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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My experience with Lodge Enameled Cast Iron

by Jillsee 11 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 11 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 4 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?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 1 year 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.

Which pans do you keep around but rarely use?

by CHSeifert 1 year ago

Lee inspired me to make this thread. I wonder what pans you still keep in your arsenal, but never or very rarely actually use for cooking? I have a heck of a lot of pans, so for those of us ...

Fun with the 40cm Rondeau

by ceasar2k6 1 year ago

About 6 weeks ago, I finally grabbed the rondeau from E.Dihellerin. Finally, today, I found the time to use it. I made a large batch of bolognese, so hopefully last over the next few month :). I...

Jacques Pepin’s cookware

by damiano 1 year ago

So, with all the attention being given to Jacques Pepin’s knives, here is what I’ve just encountered on my fb wall. Who can identify what pans he has?

Tri-ply Soup / Stew Pot with 8.5+ QT Size

by ceasar2k6 1 year ago

I sold bunch of my 8qt soup pots... 4 total...mostly because they are a bit small. Don't worry, I still have 3-4 others 6-8qt's... But, I wanted one that's larger...ideally 10-12 quarts, 3 ply or ...

Can a metal 3-Ply Clad Dutch oven withstand high oven temps?

by soccermom13 1 year ago

My daughter's husband is in the military and was transferred to a new location. It has taken them much longer to find a home to purchase than they expected and they are currently living in an Airb...

Le Creuset Quality--Going Downhill?

by droolingdoggie 1 year ago

Hello: I bought a saute pan during the Le Creuset Factory-to-Table sale in mid-August, directly from the company's website. The outside of the pan looks fine, but there are plenty of needle-poi...

Barkeeper's Friend Left Streaks on Le Creuset

by mrspock 1 year ago

Hello. I took some advice to clean my Le Creuset pan with Barkeeper's Friend and not only did it not really work, it left unsightly streak marks which so far are not removable. Has this happened to...

20+ years Dutch oven 6-7 qt made in France 31 - No name

by mollymac9 1 year ago

I am trying to determine the maker of this dutch oven. I've owned it about 20 years. The only writing on the lid and bottom is Made in France 31. I've done an image search, but NONE have the same c...

Copper pot lining - tin, nickel or stainless?

by Konuku 1 year ago

I know people have asked about their pot's lining on this forum so I hope you can help. I am a copper pot novice. This is literally my first copper pot! I bought it from a flea market in France yes...

Help finding a big (32-36cm) rondeau

by SheikYabouti 1 year ago

I’ve spent many hours reading this forum over the last couple of weeks and have purchased some Demeyere and Mauviel pieces based on what I learnt. Next I’m looking for a big rondeau but I can’t see...

Ever bought a pan / cookware product and regretted it?

by ceasar2k6 1 year ago

To me, various extra thick turners, If I can't get under a piece of fish and turn it, the turner is useless. I went through 8-10+ of them before finding one I like. I also had negative experienc...

What’s your most used pan?

by CHSeifert 1 year ago

My most used pan has always been a sauter pan in non stick. Why ? Because I use it for frittatta/egg cake every other week and use it at least once a week for reheating leftovers from the da...

This... has arrived...

by ceasar2k6 1 year ago

I was checking dehillerin website and they suddenly have fedex shipping for 55 euro from 208 euro for some other service. I quickly went and grabbed 36cm rondeau. I then get email next day saying t...