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Staub Round Cocotte, 4 qt.

A traditional French cooking vessel designed to concentrate flavorful juices, this hand-finished round cocotte is ideal for stews, soups, casseroles, roasts and braises. Enameled cast-iron construction distributes and retains heat evenly and effectively...Read More

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Description

A traditional French cooking vessel designed to concentrate flavorful juices, this hand-finished round cocotte is ideal for stews, soups, casseroles, roasts and braises. Enameled cast-iron construction distributes and retains heat evenly and effectively and requires no seasoning.

Lid features self-basting spikes for continuous, even distribution of juices throughout cooking, so food stays moist and flavorful. Durable matte-enamel finish won’t discolor, rust or chip. Ceramic base is suitable for all heat sources, including induction.

Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Oven safe to 500°F. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in France.

A VARIETY OF USES
A traditional French cooking vessel designed to concentrate flavorful juices, this hand-finished cocotte is ideal for stews, soups, casseroles, roasts, and braises.

ENSURES EVEN COOKING
Enameled cast-iron construction distributes and retains heat evenly and effectively for perfect results.

SELF-BASTING LID
Spikes on the underside of lid deliver continuous distribution of juices throughout cooking, so food stays moist and flavorful.

BUILT TO LAST
Durable matte-enamel finish won’t discolor, rust or chip.

EASY CARE AND CLEANUP
Pot comes ready to use—no seasoning required. Cleans up easily in the dishwasher or with warm, soapy water.

INDUCTION COMPATIBLE
Suitable for all cooking surfaces, including induction, and oven safe up to 500°F.

Features Hide

  • Great for making stews, soups, casseroles, roasts and braises
  • Special spikes on the lid help keep food moist and flavorful
  • Distributes and retains heat evenly for perfect results
  • Durable enamel finish won’t chip, scratch or discolor
  • Compatible with all heat sources, including induction
  • Ready to use—no seasoning required

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Staub
  • Material: Enameled cast iron, bass (knob)
  • Dimensions and capacity: 4 qt., 11.9" x 9.4" x 6"
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
  • Compatible with all cooking surfaces, including induction. Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Cocotte
  • Lid

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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful as well as functional
I am very pleased with my purchase of the Staub 4qt Round Cocotte. The cherry color is so pretty and cheery. I have used the cocotte several times already and am amazed that spaghetti sauce can simmer a long while without sticking to the bottom. It really does heat evenly with no hot spots. This cocotte has rapidly become my favorite piece of cookware.
December 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
High quality
I have always used another brand until I too a culinary class and the chef recommended Staub. I love the quality and durability. I bought 3 for gifts.
December 17, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My Third Staub Cocotte
My others are seven and two quarts. The big one is my workhorse for stews and soups, and the others are perfect when I need the even heating of cast iron combined with the easy cleaning of the Staub finish...which is, pretty much, always. Great brand, and the sale price was excellent.
December 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I like the size of it and the dark interior. I am very disappointed that it is already chipping on the edge. I expected more from this quality product.
Heidi Seber
December 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Wonderful
Everything cooks great in it. Things do stick to it if you don't watch the pot or the heat setting. But it deglazes nicely and is easy to clean.
September 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Just what I was looking for
Perfect size just what I was looking for a goto Pot. For steaming eggs, making soups and stews and Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. Love it love it love it
My go to
My go to
May 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
My little cocotte
My little cocotte isn't so little, but it's the perfect size for the two of us! I bought it in cherry red and love it. I think this will become an heirloom!
January 18, 2017
Absolutely the BEST!
Just love this cocotte and made a classic beef stew that took seven hours to complete. The grass fed stew meat browned beautifully and was as tender as could be. I highly recommend this pot without reservation.
Preparing the Beef Bourguignon for the oven. Made from a Jamie & Julia recipe.
The four quart held enough to make ten servings.
December 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Beautiful pot and a must for anyone who loves to cook!
Its perfect for soup or stew,it heats evenly and is easy to clean,5 stars!
November 26, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Everyone needs one!
My very favorite pot for anything and everything. Gorgeous, cooks succulently, looks elegant, and cleans easily.
November 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
This will be my first Staub and hearing such great reviews for the quality of this product I had to take advantage of the sale!
Margaret M on Jan 23, 2019
so good looking I can put on the table to serve.
MARIA R on Jan 23, 2019
This will be my first Staub and hearing such great reviews for the quality of this product I had to take advantage of the sale!
Margaret M on Jan 23, 2019
I have always heard and read about the quality of STAUB products. Your sale made it very affordable to finally purchase my first item. The idea of simmering stews,and soups for a long time without food sticking to the bottom and ability to put pot from stove top to oven is very appealing! Can't wait to use it.
Jackie W on Jan 23, 2019
so good looking I can put on the table to serve.
MARIA R on Jan 23, 2019
It's cheap and durable
APPLE P on Jan 23, 2019
A friend had this pan and I cooked a meal for us in it and I loved it!
Christine W on Jan 23, 2019
never tried this brand before
Cynthia U on Jan 23, 2019
Versatile and good quality
Tabitha K on Jan 23, 2019
I selected this for a wedding gift for my nephew and his fiancée because it is such a great product at an amazing price!
Linda H on Jan 22, 2019
Love Staub and good price.
Donna F on Jan 22, 2019
excellent price and quality!
Jose M on Jan 22, 2019
I have been wanting this item for ten years, I could not pass it up at 75% off!!!!!
Nothing cooks like Staub..
lilia r on Jan 22, 2019
Haven’t received it yet but I am attracted to the black interior and beautiful colors.
Marguerite N on Jan 22, 2019
great price for a great product......will use for no knead bread
BETH W on Jan 22, 2019
I have heard nothing but good things about this cocotte from those who already own one. And I love red color!
Michelle E on Jan 22, 2019
I already have two of these and they are excellent. Great for making bread, easy to clean, and they look really great too. As expected with cast iron, fantastic heat retention.
Harry W on Jan 22, 2019
Have wanted something I have wanted and the sale price and free shipping were quite a deal. Also just happened to love the color.
Susan H on Jan 22, 2019
Love Staub cookware. brought some home from France. Couldn't resist this price.
Judith N on Jan 22, 2019
it is a great product at a great price.
chester m on Jan 22, 2019
Bought one for my son and he loves it. He said that it was a work of art. Now I am giving one to my daughter for her birthday.
Anne J on Jan 22, 2019
Always wanted this
Diana H on Jan 22, 2019
Love STAUB
Jill L E on Jan 22, 2019
price deal
Dawn E on Jan 22, 2019
Saw the Foodnanny using this and I really want to try it for my home cooking.
Luz Y on Jan 22, 2019
It looked like a good deal.
Judith K on Jan 22, 2019
It is a fantastic bargain and I ❤️ Staub!
Carolyn S on Jan 22, 2019
Matches my set!
DOUGLAS R on Jan 22, 2019
Induction cooktop ready - good price.
M on Jan 22, 2019
Great price on a well reviewed pot
david w on Jan 22, 2019
I make a lot of soups/stews in the winter and this would be the perfect pot for that.
Kathryn G on Jan 22, 2019
Excellent quality. Exceptional savings.
George G on Jan 21, 2019
Heard good things about staub
Joan D on Jan 21, 2019
I wanted a Straub brand I have heard good things about quality.
Debra E on Jan 21, 2019
sale price
Richard B on Jan 21, 2019
Staub is the best cast iron to cook with.
mark k on Jan 21, 2019
I needed a larger size
ROBERT D on Jan 21, 2019
It is a great vessel.
margaret k on Jan 21, 2019
Super great price.
Scott n on Jan 21, 2019
Needed size. On sale. Reputation.
Nancy B on Jan 21, 2019
I was looking at le crueset but felt I didn't want to spend so much. I heard good things about Staub and thought the price was good for a 4 qt. cocotte
Kathleen S on Jan 21, 2019
a good friend recommended this product and so I'm giving it a try.
MICHAEL C on Jan 21, 2019
Great product reputation
Arlan D on Jan 21, 2019
good value
mary p on Jan 21, 2019
The customer reviews were excellent - nearly all reviews were 5 stars.
Karen O on Jan 21, 2019
Great price, reputable product, very useful size.
Robert K on Jan 21, 2019
Will be using this as a gift next year and loved the fact that price for value afforeded me the opportunity to buy early!
Patricia M on Jan 21, 2019
excellent gift for daughter...actually wanted this to have her lean to bake No Knead Bread...this is an perfect baker vessel. Birthday gift. Many other stove top options as well...
judy a on Jan 21, 2019
I expect to more nutritional and more delicious food!
JinHyeok K on Jan 20, 2019
I love these pans and I purchased this today because of the quality and price.
Elvin S on Jan 20, 2019
Promotional email, good deal, could use another
James W on Jan 20, 2019
Great brand. Slightly smaller than our other cookware
Dean S on Jan 20, 2019
I have always heard and read about the quality of STAUB products. Your sale made it very affordable to finally purchase my first item. The idea of simmering stews,and soups for a long time without food sticking to the bottom and ability to put pot from stove top to oven is very appealing! Can't wait to use it.
Jackie W on Jan 23, 2019
It's cheap and durable
APPLE P on Jan 23, 2019
Does the enamel chip off easily, especially around the edge of the pot?
karen c on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: i have lots of staub
and have several lids that are chipped and I don't know how it happened. I am really careful. I contacted Henkel and they never responded. Nevertheless, I highly recommend all staub. I use them daily.
How many pounds does it weigh?
Marisa N on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It weighs about 10lbs.
What are the dimensions
?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 11.9" x 9.4" x 6"
Can this be used on stove top?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes!! The Staub cocottes are wonderful on the stove top. I have an induction top and am totally spoiled by Staub quality.
What color is the metal knob on the black one: goldtone or silvertone?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The knob on the cherry cocotte is silver, on the black cocotte is brass. They are metal knobs so great for the oven,
How is this for baking bread? What size pot would be good for bread?
A shopper on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I used it to make America’s Test Kitchen No Knead Bread. I also own a 51/2 qt Le Creuset and it has a little bit more room, but I like Staub better because it is heavier
Is there a warranty?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Staub offers a lifetime warranty.
Will this pot hold a 6 lb. beef brisket to cook?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don’t believe it would just because of the way brisket is cut. The Sur la Table oval Dutch oven works well with large pieces of beef & chicken.
do you need to season the cocotte again over time? what is the best oil to use for this?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no need to season these types of enameled cast iron (ECI). They are basically glass coated metal, not raw cast iron, so seasoning is not needed to prevent rust. You do however need oil it to avoid having food stick, and since the finish on the inside is matte there are small pores where oil with stick. You can season these, but you don't need to.
Will this work well on an induction stove?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These perform very well on induction. Simmering soups, making rice is a breeze with enameled cast iron and induction.
Is the inside of the lid smmoth or does it have the staub-famous bumps on it designed to make the meats juicer?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does have the stab famous bumps. I love the round cocotte. Great size and great price.
Can I cook spaghetti sauce in it, then let it simmer for hours? Thank you
A shopper on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Depending on your flame, you may have to stir every so often to make sure there is no scorching, but that would be the case with any pan, from cast iron, to all clad, to le creuset. Alternatively you can simmer in a low oven, which eliminates the stirring issue.
I am looking at Staub and Le Creuset Dutch ovens. I have never owned any French cookware. I have a wonderful set of stainless steel kettles as well as two great heavy duty cast iron fry pans that are very old. I would love to get a Dutch oven. My question is. Which brand?
What size? I’m cooking for two sometimes three. Would like to use for artisan bread baking and stews also soup. I have been eyeing this staub on sale for $99 (4 qt). Also looking at Le Creuset deep sided 5 1/2 qt 199$ I have not seen them in person so it’s hard to gauge the quality of each brand. Please advise !
A shopper on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello! In response to which brand is best...I have both and I love both! I have cooked with Le Creuset for years and have a larger pot as well as a smaller one. However, I too wanted one for cooking soups and stews for 2-3 people and saw the Staub on sale. I grabbed it because I’ve heard that this brand is good and the price was awesome! It is absolutely perfect for my purposes...cooks wonderfully, is easy to clean and is the most beautiful cherry red color! I actually leave it sitting out on my stove because it is so pretty! The only difference as I see it is that the Staub is a prettier red...the Le Creuset is more of a traditional red. But you can’t go wrong with either brand! I hope this helps!
Care tips please? I own this for more than 2 year and used only three time. Every time it stucks like GLUE and finally becomes impossible to clean. I also tried to season it a couple of time but still not working. Maybe I received a bad product?
Luyi C on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had this problem. I usually cook with butter or olive oil when I use this pan and heat it on medium heat gas before increasing the temperature. The first few times that I used it there was a bit of a white residue that appeared after I hand washed and air dried the pan. This resolved when I added a bit of vegetable oil and rubbed it in with a paper towel. This doesn't seem to happen anymore though and I have never really had an issue with sticking. I love these pans and use them frequently from stovetop to oven.
will i get the sale price?
Tony M on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately no, as it's no longer available.
does it heat evenly?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Staub 4qt Round Cocotte is my go to pot for chili, soups, spaghetti sauce. It heats evenly with no "hot spots." I also use a simmer mat underneath. I do season it after each use as a white area appears in the bottom of the pot after washing, which disappears after wiping the inside with oil.
Can this be used on a glass cooktop?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. I have a gas stove. Ask Staub. I love my Dutch oven and gave one to each of my daughters.
What is the difference between this and a Dutch oven?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it as a dutch oven. I think of a dutch oven as any heavy cast iron pot that has an equally heavy lid that traps in the moisture. Many people think of the heavy raw cast iron pots when they think of dutch ovens. This is a heavy cast iron pot but with the awesome bonus of the enamel coating. The enamel coating is non-reactive which means it won't leach and discolor your foods. The stress of cleaning cast iron is eliminated because you can use soap. You don't need to ensure everyone in the house treats it right..it won't rust. I could go on and on about the Staub pots but in short the cast iron/enamel product is wonderful.
Can you sear meats on the cooktop with Staub cookware?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I dint cook a lot of meat, but I have browned onions and vegetables on the stovetop when using this to make risotto. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for meats as well. I love my Staub!
How deep is the 4qt cocotte? (inner height excluding lid) I would like to deep fry.
Jason R on Dec 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s 4” deep. Okay if not too many pieces.
Can it be used on a gas burner?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sure, it works very well on gas stove. However, I suggest to use the lightweight pot instead of cast iron on the portable gas stove.
Cleaning care tips please?
Linda K on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Wash with dish detergent, dry thoroughly, add a light coating of vegetable oil to interior.
What materials are used to make this pan?
Patti on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Enameled cast iron
How textured is the inside of the pot?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The inside of the pot is smooth black enamel. Nothing sticks to it, it doesn’t stain like Le Creuset and it washes very easily. Best 4 qt Dutch oven and this price is only available once a year.
Can this be used for deep frying?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but remember cast iron heats hotter than other cookware, you do not need to have heat turned on high
How deep is the 4qt cocotte? (inner height excluding lid) Thanks
A shopper on Dec 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I gave as a gift. They are very happy with it and use it often.
Is this a first quality pot? Not a 2nd with blemishes?
Margaret R on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: First quality pot! Gave one to my daughter for Christmas a year ago. She raves about it all the time. She uses it for everything. Even steaks!
How do I know the capacity by looking at the number on the base? I have a cocotte that has “28” stamped on the base.
Gerry on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think it’s a Staub company code. If you purchase it’s pot you will absolutely love it. The lid has the numbs on it which creates even dripping from condensation from what you are cooking. This will keep even moisture on pot roast, chicken ect. Great investment
 

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