Staub’s 5-quart pot is on sale for 24 hours.

By Katie Macdonald
Updated April 08, 2020
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As millions of us settle in at home to protect our communities from the spread of the coronavirus, we need comforting meals to nourish our minds and bodies. Soup is a perfect dish for quarantine cooking: Not only is it pantry-friendly and endlessly versatile, but the act of chopping, simmering, and stirring can be an escape from the all-consuming news of our world changing hour by hour. And if you’re going to make soup, you need a good pot.

A champion pot is one that heats evenly and quickly, has handles for easy maneuvering, and is deep enough to prevent boil-overs. Staub’s high-quality cocottes are all this and more—and right now, the brand’s 5-quart model is a jaw-dropping 70% off at Sur La Table.

Courtesy of Sur la Table

To buy: $140 (originally $464);

Based in Alsace, France, Staub is renowned for its enameled cast iron cookware. Its 5-quart pots don’t need any extra seasoning and hold their heat for hours (perfect for long braises). They’re versatile enough for browning and searing meats or boiling and simmering sauces and soups, and they even have specially designed lids to evenly distribute juices throughout cooking. Plus, extra-tall sides keep your stovetop splatter-free, even when deep-frying.

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The Staub cocottes are definitely kitchen workhorses, but they’re also lookers. The durable matte-enamel finish won’t discolor, rust, or chip, and the pot easily transitions from oven to tabletop.

The tall cocottes typically cost $464, but right now Sur La Table has slashed the price to just $140 for 24 hours. It’s an incredible deal we don’t think you should pass up, especially if you’re in need of some comforting soup.