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Staub Essential Oven, 3.75 qt.

Perfectly sized for weeknight meals or weekend dinners, this versatile cocotte has a domed lid that’s great for roasting poultry or larger cuts of meat. The gently sloping sides and tight-fitting lid help to circulate flavors while cooking. The...Read More

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The ultimate everyday cocotte.


Perfectly sized for weeknight meals or weekend dinners, this versatile cocotte has a domed lid that’s great for roasting poultry or larger cuts of meat. The gently sloping sides and tight-fitting lid help to circulate flavors while cooking. The choice of accomplished chefs, Staub cookware boasts exceptional heat transfer and moves easily from stovetop to table.

Enameled cast iron doesn’t require seasoning and the ceramic base is suitable for all heat sources, including induction. Durable matte-enamel finish resists chipping and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.

Features Hide

  • Enameled cast iron retains and distributes heat evenly and efficiently
  • Durable matte-enamel finish won’t discolor, scratch, rust or chip with normal use
  • Ready to use—no seasoning required
  • Domed, heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results
  • Staub’s chistera lid pattern forms a unique, textured surface that continually returns moisture to the food being cooked, for moist, tender results every time
  • Enameled cast iron features incredible heat retention and distribution
  • Smooth base is compatible with all cooktops, including induction
  • Black enamel interior sears beautifully and is slightly textured for better browning

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Staub
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 9.8" (12.25" with handles) x 4.3" (6" with lid)
  • Capacity: 3.75 qt.
  • Weight: 10.5 lb.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
  • Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Cocotte
  • Lid
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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Very Versatile, All Purpose Piece
Already a loyal Staub customer, it was great to finally have a piece that had a domed lid, the first I have seen to have the dimples that redistribute moisture and keep what you are cooking from drying out.. I have used this piece to braise chicken, make soup, and to make chili. It really cooks everything evenly, and the curved bottom makes scooping out of the bottom very easy. This is now my favorite piece in my cookware arsenal.
February 3, 2016
Great piece!
In love with my new Staub piece in white. Perfect capacity for me to cook with and I love the domed lid! I already have a 4qt. but had to have this unique shape as a part of my Staub collection!
January 29, 2016
Great quality for the price
A great price and practical size for a beautiful cast iron piece.
I bought it in Graphite as that is the color I'm collecting.
Love the rich colors offered in this brand.
February 3, 2016
Browns great!
This is my new favorite kitchen item. The first dish I made was chili; the bottom of the pan browned the beef perfectly and the chili came out thick, stewed, and so flavorful.

This pan fits on my electric stove well, doesn't tip on the coils, and is easy to move from stove to oven (hint: open oven door before picking up pan). It also looks great, so I can take it from the oven to the table.

I let my mom borrow it and I don't think she will be giving it back. I will definitely be buying another!
June 15, 2016
Great purchase - beauty and function combined
So happy with this purchase! Love the newer shape, and the pine color is to die for. I fell in love with the color last year, and my pleasure in the color just grows every day. Knowing now that is it hand-applied in three coats is just amazing - another aspect of old world craftsmanship.

For cooking - nothing beats Staub. It is easy to care for, I swear the texture of the black interior adds to the flavor, and I love the spikes and chistera in the lids.

The shape of this pot makes stirring easier so ingredients blend faster. The quality is tops - the lid fits tight to the pot, as do all Staub lids; the pot sits firmly on my induction cooktop; and clean up is easy. The black interior shines like new after each washing.

I keep seeing more of these pots in my future. They will look great intermingled with my other Staub cookware - different sizes, shapes, and colors.

Thanks, Staub and SLT, for adding beauty and function to my cooking. Any chance the petite cooker will be offered in pine - hint, hint?
August 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
Love this pot
This is the best purchase I made. The size is perfect for soups & chili. It's also my go to pot for everything else.
June 18, 2016
over 2 years ago
really beautiful pot
This was a Mother's Day gift, here's what she just wrote me:
I do want to say thank you again for the white pot. It is perfect, and even though I have, so far, only used it twice, it is just right. So Thank you for my pot.
Much love from, Mom
May 23, 2016
over 2 years ago
It is an A+!
I have several Le Creuset French ovens...and...I could not resist this offer. I am very satisfied with the Staub 3.75 qt. oven. Love the black interior. It cooks wonderfully and the cleanup is a snap. I heartily recommend this product. It is so worth the investment. i purchased it in white and it's gorgeous.
August 28, 2016
over 2 years ago
cute and beautiful
I sent it to my wife. She is enjoying to cook. The kitchen will be colorful.
October 31, 2016
over 2 years ago
Staub Essential Oven
Beautiful and works well. Love my new Staub oven, it makes the best food!
June 21, 2016
over 2 years ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I have wanted a cast iron pot for a while. I chose Staub over Creuset because I've heard good things. We'll see. This particular one (white essential oven) was on sale and I also had a gift card for this store.
JAMES G S on Nov 26, 2018
Can't go wrong with this fine piece of cookware. Whatever you place inside turns out a moist, flavorful, mouthwatering finish. Amazing for stews, soups, braised meats and vegetables, and more...
Joan B on Nov 20, 2018
I have wanted a cast iron pot for a while. I chose Staub over Creuset because I've heard good things. We'll see. This particular one (white essential oven) was on sale and I also had a gift card for this store.
JAMES G S on Nov 26, 2018
Seems like a great product.
Raoul P on Nov 25, 2018
Can't go wrong with this fine piece of cookware. Whatever you place inside turns out a moist, flavorful, mouthwatering finish. Amazing for stews, soups, braised meats and vegetables, and more...
Joan B on Nov 20, 2018
Most Versatile
Sujin Y on Nov 11, 2018
great item to cook soups and braise meats
Jcqueline S on Nov 4, 2018
I love Staub- and the color options were important to me.
rebecca f on Oct 17, 2018
Durable dutch oven. Versatile and I love the color
June L on Sep 7, 2018
This pan is a MUST...
Inaa B on Aug 22, 2018
Works well in AGA ovens
John M on Apr 2, 2018
To add to my collection of Staub
PATRICIA M on Mar 6, 2018
Staub is the absolute best in this category of cookware.
Melinda J on Jan 7, 2018
It was a replacement item
SUE K on Jan 5, 2018
To match dinnerware. Love it
Roberta P on Dec 26, 2017
Item was on my daughter's Christmas wish list.
Carol K on Dec 15, 2017
Annie K on Dec 12, 2017
The quality remains after the price is forgotten
Andy W on Nov 26, 2017
Incredible quality
Cynthia S on Nov 25, 2017
I own one of these Staub pans and absolutely love it, so now I am buying one as a gift.
JoAnna S on Nov 24, 2017
this size fills in a missing slot in my pot collection
Claudia S on Nov 14, 2017
Staub is the best there is!!
Cynthia L on Nov 13, 2017
I like the quality of Staub, and the price is right for the quality. Striking blue color!
AUDREY T on Nov 13, 2017
I wanted a smaller cast iron pot to bake bread in, but didn't want it to be a one-trick pan because I have a small kitchen and don't have the luxury of storage space for cookware that only does one thing. I see this pot as a bread baker, and to make sauces, risotto, and dishes like chicken fricassee. I also love that the gorgeous graphite gray matches my two other pieces of Staub. Can't wait to get it!
Katherine M on Nov 12, 2017
Both items are Christmas presents for my daughter
Toni B on Nov 9, 2017
It was on sale and I thought i could use the size for my cooking
Olivia M on Nov 9, 2017
good price good pan i make bread in it
catherine t on Nov 8, 2017
Great price
Sharon C on Nov 8, 2017
Smaller size for smaller family.
PEGGY F on Nov 8, 2017
I've heard excellent things about this brand. We've been looking for an oven and just couldn't resist the sales price.
Annelise Y on Nov 8, 2017
Always wanted one but couldn't afford it.
Alexander H on Nov 8, 2017
the color is beautiful, and the price was unbeatable. i've been looking for one for my mother in law and this one was perfect - matches the NDSU bison colors perfect for tailgating!
Lauren M on Nov 8, 2017
It’s soup and stew season!
Lisa B on Nov 8, 2017
I purchased two these as Christmas gifts for my daughters. The promotional price is great too.
Catherine O on Nov 8, 2017
great price!
Susan H on Nov 8, 2017
Good intermediate size. Perfect for the young adults in my life.
L N on Nov 8, 2017
My wife told me that's what she wanted.
Brandon D on Nov 8, 2017
amazing sale price
elizabeth h on Nov 8, 2017
Color, shape and size
Rhonda W on Nov 8, 2017
The price
Clayton M on Nov 8, 2017
Replaces my Lodge for the following reasons
Lodge ‘seasoning’ has been difficult & prefer Staub dimensions over Lodge...and for the excellent sales price & love the Pine (green) color.
DAVID A on Nov 8, 2017
I already have one and it's beautiful! This one is a gift.
Diane V on Nov 6, 2017
size is so good! and i like the limited colour
zihan y on Nov 4, 2017
Quality is top notch! terrific heat transfer, self-basting and easy- EASY clean up!
JustJenn on Nov 2, 2017
Durability, style and available colors, excellent cookware.
KELLY G on Oct 23, 2017
We purchased this as a gift for a great-niece as a 16th birthday gift. She loves to cook and bake and it will last her a lifetime.
Linda D on Oct 20, 2017
I use this pan everyday! It doesn't get put away because it is equally pretty and works so great!
Jill P on Oct 2, 2017
Staub cookware is easy to use and clean. The interior black surface seems to resist the usual sticking and need for scrubbing. The black interior also shows off the food beautifully.
Sandra R S on Sep 24, 2017
I have a larger Le Creuset Cast-Iron Dutch Oven for many years (almost 20 years if I remember correctly) and I love it, I wanted to get another one. This was on sale so I got it, but it's not as good as the Le Creduset I have and it's much smaller.
Wai Lan T on Sep 16, 2017
Great price
Tony A on Sep 5, 2017
On gift registry
Martha B on Sep 4, 2017
I like Staub. What can I say?
Brian W on Sep 4, 2017
Seems like a great product.
Raoul P on Nov 25, 2018
Most Versatile
Sujin Y on Nov 11, 2018
I just received this in white. I did notice that the inside of the pot is lightly speckled with white. I own several Staub pots and they all are perfectly matte black inside. Has anyone noticed this with their white Staub pieces? Am a little concerned about food safety.
Elizabeth V on Feb 12, 2016
How does this differ from the regular Staub round cocotte--I mean more functionality than size? Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The sloping sides encourage rotation when the liquid in the pan is simmering or boiling. Best for long stewing or braising.
Is the marin color different from sapphire blue?which one is deeper?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Marin is deeper. Sapphire is more of a bright blue.
The original design was touted as spikes helped basting that differentiated from La Cruset. This design is very similar to La Cruset. Tell us one reason consumer should buy this product instead of La Cruset beside price difference?
Note I own only Staub with many kind of pots. I am a fan of Staub but like La Cruset as well.
A shopper on Feb 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I also have La Cruset but had had a problem with food sticking on the bottom of the pans and also with the product being a nightmare to clean to my satisfaction. Love the Staub with no problem to I love, love the white color which matches my white cooktop!
Do you know the dimensions of the interior flat cooking surface and exterior bottom where it contacts the burner? Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The exterior bottom dimension is 6-3/4 inches. Because of a slight flair at the bottom, the interior dimension is slightly larger.
Will the Staub 10" stainless steel steamer insert fit in this pot? It looks like it might but wondering if anyone knows for sure. The steamer fits for sure the 5.5 cocotte and also the 4 wide.
Sarah H on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not. I just got the 4 qt essential oven and a 5.5 qt cocotte, and the Staub stainless steel steamer will only fit in the 5.5 qt cocotte.
is the the quality of materials and composition exactly the same as the regular staub round cocotte?
Lisa on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Does this Staub oven have the basting spikes on the lid interiors like the Staub round cocottes?
ANNE S on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are no basting 'spikes.' However, there are raised markings on the lid interior that are shaped like elongated j's that would serve a similar purpose. The j's are in placed in a swirled radiating pattern.
How wide is the bottom diameter?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outside diameter at the bottom is a bit under 7 inches (six and seven eighths). The outside diameter increases rapidly so that about an inch above the base it is eight and a half inches. The outside diameter at the top is nine and three quarters inches, excluding the handles. The lid is just over ten inches in diameter.
Can bread be baked in it?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. It's one of its main uses in my kitchen.
Does the enamel interior have any toxic chemicals?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the enamel is toxin free and food-safe.
My friend bought a White color pot, when get the stock reliable that there is the white dot on the inner surface, is that normal?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not exactly sure what white dot is that you are talking about. The inside of the pot should be a smooth, but not shiny, black enameled surface. If there is a defect in the surface you should return the pot to Sur La Table. If you can take the pot to a local store and show them the "dot" and they can evaluate it for you. That's the best thing I can think of to do.
Is it light weight?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a beautiful cast iron piece and weighs approx 6 lbs.
Is this made in France?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They are very proud of this fact. I have had mine for a few years and absolutely love it.
Just bought this and it's my 1st cast iron pan so please tell me the best way to clean it?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Staub recommends to let your cookware cool down before cleaning it. You can use warm water, liquid dish soap and a soft sponge or brush. Do not use metal brushes or scouring pads as this can damage the enamel. Make sure to dry completely to prevent water spots or light spot rusting. If light spot rusting occurs you can remove the spot by scrubbing with baking soda, then rub a little bit of cooking oil on the spot. Although your Staub Essential Oven is dishwasher safe, Staub does recommend hand washing as a general rule.
Since it cooks differently, is there a good source for recipes?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I love this pot and bought it for my kids as well. I don't think it's as much that it cooks differently, as that it does better at braising than lesser pots. I would look for braised recipes like stews, beef burgundy, pot roast, corned beef, coq au vin, etc, and just use this pan. Can be braised on the stove or in the oven. I also use it to make greens.

Chefs on the internet that come to mind are Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Michael Symon, Anne Burrell.

Hope this helps.
Can you use these cast iron pots to deep fry?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, cast iron takes a little longer to heat up, but it hold heat better once hot. Just use a deep fry thermometer. Also, make sure to always have Bon Ami on hand. It is inexpensive and at grocery stores, but it will help keep the black interior looking new, if you care about such things.
Anyone order pine and get a color marked olive? I can't find olive online and wonder if maybe they are the same. The color olive looks less rich and less even than the pictures of pine.
A shopper on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I purchased mine at the store and the clerk told me it was pine but the box actually says olive. It's beautiful and very rich looking, more so than the basil.
How does the white hold up to stains? I use a gas stove so anything spilt over gets cooked on.
A shopper on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have one with a red finish and everthing washes off easily. I imagine it would be no different with the white.
Any chance you will have this in pine?
Holly D on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At some point we might, but Pine is a limited edition color, so it isn't very likely.
Where can I get that mini staub coquette in white?
laurie a on Nov 16, 2018


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