Manufactured in Finland by Ittala
Timo Sarpaneva, designer of the 50’s, influenced by a blacksmith grand-father got his inspiration from the casserole dishes in ancestral cast iron to create this model.
It became an icon of the Scandinavian design by its simple style as well as by its functionality and its robustness and it remains intact since its creation and spans the time without leaving a mark.
A bit of history…
It is at the beginning of the 19th century only that the word « casserole dish » has started its career, although the utensil that it designates existed for several centuries. The word is related to « coquemar » (kettle), known by the variation « coquasse » or yet « coquelle ». This round or oval pot, most often in cast iron, always has a lid well secured and two handles or ears on the sides.
The steam cooking, in the embers or in an oven, requires containers with very hermetic lids, which prevent the evaporation of the cooking liquid and allow the concentration of the flavors. The casserole dish belongs to the family of the stew-pans, earthenware pots for braising and of the pie plates.
A Mw.T favorite
- The cast iron allows a distribution and a retention of the heat ideal for an excellent simmering
- The enamel, a coating derived from glass, is entirely hygienic: it protects against odors and preserve the aromas.
- The culinary qualities of the steam cooking, thanks to a very hermetic lid, for a better concentration of the flavors.
- Can be used in the oven without the wood handle.
- Wash by hand
- Do not put in the dishwasher.