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.

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18" Gourmet High Dome Roaster

by penrichardson 9 days ago

I just came across a brand new stainless steel roaster that was my Mom's, still in the box. I am tempted to keep it, but wondering if there is another piece of cookware that I have that can do t...

Staub Cast Iron

by GTJ 23 days ago

Hello. I hope to get some first-hand clues about the proper way to season these Staub pots when they arrive. I have used Lodge for years and though I never seasoned them properly at the start, over...

Help with selection: 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with steamer

by jp_over 1 year ago

Friends, I need a bit of help with finding / choosing a 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with a steamer insert. It needs to be capable of gas, induction and electric and dishwasher safe. Bran...

Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion - hybrid designs

by damiano 30 days 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...

Aldi Dutch Oven--anyone have experience?

coney with everything
by coney with everything 12 years ago

We got the Aldi ad for next week in today's newspaper--they are advertising a "Crofton" 5 quart cast iron enameled Dutch oven for $30. Has anyone bought their cookware and have an opinion?

Old Graniteware Canner For Indoor Smoker?

by JosephInOhio 18 days ago

So I picked up an old ***GRANITEWARE CANNER*** apologies for the spellcheck error to the less intuitive. I can’t tell exactly what the capacity is I’ve got to figure that out... (30 qt?) Four d...

Dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots: Staub, Copco, or Falk?

by GL003 10 months ago

I've been reading around a lot about LC vs Staub, etc., but one question I'm curious about is that when it comes to dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots, which one of the following three is the most...

Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying!

by gooster 23 days ago

Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying after being left in a lurch yesterday! (shakes virtual fist) Due to their influence, I had been very prudent in keeping my cookware dow...

Your thoughts on specialised cookware!

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I have watched my mother cook A LOT in the kitchen since I was a child and continued to do so as I grew older. I never really thought much about cooking techniques and specialised cookware (spe...

Nickel Pans, Nickel plating, Nickel linings

by alexrander 29 days ago

Nickel is a good thermal conductor, better than tin and much harder. Many old cast iron pans were plated with nickel to prevent rust, and many people confuse it with chrome when it’s highly polishe...

Unidentified Dutch Oven

by Pinetopkid 5 years ago

Can u help in identifying this dutch oven. Under the lid it is marked with 837 with a large 8 beneath the first numbers. The pot is marked on the bottom with 833. It is a flat bottom pot with two e...

Cast Iron Too Pudgy/Kludgy?

by kaleokahu 1 year ago

Is your kitchen sagging under metric tons of pretty cast iron? Are the carefully curated, meticulously color-matched dreadnoughts bowing you shelves and back? Do you rationalize to yourself and y...

Donabe style dishes - what pot do you use?

by babyraccoon 2 months ago

This fall I'd like to experiment with some Japanese hot-pot style cooking. I'm in induction user, so traditional clay is out, and though induction-capable Donabe pots can be had, I'm not keen on ge...

Help with wedding catering

by raerae88 2 months ago

I know what crazy person would choose to cater their own wedding? Well me. So here is my challenge. I have 3 Boston butts averaging 15 lb. Each. I have to hand an oven, slow cookers and an electri...

1950s/1960s Wagner Ware dutch oven with glass lid- lid oven safe?

by MarleneDietrich 2 months ago

Hello, I have a vintage 6 quart Wagner Ware dutch oven with a glass lid. Does anyone know if these lids are oven safe? I want to bake no knead bread in it at 450 degrees... I'm afraid to use my ...

College Registry?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Well, now that it's here, we could all see it coming...

Dutch Oven that fits in the Breville Smart Oven?

by drongo 7 years ago

I'm looking for a Dutch Oven to fit in my Breville Smart Oven (the "full size" version whose internal space is about 13"W x 12"D x 5"H). My 7 qt Lodge definitely does not fit -- even without its l...

How old is my cast iron Dutch oven?

by greygarious 10 years ago

I bought it around 40 yrs ago at a flea market - obviously used. The interior was well-seasoned but there was a little rust on the exterior. It's 4 qts, with a loop handle like a bucket, and a li...

Dutch oven sale

by FlamBay 3 months ago

If anyone is interested I just got my Falk newsletter and Falk is having a sale on 20% off Dutch special through July.