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.

Master This Basic Beef Stew and Eat Well All Winter

Beef stew is one of those basic dishes everyone should know how to make—and once you've done it a couple times, you won't even need a recipe. If you're new to stew, here's everything you need to know...

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Misen Cookware

by FlamBay 11 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 3 months 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 ...

Preheating cookware

by damiano 3 months 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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?

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 4 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 1 year 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 4 months 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 10 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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...