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Small Braisers

We looked at the 2.25- and 1.5-quart versions of our favorite 3.5-quart braiser to see how well they performed, how easy they were to use, and how durable they were.

What We Learned

When we tested braisers, we gave top marks to the Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 3.5-Quart Round Braiser. This pan browned food evenly and offered a generous cooking surface that kept food from overcrowding. We also loved the lid’s secure and sizable stainless-steel knob and the pan’s large looped handles that were helpful when picking it up and moving it into and out of th...

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