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For the right terrine to succeed in the kitchen, you need a kitchen-suitable terrine mould that not only allows you to cook your desired recipes, but also gives you a practical advantage.

The type of crockery you choose is important. Whether ceramic, porcelain, cast iron or silicone, the tureen mould must not only be suitable for the oven, but also have the right volume.

There are many different models on the market. In this article, we have selected and compared six different models to help you choose your tureen.


  • A tureen is used to prepare and serve pies, gratins, casseroles and other dishes.
  • Important purchase criteria are material, size, volume, shape and design.
  • Tureens for dishes for several people are available from a medium price range.

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Buying and evaluation criteria for tureens

So that you know exactly what to look for when buying a tureen, we have listed the most important buying criteria here:

In the following paragraphs, we explain the criteria in more detail and what differences there are.


A tureen should not only withstand the oven, but also be microwaveable, dishwasher safe and able to withstand a water bath.

Materials such as stoneware and clay are robust and durable. Ceramics and porcelain are also resistant and at the same time odourless and tasteless. Plastic and silicone, on the other hand, are lighter materials and therefore weigh less.


The size of tureens can also vary greatly. Whether 32 x 11 cm (L x W) or 27 x 16 cm, it is important that the size is sufficient for the planned dish. So if you know that you are cooking for more people, you should also choose a larger tureen. Depending on the purpose, the size can be adjusted.


Most tureens for casseroles or other dishes have a volume of between 1.8 and 3 litres. But of course it is also possible to choose a volume of 4 litres.


The weight of tureens also varies greatly. Of course, a tureen made of stoneware or clay is a few kilograms heavier than a mould made of plastic or silicone.

While the weight of stoneware and clay is around 5 kilograms, the weight of silicone, porcelain, ceramic and plastic tureens tends to be between 0.5 and 2 kilograms.
In the end, the weight also depends on the size chosen.


Shapes such as angular, oval, round and square exist and are, of course, a question of taste. But if the shape matches your kitchen furnishings and everything around it, that’s a nice side effect.


The design or colour of the tureen should also correspond to your wishes. Tureens are available in all kinds of colours, patterns and designs. Here, too, it is an aesthetic plus if the tureen matches the design of your kitchen or the rest of the tableware.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about tureens answered in detail

In this guide, we want to answer the most frequently asked and, of course, most important questions about terrines, so that you can delve even deeper into the subject.

What is a terrine?

A terrine is quite simply a bowl with a lid.


Terrine moulds are not only suitable for pies, but also for casseroles, for soups and for baking. (Image source: Rumman Amin/ Unsplash)

It is used to make pies, gratins and casseroles.

What is a terrine suitable for?

Terrines are not only used to prepare dishes, but also to serve them attractively.

What are the different shapes of a tureen?

As already mentioned, there are rectangular and square as well as round and oval tureen shapes.

How much does a tureen cost?

Depending on the size, volume and material, a tureen can cost between 50 and 100 euros.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (20 – 50 €) smaller shapes, mostly under 1.5 L volume
Medium-priced (50 – 100 €) medium-sized forms, mostly 1.8 to 2 L volume
High-priced (from 100 €) noble or large shapes, 2.5 L volume


Tureens are well suited for making and serving a wide variety of dishes, such as casseroles or pies, and they also make a beautiful impression.

To know which tureen is right for you, purchase criteria such as material, size, volume, weight, shape and design are decisive and should therefore always be considered first.

Tureens for family portions are available for as little as 60 euros and can withstand quite a bit in terms of quality. However, the larger the tureen, the higher the price.

(Cover photo: Svetlana Kolpakova / 123rf)