Now that autumn has arrived and summer is far behind us, thoughts of cold salads just aren’t cutting it. What we want when we come home from work or school is a warming stew or soup. What better time to upgrade our pots and pans and look at some of the best casserole dishes on offer?
The most versatile types of casserole dishes are ones where you can use them to cook the raw ingredients on the hob, transfer into the oven then serve at the table.
Here are our recommendations:
You can’t go wrong with this stainless steel casserole dish. Suitable for all hobs and you can bung it in the oven to temperatures up to 200 degrees. Very easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
This is a lovely budget-friendly option from Leon in bright orange. It can go on the hob and in the oven and then straight to the table.
If you always burn your cooking you might like to know that this casserole dish has excellent heat distribution throughout. It doesn’t look too shabby either so it is great to bring to the table. What we really like is the way the lid sticks to the bowl to keep all the lovely juices inside, and the extra-wide handles to make it easier to take out of the oven.
There is a lifetime guarantee with this casserole dish. Features include a glass lid, nice wide handles, you can use it on the hob and in the oven and it is triple-non-stick coated. We think the colour is cool too.
This is a stylish casserole dish that is available in many different colours, but we like this black version. The colours range from cherry-red, dark blue, grey, white and green. This is so versatile as you can cook with it on all types of hob and it will go in the hottest ovens.
This is a great price for a non-stick dish. It is also perfect for those who prefer a shallower pan. It goes on all hobs, including induction and is oven-proof. You can pop it in the dishwasher and the handles are made from silicon which stays cool.
You can’t mention casserole dishes without featuring one from Le Creuset. Arguably the world’s best cookware and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It is dishwasher and induction cooker safe. Suitable for all heat sources and now comes with larger handles making it easier to grip and get out of the oven. The lid fits better to retain moisture and it also features a heat-resistant knob. Lots of other colours available if you don’t like this marine shade.
Eaziglide Neverstick2 Non-Stick Casserole, 24cm: £65.00For those who want an easy life, get ready to smile. This casserole dish doesn’t need oil or butter, even for recipes where you have to sweat onions just a tiny amount will do. So you can cook healthier meals. It cleans well and has a tough aluminium body for even heat distribution. You can use it on all heat surfaces and it goes in the oven. We also love the glass lid.