I am absolutely in love with this little enamel cast iron Petite French Oven. I ordered the 1.5 qt size in the Graphite color and could not be happier with my purchase. It is is the perfect size to make rice for 1-6 people (probably enough rice for 6-8 depending on if it is a side dish or main), quinoa and oatmeal. Morning oatmeal turned out to be the best I've ever made!! The cast iron takes longer to heat up inititally than stainless, but once it does, the superior heat retention makes for really fluffy, perfectly cooked grains and rice. In addition to that, the petite oven itself is gorgeous. I can take it straight from the cooktop or oven to the table and it looks like a beautiful serving piece. I am looking forward to trying it for something other than rice and grains (like soup for two or baked beans). This is my second piece of Staub enamel cast iron cookware and I just love everything about it!
I purchased this set from Overstock well over a year ago and the cookware is still in great condition and heats the food evenly and without sticking. Clean up is a cinch and the red color pops in my black and white kitchen. Even though they are dishwasher safe, I always wash my pots and pans by hand which keeps the non stick coating protected and I also use a spray bottle of olive oil instead of cooking spray for the same reason. I am looking forward to several more years of usage from this set and have always had great success with T-Fal products.
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