Cook everything from homemade soup to roasted vegetables in this Cast Iron Five-Quart Dutch Oven from Lodge. This cast iron dutch oven holds up to five quarts of food, making it perfect for feeding families and large groups. Attached loop handles make it easy to move from the oven to the counter, and the pre-seasoned exterior helps prevent rust and wear for easier cleanup. Maybe you're whipping up a family-favorite casserole, or maybe you're using this dutch oven to bake bread. No matter what you use it for, the cast iron material will provide ideal heat distribution and retention, helping you cook your favorite meals with ease.
Great for everything - I use it on the stovetop and in the oven. It's completely food safe and body/health safe. Doesn't hold flavor so each meal is a fresh season. Easy to clean - while hot, just scrub off access and re-oil - DO NOT USE SOAP. Using soap dries out the cast iron which pulls the oil/seasoning from it. Also, it can lead to rusting of the pan/lid. A lot of youtube videos out there, just look up cleaning tips and seasoning tips. It's very easy and will last you a lifetime. I can be a learning curve to learn how to cook, just take your time and remember this material heats up quickly and evenly so once it's hot a lot of times you can turn your heat down low and let it just cook the best meat for you, perfectly even. Or even those veggies.
I saw the direction on Lodge website. They said all Lodge products were pre-seasoned. But I still season this pot again with oil in low-heat. Then use a sponge with light soap to clean. Then spread a thin layer of vegetable oil over the pot. The lid still rust after the first use!
Haven’t used this purchase yet but I love all my other Lodge cast iron. We use them on the stovetop, in the oven and on the grill. Very versatile. Make sure you know how to properly season, clean and care for your cast iron ware for best results. Target had the best price on this covered dutch oven. Recommend.
Cast iron is a great product for all types of cooking. I refurbish old cast iron as a hobby, but didn’t have a Dutch oven. This product served well and was easy to clean afterwards. The interior surface is much rougher than old cast iron which is usually smooth, but should smooth out once it is fully seasoned. Lodge has been around for a long time and if taken care of, cast iron will last for generations. I gave a 4 on quality only because I prefer the smoothness of older cast iron.