Want to buy a Römertopf? We have reviewed the entire range and selected the best and most economical items from it. Check out our Römertopf top 10 here. But first, let’s explain what a Römertopf is and what you can do with it.
A Römertopf, freely translated a Roman stew pot, is a dish made of earthenware with a lid. The original version was therefore already used by the Romans. You can prepare all kinds of dishes with all kinds of ingredients in the Römertopf. The dish with lid is placed in a cold oven, after first being immersed in water for at least 15 minutes.
When the oven is then turned on, an oven within an oven is created, so to speak. The water absorbed by the Römertopf evaporates due to the heat of the oven, steaming the dish.
Thus, your meal is prepared in a healthy way, because you basically do not need butter or cooking oil for it and because the aromas, vitamins and nutrients are preserved.
Which Römertopf is right for you? Our top 10
Our top 10 is not actually a top 10 in this case. Römertopf products are all of the same high quality. It just depends on which pot, dish or pan you want to use.
The best of them all
Römertopf Ovenschalen Met Deksel
These are the original Römertopf Oven Trays With Lid They are available in various types: Klassiker, Klassik, Rustico, Modern Look and Trend. These types differ in appearance, but not in features. Only the Römertopf Klassiker does not have a glazed pan, unlike the other models. Each type is available in different sizes:
Römertopf Klassiker: 3, 4 and 7 litres
Römertopf Klassik: 1,5, 3, 4 and 7 litres
Römertopf Rustico: 3 and 5 litres
Römertopf Modern Look: 3 and 5 litres
Römertopf Trend: 3,5 and 4,5 litres
Which size you need is shown in the table below.
Contents: 1.5 litres 3 litres 3.5 litres 4 litres 4.5 litres 5 litres 7 litres
Persons: 1-2 3-4 4 4-5 6 6-7 8-10
The glazed interior of the pan prevents sticking and simplifies cleaning afterwards. The lid is not glazed on any type, as it must allow steam to escape, which is used to cook the food.
- Gezond koken zonder bakolie of vet.
- Available in many sizes and designs.
- Cannot be microwaved.
- Sensitive to temperature changes.
The best buy
The Römertopf Swing has the same features as the other Römertopf earthenware bowls with glazed interior. Only the design differs so much that we still gave it a separate place in our top 10.
That design is not only sleek and modern, its shape also allows you to handle the pan with one hand. That can sometimes come in handy. The Römertopf Swing is available in 3.5 and 4.5 litre versions.
- Healthy cooking without oil or fat.
- Beautiful and practical design.
- Cannot be microwaved.
- Sensitive to temperature changes.
With the Römertopf Casserole, you save 30-40% energy and 40% cooking time. Moreover, your dishes cook in a pan made of natural clay, which also retains all the valuable nutrients. The casserole comes in a round and square shape, both with a capacity of about 2 litres. This allows you to prepare dishes for 3 to 4 people. When finished, the pan is easy to clean by hand, but it can also be put in the dishwasher.
Preparing food can be that simple. Cut all kinds of ingredients you want to prepare into small pieces and put them in the Römertopf Brick. Put the lid on and then put the brick in the oven, on the cooker (not on induction), in the microwave oven, on the barbecue or even on a campfire.
With the Römertopf Brick, you can go either way. Whatever heat source you use, your food will be ready in about 20 minutes and prepared in a healthy way. The Brick’s capacity is 2.5 litres. Tip: with several of these bricks, you can prepare a complete meal for larger groups.
- Quick and healthy preparation of meat, potatoes, baby potatoes and vegetables.
- Suitable for oven, gas and electric cooker, microwave oven and barbecue.
- Not for induction.
The Römertopf roasting pan without lid lets you prepare oven dishes with minimal use of butter or oil. It can be used in the oven, under the grill, on the barbecue and even in the microwave oven. The roasting pan is glazed inside and out, the inside natural and the outside in moody black. Two sizes are available: o.6 and 2.1 litres. Whether you want to make a main, side or dessert, with this Römertopf roasting pan you are guaranteed to succeed.
- For roasting meat, fish and chicken.
- Ideal for oven dishes.
Römertopf Bread baking tin
Römertopf Bread baking tin
The Römertopf Bread Baking Mould come in round and oblong shapes. The rectangular bread baking tin Pane, without lid, is available in two sizes, 2 litres and 2.6 litres. Round bread pans from Römertopf come with and without lids. The one without lid has a diameter of 31 cm. With lid, a Römertopf bread baking tin is available with a diameter of 23 cm, in terracotta or white glazed.
A large terracotta bread baking tin with a capacity of 3 litres is also available. All bread pans are glazed on the inside so that the bread comes out of the pan smoothly and can be easily cleaned by hand. They can also be put in the dishwasher. Apart from bread, they are also perfect for baking cakes.
- Bread and cake baking in various formats.
- Easy to clean, including in the dishwasher.
Römertopf Chicko, especially for chicken
Römertopf Chicko, Speciaal Voor Kip
Especially for grilling poultry such as chicken, cock and duck, there is the Römertopf Chicko. It is a grill tray with a raised section on which the poultry is placed, so that it grills until crispy and tender all round. The cooking juices are collected in the dish.
You can also grill all kinds of ingredients such as vegetables in the dish. The Römertopf Chicko, Especially For Chicken is suitable for poultry up to 2 kg. It is fully glazed, so easy to clean.
- Suitable for whole chicken, rooster or duck.
- Cook vegetables healthily in the bowl section.
Asparagus lovers will agree: the ‘white gold’ deserves to be prepared in the very best way. In the special Römertopf Asparagus pan, asparagus is cooked perfectly without losing its nutritional value.
And outside the season, which traditionally runs from early May to 24 June, you can prepare other vegetables in it just fine. The Römertopf Asparagus is easy to clean by hand, but you can also put it in the dishwasher.
- Optimal preparation of asparagus while preserving nutritional value.
- Also suitable for other vegetables.
- Can go in the dishwasher.
- Terracotta is fragile, so handle with care.
The special loam from the German Westerwald from which the Römertopf products are made is also excellent for storing fresh ingredients. Excess heat is dissipated, while constant humidity is ensured thanks to the material.
Römertopf offers storage pots with lids for potatoes, vegetables, fruit, onions, shallots and garlic, among others. They come in round and oblong versions, with capacities of 0.6, 1, 2.8 and 5.5 litres. Special storage jars for bread are also available in two oblong and one round size. Even a butter dish is not missing from the range.
- You can always find a storage pot in the right size.
- Store potatoes, vegetables, fruit, onions and garlic under ideal conditions.
Anyone wishing to start preparing meals with the Romertopf for the first time would do well to purchase the special starter set. It consists of the beautiful Swing oven dish for 4 persons, two potholders to handle the hot dish and a special cookbook full of delicious Römertopf recipes. So you immediately have what you need and know how it works and what is possible.
- Inclusief kookboek en pannenlappen.
- Geen keuze uit ovenschalen.
Overview with the 10 best Römertopf from our test
What types of Römertopf baking dish are there?
The best-known form Römertopf baking dish is the traditional oval earthenware dish with lid. These dishes come in the versions Classic, Rustico and Modern Look, all in different sizes. In addition, there are storage jars in the same material for vegetables, onions and garlic. There are also round or oblong bread pans and the also oblong Brick. The latter is made of special earthenware, which can withstand temperature fluctuations and can also be used in the microwave and on the barbecue. Very special is also the Römertopf Asparagus, in which you can perfectly cook asparagus.
Other Römertopf products
Our top 10 already shows how varied the range of terracotta items from Römertopf is. Nevertheless, there are still products that did not make the top 10, but can come in handy in the modern kitchen, where the emphasis is on preparing food simply, tastefully and healthily. A sampling of the assortment:
- TONi, a trivet that you can pre-heat or cool, so that your prepared meat and other dishes stay hot or cool for longer.
- Gugelhupf, a turban baking pan. You’d buy it for the name alone.
- A pizza baking stone, also for tarte flambée.
- Grill plates for the barbecue.
- Appelbrader, for delicious roasted apples.
Our conclusion: pleasantly surprised
When we started looking into Römertopf’s range, we initially thought only of the well-known oven dish with lid. We were therefore pleasantly surprised when we discovered that there are many other items that, all based on the unique properties of the special loam, contribute to healthy food that can be prepared in a simple way. But if you also want to get acquainted with this way of cooking, we still really recommend the well-known, original Römertopf oven dish with lid, possibly as part of the starter set.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. A romertopf is very sensitive to sudden temperature changes. Therefore, always place it in a cold oven and not in a preheated one. Also, do not put the dish on a cold surface when you have taken it out of the oven, but put a double-folded towel under it.
The oven dish with lid, the most common shape, cannot go in the microwave oven. This is because you have to soak this dish in cold water beforehand. When you then put it in the microwave oven, the expanding water will destroy the dish. Many other items, such as the Brick and the roasting pan, can go in the microwave.
Yes, you can, but beware of temperature differences. so don’t do the dishes at too high a temperature. by the way, most pots and pans are glazed on the inside, so they can also be easily cleaned by hand.