Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In this tiny kitchen, storage for pots and pans is at a premium, with long handles and lids presenting the biggest challenge. So after thinking it through, I decided to swap out several pieces of cookware for one. Out went two skillets, a large sauce pan, a paella pan, and a dutch oven, and in came a 4-quart Staub brasier. Now, one piece of cookware does the job of five.
The brasier, a beautiful graphite color, is pretty enough to sit on the stovetop when I'm not using it. There are no long handles to get in the way, and because I can leave it sitting out, I don't have to contend with the lid rattling around in a drawer or cabinet. So far I've used my Staub to prepare eggs, grilled cheese, soup, roast chicken, fish, and rice.
Was the swap worth it? Well, the jury is still out, but so far I think the five-for-one-trade was worth it.
What do you think?
Posted by My French Corner at 6:32 AM