Welcome to my latest review on Recipe This. This time it is the turn of the Simogas round casserole dish that I have just received.
Before I go any further I must add that I am a late developer as far as casserole dishes are concerned and I got my first one about two years ago now. I had wanted one for a while and had been waiting until a decent deal came along. (why didn’t I love a food blog then!) and eventually I picked up a good one and in many ways it looks identical to this one that I have just received.
I then started making stews, casseroles and pasta bakes. And as they say the rest is history. It has now become my turn to way of cooking, mainly because I can be lazy and cook it all in one dish!
The history of us & our casserole dish
When we first got one I could never quite decide what to make in it. It was like that new toy that you get. You have bought it and wanted it for a long time and then reality hits and you wonder what to make with it.
It ended up that the first ten dishes I made with it were:
- Chicken thighs and pasta
- Chicken chasseur
- Chicken curry
- Vegetable bake
- Cauliflower cheese
- Chicken chow mein
- Sausage casserole
- Fish stew
- Seafood pasta
- Beef pot roast
There are of course lots of other things you can make but these ended up being our first and it was so much fun trying out new recipes. I love the fun of a new kitchen gadget that I can explore new recipes with. It also stops you from being stuck in a time warp with the same old recipes. In fact I read once that the average person (clearly they didn’t survey food bloggers) cooks a selection of their favourite 20 meals all year around and never bothers with anything different.
Clearly that is not me 🙂
Why get the Simogas Casserole Dish?
I love my Simogas CRF30 Round Casserole Dish. It was like love at first sight. Or more like shock at first sight. I have been used to my usual small one and all of a sudden I have a 6 litre one. I am actually wondering if this is too big for me, but at the same time thinking that this will be absolutely brilliant for a whole chicken baked in the oven until it is lovely and crispy.
My casserole dish has come all the way from Barcelona so it would be only natural that I did some tasty Spanish chicken for the first meal. I also waited ages for it thanks to a rogue delivery company, but I got it in the end which is the main thing!
I also find that with a lot of casserole dishes that they fail to cook things evenly and as we ate in silence (as we were so hungry and it was so tasty) there were absolutely no complaints and like many dishes that get damaged because of heat on the bottom, we had no such problem with this one.
I think we may well give away our smaller red casserole dish and just keep this one as we know this one can do a bit of everything!
Here are ten reasons you SHOULD buy the Simogas Casserole Dish:
- Perfect for one pot meals
- Nice and sturdy
- Comes with a two year warranty
- Large enough to be able to cook a whole chicken or a large pot roast
- Smaller sizes are also available for the smaller family
- Cast iron and will last for years
- Very easy to clean
- Can handle the heat for both the hob and the oven
- It weighs 8kg
- Very versatile for a range of family meals
That’s A Wrap!
In terms of getting yourself one of these Simogas casserole dish you can get yours by clicking here. If I were to do it again and/or if I were to currently recommend a casserole dish to you, I would say CHOOSE THIS ONE.
Unfortunately if you’re based in the United States it is not available but the closest one we found was this one.