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AmazonBasics Long Lasting Smooth Braiser, 3.3-Quart

Last updated: January 26, 2023


Great for casseroles, this braiser is made from cast iron. It has a 3.3 quart capacity, loop side handles and a matching lid. It's important to note that you will need to season this braiser to keep foods from sticking to the pan during the cooking process.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You'll find this braiser comes with two loop side handles that make transporting the dish from the oven to the table a breeze.

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics Long Lasting Smooth Braiser, 3.3-Quart placed 4th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A wonderful addition to any cookware collection, this AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Casserole can be used for baking, boiling, braising, or roasting a wide range of favorite or newly inspired recipes. The roomy pot works especially well for one-dish meals. Begin by browning or sautéing on the stovetop, then add liquids and finish in the oven. The versatile vessel moves seamlessly from the refrigerator to the stovetop or oven to the table for serving and easier cleanup (no need to dirty multiple pots). The AmazonBasics enameled cast-iron cookware can be used on all cooking surfaces, including on a stovetop, in the oven or on a barbecue. When using it on ceramic- or glass-topped cooking surfaces, avoid dragging the cookware to protect the cooking surface. Made with heavy-duty cast iron, the casserole retains heat well and distributes it evenly. Heat spreads thoroughly across its wide, flat base and all the way up the tall sides for optimal cooking results. Even more, it comes with an enamel finish that won’t react to food. This helps ensure pure flavors and makes the pot a great choice for marinating, cooking, and storing food. Ruggedly built, the enameled cast-iron pot’s loop side handles promote a steady, secure grip when lifting or carrying, even when wearing thick oven mitts. The casserole also includes a secure-fitting heavy lid that helps trap in heat, moisture, and nutrients for consistently delicious results.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Made with heavy-duty cast iron, the braiser provides even heat and cooks the meat thoroughly from inside out.
This is the one-stop pot that’s necessary for literally any dish you may be craving.

What reviewers didn't like

Heavyweight
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