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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Le Creuset enamel pots: problems

by erialc 4 years ago

I have several Le Creuset pots which I use for just about everything -- making jam, soup, pasta, etc. I am always careful to use wooden utensils, never metal. And I've never boiled any pots dry. I'...

Winter 2020 Cookware Deals & Delights

by am47 2 months ago

Given that we're officially into 2020 and it's winter (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway; sorry, Australia) I thought now would be an appropriate time to start a new deals thread. For today's gem,...

Let’s see your Le Creuset & Staub collection?

by CHSeifert 18 days ago

I have sold a few of my Le Creuset ECI pots. But this is what I have kept. I rarely use my Le Creuset and Staub pans, but when I do, I always find that they give me a fine cooking result. I...

Staub darkening when hot?

by Thirty7Degrees 2 years ago

I'm leaning towards the "This is not normal" way of thinking, but my Google searches haven't been successful in answering my question. I thought I'd reach out to the Chowhound community before reac...

Tell me what you cook in your Staub 26cm!

by phet7178 18 days ago

I have a relatively straightforward question as indicated in the title - tell me what you cook in your Staub 26cm (I think 5.5 qt, I'm in the UK so they measure in cms and litres)! I have ordered o...

Cassadous - Are They Multi-Purpose?

by Kate9299 26 days ago

My soon to be college graduate son's career will involve relocating to a new place every couple of years for the next 7-12 years. He likes to cook and he loves CI to cook in. The LC ECI Cassadou...

Zwilling Aurora

by penrichardson 1 year ago

Is anyone familiar with this line? How does it compare to Demeyere 5 Plus?

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

by krystinamarie 6 years ago

Hey there, Hoping that one of you lovely people can help me out! I have a 7.25 quart enameled Le Creuset Dutch oven. I've been using it for almost 5 years, it's pretty much the first pot I ever pu...

Buying Paderno GG cheap from Amazon: worth it?

by damiano 2 months ago

In the Cookware deals thread there are sometimes deals concerning Paderno Grand Gourmet, usually from one of the amazon sites in Europe. Some of the quoted prices seem ridiculously cheap. Take for ...

How did you expand your cookware?

by arki2this 2 months ago

I’m interested to hear how you chose to expand your cookware prior to having experience cooking things outside your comfort level. Or put differently, how did you avoid wasting money on specific co...

Dutch Oven Size?

by NShewmaker 2 months ago

Hi All, I am looking to buy a Dutch oven. I have been mulling over the choices and opted to go with a Lodge. I was contemplating Le Creuset, but I just don’t know that I am ready to invest tha...

Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

by PneumaticTubes 2 months 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...

Can an enameled cast iron Dutch Oven be used under the broiler?

by dan5842 2 months ago

Can an Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven be used under the broiler to finish a dish? Say you baked a casserole and want to brown it before serving, or maybe to crisp up a pork belly, or a skin on sho...

Where to buy Le Creuset 5 quart Braiser?

by starzzz 2 months ago

Merry Xmas I am looking to purchase a 5 quart Le Creuset Braiser but I am finding them hard to come by online. My local Country only carries the 3.5 quart. The best I have found to date is Crat...

IKEA Dutch Oven - Anyone use it?

by cheesehead in recovery 13 years ago

I saw an advertisement for the ikea Dutch Oven.... I really don't want to spent LeCruset kind of money on this, as I will only use it a few times a year. (I especailly want to try the bread re...

Your preferred Risotto pan/pot?

by CHSeifert 4 months 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...

Stainless black residue

by MamaManda23 2 months 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 3 months 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...