The answer can be given on the basis of certain pros and cons, firstly we need to discuss the two so as to have a clear depiction then only we can take any decision.
Dutch ovens, these are durable, versatile and they retain the flavor of the food in them.
These can be made from cast-iron, cast aluminium or ceramic.
Another name for these dutch ovens is casserole dishes.
They were introduced in 1710 and have been used for more than 300 years.
From the picture, it can be seen that this dutch oven is a heavy pot used for cooking, having a tight-fitting lid. It is usually made of cast iron that makes it safe to use both ways that are on the stovetop as well as in the oven.
It can be replaced for a slow cooker as it will give the same results as the slow cooker gives. It can be used for making soups, stews, to bake bread, and you can also deep fry it as it is having the capability to withstand high temperatures.
Many homes do not have the dutch oven due to the fact of it being costly and also it occupies much space in the shelf but nothing can be substituted for it as it can be put on stovetop and can be used in the oven.
Any dish that can be cooked in the oven is also suited to dutch oven whether it is pizzas, pies, biscuits, cakes and even bread.
Since its body is made up of cast-iron, it heats the food in it evenly because the cast-iron has the quality of spreading the heat equally. So, it would be great while sauteing the vegetables and then putting the dish in the oven.
Apart from this, the tight-fitting lid makes it possible for you to make soups and stews.
Now comes the second competitor to this, guess it, yes the corningware. We will be going to discuss its pros and cons to have a better viewpoint.
Corning ware is the best substitute to the dutch oven. It is made of glass-ceramic hybrid material called Pyroceram.
The use of it is the same as that of dutch oven.
The dishes can be cooked either on the stovetop or in the oven.
It was first introduced in 1958 by the company Corning Glass Works now known as Corning Inc. and it is located in the United States.
The best part of it is, it can be taken out from the freezer and can be directly put on the stovetop or in the oven due to its material.
You can use this without any confusion as it gives the same result as the dutch oven.
The main difference between a dutch oven and a corningware is that the latter is slightly smaller and the second difference is in the material. While the dutch oven is made of cast-iron, the corningware is made up of glass-ceramic Pyroceram.
Due to large size the dutch oven can be used to cook bigger food items like chickens,meat whereas the corningware being smaller cannot do so.
But if you see some sites like amazon, flipkart then it could be seen that the dutch oven gets a much higher rating and reviews as compared to corningware.
It can be preferred to dutch oven as it is less expensive and more frequently used.
We shall now discuss the pros and cons of each one to make out our final decision:
- Dutch ovens are slightly heavy but they can retain the heat in them very well.
- Due to heat retaining ability, they can be used to cook food that takes a long time to cook.
- Their tight-fitting lids make it easy to create soups and stews.
- It is heavy.
- It is expensive.
- It is made of glass-ceramic and can be placed on both stovetop and oven.
- It is cheaper than dutch oven.
- Material is light.
- Suited for small vegetables and short meals requiring less cooking methods.
So, finally reviewing these pros and cons our debate ends here and the conclusion is we can use corningware instead of dutch oven as they are less expensive and can do the same work as the dutch oven.