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.

You Won't Believe This 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set Is Under $70

A sizzling hot sale on cast iron cookware is happening now! If you don't have a good set of cast iron cookware, can you really call yourself a cook? Just kidding (but not really). Cast iron skillets...

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven 3.5(22) vs 5.5 (26) QRT

by starzzz 2 days ago

I already have a 5.5 qrt and have the opportunity to purchase the 3.5 at a discounted rate. Is there any sense in doing so or am I better saving my pennies? What do you typically use the smaller si...

Is there a disadvantage to high sides other than "can't get utensils in"?

by WSP_Lee 2 months ago

This question has been vexing me lately. Other than not being able to get a spatula or spoon or whatever underneath the food, what exactly is the disadvantage of having the same exact pot, just wit...

A Copper Artisan’s “Rememberance of things Past”

by alexrander 1 month ago

I found this delightful story while browsing internet images. I was intrigued with the photo of what was likely a thin copper pot simmering with an aluminum plate beneath it, as a sort of heat tame...

Your favorite pan

by DonaldT123 1 month ago

I'm sure this topic will produce a lot of different opinions, but I'm curious for those who like to cook on a regular basis, what is the pan you find yourself turning to the most often? A frypan? S...

Finally did it - Fissler Profi 28cm 7.2 liter stewpot purchased

by CHSeifert 2 months ago

I’m closing in now. Getting almost there. Since moving on from using quality ingredients in less than ideal middle of the road cookware, I knew I wanted the best cookware & gear available for...

Riddle, copper cookware, look for the mistake?!

by TJFRANCE 9 months ago

Hello everyone, The pages of advice are always good to study but the problem is that many people might think that everything they read or see are normal. But there are things that must never be rep...

1st SS set - need help choosing cookware

by vanessa731 4 months ago

Hi there! This is my 1st post on this site. I am looking for help finding the right cookware pieces or set. I recently got rid of my Circulon anodized nonstick as it started burning off fumes that ...

Your thoughts on specialised cookware!

by CHSeifert 2 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...

Copper Pots Tips "En passant par la Lorraine"

by TJFRANCE 2 months ago

My advice for using tinned copper pots (which are also valid for teflon-coated pots). These tips will help you keep your tin for years! For cooking (ref-1 on photo): Use wooden utensils for co...

New Staub Dutch oven looks damaged?

by SmokedBrisket 2 months ago

Hello. I purchased a brand new Staub Dutch oven from Dasallas.com and it arrived looking perfect. Just got around to finally cooking in it and it looks like the bottom is damaged or something. I'm ...

Le Creuset FTT - Factory to Table Event - has anyone been to one?

by sugarcanejane 2 months ago

I live in the L.A. area and I saw a Le Creuset "FTT" or Factory to Table event advertised. Tickets are $15 each. The event is promising "deep discounts" and items not found in the U.S. market. I'd ...

Dutch oven -- if not ECI, then what?

by fallenguru 4 months ago

We've been making a lot of thicker soups / stews recently, like Minestrone, Ribollita; stove-to-oven stuff like Osso buco alla Milanese as well. So I've bought a 26 cm / 5.2 l Staub ECI dutch oven,...

What specific cookware do you prefer for the different dishes you make?

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

I would love to hear what kind of cookware you all use in your home kitchen for the different tasks and dishes you make? I preferably cook a fusion of Italian, French and Danish type of dishes w...

Winter 2019, Cookware Deals & Delights [Old]

by pinkmagnolia921 6 months ago

Let's continue the conversation here for the new year. 2018 posts: - Winter https://www.chowhound.com/post/2018-cookware-deals-delights-1068356 - Spring https://www.chowhound.com/post/spring-...

The necessity for using smaller sized pans for stews & soups?

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

I'm a big fan of space in my pots and pans when I make stews and soups. I prefer 6-7 liter cooking vessels for my stews and soups, even if they only use 50% of the volume of the pan. I'm wonder...

Finally Bought Paderno cookware

by kissmymuscle 3 months ago

Hi, guys. Thanks for helping me in the past a few days. I finally made my decision , bought Paderno cookware. I purchased a Staub cast iron cocotte in the first day I came to this community. I purc...

"USA Pan" cookware reviews or experiences?

by hellosir 3 months ago

Does anyone have any experiences with "USA Pan" cookware? I'm looking at their 8 quart 5-ply stockpot but have no idea about the thickness or quality of it. I want something made in the USA/Canada/...

Fissler vs Paderno Rondeau and Frypan

by kissmymuscle 3 months ago

Hi,guys. after a few days looking around in this community ,I am planning to buy a rondeau and a fry pan from the high end company Fissler or Paderno. Both rondeau and frypan gonna be 28 cm. The Fi...

Many thanks for the great advice - Fissler is amazing

by mohom 4 months ago

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all (am47 and others) who so generously gave advice and steered me to the Fissler 7.2L rondeau. It arrived today (Detroit) from Amazon.es and finally (after a ...

How is All-Clad Copper Core Round Roaster?

by kissmymuscle 3 months ago

Hi guys, I have been reviewed hundreds of posts in this website. I am deciding to pick one high end cookware for myself. How is AC CC round roaster? compared to a cast iron dutch oven. I made a lot...