Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens are a cook's best friend, perfect for everything from stews to bread. Discuss the best brands, how to clean them, great Dutch oven recipes, and more with other savvy cooks.

What to Do with Your New Dutch Oven

Did you score a Prime Day deal on a new Dutch oven this year? Congrats! Braise, boil, bake, and fry in the Dutch oven—the options are endless. Here’s what you need to know about your new favorite piece...

Fall and Winter Sales, Specials

by drrayeye 25 days ago

Here ae some opportunities to get us started: All Clad VIP seconds sale is going on right now. Looks interesting--but no spexcial bargains I noticed. Zwilling/Hencles has a Fall sale for Staub, ...

Smith and Clark Cast Iron

by jammy 9 days ago

I'm trying to find information on Smith & Clark cast iron cookware. I saw a cute pumpkin cocotte at Homesense that looked well enough made, but I can't find much information on the product line. ...

Technique's to limit mistakes due to cookware limitations

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

Now, we all know that some cookware/dishes give more leeway with better cookware. My question is though... I have many friends who don't care what they use to cook and many times I see them fai...

Your Best Thrift/Estate/Yard Find?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Prompted by tcamp, the joys of stealing a great piece of cookware at junk store prices is had to beat. For me, it's like finding that long-lost Whistler painting. So what was it? Aloha, Kaleo

What’s in my dream kitchen?

by saacnmama 2 months ago

I honestly don’t know. Between a trans-Atlantic move and storage locker theft, I’m starting over. My kitchen was made of hand-me-downs, gifts, & sales. Now I want to figure out a cohesive set of co...

Does Anyone Make Tall and Narrow Cast Iron Roasting Pot?

by westes 1 month ago

I am looking for a cast iron cooking pot that has a tall and narrow shape. I want to experiment with roasting meats held vertically, and using closely spaced cast iron sidewalls to cook with radia...

Fissler or Demeyere Dutch Oven

by curiouspeter 2 months ago

I am looking to get a lightweight dutch oven that will also be a soup pot, pasta pot, and steamer pot. Fissler has a disc-based 24cm 4.9 qt dutch oven and they also sell a 24cm steamer insert. ...

Kitchenaid (Demeyere) 7-ply 5Qt Saute Pan Clearance

by ceasar2k6 2 months ago

From what I gathered, these were a failure for Kitchenaid (as usual). But, I just saw this pan on sale and having heard a lot about them in the past, I grabbed one. Now I see it's sold out and most...

Campfire cooking

by saacnmama 3 months ago

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 mile...

Non-stick Dutch Oven, the unsung hero of the kitchen

by curiouspeter 2 months ago

It turns out I use my cheap T-Fal non-stick dutch oven quite a bit, even though I rarely use it as a dutch oven. However, it is surprisingly good at tasks like making fried rice. In a pinch, you ca...

Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion - hybrid designs

by damiano 2 years ago

I've recently acquired a 22 cm Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion stock pot but couldn't really find a dedicated thread about this series. So here it is. Please ask your questions here and/or post abou...

Who Makes Low Profile Stainless Braiser/Rondeau With Welded Handles?

by westes 2 months ago

What are the options for good quality stainless braiser/rondeau that has welded handles (i.e., no bolts to mess up the interior space of the pot) and a minimum of a tri-ply clad design? The size n...

What appliances, cookware, and tools do you love to use?

by drrayeye 3 months ago

Unlike commercial facilities, home kitchens can be personal as well as practical. Here are some things I love in mine: Small appliances: Vollrath mirage portable induction unit with elabor...

Does Anyone Make Domed Covers for Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pans?

by westes 6 months ago

Lodge has cast iron skillets in 8", 10.25" and 12" diameters. The domes for these are relatively flat, as shown in the photo attached. Does anyone make a domed cover for these skillets that woul...

Unlined copper pans: beneficial or just more cost effective?

by damiano 3 years ago

So, I have recently bought a Falk unlined copper jam pan - to the ridicule of some of my family and friends. :-) It is this one: http://www.falkcoppercookware.com/classical/28cm-copper-jam-pot/C...

All-clad Fusiontec - Made in Germany carbon steel enameled cookware

by ceasar2k6 4 months ago

I got these as a gift and just opened them up and have not used, but my initial impressions is well built, relatively heavy (similar to D5, but actually it's carbon steel, I believe), and have nice...

Claus - What Other Kitchen Appliances Do You Own?

by rei17 9 months ago

Hi Claus, we know you have an amazing array of top notch pots and pans. Also, knives ! What other kitchen appliances and brands do you have? Coffee/Expresso Maker ? Induction Top Cooking ? ...

Best Technique for Cleaning Cast Iron

by westes 4 months ago

Once you have a good seasoning on a cast iron pan - which is not so trivial to do well - what is the best way to get it clean between seasonings? I have been using salt and oil as a light abrasi...

Best Stainless Steel Dutch Ovens?

by westes 5 months ago

I am looking for a stainless steel dutch oven to use in the oven for roasting meats, mostly chicken. What are the characteristics such a dutch oven should have? I am guessing the stainless side...

What cookware is on your want list that is not available?

by ceasar2k6 8 months ago

This is more of a wish list of what cookware you want, and can't have as it's simply either not made or available. Feel free to also rant when a manufacturer discontinued something and you want it ...