Cuisinart CI670-30BG Wide Heat Retaining Braiser, 7-Quart

Last updated: January 26, 2023

The Cuisinart 7 Qt Round Casserole dish is a great value in the field of braisers. The added depth allows for a bigger volume and lets you make larger quantities of food than most other braisers on the market. its size makes it handy for any number of cooking tasks.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Deeper than most braisers to allow for larger meals, this Cuisinart 7 Qt Round Casserole comes in multiple colors and is small for convenient storage.

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Wide Heat Retaining Braiser, 7-Quart placed 12th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Cast iron improves its solid reputation with Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Cookware! Cast iron is recognized as one of the best materials for cooking because of its ability to retain heat and provide even heat distribution. This type of cookware is widely used for almost any recipe from roasts to desserts and performs well with a variety of cooking methods from searing to simmering. May pan styles are available for cooking soups, sauces, casseroles, grills quiches, breads, and etc. These versatile pieces yield great results whether it’s on the stove or in the broiler or oven. They can go to table and double as elegant serving pieces! Savor the Good Life right at home, with family and friends. Cuisinart makes it absolutely delicious.

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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

Its larger cooking surface area allowed for more evaporation, thus a more condensed broth.
Combination of porcelain and cast iron constructions retains heat and keeps food hot for hours. 3 color options.
The pot includes an oven-safe knob to guarantee endless cooking options. Its porcelain enameled exterior features a durable finish that comes in rich colors so that it can complement a variety of kitchen decors.
The porcelain enamel exterior also stands out for its durable finish. You can use this cookware for cooking as well as serving and entertaining.
- Heavy
The dutch-oven has wide handles for effortless carrying and you can cook fantastic meals in the oven, the stove shirt along with perhaps even a broiler.
This is one of those beauties that you will find every reason possible to leave it out in the kitchen instead of keeping it in the cabinets just so that you can see it beautify the kitchen.But the magic with this product is more than just it’s appearance. It has a lot of substance built into it too.
With the appealing colors and elegant enameled finish, this casserole is perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining.

What reviewers didn't like

But that additional space also means additional weight. Plus, the Cuisinart has small handles that are less than ideal.
Heavy and smaller handles can make handling difficult. Some say the enamel chips too easily.
Some report that the exterior ceramic material can chip
- Heavy
The main issue I had with this casserole is it’s weight. At about 15 pounds, this is something that even a teenager might find too much to handle. And that is without counting what is inside it being cooked.
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