I think many people should be experienced in buying a cookware set. But, did you try Dutch Oven before?
Normally, most of the Dutch ovens made of cast iron. Cast iron cookwares distributes and retains heat evenly so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. This is the main difference from other cookware.
If you already tired of other normal cookware sets, I think you should try the Dutch Oven. With the best rated Dutch ovens, you can cook a delicious dish for your family.
If you want to know more about this, please read my post What Is Dutch Oven(Cast Iron Vs Enameled Cast Iron).
In the below, I will introduce 20 Dutch Oven. Before scrolling down the different Dutch Oven, please read “How To Choose The Best Dutch Oven” first. I think you can get more ideas before choosing the best Dutch Oven for you.
Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Lodge L8DOL3HH41PLT Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Handle Holders 5 quart because it can put in the oven and the retention of heat is good.
Table Of Content
- Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
- Lodge L8DOL3HH41PLT Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Handle Holders 5 quart – [TOP PICK]
- Cuisinart CIPS630-20 Chef’s Classic Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron with Cover 3 quart – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Lodge L8DD3 Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven 5-Quart – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 4.5 Quart – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
- Lodge EC1D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 1.5 Quart
- Lodge L10DCO3 Cast Iron Deep Camp Dutch Oven, Pre-Seasoned 5 Quart
- AmazonBasics Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles 2 Quart
- Tramontina 80131/050DS Enameled Cast Iron Covered Braiser 4-Quart
- Lodge Pro-Logic 4 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- Lodge 7 Quart Oval Enameled Dutch Oven
- Crock Pot 69142.02 Artisan 5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven
- Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Wire Bail for Camp Cooking
- Bruntmor Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Casserole Dish 6.5 Quart
- Tramontina 80131/679DS Set of two Dutch ovens 7 Quart and 4 Quart
- Vremi Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot with Lid 6 Quart
- Emile Henry Flame Round Stewpot Dutch Oven 2.6 Quart
- Westinghouse WFL3CC Select Series Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Quart Dutch Oven with Skillet Lid
- Vesuvio 8 Quart Nonstick Dutch Oven
- Lava Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Oval Dutch Oven 4-1/4 Quart
- How To Choose The Best Dutch Oven
20 Best Dutch Ovens
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven
[THE MOST EXPENSIVE] The Dutch oven to be introduced this time is relatively large, it is 7-1/4-Quart. As you see from the above image, this Dutch oven is not only a large capacity but also a large handle.
It is 45% large than the usual handle. It provides a sure grip even if you wear oven mitts, you can also grip it easily. Just like the cast iron, this cookware has superior heat distribution and retention of heat.
This Dutch oven is not a traditional cast iron color but is advanced sand-colored interior enamel which is more resistant to wear and allows you to easily monitor the food you are cooking and prevent burning and sticking.
There are twelve different colors for you to choose from the Caribbean, cassis, cherry, dune, flame, indigo, marine, Marseille, oyster, palm, Soleil, and truffle.
With so many color choices, the most suitable is to give it as a gift to your friends and family.
With a beautiful color, you can serve the Dutch oven on the table as a dish. I think your meal will have more fun with this modern cookware.
Ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500 degrees. Built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit.
With this Dutch oven, you can choose to stir-fry, slow-cook a casserole, sear a steak or bake a cake. In slow cooking or high-temperature searing, cast iron can also perform very well.
If you want to bake the food, you can put it in the oven without care of how high is the temperature. It’s not like a nonstick cookware set, cast iron has no temperature limit. You don’t need to worry high heat will damage your cookware.
But, remember don’t preheat your Dutch oven with high heat.
In the winter, you can enjoy your food longer with the Dutch oven as the high performance of keeping warm.
Lodge L8DOL3HH41PLT Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Handle Holders 5 quart
This is already seasoned with oil for a natural that is easy for food release. You can use any utensils to go to sear, saute, simmer, bake, broil, braise, roast, fry, or grill.
When you are at home, you can put it in the oven. You can cook a lot of food you like. In addition to the oven, you can also put it on the stovetop burner.
Do you see the biggest difference compared with other cookware sets?
Dutch Oven made with cast iron without upper-temperature limit. You can even use it when you go camping and put it on the grill or campfire. Dutch Oven is such a versatile that can use from indoors to outdoors.
But, remember, the upper-temperature limit of silicone handle holders is only 450 degrees F.
Cast-iron is unparalleled in the retention of heat and even heating. It keeps the heat very well so you can sear meat at a high temperature and keep your delicious meals warm in a good taste for a long time.
I think the heat retention feature of the cast-iron is very suitable for use in winter, especially when you are outdoors. You can enjoy those foods slowly, and no need to worry the food will freeze quickly in cold weather so you can have fun longer in the camp.
Ten more years ago, I always go camping. I really miss that. I personally like the suburb more than the city.
Both Dutch Oven and silicone handle holders are dishwasher safe. It can share your load and reduce the pain of washing dishes by hand.
Cuisinart CIPS630-20 Chef’s Classic Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron with Cover 3 quart
[EDITOR CHOICE] Cuisinart This time, the Cuisinart Dutch oven is 3 quart with black color. It has two more colors red and blue let you choose If you don’t like black. The size is suitable for the 3-4 family.
The cast iron construction cookware provides the best ability to retain heat, the heat can be distributed accurately, and it can also be cooked at high temperature, and the result is also very good.
As you see, the temperature limit of cast iron cookware is better than nonstick cookware a lot. Normally, nonstick cookware request you to use low to medium heat only, it cannot use high heat. Otherwise, the coating will be damaged.
To be honest, will you always watch the level of the fire when you are cooking? Sometimes, we will use high heat accidentally. You will use it with peace of mind more than other cookware.
The ultimate versatility uses for frying, grilling, braising, baking, searing, and sautéing a variety of meals! You can cook a different kind of food every meal for your lovely family.
This is ready for use once you buy it because this cookware is pre-seasoned and it is also easy to keep seasoned with little oil. The smooth interior and exterior surface can use for a long time, and it’s easy to release the food.
Cast iron can be used for very long periods and the very solid and sturdy handle makes it safe and easy to lift up and provide the perfect balance.
As you see, the handles are a part of the port, so I think it will stronger than double rivet handles.
This can be used in all stovetops including induction, oven, grill, and broiler safe
Have you noticed that many nonstick cookware sets can’t be used in an induction?
The cast-iron cookware will not have such a problem. It’s really multifunctional cookware.
Lodge L8DD3 Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven 5-Quart
[EDITOR CHOICE] The Dutch Oven model to be introduced this time is called Lodge L8DD3 Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It’s 5 quart capacity enough for the 4-5 family. You can use it to bake a whole chicken as well.
After you see the picture above, can you see anything special about this?
The lid of this Dutch Oven can be used as a skillet.
I really like this design because you have two cookware to use in just one buy, and the quality is good. But you have to remember, when you use this lid (skillet) to cook food, you have no lid to use.
This domed cover can be used in roasts and no-knead bread recipes. Two cookwares can conduct heat evenly and efficiently, just like the general cast iron do.
It can retain the heat for a long time than other normal cookware sets. This feature is especially a benefit in winter or outdoor use. Many people will bring cast iron cookware to go camping.
With cast iron cookware, it is no limit. You can use high heat, even the campfire, to cook your favorite food camping. I think the temperature of the campfire is much higher than the stovetop. Proof of time, it saves and works
You can also put it into the oven. You no need to care about the temperature anymore. Just cook what you want according to your recipe.
Similarly, this cookware is seasoned. Lodge uses 100% vegetable oil to season the cookware without any synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get.
Lodge manufactures cast iron cookware for more than 120 years in South Pittsburg. Their cast iron is well known for its high-quality design, the most durable and most versatile.
If you like cast iron cookware, I think Lodge is a good brand of this.
AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 4.5 Quart
[BUDGET PRODUCT] The brand to be introduced this time is AmazonBasics. In addition to producing nonstick cookware sets, it also produces a Dutch Oven. I think AmazonBasics produce many more products than I expected. Let look at the quality of this below.
This time, the capacity of the AmazonBasics Dutch oven is 4.5 quart which is available in four colors: blue, green, red, white.
It’s made of heavy-duty cast iron for thorough, even heating and optimal cooking performance. I start to love the Dutch oven. It’s lower than the difficulty of cooking.
Enamel finish won’t react with the food, you can use this to marinate, cook, baking, boiling, braising, or roasting a wide range of favorite or newly inspired recipes.
You can cook whatever you want according to your creativity. It’s Mummy show time.
This can also be used in the oven, but the temperature this time is limited to 400 degrees F. Normal pure cast iron Dutch oven without any finish does not have any temperature limit. It can use even on the campfire.
Loop side handles provide a steady and secure grip when lifting or carrying your delicious food from the kitchen to the table. You can do it even wear thick oven mitts.
There is also a secure-fitting heavy lid to trap the heat, moisture, and nutrients.
This can be used on all cooking surfaces, including stovetop and oven, even on a barbecue. When you use some ceramic or glass-topped cooking surfaces, avoid dragging this cookware to protect your cooking surface.
Unfortunately, it is not dishwasher safe. You can only wash it with your hand. If you like to use the dishwasher, this one is not suitable for you.
I really want to know why. Dishwasher safe is one of the most important features for many people.
When you are having a nice delicious dinner, will you feel pain if you know you need to wash the dishes by hand?
Lodge EC1D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 1.5-Quart
This Dutch Oven brand is Lodge, the model is EC1D43, which is an Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It is not a traditional pure cast iron Dutch oven. The capacity is 1.5-quart capacity. I think this size is suitable for 1-2 people to cook fast noodles or soup.
The lid has a stainless steel knob. Do you see the image? The size of the knob is relatively larger and usual. It provides a secure grip and more comfortable. The silver color of the knob matches the color of the Dutch oven looks elegant.
There are 13 colors for you to choose from: red, Caribbean, island spice, Caribbean blue, blue, emerald, indigo, island spice red, lagoon, midnight chrome, poppy, purple, and white.
I have never seen so many colors let us choose from. As a gift, it’s a good choice.
This Dutch oven surface uses porcelain to reduce the need for the season. The rim of the lid is black matte enamel.
The cast iron core is very good in heat-retaining and heat distribution. You can use it for broil, braise, saute, simmer, bake, roast, or cook anything you can think of. Everything depends on your creativity. In the kitchen, it’s always Mummy show time.
The temperature can be up to 500 degrees f in the oven. If the Dutch oven is pure cast iron, it will not have any temperature limit.
It is recommended to wash by hand. I think it’s better to listen to the official recommendation for long-lasting use.
Although this enamel cast iron is made in China this time, it is also based on the Lodge specifications.
If I need to buy a Dutch oven, I will buy the one made from pure cast iron without anything. The most important reason is there is no temperature limit. The Dutch oven is no life limit also. You can use it for a lifetime.
Lodge L10DCO3 Cast Iron Deep Camp Dutch Oven, Pre-Seasoned 5-Quart
This is a 5 Quart Deep Camp Dutch Oven that can be used on campfire or fireplace
As usual, cast iron is already seasoned and ready to use at any time.
Do you see the lid is flanged? You can use it to hold hot coals. If you flip over the cast iron lid, you can use it as a griddle. It’s really a convenient design. One-pot has two uses.
Do you see the lid of other cookware can use as a skillet or griddle?
The only Dutch oven can do that. It saves money and saves storage place.
The legs of the Dutch oven can keep it at an ideal distance from hot coals.
The size of this Dutch Oven is 10-inch diameter by 5-inch deep. It’s enough for at least 5 people to cook a large pot of soup and enjoy it during the cold winter in the camp. Superior heat retention and even heating can keep the soup hot for a long time.
During camping, it’s Daddy show time. Sorry, not Mummy this time.
Ten more years ago, I always go camping and sleep in a tent. I really miss the day. It’s the most memorable day of my life. I like natural life more than city life.
In the kitchen, it’s Mummy turns. It is the right tool for searing, simmering, braising, and baking.
This time, the Dutch oven is made in the USA, not made in China.
AmazonBasics Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles 2 Quart
This is a 5-quart capacity Dutch oven. It’s enough for 4-5 people’s families. As usual, the Dutch oven is pre-seasoned and can be used in cooking, boiling, baking, braising, roasting, and more.
It constructs with heavy-duty cast-iron that can provide superior heat retention and even heating. It is suitable for one-pot meals. You can serve the whole pot to the table.
The temperature in the oven can only up to 500 degrees F. I found that the temperature of the AmazonBasics Dutch oven in the oven has limitations.
Some of the Lodge brands does not mention any upper limit of the temperature of the oven. It even can use in a campfire or fireplace.
If you like to bake the food, beware of this point and read the instruction carefully. Otherwise, you may need to buy one more cookware for oven use.
This Dutch Oven can be used on all cooking surfaces including induction. When the cooking surface you are using is ceramic or glass-topped, please be careful, don’t drag the cookware to protect the cooking surface.
In terms of cleaning, it is only suitable for hand wash. Unfortunately, it is not dishwasher safe. Don’t put it in the dishwasher.
If all your cookware is dishwasher safe, I think you won’t consider this one that is not dishwasher wash.
The 2 loop side handles let you lift or carry it steadily and securely, even you wear the think oven mitts.
Tramontina 80131/050DS Enameled Cast Iron Covered Braiser 4-Quart
This time the brand name is Tramontina. It is an Enameled Cast Iron Covered Braiser. It has more other types of cookware such as cocotte, covered skillet, grill pan, open skillet, oval dutch oven, round dutch oven, saucepan, saucier, and trivet.
This covered braiser offers two colors for you to choose from: gradated red and graduate cobalt.
Same as before, enameled solid cast-iron offers superior and even heat retention, and vibrant gradated porcelain-enamel exterior offer contemporary styling. Heat retention is especially important when you having a delicious meal in the winter.
It used PFOA-free and PTFE-free porcelain enamel cooking surface, and the food will not react easily so it is easy to clean.
The lid is a self-basting condensation ridge and can be uniformly collected and direct vapors onto food, producing moist and savory dishes.
This can be used on all cooktops. It’s good to hear that because some cookware cannot use in the induction.
The temperature of the oven is safe at 452 Degrees F. If you like to bake the food, watch the temperature because the limit of different cookware is different. Don’t mix them up.
The lid has a stainless steel knob constructed by a solid cast. It is extremely durable and oven-safe. I hear some knob will be broken if the oven temperature is too high. I believe the stainless steel knob this time is strong enough to resist high temperatures.
It can only be washed by hand may be a problem for some people as they may like to wash everything by the dishwasher.
Lodge Pro-Logic 4 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The major feature of cast iron is superior heat retention and even heating. If you use the pot outdoor such as camping, you will know the power of heat retention of the Dutch oven is better than other cookware.
At home, you can use it in the oven, on the stove, or on the grill. It is multi-functional cookware for searing, sauteing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting, and frying. It will work fine with slow-cooking recipes too.
In camping, you can use it in the campfire. It is no temperature limitation. You no need to worry the campfire will damage your Dutch oven.
Unlike other nonstick cookware, it can use low to middle heat only. Otherwise, the coating will be damaged. You can use the Dutch oven with peace of mind.
The lid is the self-basting lid. It has a large easy-grip handle for steady and secure lifting and carrying from one place to other places even you wear thick oven mitts.
The brutally tough appearance can use for a decade of cooking. In the long-term, you can save money. I think most of the nonstick cookware set cannot use for a decade. A few years may be maximum.
The model of this Lodge Dutch oven is hand wash only. It is not dishwasher safe. Be careful, not all the Lodge Dutch oven is dishwasher safe.
I find that some feature as dishwasher safe, some is hand wash only.
Lodge 7 Quart Oval Enameled Dutch Oven
Regardless of interior and exterior, it’s porcelain enamel so the color is different than the original cast iron Dutch oven.
The self-basting cover has a stainless steel handle that can trap heat, moisture, and nutrients. This 7-quart enamel Dutch oven is great for cooking, marinating, refrigeration and freezing. Its capacity is enough for 7-8 people.
The color porcelain enamel on cast iron can be used on gas, electric, induction cooktops, as well as in the oven
Maybe talk a little bit about how to produce this Dutch oven. This cookware is cast from molten iron in individual sand molds then coated with multiple porcelain layers. It’s not made from mass production. All must be processed by hand.
What is the difference between porcelain enamel cast iron and original cast iron?
With porcelain enamel, it’s no need to season the cast iron to create a smooth and hard surface. It’s still easy to clean and maintain superior heat retention and heat retention.
Heat retention can reduce the amount of energy you use in cooking. In the long term, it saves money.
Heat retention is also important when the weather is cold especially you eat outside. It can keep the food warm longer than other non-cast iron cookware.
But, I personally like the original cast iron. I don’t like anything added to this. And, porcelain enamel is not long-lasting as original cast iron.
I can cook the food with original cast iron in the campfire. But, porcelain enamel can not. The instruction already mentions it is “Not recommended for use on outdoor grills or oven open outdoor flames”.
Crock Pot 69142.02 Artisan 5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven
The major features of the Dutch oven publish by Crock-Pot are the same as other brands. No any special added function.
It is completely oven safe. The temperature is up to 500 degrees F. If you like baking food, you can use this to cook a different kind of baked food.
The capacity is 5 quart. It comes with generous oversize handles for you to sturdy and secure grip if you need to lift or carry. It is good at heat distribution and heat retention.
The heat retention of cast iron allows you to perform many cooking techniques, including sautéing, frying, searing, braising, stewing, roasting, broiling, and baking.
How about the utensil? You should use wooden, silicone, or nylon utensils for the best care as metal can scratch.
There are several colors that let you choose from sunset orange, teal ombre, denim blue, burgundy wine, slate gray, scarlet red, or sapphire blue.
If you like to use the dishwasher, unfortunately, I have to tell you this Dutch oven is hand was recommended.
When I choose the cookware, I will particularly choose the cookware that is dishwasher safe.
Why? Do you think about why you like to use the dishwasher?
This is because it can reduce the pain when you wash the dishes. Try to think about that, I think all the Mummy is busy Mummy nowadays. When you spend a long time to cook a delicious meal for your family and enjoy it, but you know you need to wash a ton of dishes afterward.
Will it affect your mood? My food will definitely be affected. I will want to put as many dishes into the dishwasher. More dishes are dishwasher safe, more food I willing to cook.
Lodge 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Wire Bail for Camp Cooking
This Dutch oven is specifically designed for camp cooking. As you see in the above image, it comes with a special coil with a wire ball on the handle for you easy to lift it from the campfire.
I like camping, every time I see the Dutch oven related to camping. I will remember the day I go camping ten more years ago. It’s the most memorable day of my life.
Other than using it camping. You can use it at home on your stovetop. It is the right tool for searing, sauteing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting, and frying.
The tight-fitting cast-iron lid can keep the foods moist. It is recommended to hand wash with a stiff brush with hot water.
Is it dishwasher safe? I’m not sure. Please read the instruction carefully. Some of the Lodge Dutch ovens are dishwasher safe.
It’s 10-1/4-inch diameter and 4 inches deep. 5-quart capacity is enough for 5 people.
The one main advantage of the Dutch oven is it gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware.
Use a Dutch oven to cook food is also an excellent source of nutritional iron. You can cook healthier than other cookware.
The cast-iron Dutch oven can use for a long time. It will not break easily if you use it properly.
How durable it is?
Many of the pieces of cast iron cookware made in the Lodge Foundry over a century ago remain in use today.
Bruntmor Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Casserole Dish 6.5 Quart
Heat retention is especially important in cold weather. The food can keep warm longer than other cookware. It really holds heat well. If you use it outdoor, you will know that.
Color vibrant porcelain-enamel exterior offers contemporary styling to your cookware. If your kitchen is already full of silver color or black color cookware and feels a little bit boring, try other color cookware that may be a good idea.
There are four colors that let you choose from, fire red, olive green, sky blue, and turquoise. But the price will be different according to the color you choose.
It’s the perfect gift for any home cook, camper, or newlyweds.
As it is a PFOA-free and PTFE-free porcelain enamel cooking surface, it’s safe to use. It will not react to the food so it is easy to clean.
The self-basting condensation ridges on the lid can uniformly collect and direct vapors onto food to produce moist and savory dishes.
The stainless steel knob on the securely fitted lid help keep heat in and make it more durable.
The large loop handles let you grip it steady and secure when you need to lift it or carry it from one place to one place. But, when you carry, better wear a think oven mitts as it may hot.
It’s good to make a casserole dish with this pot.
How to take care of the Dutch oven? It’s better to hand wash with gentle soap and sponge to clean and dry it thoroughly. Then rub inside lid top with oil occasionally to keep cast iron nice.
Tramontina 80131/679DS Set of two Dutch ovens 7 Quart and 4 Quart
There are eight colors for you to choose from: blue, cranberry, graduated red, gunmetal gray, ocean blue, slate gray, teal, and violet.
If you are tired of the silver color or black color cookware and want to make your kitchen more colorful, it’s should be great for you.
Both Dutch ovens are enameled cast-iron that has superior heat retention and even heat distribution as usual.
The advantage of porcelain enamel exterior is you no need to season the Dutch oven occasionally. It provides convenience to you if you like Dutch oven but feels the trouble of seasoning.
It is compatible with all cooktops including induction. This is good news for all cookware users. If you use different cookware before such as nonstick cookware, you should know not all the nonstick ware is compatible with induction.
It’s the perfect gift for any home cook as you no need to worry about what kind of cooktops they are using. It oven safe too, the temperature is up to 450 degrees F.
It is a perfect choice for preparing slow-cooked soups, stews, and sauces, baking bread and casseroles, and much more.
Remember, hand washes only. Don’t put it in the dishwasher. Otherwise, it may be damaged.
I think most people don’t like to wash the dishes so buy a dishwasher to help. Sure, I am the one definitely doesn’t like it. A ton of dishes that need to be washed will affect my mood by having a nice meal.
Vremi Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot with Lid 6 Quart
You can create culinary meals with this round-shaped Dutch oven. It is a perfect stock pot for soup, sauces, casseroles, and other savory dishes. The beautiful color and the shape are also great for serving the dish on the table.
This Dutch oven has two layers of enamel coating with cast iron for even heating. You can release the food easily without any scraping.
It comes with a bakelite knob and loop side handle that provides a steady and secure grip even you wear oven mitts. You can move it from one place to another place easier and safer.
The Vremi works perfectly on a gas or electric stovetop, induction stovetop is also compatible. But, before that, please check the induction burner size to confirm the 8.4-inch pot diameter base will trigger the sensor.
You can cook prep and bake chili mac and cheese or lasagna as well as homemade cinnamon rolls with this high quality cast iron lidded pot that works wonderfully in the oven up to 300°F (with lid).
It is recommended to hand wash with gentle soap and sponge to clean for lasting durability. Dry it thoroughly after wash. Better rub inside lid top with oil occasionally to keep cast iron nice.
I know this is not good news for somebody. I personally like everything that is dishwasher safe. It saves me a lot of time and reduces the pain during wash the dishes.
The Dutch oven is BPA free, it measures is 13.2 x 10.6 x 8.25 inch (height includes lid).
In my personal opinion, I like cast iron Dutch oven without any coating because you no need to worry when the coating will peel off. I think you will agree that no coating can use for a lifetime. I don’t want to buy new cookware every few years.
Emile Henry Flame Round Stewpot Dutch Oven 2.6 Quart
I like the old brand. It provides quality guarantees, otherwise, I don’t believe the company can last for more than a hundred years.
This Dutch oven is very small that’s only a 2.6-quart capacity. It’s a perfect size for a family of two.
It’s manufactured by Emile Henry’s proprietary Flame technology and made of an all-natural material. I think the flame should be different than usual.
It is safe to use in the oven and the temperature is up to 930 degrees F. Normally, the limitation of other Dutch oven temperatures is around 400 degrees F to 500 degrees F. This Dutch oven almost two times than others.
I think it’s great news for you if you like to bake food.
How about the heat source? You can use it on top of the stove, under the broiler, on BBQ grills even in the microwave.
Thanks to highly resistance to thermal shock. It can go directly from the freezer or refrigerator to a hot oven or table.
It sounds normal, right? Actually, some of the Dutch ovens cannot put into the refrigerator. This can go from cold to hot without any time.
I think busy Mummy will love this feature much because it saves time.
You can use it for low or slow cooking as it can bring out the best flavors. It is also great for soups and stews, braised meats, and more.
Let’s talk about weight? It weighs up to 30% lighter than other types of heavy cast iron or metal cookware.
It is dishwasher safe. If you like to hand wash, just wash it with soap and water.
Westinghouse WFL3CC Select Series Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Quart Dutch Oven with Skillet Lid
The 3-quart size Dutch oven is perfect for lamb, chicken, pork, or even risotto. The tight-fitting lid can be used as a skillet for sautéing on the stovetop or baking in the oven.
Do you realize something? Yes, this Dutch oven is two product s in one. Both the lid and the base can use to cook the food. I love this design. It’s maximum the value of the cookware and saves storage place even save money because I needn’t have to buy a skillet.
How about the heat source? You can use it on a stovetop, oven, broiler even over a campfire to sear, bake or braise. You are right. You can use it even camping that no need to buy extra cookware. Again, it really saves the place and saves money.
The superior performance of heat retention is especially suitable for outdoor use. If you go camping in winter, the food can keep warm longer inside the Dutch oven than other cookware.
There is little basic maintenance required. It includes drying after each use, otherwise, water will make it rust. Please read the user manual for more details. If the caring of the Dutch oven is good, it can use for a long long time.
The integrated handles on both the base and lid make it easy to grip steadily and securely. Remember, before you grip it, wear oven mitts as it may very hot especially you use it on the campfire.
The last thing, it’s not recommended for ceramic or glass smooth top ranges. Do you know why?
Vesuvio 8 Quart Nonstick Dutch Oven
It is an 8-quart nonstick Dutch oven made from real volcanic minerals coated with extra-hard ceramic which 100% non-toxic, no PTFE, PFOA, lead, or cadmium.
I think 8 quart is big enough for the 7-8 family. You can use it to simmer savory stews & sauces, roast juicy, succulent beef, chicken, and more.
Let’s talk a little bit of knowledge about the nonstick coating. Normally, standard nonstick pans contain PTFE, PFOA & other known carcinogens, which can break down at high temps, release toxic fumes, and even leach into your food.
Therefore, when you want to buy nonstick cookware, please read the product description carefully. It will state what kind of chemical does not exist in the nonstick cookware.
If you buy cast iron without any coating or stainless steel cookware or this cookware, it won’t have this kind of problem. That’s why I like cast iron and stainless steel cookware.
So, my kitchen is full of silver in color.
3.7mm thick aluminum base provides durability and heats food quickly and evenly. It is oven safe and the temperature up to 450 degrees F.
The handles are wrapped by a non-slip silicone so it will stay cool to touch even you are cooking. The rim of the oven-safe glass lid is wrapped by heat-resistant silicone.
It’s dishwasher safe. Dishwasher safe is important to me. I don’t like to wash a ton of dishes after a nice dinner.
It provides a 1-year warranty, if you have any problem with the 1st, you can return it for a full refund.
Lava Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Oval Dutch Oven 4-1/4 Quart
Other than different beautiful colors, different sizes are also provided to suit your needs. It is 4.25-quart, 5-quart, 7-quart, 10.5-quart, and 12-ounce.
If you already feel bored with silver color or black color cookware, you can consider this to make your kitchen more colorful.
Cast iron provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution. In the winter, you will find cast iron Dutch oven can keep the food warm longer than other cookware.
It’s made with three coats of beautiful porcelain enamel on the outside that are fried twice for maximum durability and beauty. The interior is coated with a matte black enamel finish that is chip, craze, and crack resistant.
Perfect fitting and self-basting dimpled lit seal the flavor in your food. It comes with large handles.
You know, after cooking, it will very hot because the handles are a part of the Dutch oven. You cannot carry it without oven mitts. If you always need to carry it from one place to another place, it’s really a good feature for you. I think the big handle is always good. It looks better also.
You can use it for a braise, bake, broil, fry, simmer, slow-cook, warm, or chill. It safe to use and the temperature is up to 500 degrees F. it’s Mummy show time in the kitchen.
How To Choose The Best Dutch Oven
There are two types of Dutch Oven, one is seasoned cast iron, the other one is the interior of the cast iron covered by a coating.
Seasoned Cast Iron
Normally, most of the Dutch Oven is already seasoned. For safe, better ask and read the product description carefully about this. Otherwise, you need to seasoning it by yourself, it is not a complicated process, everyone can do that.
You can learn how to seasoning by reading this article.
If you don’t know what is pre-seasoned cookware, you can know more by clicking here.
If the Dutch Oven interior covered with a coating, normally will be porcelain enamel. It should be BPA free, PFOA free, PTFE free, lead-free and cadmium free. Check the detail of the coating before making any decision.
I personally prefer seasoned cast iron because the coating can be peeled off, but, seasoned cast iron has nothing that can be peeled off. It can use longer and the food can absorb the iron during the cooking that will be beneficial for your health.
Some lids are cast iron, some lids are glass. Some cast-iron lid can be used as a skillet.
But, remember, when you use the pot and the skillet at the same time, you will have no lid can use. You have to pay attention to this.
Actually, I quite like this design. Buy one time has one pot and one skillet. Two products in one, save money and save space.
Some brand provides a lifetime warranty, some provide one year warranty only. I believe most of you like a lifetime warranty. So, check that carefully before you buy it.
Is It Compatible With All Cooktops
Remember, not all the Dutch Oven can be used in all cooktops. Some can be used on gas, electric, ceramic, and induction, even campfire.
If your cooktop is induction, check the instruction first.
If your Dutch Oven is a flat button, the food will be heat evenly.
Knob On The Lid
Some knob on the lid of the Dutch Oven will be plastic. I think everyone can imagine that if I put the Dutch Oven into the oven, what happens will the plastic knob. So, better buy the Dutch Oven with a stainless steel knob on the lid. It will have a longer useful life also.
Normally, a Dutch Oven is heavier than a normal cookware set. I suggest you should go to the shop and try before you make any decision.
Some brands will have a relatively bigger handle, it is easy to grip and carry the pot.
Make sure you ask clearly because not all the Dutch Oven is dishwasher safe. Many of them are hand wash only.
As you see, the options of the Dutch Oven is much less than other cookware set or pressure cooker. Most of them are pot.
If you always go camping, you can bring it and cook with the campfire.
Actually, the Dutch Oven is really versatile. It can sear, saute, simmer, bake, broil, braise, roast, fry, or grill. You can cook many different kinds of food in just one pot.
You don’t need to buy so many different kinds of cookware to cook different kinds of food, save money, and save space.
If your kitchen does not have much space, the Dutch Oven is a good choice for you.
I hope my post can help everyone to choose the best Dutch Oven and cook the best food for your family.
If you have any questions or opinion, please leave them below, I’d love to hear that.