This Staub Braiser Is Perfect for Holiday Cooking and On Major Sale Right Now

published Nov 2, 2021
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When you think of kitchen gifts for home cooks, you often consider splurgy cast iron cookware like a Dutch oven or a hardy cast iron skillet. One item that deserves your attention, however, is a cast iron braiser. Our tools editor believes that everyone should own a braiser (much like her Le Creuset Braiser) because it’s good for so much more than its name entails, including browning, simmering, searing, pan-roasting, and even shallow-frying food. Intrigued? Luckily for you, Zwilling is having a huge sale on its top-of-the-line Staub Cast Iron Braiser, just in time to give as a gift to a friend — or yourself! At a whopping 60 percent off, this deal is almost too good to be true.

Because this pan is meant for braising, it’s perfect for searing and simmering tender meat and veggies and making delicious sauces. Its heavy-duty cast iron design ensures perfect browning and even heat distribution. And you can expect to have an easier time washing it because of the smooth chip-resistant enamel finish. It’s even dishwasher-safe! The sleek exterior also means that you can take it from the oven to your table because it’s pretty enough to double as a serving platter.

In addition to braising, this pan is also the ultimate one-pot dinner vessel, perfect for casseroles and baked pastas. You might find that you get more use out of it than your Dutch oven because it’s not as large and bulky thanks to its shorter sides. We especially love that the lid is made of glass instead of cast iron so you can easily peek inside without letting any moisture escape.

If you were looking for a splurge-worthy gift for your favorite foodie, this Staub braiser is it. Our executive lifestyle editor recommends it (along with many other gift-worthy picks from Staub) because it’s just in time for “Braising Season,” aka the time of year when everyone is tucking into some cozy dinners. There’s never been a better time to pick one up at such an amazing price — it’ll be one more item to check off your list!