Product Type: Raymond Blanc Kitchenware
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Roemertopf Classic Standard
Member Name: January
Roemertopf Classic Standard
Advantages: more flavour, tender meat
Disadvantages: a little expensive
Roemertopf Classic Standard clay bakeware first came onto the market in 1967. This is a new cooking method which works by steaming the food and allowing it to braise in it's own juices, which is the healthiest way to prepare meals without using additional fat.
This way of baking food in the oven is fat free and healthier.
You can buy these Roemertopf Classic Standard baking dishes from Amazon for £32.50 and in our local town in the kitchen utensil shop they caost £36.50, you can also go to the Roemertopf web site and order online.
The dishes are made of strong clay and the browny red colour shows the in the clay and the traditional pots are made from natural clay found only in a certain region of Germany.
It looks very country kitchen to me. I love the style and design of the dishes which also come in various sizes and can be used for various foods to cook.
This standard classic is used for cooking meats and fish, you can just pop the meat or fish into the dish with the vegetables add a little water and leave it in the oven on a low heat to slowly release the juices from the meat and cook the food fright through giving it the full flavour that you sometimes lose with covering meat in vegetable oil, or fat when cooking. It cooks joints of meat slowly and whole chickens, as well as fish dishes.
Although a little expensive there's nothing better than being abe to prepare a meal and leave it to cook slowly whilst you get on with the gardening or other household chores, without having to worry that it's going to burn.
The dishes are thick and strong and wash easily, they do not stain and are decorated with a pattern on the outside and on the lid.
The lids sit snuggly on top without slipping and you can pop them in the oven and they fit on the oven shelf nicely, they have ridges on the bottom so you can remove them from the oven with one hand if you like, but you have to wear an oven glove for this as they hold the heat.
Once the dish is out of the oven, you can bring it to the table for everyone to dig into.
I like this idea of the family eating together round a pot, there's something rustic about it. It feels right.
The Roemertopf Classic comes in four different ranges, classic, large, maxi and spit roast. The classic has a small and a standard size. The small model is for for 2-4 persons and holds 1.5 Kgs meat. This dish is suitable for meat and poultry.
The standard size is for 2-6 persons and it holds up to 2.5 Kgs meat. This is also suitable for meat and poultry.
I think this is a good healthy convenient way to cook your food, nice and slowly in the oven with the added bonus of being able to bring the dish to the table once the food is ready. I like the tenderness of the meat when it's cooked and the flavour can be tasted more than convential cooking.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to you.
Summary: great designs and idea