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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Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

by PneumaticTubes 2 days ago

I like my Lodge cast iron skillet but for the life of me cannot stop myself from washing it in a way they tell you not to in order to build that "patina". I love my Le Creuset dutch oven. How abo...


Stainless black residue

by MamaManda23 4 days ago

Hey all. I was about to use what I thought was a clean stainless steel pot, but after rinsing and wiping a paper towel on it I noticed some black residue coming off of it. Anyone know what this is ...

Chip on Staub Rim

by Curlyjeepgirl 14 days ago

Hello, received a staub dutch oven and there is a chip on the rim. The retailer will replace it, but advised that this may occur in the replacement piece as well. Should i bother with the replaceme...

Sitram Sitra Bella

by valveeta300b 11 days ago

I’m helping a friend track down some enameled cast iron as a gift for her husband. Her husband liked the look of a Le Creuset oval dutch oven, but we didn’t luck out with their outlet prices like I...

Tagine Comparisons? Pressure cooker?

by Sigurd 12 days ago

I love the look of the Moroccan tagine(tajine) but I have no experience with them. Aside from the gorgeous shape (not a small consideration :) ), what is it like to cook with them? Can I achieve...

How to transition from a dutch oven method to a professional oven for bread baking?

by RomanaHajat 26 days ago

I am a novice bread baker based in Malawi, Africa and I recently started baking no knead loaves in cast iron pots/dutch ovens from my home. Before long, I had an explosion of interested buyers and ...

Misen Cookware

by FlamBay 10 months ago

I have been considering replacing my cookware and randomly clicked on a "Misen" ad on facebook. So no I am getting hit with ads for it everywhere I surf. (Well not everywhere, those adult sites a...

Dutch Oven Recipe Issue (All the liquid is disappearing)

by Ron_Y 4 years ago

Hi All, First post here, so if I'm doing something wrong, sorry! I am having an issue with a braised short ribs recipe. In a nutshell, same recipe i've always used is now yielding no juices a...

Lagostina risotto 24cm pot and Lagostina Lagofusion 24cm stewpot - the difference?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

I wonder what the difference between these two pots are other than the wooden lid on the risotto pot. I can't find the precise measurements on the two pots. They look like they could be very ...

Your preferred Risotto pan/pot?

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

A recent post in another thread by Damiano made me rethink this. Damiano mentioned a popular chef, who argued that ECI cast iron would make a very nice pan for making risotto for the home amate...

Preheating cookware

by damiano 1 month ago

So, the topic of preheating cookware has come up. There seems to be a dispersion in how people preheat their cookware, even among experienced home cooks. My question is: (how) do you preheat yo...

The 26cm stew pot battle - or is there one, really?

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

You may think - based on the title of this thread - that there was a battle. But it never took place, because of me and my foolish naive stupid moronic no-brain hidden weak passion for Le Creuset...

18" Gourmet High Dome Roaster

by penrichardson 2 months 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 3 months 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 2 years 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 3 months 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?

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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 2 months 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 12 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...