- VERSATILE DUTCH OVEN: Braise, sear, simmer, slow-cook and more with a traditional enamel cast iron Dutch oven from Rachael Ray -- you can even bake breads with it
- CAST IRON STRONG: Durable cast iron construction provides excellent heat retention and is Rach's go-to for excellent searing, simmering, braising, and browning
- READY TO RIP: Enameled cast iron Dutch oven is ready to use out of the box with a superior easy-cook, easy-clean enamel surface that's engineered not to chip
- EASY HANDLING: Solid cast handles deliver a strong, steady grip from stove to oven to table and make this Dutch oven ideal as a casserole pan, chili pot, soup pot and more
- TAKE ON THE HEAT: Get great heat retention from this enameled cast iron Dutch oven that's oven safe to 500 degrees F and suitable for all stovetops, including induction
Those who enjoy daytime television and cooking, probably know the name: Rachael Ray. Rachael Ray is an American chef, most popular through her television personality and show. The Rachael Ray Show covers extensive meals made easy among other housekeeping adventures. Before we get into the Rachael Ray ceramic dutch oven, a bit about her.
Not only does Rachael Ray host her own cooking television show, but she also publishes her recipes through her lifestyle magazine and many cookbooks. Rachael Ray cookbooks are as follows:
- 30-Minute Meals
- 365 No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners
- Express Lane Meals: What to Keep on Hand, What to Buy Fresh for the Easiest-Ever 30-Minute Meals
- Just in Time!
- My Year in Meals
- Rachael Ray: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life
- This Must Be the Place: Dispatches & Food From the Home Front
Look at her television appearances, cookbooks, and her time as a professional chef; it is safe to say that Rachael Ray knows a few things about cooking!
As Rachael Ray grew in popularity, she began to release various cookware and bakeware lines. One of the most popular pieces from the Rachael Ray collection of cookware is the Rachael Ray ceramic dutch oven.
There are many reasons why people love Rachael Ray’s dutch oven. Want to know how to use the Rachael Ray dutch oven? Keep reading to learn how to use it, how to care for it, and why you should buy one today!
How to Use the Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven
The great thing about dutch ovens is that they are notably versatile. Many homeowners own at least one dutch oven because you can use it in so many ways!
This dutch oven can hold up to 5 quarts of volume. Five quarts is the perfect size to make a meal for two. Or you can make a side dish for the whole family.
This dutch oven has a cast iron base and an enamel coating. It is enamel and not ceramic but we love this dish and didn’t want to leave it out! Combined, the cast iron base and the enamel coating provide a high level of heat retention. This dutch oven can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to Rachael Ray, her ceramic dutch oven is perfect for the following:
- Braising (slowly cooking food in oil and liquid)
- Searing (browning food at a high temperature)
- Simmering (cooking just below boiling)
- Slow Cooking (cooking at a low temperature for a prolonged amount of time)
The Rachael Ray dutch oven can be used on the stovetop and in the oven, which makes cooking and baking much easier. Some of the meals that can be cooked with this dutch oven are casseroles, chili, soup, and even bread!
How to Care for the Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven
Most owners of cast iron cookware can attest to the high-maintenance care instructions. Thankfully, the Rachael Ray dutch oven is a fairly low-maintenance cookware piece to care for. The enamel coating around the cast iron base means that you do not need to season this pot periodically.
The dutch oven is not dishwasher safe. If you own this dutch oven, you must wash it by hand. The enamel coating also prevents any significant chipping; this allows users to clean their dutch oven with confidence.
While the dutch oven is safe to use in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, it should not be used in the microwave or freezer. By hand washing and using your dutch oven only in the oven and stovetop, it should last for many years.
Why Should You Buy the Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven
The Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven can benefit your kitchen in many ways. Most people purchase the Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven because it is stylish, versatile, and durable.
Being a professional chef, television personality, and host for many years, Rachael Ray understands the importance of having cookware that is both functional and stylish.
That is why her ceramic dutch oven can be bought in different colors and is made to double as a serving dish. The Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven comes in red and teal. Both colors have a subtle shine added to their enamel coating. Customers compliment the shiny material because it adds a little detail to the functionality of the dutch oven.
The ceramic dutch oven is intended to be used as a serving dish, as well as a cooking dish.
As stated above, the Rachael Ray dutch oven is intended to be more than a cooking dish. Rachael Ray has created a dutch oven that can be used in the oven, on the stovetop, and as a serving dish.
This dutch oven is safe to use in an oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Other dutch ovens can be used on the stovetop, as well, but Rachael Ray’s dutch oven can be used on all stovetops including, induction stovetops!
Each ceramic dutch oven comes with a tight-fitting lid. The lid provides moisture and coverage. When using Rachael’s dutch oven with the lid, you can use the cover to trap steam. The lid makes it perfect for braising, simmering, and keeping food warm.
The cast iron internal structure has many benefits. Cast iron retains heat reputably well. When a cookware item retains heat, it keeps food warmer for longer. A dutch oven also browns food evenly because of the cast iron construction. Not only does cast iron provide heat retention, but it also provides durability.
Cast iron is practically unbreakable. Cookware made of cast iron is longer lasting than other materials because of its durability. It is sturdy and resistant to most damages. Other cookware materials can be dented and chipped, but cast iron is hard to hurt.
Each enameled covered, the cast iron dutch oven has solid cast handles. The cast iron handles make the dutch oven safe, and it provides aid when moving from one surface to the next.
The Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven is a fantastic addition to any kitchen because it comes from a trusted source, is easy to care for, and is easy to use.
This dutch oven is best used for braising, searing, simmering, slow cooking, baking, and browning. With the cast-iron structure and enamel coating, food is practically guaranteed to cook evenly.
You can buy the Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven in red or teal. The colors and shiny enamel make this oven extremely versatile. It can be used on all stovetops, in the oven, and as a serving dish!
Its cast iron durability means that it is made to last! Do you own a Rachael Ray Ceramic Dutch Oven? Let us know what you think about it!