Care & Cleaning: Clean with brush, Do Not Microwave, Oven-safe up to 500 degrees
Item Number (DPCI): 070-01-0109
Lodge’s century-old tradition of excellence continues as we marry the benefits of cast iron with the beauty of porcelain enamel. Workhorses in the kitchen and show pieces on the dinner table, our enameled iron will become your go-to cookware. A flawless pairing of form and function, the Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven is a classic way to both prepare and serve memorable meals. The 6 quart capacity is perfect for pot roasts, scrumptious stews, or a large batch of beans.
I have cooked in this dutch oven five times now, all different types of food (meats, veggies, noodles, soups, stir fry) and I can say this one tool in the kitchen is my favorite. I usually use different pans or pots for what I'm making and now that I have this dutch oven I use it for everything! Unless I have to keep food separate. The heat distributes evenly, it doesnt scratch easy, extremely durable. You will definitely feel the weight when you pick it up. The size is perfect for a family of four. I'd go with the 7qt if you have more than four people in your household. I wish there were more color options. I went with the red and I will admit in the store I didn't care for it at all but the reviews were so good I told myself it's about what it does not how it looks, and what it does definitely out weighs the color. The red has grown on me though. I have a black oven with stainless steel covers (I live in an apartment) with tan/dark brown cabinets and dark granite. The red compliments the tones nicely, brings color to this dark apartment.
After pulling it out of the box I already knew it was going to be a prized possession. Made a risotto in it the night I got it and loved cooking in it. Can't wait to make more recipes. It is heavy so requires so careful handling but it works really well and can't beat the quality for the price! And the blue is so beautiful. It sits on my stove top as decor when it's not in use. It'll definitely be used for years to come until I get some Le Creuset money haha :)
I have been using this dutch oven non stop. No problems with chipping, rusting, etc. I'm also super careful handling it especially during handwashing as it gets slippery with soap. Super easy clean up no matter how dirty, sticky and sometimes burnt it gets. Works just the way its supposed to. I've been preheating empty in the oven constantly for bread making but I always do a gradual preheat so I don't ruin the enamel. It looks as good as the day I bought it at my local Target. I am very pleased and will be buying one for a shower gift soon. Very good buy for the money and the red is quite beautiful.