A French oven makes it delicious — or rather you make something delicious with a French oven because with these pots you can conjure up really great full-flavored dishes. You can buy French oven pots in the ZWILLING online shop and set yourself new culinary goals. You’ll find all the right products in all varieties in our range here — and when if you’re new to French ovens find out why this sassy, high-quality cookware can be right for your kitchen too.
What does French oven mean?
What actually is a French oven? Many people ask this and here’s the answer: Of course, a French oven doesn’t mean a French oven in the sense of a kitchen appliance. The term refers to a type of cast iron pots that we here at ZWILLING offer in our STAUB brand of Cocottes.
In a nutshell — the features of a French oven:
- 1. It is a round or oval cast iron pot with an enamel coating.
- 2. These pots usually have handles on both sides so you can hold it safely and serve the food from it.
- 3. The lid is also typical of a French oven.
French oven vs. Dutch oven — what’s the difference?
So far, so good, when it comes to classifying French ovens. Many people have also heard of another oven, the Dutch oven. They wonder if they are the same thing, whether there are differences and, if so, what these are. Here, too, we can help you with some good advice: Compared to the features of the French oven described above, the Dutch oven has only one difference: it is not enamel-coated.
Interesting: French oven and Dutch oven are often used interchangeably, as they are very similar and most users were already used to the term Dutch oven. In fact, both terms can be used interchangeably in most cases.
What can I make with a French oven?
Back to the French oven, the core topic of this product category. You’re sure to be interested in which dishes you can cook in a French oven. Well, the term cooking is a little too narrow, because a French oven opens up completely new possibilities for you and your passion for cooking, including when it comes to stewing, baking or using it as a roaster.
Which dishes can I cook in a French oven?
You can put the French oven both on the stove or in the oven, which of course results in many great dishes you can prepare with this special pot. These include, for example, stews, gratins or pot roasts. We also know of French ovens that have been used for baking bread or deep-frying. Either way, thanks to the select materials that our French ovens are made of, and their high-quality workmanship, you can open up a lot of possibilities for your culinary art in the kitchen.
French oven — always a visual highlight
So with French ovens, their mere appearance means a feast for the eyes. These pretty pots are something else on the table. Beautiful, extravagant colors and detail the lids and handles and the possibility of serving prepared dishes directly to the table — that’s a treat for any kitchen, not just the French or Dutch.