Staub (cookware)

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OwnerZWILLING J. A. Henckels
CountryAlsace, France

Staub is a premium French enameled cast iron cookware and bakeware manufacturer that was originally headquartered in Turckheim, Alsace, France.[1] The first piece, a cocotte or coquelle (Dutch oven), was designed by Francis Staub in 1974 in a dormant artillery factory.[2] Pieces are manufactured with cast iron covered with double-glazed enamel.[2][3] The enamel coating makes the cookware rustproof, and easy to clean.[1][3] Staub's cocottes have nubs on the interior of the lids, which enables condensation to collect and drip down to baste foods uniformly as they are cooking.[4]

Company overview[edit]

In 2007, approximately 50% of the company's sales revenue was from abroad, and the company realized €44 million in total sales.[5] In April 2008, the company had 430 employees, and at this time Francis Staub was president of the company.[5]


In 2008, Staub operated three production facilities in France, a joint venture in Japan and a marketing branch in the United States.[5][6]


In June 2008, Staub was acquired by Zwilling J. A. Henckels, but it remains and has continued to operate as an independent brand.[6][7]

Professional use[edit]

The cookware's aesthetic complements the decor of a number of restaurants, and some restaurants cook and serve dishes directly to customers at their tables in Staub cookware.[8]


  1. ^ a b The Gourmet Toaster Oven: Simple and Sophisticated Meals for the Busy Cook – Lynn Alley
  2. ^ a b Remodelista: A Guide to the 100 Most Beautiful, Useful Household Objects
  3. ^ a b Food Stuff; A Dutch Oven From France Turns a Home Into a Hearth – New York Times
  4. ^ Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for ... – Renée Loux. p. 116.
  5. ^ a b c "Tableware: Staub succumbs to offer German Zwilling" (in French). Lemonde. April 19, 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b Zisko, Allison (2008-06-02). "Henckels looks to go premium with deal for Staub". HFN. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  7. ^ "About Staub". Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  8. ^ Patronite, Rob. "Hot Pot". New York magazine. Retrieved 26 February 2014.

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