kitchen with a 3 burner induction cooktop and 24" oven.
Lynn K on Feb 18, 2019
Great reviews by users of this product and it appears to have the features I've been looking for to supplement my cookware collection.
Kim R on Feb 18, 2019
It is a present for my who asked for this item
Miriam L on Feb 17, 2019
Great product and great value. I wanted to replace our WOK with something more versatile.
Nigel S on Feb 17, 2019
love the Staub product
Sandy T on Feb 17, 2019
A must-have in every kitchen,
Irene L on Feb 16, 2019
Good price for a great product
Jean H on Feb 16, 2019
Beauty/quality, glass lid, large wok-like shape, great reviews
Gwen P on Feb 14, 2019
I love the versatility of this pan. It works well on the stove top and in the oven. It is deep enough to stir fry many vegetables at once with limited spillage. The two handles work well for the heft of this pan - although it is not as heavy as some cast iron pans. And it comes with a useful glass lid. This is the second Staub "Perfect" pan I am buying- so I can have one in my two different locations.
Nanette P on Feb 13, 2019
The pan has multiple uses - vegetables, meat , stir fries etc. and easy cleanup and a lid for slow cooking.
Margaret H on Feb 12, 2019
I love Staub and it looks like a shape I will enjoy!
MURIEL S on Feb 12, 2019
Looks like the perfect pan to me! Cant wait to use it.
Kimberly K on Feb 12, 2019
It is on a very great sale and have always wanted this type of product and forgot to purchase one while in Paris last Spring.
Richard T B on Feb 11, 2019
Perfect size-great price and beautiful color
Jacqueline M on Feb 11, 2019
Larger capacity than Le Creuset 12” pan.
Lynn R on Feb 11, 2019
It had good reviews.
Virginia L on Feb 11, 2019
I fix lots of stir fry and thought this WOULD be the perfect pan and so versatile.
barbara r on Feb 11, 2019
Looks good and useful
Judith S on Feb 11, 2019
I have previously purchased Staub products and like them. This item is, as well, on sale for a good pricew.
Kevin M on Feb 10, 2019
It looks to me like it will have a variety of uses. Frying, sauteing, steaming, etc. I also love the color grenadine. It will go well with my kitchen.
Raymond S on Feb 10, 2019
Everyone needs that one perfect pan that is easy to clean and doesn't let all the food and grease spill onto the stove top
Elizabeth B on Feb 10, 2019
I originally bought the 3.5 qt. and it just didn't look right (too small). Then you had the 4.5 available. I wanted a stovetop pan big enough and deep enough to be able to fry small quantities on the stovetop, and use it as a wok. Thanks for having this! Love, Rebecca
rebecca w on Feb 10, 2019
ease of use and made of cast iron
GLENN C on Feb 9, 2019
Good price for this product.
Kathy S on Feb 9, 2019
My husband often makes great dishes in his wok, but this pan looks much more stable, and the ability to put it in the oven makes it even more useful. It looks good for sauteing some dishes such as chicken or fish and then baking in the oven.
SHARON G on Feb 9, 2019
Wedding gift
Mary L on Feb 9, 2019
Fantastic cookware line with an equally fantastic Sur la table sale price! How could I not make the purchase?
MICHELLE B on Feb 9, 2019
I love Staub and especially the basil green.
Melissa L on Feb 9, 2019
good deal, great pan
RICHARD H on Feb 9, 2019
I own other Staub cookware and I love it.
JOHN D on Feb 9, 2019
Because of the email advertisement. It convinced me I absolutely need this pan.
Ron R on Feb 9, 2019
High temperature capable in oven... size appropriate for many uses
Shari M on Feb 9, 2019
I love Staub products. I have several of their pots and pans. This one looks to be a great size for almost anything I would cook on a day-to-day basis. Cast Iron is great to cook with and these pans are so easy to clean. They are also beautiful enough to take from the oven/stove to the table and serve your guests.
Linda P on Feb 9, 2019
I have an induction cooktop - this is cast iron.
J Kevin M on Feb 9, 2019
purchased other pan at Christmas loved it wanted other one but different saw this ordered it
Sharon W on Feb 9, 2019
It's versatility, the glass lid, the size, the rack, and the enameled cast iron quality. I can see myself doing many things with this pan which will reduce the amount of other pans in my drawer. The sale is terrific, too.
Dan S on Feb 9, 2019
email I received and decided it was a great buy and just the pan I needed!
Cynthia B on Feb 9, 2019
Staub is the best pan for just about anything you want to cook to perfection.
Diane M on Feb 8, 2019
Love Staub products, good price
debra r on Feb 8, 2019
So many options for use, sad the blue is out of stick though.
Karin T on Feb 8, 2019
Beautiful piece, excellent reviews and a sale price!
Martha S on Feb 8, 2019
It appears to be very versatile and durable. Plus it appears to have the same advantages of cast iron without all the maintenance. I’m sure I will get much use out of it.
Marylyn S on Feb 8, 2019
My Staub Coquette is terrific so I was motivated to add this to my collection! It will replace several of my current pans that are a pain to clean.
NAN L on Feb 8, 2019
This received excellent reviews. Looking for alternative to non-stick coating but still easy care. Hoping it'll be the last pan I'll ever need to buy!
Lynette P on Feb 8, 2019
I have been looking at this versatile pan for a while, and was enticed by the sale price.
Lois H on Feb 8, 2019
To cook the dishes I’ve learned at Sur La Table cooking classes.
James P on Feb 8, 2019
It’s a quality pan that cooks with perfection
Ellen M on Feb 21, 2019
recommended by a friend. I have the 3.5 pot and love it.
Arlene D on Feb 18, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The weight of the pan is not addressed in reviews or specifications ?
Jones B on Feb 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I just weighed mine (purchased end of Jan): without lid 6 pounds 10.25 ounces, with lid 8 pounds 8.75 ounces. Check the sizes carefully. I love this pan! It was a bit larger than I expected, but is working very well for me. I have a Lodge 11 inch cast iron fry pan which weighs slightly less, but feels heavier because I lift with one handle vs this pan with 2 handles.
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.
How much does this pan weigh?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the exact weight but it is easy to use and handle. We were worried as well because of how heavy the skillets and dutch ovens weigh. But this isn't in those categories.
Can I purchase just the wire rack that fits inside the perfect pan?
Suzanne M on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can purchase that rack many places. The pan is wonderful. I have had mine for 2 weeks and already know I will cherish it. Stir frying and brownining meats are simple and direct. Staub makes a beautiful product. This is my 2nd piece the French oven one year ago and it is my go to piece. Now I think this piece will be my piece for simple things. If you are just wanting that wire rack try kitchen and company
Staub Essential Oven, 3.75 qt.
Staub Essential Oven, 3.75 qt.
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.
Other than the size differences, can anyone tell me the difference between the Staub Perfect Pan 4.5 qt. and the Staub Heritage All Day Pan 3.5 qt?
G J on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Perfect Pan is more like a wok, and plus has all the versatility as the All Day Pan. Since I was aiming for a heavy wok without needing to season each time compared to the traditional Chinese steel wok. It even fits perfectly w bamboo steamers. It's deeper, so tossing & deep frying doesn't splatter/spill as an All Day Pan. The lid has a stainless rim & lighter glass, the All Day Pan has a heavy Pyrex heavy weight glass & doesn't fit as snugly. I enjoy my Staub Perfect Pan, that I had purchased for all my siblings...6 all together! Hope this helps.
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.
Is pan for induction cooktop?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction. I always use it on gas stove though.
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."
How deep and wide is this pan? Dimensions, please.
A shopper on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 12" x 3.5" (interior), 15&.25" x 12.25" x 3.5" (exterior)
Does this work well on induction cooktop?
virginia b on Apr 30, 2017
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"


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