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.

What to Do with Your New Dutch Oven

Did you score a Prime Day deal on a new Dutch oven this year? Congrats! Braise, boil, bake, and fry in the Dutch oven—the options are endless. Here’s what you need to know about your new favorite piece...

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What size pot do you choose to make food for your family?

by AlexBen 5 months ago

hi,guys I want to buy a set of stainless steel pots. I like Cristel strate, but I don't know what size pot I should buy to prepare food for a family of 5 people. My list is: 4 casserole, size 16...

Cast Iron Dutch oven for Smoking?

by soyena 5 months ago

Hi, I want to smoke really simple and not too much food, like 2pcs chicken legs or a piece of tofu. I have seen some stovetop smoker and I wonder if I can simply use my Dutch oven instead. If I do,...

Cast Iron Too Pudgy/Kludgy?

by kaleokahu 3 years 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...

ECI alternatives for braising

by Tom54321 7 months ago

Hello all, I've currently got a 24cm Staub ECI cocotte that is used a lot for braising/low and slow cooking on both the hob and in the oven. It's the only kind of pot that I've ever used for thi...

Trying to organize the kitchen, ECI & SS, am I missing essential items?

by newbiecook77 7 months ago

Hi I am minimizing my kitchen to quality, essential items after some years of a break from cooking. Everyone on this forum is so knowledgeable and passionate and I have spent days poring over the f...

All-clad Fusiotec (New - Line)

by ceasar2k6 9 months ago

Seems interesting... Heavy Steel Core: Distributes heat steadily and evenly; ideal for searing, browning, and braising. Convenient: Pouring rim for accurate drip free pouring. Oven and broiler...

Using a Dutch Oven for Bread Recipes That Don't Call For It

by tetraneutron 8 months ago

I've been baking a lot of sourdough and rye bread, and I bought a ceramic dutch oven and I get much better oven spring with it. But a lot of recipes just want you to bake it on a parchment, with we...

How tight should a crock pot lid fit?

by laredo 9 months ago

Yesterday I used my new Crock Pot (gift) for the first time. After I got the ingredients in the crock and had it going for a while, I noticed that the lid didn't seem to fit exactly right: I ...

New! Tall Staub Cocotte

by kaleokahu 9 months ago

For everyone who gets a cast iron thrill down their leg... The NEW! Staub tall cocotte. As low as $199! https://www.zwilling.com/us/staub-la-cocotte-5-qt-round-tall-cocotte-graphite-grey-12...

Lodge Blacklock dutch oven?

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by Sid Post 9 months ago

Who has tried this dutch oven from Lodge? How does it compare to their classic dutch oven or other cast iron options? I find it odd they talk about moisture rings in the lid but, there are no pic...

Staub Frying Pan Convex On The Inside?

by KevPang 9 months ago

Hi Guys, Got this 28cm Staub Frying Pan about 2 months ago. Cooked with it a few times, but I realized something: 1) Base is not completely flat, if I tap on the edge of the pan with some pr...

Advise: Staub Chistera/Nike Braiser or Staub Hexagon/Honeycomb Braiser?

by KevPang 10 months ago

Hi Guys! I am looking to buy a 28cm Staub ECI Braiser, but I have realized that there are 2 version of Staub Braiser available for me to choose. 1) Staub Chistera/Nike Braiser 2) Staub Hexagon...

Does anyone know the brand of this pot?

by lubashul 10 months ago

Hello everyone, Does anyone know the brand of this pot? It’s from Doutzen Kroes video “what I eat in a day”, and she calls it a Dutch pot. Thank you

My experience with Lodge Enameled Cast Iron

by Jillsee 10 months ago

I have a Lodge 7 quart EC Dutch Oven since 2011.It started chipping in several places(I posted my experience on here)Well,the chipping got really bad so I contacted Lodge about it.They asked for pi...

Let's celebrate autumn: take out your enameled cast iron cookware!

by damiano 1 year ago

So, after a hiatus of 6 months, today I took out my Le Creuset cast iron dutch oven and made a wonderful lamb stew. Recipe by Penelope Casas. Boy, have I missed my Le Creuset! Who else has been...

I’m looking for a compendium of the different types of cookware - can you help me?

by CHSeifert 10 months ago

Hey all cookware enthusiasts, Am I the only one wondering, when a rondeau really is a rondeau, when a casserole is a casserole and not a rondeau and when a deep frying pan is still a frying pan ...

Staub darkening when hot?

by Thirty7Degrees 3 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...

Stainless steel oval roaster options?

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by Sid Post 11 months ago

If my search overlooked something, please point me to it! I'm looking for a preferably stainless multi-ply oval covered roaster. I'm open to other materials but I prefer the durability of stain...

5 qt Le Creuset Braiser/shallow casserole

by starzzz 1 year ago

Hi There The Le Creuset 5qt or 32cm braiser/shallow casserole appears to be hard to find and/or limited to only certain countries. Appreciate any suggestions online retailers who may have them, ...

Summer 2020 Cookware Deals

by jankdc 1 year ago

Since it is officially summer, I thought to start a new thread. There are still active deals in the Spring 2020 thread.