“ Denby / Type: Dish „
My Husband and I have a fair number of casserole dishes to find space for in our small kitchen so the last thing I thought we needed was yet another such dish. However, when my mother-in-law bought us a Denby James Martin Cook Medium Deep Oblong Dish it proved me very, very wrong.
The official dimensions of this dish are 39cm(l)x23cm(w)x7.5cm(h) but the dish flares out on either end to create convenient handles so the interior of the longest side is closer to 30cm. Practically speaking, this dish is great to bake a medium chicken, a cobbler or enough shepherd's pie/lasagna for a small family (or in our case a couple wanting some leftovers). It would likely be too small for families of 5+ or those with more than 1 hungry teenage boy.
The Denby James Martin Cook Medium Deep Oblong Dish is part of Denby's Easyclean range. It might look like your bog standard white, ceramic casserole dish, but there is one thing that sets it FAR, FAR above the rest... it is EXTREMELY easy to clean. I used to have to soak my casserole dishes in hot water and scrub off stuck on food after making some dinners, but in this dish a single wipe with a sponge and a quick rinse and it is sparkling clean. I've used this dish several times a week for months and I still smile in wonder every time I go to wash it. I hate washing dishes, but I actually enjoy doing this one. It really is astonishing how easy it is to clean.
Other good points about this dish include the way the dish flares at the sides to create handles which makes it easy to get in and out of the oven. Also, it is relatively light. The dish is oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe (although I have personally only used it in the oven, my in-laws have one and they put it in the dishwasher without any issues). In order to insure the Easyclean coating lasts you are advised not to use abrasive scourers to clean it, but trust me a sponge or soft cloth work fine.
We now have 2 of the small version of these which work well for individual portions for adults. I'm also trying to talk myself out of buying the large size (I keep telling myself that I already have some perfectly functional dishes that size- but these are just so good).
This medium sized dish has a RRP of £42.00 but is currently on offer from the Denby website for £31.50. I highly recommend you get one. (Warning: it will spoil you rotten and you will want to replace all your casserole dishes).
This review is also posted under the same name on ciao.