|#3140 Rockcrok® 4-qt. Dutch Oven
Made of glazed natural clay with a glass lid, the Rockcrok Dutch Oven features excellent heat retention, making it perfect for a variety of cooking surfaces. Vessel is heat-safe to 752°F/400°C; glass lid is heat-safe to 400°F/200°C. Use it on gas and electric stovetops, in the oven, broiler, microwave and even on the BBQ Grill! (Note: Lid not broiler- or BBQ grill-safe.) It is perfect for a variety of cooking applications. Excellent heat retention also keeps foods warmer longer.
Carefully read Use and Care before using.
Use and Care
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Cooking with your Rockcrok
Ten recipe cards are included to get you started right away! Recipes included highlight the versatility of cooking with your Rockcrok. We hope these provide inspiration and become new family favorites! When cooking meals in your Rockcrok, follow these guidelines:
BBQ Outdoor Grill Use:
- Always match diameter of cookware to stovetop burner diameters and position the pan centrally over the burner. For gas stoves, flames should not extend beyond the base of the cookware.
- Preheat pan for 3 - 5 minutes on medium heat. Amount of time varies per stovetop. As needed, gradually increase heat up to medium high when browning foods. Because the pan retains heat well, continue to adjust heat levels as needed during the duration of cooking. Only use high heat when bringing liquids to a boil.
- For best release of foods, use oil or butter. It is normal for fond (or burnt-on food
residues) to develop on the cooking surface. Follow deep cleaning directions to
- When cooking on the stovetop, always keep interior bottom surface fully covered with food or liquid to prevent dry spots. Dry spots are areas of the glaze that
appear dry or absent of liquid that become hotter because it is not covered with
food or liquid for an extended period of time. This could cause pitting to the
glaze and void the guarantee. To prevent dry spots, add additional liquid (such
as oil, butter or stock) and/or stir and move foods occasionally when cooking to
keep the surface covered and moist.
- Due to the unglazed foot ring, avoid sliding or dragging the pan over the stovetop surface, especially flattop stoves. Use handles to lift the pan when moving to prevent scratches.
Refrigerator and Freezer Use:
- Pan is safe to use on charcoal or gas grills using direct or indirect heat. Do not use on a campfire.
- Lid is not grill-safe. As an alternative, use heavy-duty aluminum foil to cover the top of the pan if needed.
- Pan and lid are refrigerator- and freezer-safe. Cool completely prior to placing in
refrigerator or freezer.
- Not intended for long-term storage of foods.
- Do not take pan and lid directly from freezer to oven, stovetop, microwave or grill.
Thaw food in pan prior to reheating.
Nonstick Sprays and Oils: NEVER use nonstick sprays on the cookware as they cause an invisible buildup and impair the performance. This will void the guarantee.
Utensils: Only use non-metal utensils, such as nylon, silicone, bamboo or wood. Metal utensils will cause permanent damage to the surface and will void the guarantee.
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Deep Cleaning – Pan:
- Wash prior to first use; lid and pan are dishwasher-safe. Dry completely after cleaning.
- Due to unglazed footring, leaving pan completely submerged in water for an extended period of time is not recommended.
- Remove food and cooked-on residues prior to dishwashing. For best results, fill pan with enough water to cover residues; bring to a boil. As needed, use a bamboo spoon to gently scrape residues to loosen. Turn off heat and allow water to sit until cooled. Remove water; clean using soapy water and non-abrasive sponge or kitchen brush.
- To remove burnt-on food residues or discoloration, use a non-bleach, all-purpose
liquid or powdered cleanser that is safe for cookware. Do not use abrasive cleansers.
Follow cleanser label directions for use.
- Invert lid to nest during storage.
- Do not stack with other pots and pans to prevent scratching or chipping.
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- Do not leave pan empty on a hot burner for an extended period of time (beyond
preheating time) or boil dry.
- Pan and lid handles are not designed to stay cool. Pan and lid handles will get hot
during cooking. Always use a heat-resistant oven mitt or pad when handling hot pan
- Always place hot pan and lid on a cooling rack, hot pad or trivet to avoid damage to
countertops or table.
- Dropping or hitting the pan or lid against a hard surface can cause chipping or
- Pan should not touch broiler heating element, side walls or doors of oven, microwave or grill when closed.
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- Five-year guarantee for noncommercial use. Refer to sales receipt for details. Product returned is subject to inspection for proper use and care.
© 2014 The Pampered Chef used under license.
Lid Made in China
Vessel Made in Korea