Emile Henry Flame® Oval Stewpot - 4.9 qt.
Cook a pot roast to perfection and serve it at the table in the '4.9 Qt Flame Top Oval Stew Pot' from Emile Henry. Beautiful, natural-looking ceramic cookware heats evenly and maintains temperature for long periods of time. Smooth glaze coating in rich color is extremely strong, resists sticking, and is easy to clean. Self-basting bumps on the inside of the snug fitting lid redistribute juices for better flavor. Works great on gas flame, electric and halogen cooktops (except induction). Suitable for the freezer, refrigerator, microwave and conventional ovens. Can be used under the broiler. Diameter: 11.5; Weight: 8 lbs. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Emile Henry offers a limited household ten-year manufacturer against breakage due to defective workmanship. Please refer to package documentation or the Emile Henry website for details.
Overall Product Rating
Hoobie - Review from Zappos
I love this pot. For a lot of reasons. First, it's a shame that the another reviewer's pot broke. I've had no such problems with mine. Of course, since it hasn't broken, I don't know what it would take to break it... but it's stood up to over a year of normal use without a chip or scratch. The pots come with a 10 year warranty, too, should they not hold up. I wonder what experience the other reviewer had with customer service. Another thing I like is the size and weight. The pot was bigger than I thought it would be, but it doesn't weigh nearly the as much as cast iron. I like the oval shape, too. Mine measures almost 12 inches by 9 inches (on the inside of the pot, at the top). This is a great size for a variety of one-pot meals - with ample leftovers - for me and my wife. I really like that it can go from stovetop to oven (I haven't put it in the freezer or microwave, altho they say that's okay). In this sense, it's a lot like working with cast iron. (In fact, I'm getting pieces of Emile Henry Flame in sizes / shapes that I don't have in cast iron so as not to overlap.) I like enameled ceramic like this, but I've never understood the urge towards enameled cast iron. I'm not sure what the enamel is supposed to help with, except maybe being able to put an item in the dishwasher. That's not all that important to me. I wouldn't quite call this piece 'non-stick' but it does clean easily. Finally, I really like that this is handmade by a family business, in France (unlike the non-cast iron pieces by another swanky French company). There is a video showing the process on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0jx-NQzMgE. Overall, I'm very happy with the piece and intend to get another one or two pieces over time.
Rick M - Review from Zappos
I can't believe how fragile this stuff is! I was washing out the pot in a sink of soapy water and bumped it against the side of the sink. I mean a very slight bump. The handle broke off! Unbelievable! Do yourself a favor and invest in a beautifully enameled cast iron roaster, not this overpriced piece of French pottery.
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