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What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, the best recipes to make with every piece, and exclusive...

Found a Dansk baking dish...

by Nyleve 9 months ago

This was at a local thrift store and I picked it up for $14. It's Dansk but not the very trendy Kobenstyle. Hunting around online I found a post that says this style predates the Kobenstyle but I'm...

Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

by riverwalk 8 years ago

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11308.html Release #11-308 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 257-5949 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Macy's R...

Question about Immersion Blenders Safe for Enamel or Non-stick Cookware

by DeaH 8 years ago

I am currently using an inexpensive plastic immersion blender because it's safe to use on cast iron and enamel cookware. I would love to upgrade to a sturdier metal model, but I am unwilling to get...

le creuset vs Riess?

by razz90 8 years ago

So basically i burnt the bottom of my 24cm le creuset casserole, and left it with my mum who scrubbed at it (with steel wool no less!) to clean it. Managed to clean it well enough, but there are so...

need help identifying enameled cast iron cookware

by Weeweaver 9 years ago

Hi folks, I just picked up a lot of what I think is pretty old enameled cast iron cookware. It's all made by the same manufacturer and the only identifying mark on it is a 4 leaf clover. There are ...

Enameled Cast Iron - need the final word on seasoning

by matchswain 9 years ago

Hello all, My apologies for the long post. After years of envy, I've slowly accumulated a few pieces of enameled cast iron for my kitchen. I've got a newer 10.25 Le Creuset skillet, a vintage...

Enameled Cast Iron- Staub, Lodge or Le Creuset?

by Vetter 11 years ago

I want a big dutch oven that I can use for years and years in a cheery color. I don't want to settle for a cheaper product and find that it rusts on the rim or the enamel chips. So far I'm thinking...

Seasoning Enameled Cast Iron

by philly888 10 years ago

I just bought my first piece of enameled cast iron, a Le Creuset 5.5 QT Round French Oven. Now, I know both Le Creuset and Staub say their enameled cast iron requires no seasoning. But in reading a...

Le Creuset White enamel - EGGS STICKING!

by laurajane 9 years ago

HEllo! I am the proud owner of several Le Creuset pieces, as of Christmas 2009. I have, since I started using the white enameled small skillet, run in to a specific problem. I cook omelets alm...

Vintage Cousances - dulled enamel safe?

by wordvois 5 years ago

Just acquired a Cousances 18 covered saucepan w/handle. It has some rust underside of the lid, and what's left of the enamel there is off-white and shiny, but the enamel in the pot itself is dull ...

Benefits of enameled & porcelain cast iron over traditional cast iron?

by johnnyscience 6 years ago

Looking to add a high quality American made cast iron 12"ish skillet for searing & getting that awesome crust on steaks & burgers - is Lodge my only option for US made? I see there is cast iron ...

Repair/Replace Le Creuset Lid

by MMRuth 11 years ago

Well, I seem to be accident prone lately - first the lid flew off the fridge and decapitated the Swiss Diamond frying pan handle (they've sent a new one), and yesterday it flew off and broke in hal...

repairing/re-surfacing enamel-coated cast iron

by schipperke 8 years ago

I have a wonderful old Danish dutch (oxymoron?) oven, which my mother-in-law brought back from Europe about 50 years ago. Unfortunately, my son let it boil dry for a LONG time, and the interior en...

Le Creuset 15.5 Quart Dutch Oven

by BigBeard 4 years ago

Hi all, I bought a Le Creuset 15.5 quart dutch oven back in August of 2014. I enjoyed using the pot, until today. I had the pot on my stove top, with olive oil and garlic simmering on low flame,...

Your favorite Le Creuset color

by Monica 12 years ago

Orange(or was it called Flame) is my favorite...though I ended up ordering red since orange wasn't available.

Help! Chipped enamel on LeCreuset

by verak 8 years ago

I have inherited a LeCreuset Dutch oven that has several chips pitting the cooking surface. Is it safe to use this pan? Can it be repaired? Replaced?

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

by krystinamarie 5 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...

tramontina enameled cast iron?

by Hungry Celeste 12 years ago

On the shelves of my local WalMart: nifty-looking dark green enameled cast iron skillets, buffet casseroles, etc. Tramontina (IIRC) brand, marked 'made in china'. Anyone familiar with the brand ...

Le Creuset Saucepan ID Help Please!

by ipenned 2 years ago

Does anyone know what year / generation this #16 Le Creuset saucepan is from? I came across this on the 'net and I can't find much on the various histories and evolution of Le Creuset saucepans and...

unseasoned cast iron pots and pans with enamel outside

by daisydo 7 years ago

is there any brand that makes cast iron cookware that are not enameled from inside but enameled only outside.