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Williams-Sonoma Braisers

Designed for preparing large-volume one-pot dishes such as stew or seared meat, a braiser is a must-have specialty pan for serious home cooks. Use a braising pan for recipes that call for slow cooking in a little liquid and in a lidded pot. The short-sided, wide-bottom dishes often come in cast iron or stainless steel.
Ruffoni

After more than 45 years of producing extraordinary pots and pans from copper, the Ruffoni family began channeling its traditional... Italian artistry and craftsmanship into clad stainless-steel cookware of the same exceptional quality. Developed for Williams-Sonoma, this braising pan conducts heat evenly and efficiently. Alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum transfer heat efficiently, eliminating hot spots. Hand-hammered exterior with a unique serial number inscribed on the bottom. Solid stainless-steel handle and lid. Knob is hand cast in brass and plated in silver by a Milanese silversmith. Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. Handsome enough for oven-to-table presentation. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Le Creuset
$250.00-$295.00 $360.00-$420.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset is proud to present the Signature collection as the next evolut...ion of its enameled cast-iron cookware. Signature seamlessly blends Le Creuset?s classic form and feel with the latest ergonomic and functional innovations. This braiser with its tight-fitting lid helps food retain moisture and emerge juicy and tender. Its dish-like shape and vibrant color make it perfect for serving directly at the table. Optimized for steady, even heat, Le Creuset?s improved enamel interior resists staining, dulling, and wear and tear. Enamel interior?s light sand color makes it easy to monitor food while cooking, ensuring less sticking and burning. Stabilizers in the newly engineered lid prevent rocking, keeping the lid snugly in place. Improved ergonomic, composite knob resists temperatures up to 500F and provides a sure grip. Handles are 45% larger to provide a better grip, even while wearing oven mitts. Enameled cast-iron construction boasts superior heat-retention and requires no additional seasoning. Dishwasher safe for fast, convenient cleanup. 3 1/2-Qt.: 11 1/2" diam., 2 1/2" high; 3 1/2-qt. cap.; 11 lb. 14 oz. 5-Qt.: 13" diam., 2 3/4" high; 5-qt. cap.; 14 lb. 12 oz. Made in France. read more

Staub
$220.00-$250.00 $314.00-$357.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Not only is this pan perfect for braising meats, but it can also go straight to the table with paella or jambalaya. Staub?s innova...tive enamel coating takes cooking with cast iron to the next level with improved performance, style and durability. Multi-coat enameling ensures strength and heat resistance and creates a deep, vibrantly colored ?majolique? finish similar in appearance to fine ceramic for oven-to-table presentation. Resistant to rust, chipping and cracking, the coating requires no additional seasoning like some other cast-iron pieces. The specially formulated black matte interior enamel of each piece contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a rougher surface resulting in better browning. The smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops including induction. Extra-heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results. Made in France. read more

All-Clad

Combining classic style with dishwasher-safe ease, this gleaming braiser turns out savory breakfast fare, like pancakes or frittat...as. Its also ideal for braising meats and vegetables, ensuring foods emerge juicy and fork-tender. Three-ply construction sandwiches a heat-responsive aluminum core between an easy-clean stainless-steel interior and exterior; interior wont react with foods. Ensures fast, even heating. Domed lid promotes heat circulation and locks in moisture. Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on the cooktop. Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction. Polished finish for stove-to-table presentation. Handcrafted in USA. read more

All-Clad
$249.95 $300.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Designed for braising ? a classic French technique that calls for browning meat on the stovetop followed by baking in the moist he...at of the oven ? this pan has high sides and a generous capacity that make it ideal for dishes like osso bucco and chicken cacciatore. Three-ply construction sandwiches a heat-responsive aluminum core between an easy-clean stainless-steel interior and exterior; interior wont react with foods. Ensures fast, even heating. Domed lid promotes heat circulation and locks in moisture. Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on the cooktop. Includes a removable stainless-steel rack that elevates meats above their drippings. Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction. Polished finish for oven-to-table presentation. Handcrafted in USA. read more

Ruffoni

Rich, savory braises are even more appealing when they?re prepared and served in this elegant tin-lined copper pan. Handcrafted by... master coppersmiths at a family-owned workshop in the Italian Alps, it is as beautiful as it is functional. The heat-responsive pan has riveted brass handles adorned with sculptural artichokes and their graceful leaves. Wide, shallow braiser is perfect for browning ingredients on the stovetop, then transferring to the oven for long, slow simmering. Gorgeous copper braiser goes right to the table for serving. Crafted of hand-hammered copper for excellent heat conductivity. Interior is lined with durable, nonreactive tin. Includes a tin-lined copper lid. Riveted brass handles are embellished with hand-cast brass artichokes and leaves. read more

Staub
$220.00 $314.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Not only is this pan perfect for braising meats, but it can also go straight to the table with paella or jambalaya. Staub?s innova...tive enamel coating takes cooking with cast iron to the next level with improved performance, style and durability. Multi-coat black enamel coating with low-gloss matte finish ensures strength and heat resistance. Resistant to rust, chipping and cracking, the coating requires no additional seasoning like some other cast-iron pieces. The specially formulated black matte interior enamel of each piece contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a rougher surface resulting in better browning. The smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops including induction. Extra-heavy lid with brass knob seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results. Made in France. read more

Swiss Diamond
$220.00 $290.00
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Made in Switzerland, this nonstick cookware?s extraordinary durability is the result of an innovative process that infuses the coo...king surface with genuine diamond crystals. This not only prevents peeling and blistering but also creates a nonstick surface that easily releases the most delicate foods. Braisers high sides, wide base and tempered-glass lid are designed for searing meats, poultry and other foods on the stovetop, then slow cooking them with liquids in the oven. Patented nonstick composite is fused with real diamond crystals to create an ultra-durable cooking surface that won?t peel, crack or blister. PFOA-free nonstick surface prevents food from sticking and makes cleanup a snap. Cast-aluminum construction distributes heat evenly across the pan?s surface, eliminating hot spots. Flat, disc-shaped base works well on ceramic, electric and gas cooktops. Sturdy lid with stainless-steel rim and glass window enable you to monitor cooking progress. The ergonomic, lightweight handles stay cool to the touch. 11" diam., 4" high; 5 1/4-qt cap. Dishwasher safe. Made in Switzerland. read more

de Buyer

Made by de Buyer of France, the Prima Matera collection is the worlds only copper cookware that performs flawlessly on all cooktop...s, including induction. These professional-quality pots combine the beauty and superior heat conductivity of copper with the easy care of stainless steel. Use this braiser to brown ingredients over high heat and then finish the dish by simmering on the stovetop or in the oven, perfect for hearty braises from coq au vin to boeuf bourguignon. The elegant design of this braiser allows it to go from oven to the table for serving. 2mm-thick contruction features 90% copper/10% stainless steel. Copper is a superior conductor of heat, ensuring highly responsive and uniform heating throughout pan. Seamless integrated magnetic bottom ensures induction compatibility. Stainless-steel interior offers easy cleaning and durability. Tight-fitting stainless-steel lid circulates heat and moisture. Riveted handles of cast stainless steel stay cool to the touch. 11" diam. Made in France. read more

Ruffoni

After more than 45 years of producing extraordinary pots and pans from copper, the Ruffoni family began channeling its traditional... Italian artistry and craftsmanship into clad stainless-steel cookware of the same exceptional quality. Developed for Williams-Sonoma, this braising pan conducts heat evenly and efficiently. Alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum transfer heat efficiently, eliminating hot spots. Hand-hammered exterior with a unique serial number inscribed on the bottom. Solid stainless-steel handle and lid. Knob is hand cast in brass and plated in silver by a Milanese silversmith. Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. Handsome enough for oven-to-table presentation. Shallow braiser: 11 3/4" diam., 2 1/4" high, 4-qt. cap., 6 lb. 6 oz. with lid Made in Italy. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Williams-Sonoma

We developed our Thermo-Clad? cookware drawing on over five decades of culinary experience, designing every element to provide yea...rs of great results in your kitchen. Available only at Williams-Sonoma, Thermo-Clad? is crafted in Italy to our precise specifications using an exclusive aluminum alloy that provides up to 35% better thermal conductivity than other aluminum-clad metal cookware on the market. This braiser combines a broad cooking surface for browning ingredients over high heat with high sides and a lid that contains and seals in moisture for slow simmering on the stovetop or in the oven. Designed and developed by Williams-Sonoma, and exclusively ours. Thermo-Clad? technology ensures efficient, uniform heating with precise temperature control and no hot spots. Combines a polished magnetic stainless-steel exterior with an exclusive aluminum-alloy core and a 18/10 nonreactive stainless-steel interior. Large size accommodates food for a crowd?perfect for entertaining. Two loop handles ease transferring pan on and off the stovetop, into the oven and onto the table. Double-wall insulated lid keeps food warm and handle cool. Ideal for all types of cooktops, including induction. 10-qt. cap., 13 ? diam.; 4 ? high; 8 lb. with lid Handcrafted in Italy. read more

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