The UK is not the warmest or sunniest place on Earth, and as we have more than our fair share of dull days we like to eat warming foods like soups, stews and casseroles using seasonal (especially autumnal) vegetables such as butternut squash and other squashes, leeks, marrows, parsnips, swedes, cauliflower, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins.
In our household we often use a slow cooker to cook casseroles and stews but sometimes I think back to my youth when these dishes where cooked in a lovely big cast iron dish. I remember the inviting fragrance of cooking meat and vegetables wafting through the house and being drawn to the kitchen to listen to the stew bubbling away on the cooker or feeling the warmth of the oven with the pot inside cooking our evening meal. As these memories return to me I have been thinking about purchasing a casserole pot and the Vivo by Villeroy & Boch looks to be far and away the best option available for both price and quality.
There are so many things to like about the Vivo casserole pot:
- Made from quality cast iron
- Suitable for almost all hob types including induction
- Great size 4.2 litre capacity
- 24cm diameter that fits on most hobs and inside ovens
- It has a self-basting pan lid to keep dishes succulent
- Smooth base to avoid scratching hob surfaces and work tops
- Highly respected manufacturer
- Great value at around £30
A cast iron pot will last for many years and often they are passed down from generation to generation. One advantage that a cast iron pot has is that it can be used for searing meat on the hob at a high temperature and also can be used to slow cook food at lower temperatures, either on the hob or in an oven. The Vivo Casserole Pot by Villeroy & Boch is even better in that it can be used on almost all hob types, including induction hobs which is a great benefit to many buyers.
There are a few things to consider when buying this excellent cooking pot: It’s a heavy item weighing over 5kg so don’t expect it to be lightweight, and it gets hot and stays hot, so oven gloves are a must. It’s also important to season the pot before the first use and stick to the included care instructions to ensure that it stays perfect forever.
If reviews on Amazon UK are anything to go by, this best selling casserole pot is almost faultless, and those that have bought one are mightily impressed and happy with their purchase. Happy buyers love making casseroles, stews, fish and meat pies, and roasting chickens in this pot and they say the food tastes amazing. Many adventurous bakers use this casserole pot as a Dutch oven to make artisan breads and sourdough loaves too which gives fantastic results according to their very positive reviews.
The Vivo Casserole Pot by Villeroy & Boch costs in the region of £30.00 which is absolutely excellent value as it will probably last your entire lifetime, continually giving you fantastic meals year after year! Get one today and enjoy your very own home-cooked comfort food this autumn and winter.