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Dutch Ovens Buying Guide

A Dutch oven is a pot that is suitable for use on the stovetop as well as in the oven. It's a staple to have in your kitchen repertoire because it is great for cooking braises, soups, and other one-pot meals. Although there are many available sizes, a 4- to 6-quart size will handle many kitchen duties, the most rewarding being a slow-cooked meal.

Types of Dutch Ovens

Types of Dutch Ovens

Get ready for some heavy lifting, with or without hot food. Most Dutch ovens are made of heavy metals for retaining heat and even browning. So once your Dutch oven is filled with delicious foods, be prepared to hoist a heavy load. The most common type of Dutch ovens is porcelain enamel-coated cast iron. Others include straight cast iron, stainless steel, and copper. Dutch ovens are designed to have straight sides and tight-fitting lids.

Cast Iron

This original heavy-duty Dutch oven will last a lifetime. When new, this vessel requires "seasoning" with oil. But if used often, it will hold its seasoning. Acidic foods should not be cooked in cast iron as the metal causes a reaction.

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Camp Chef
$49.99

The Camp Chef Corps of Discovery 9 1/3 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven by Camp Chef is created to meet the highest quality standards. T...he seasoned finish makes this cast iron ready to use and easy to maintain. The fine porous surface also allows for better he read more

Liberty Mountain
$45.95

In the kitchen or the field, Camp Chef's Dutch Oven will always deliver you a tasty meal only achievable through a cast iron const...ruction. PRODUCT FEATURES: 11.5 x 11.5 x 7. Wt: 14 lbs 4 qt capacity Three legs Handled lid and bale Raised lip around the lid is excellent for cooking with charcoal briquettes or wood Cast iron construction read more

King Kooker��
$79.99 $48.84

Great for use in the backyard, at the campsite, or in the kitchen! King Kooker�� 8 quart cast iron dutch oven and lid. Cast iron c...onstruction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and gumbo! Excellent for roasting and frying! Pre-seasoned and ready to cook! read more

King Kooker��
$92.99 $69.99

Great for use at the campsite, the hunting camp, tailgating, or for backyard cookouts! King Kooker�� large 16 quart cast iron Dutc...h oven and lid. Cast iron construction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and gumbo. Excellent for roasting and frying. Pre-seasoned and ready to cook. read more

Porcelain Enamel-Coated Cast Iron

For even cooking and browning, this Dutch oven is built to last, although inexpensive versions may chip or crack. Because this pot is coated, no seasoning is required and cleanup is a snap. This vessel distributes heat evenly, eliminating hot spots on the bottom and cold up the sides.

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Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron
$68.72

Cast iron is one of the best materials for cookware because of its ability to retain heat & provide even heat distribution. Id...eal for slow cooking and simmering one-pot meals. The rich gloss porcelain enamel finish provides easy maintenance and is perfect for serving & entertaining. Features includes wide cast iron handles for a secure comfortable grip, cast iron knob on lid, oven broiler safe up to 500 degrees and can be used on all cooktops, including induction. Easy clean up.Product dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 4.5-inches deep. For overall dimensions which includes handle/handles and lid, please click on Specs tab. read more

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron
$129.95

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Cookware features superior heat distribution and retention providing outstanding cooking results. Pr...oduces tender and flavorful meats, soups, stews, breads, cobblers and many other dishes. The new manufacturing techniques combined with improved materials and design have revitalized old world cooking traditions to offer superior product performance and versatility for an exceptional cooking experience. read more

Lodge
$59.99

Dutch Ovens - Cast from molten iron in individual sand molds, each piece features two layers of baked-on enamel. The 6-quart size ...is perfect for soups, stews or buttery peach cobblers, and easily goes from stovetop or oven to table to freezer. The deep colors make them excellent for serving.Product Features Oven-safe to 400 degrees F Freezer-safe Tightly fitting lid seals in moisture and the knob is oven-safe up to 400 degrees F Chip-resistant enamel cleans easily. No seasoning required. FDA approved Limited Lifetime Warranty. - Specifications 6-Quart Capacity Size: 11 Dia. 13 1/2 w/handles x 4 3/4 H (7 1/4 w/ lid) Weight: 16 lbs. Made in China Care and Use Can be used on gas, electric, ceramic and induction burners. If using on a ceramic cooktop always lift the cookware to move, never slide across the surface. Use low to medium heat on stovetop. Oven-safe. Not recommended for use on outdoor grills or open outdoor flames. Do not use in microwave ovens. On the stovetop, use a burner nearest in size to the diameter of the pan bottom to spread heat and avoid hot spots. Use of a large pan on a small burner may cause warping and will overheat side walls and handles. Use wooden or silicone utensils. Metallic culinary utensils scratch enamel cookware. Always use a cloth or oven mitt to move cookware from stovetop or oven. The lid's knob/handle may become loose. Check periodically and tighten as needed. Do not over tighten. For best performance, do read more

Tramontina
$69.95

Dutch Ovens - A premier leader in modern cast-iron cooking, the Tramontina Gourmet Enameled Cast-Iron 3.5-Qt. Covered Round Dutch ...Oven distributes and retains heat so your foods are evenly and thoroughly baked, roasted and slow-simmered for incredible flavors and consistency. Part of the Tramontina Gourmet Collection, the Tramontina enameled cast-iron Dutch oven is engineered of heavy-gauge cast-iron to deliver heat slowly to tenderize meats, poultry and vegetables. The vibrant, gradated porcelain-enamel exterior finish offers elegant oven to table serving, while the 3.5-qt. Dutch oven interior is finished in smooth, off-white porcelain-enamel. The entire durable enameled finish is PFOA- and PTFE-free, long-lasting and easy to clean by hand.Self-basting condensation ridges under the tight-fit lid collect and direct vapors back onto foods, so your braised duck and Bavarian beef stew serve up incredibly moist and flavorful. The round Dutch oven also produces outstanding peaches and dumplings, cobblers, cornbread and a buffet's worth of baked favorites. Sturdy side handles make for secure lifting and transferring of the Tramontina enameled cast-iron Dutch oven from oven to tabletop. Oven-safe to 450 F and compatible with all cooktops, including induction.Leading manufacturers of high-quality cookware nationally and internationally, Tramontina is committed to the design, research and development of innovative, functional products. Dedication to superior quality is evident, with exceptionally durable, affordable kitchenware for the cooking professional and enthusiast alike.Product Features Enameled solid cast-iron construction offers superior and even heat retention Vibrant, gradated porcelain-enamel exterior finish offers elegant oven to table serving Off-white porcelain-enamel interior finish is striking, long-lasting and easy to clean Round Dutch oven heats slowly to tenderize meats, poultry and vegetables Self-basting condensation ridges under the tight-fit lid return vapor back onto foods for moist, flavorful recipes Porcelain-enamel cooking surface is PFOA- and PTFE-free for healthier cooking Durable cooking surface does not react with foods Sturdy side handles on the 3.5-qt. Dutch oven make for secure lifting Cast solid stainless-steel lid knob is durable and oven-safe Use with nonmetal utensils to better protect the nonstick cookware surface Safe for use with gas, ceramic, glass, electric, halogen and induction cooktops Oven-safe to 450 F (232 C) Hand wash Lifetime warrantyThis item is shipped directly from the manufacturer so it can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states. Express shipping options, gift wrap services and gift messaging are not available for this item. Please allow 7-10 days for order processing and delivery. - Specifications Made in China Material: solid cast-iron, colored porcelain-enamel finish, cast solid stainless-steel lid knob Model: 80131/074DS Blue, 80131/046DS Red Capacity: 3.5 qt. Size: 8 1/2 Dia. (11 1/2L with handles) x 4 1/2H (6 1/2 with lid) Base: 6 1/2 Dia. Weight: 8 lb. 10 oz. Use and Care Before using your Tramontina enameled cast-iron Dutch oven for the first time, hand wash with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Although the enamel finish on your 3.5-qt. Dutch oven does not require seasoning, we do recommend seasoning areas where the cast-iron is exposed. This includes the bottom of the vessel and lid rim. Season by lightly rubbing cooking oil onto surface, then heat the covered braiser in the oven for one hour at 350 F (176 C) and let cool before using. The Tramontina enameled cast-iron Dutch oven is oven-safe up to 450 F (232 C). The enameled surfaces are not suitable for dry cooking. Add a liquid, butter or oil to the bottom of the cookware prior to heating. Always use protective mitts to safely handle hot cookware. To better protect the cookware surface, use silicone, nylon, bamboo or wood utensils. Using metal utensils or sharp objects may damage the cooking surface and void the warranty. Enameled cast-iron is extremely durable but may become damaged if accidentally dropped or knocked against another hard surface. Only hand wash and dry your 3-qt. Dutch oven to preserve the original finish. For hard-to-clean, stuck-on foods, soak the round Dutch oven in hot, soapy water and re-season as directed. Avoid sudden temperature changes such as immersing hot cookware in cold water. Use only nylon or soft abrasive pads or brushes to remove stubborn residues. Do not use metallic pads or harsh abrasive chemicals, as these will damage the enamel. When using the cookware on ceramic glass stove tops, always lift when moving the cookware (do not slide) to avoid scratching the cooktop. Never store your Tramontina enameled cast-iron Dutch oven when it is still damp. Allow the 3-qt. Dutch oven to dry thoroughly by placing the cookware in an airy space, away from kitchen steam. Be careful when stacking or nesting your cookware. Bumping or knocking against other pieces may scratch or chip the exterior and interior surfaces. read more

Stainless Steel

A stainless-steel Dutch oven is durable and heats well. For superb heat conduction, some stainless-steel pots have a copper core encapsulated between the layers of steel.

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Demeyere
$375.00 $299.95

Demeyere 18324 Features: -Thick aluminum-alloy core between layers of pure aluminum.-Superb heat distribution.-Commercial quality ...18/10 stainless-steel cooking.-Durable surface and nonreactive.-Triple induced exterior that boosts induction-cooking efficiency by 30%.-Silvinox surface treatment.-Dishwasher safe.-Five-ply construction.-Product Type: Dutch oven.-Color: Silver.-Distressed: No.-Holiday Theme: No -Holiday: ..-Material: Stainless steel -Material Details: ..-Shape: Round.-Construction Type: 5-Ply.-Handles Included: Yes -Number of Handles: .-Handle Material: .-Heat Resistant Handle: .-Non-Slip Handle: .-Handle Finish: Silver..-Lid Included: Yes -Lid Handle: .-Lid Material: .-Ventilated Lid: .-Straining Lid: .-Lid Finish: Silver..-Country of Manufacture: Belgium.Dimensions: -Overall Product Weight: 6.5. read more

$360.00

Expertly crafted with patented five-ply construction, All Clad's heavy-duty Dutch Oven diffuses heat evenly and consistently for d...elicious results. read more

Aramco
$46.27

High Quality Stainless Steel Dutch Oven Cooking Pot 12QT - Enticing soups, rich sauces, mouthwatering seafood and perfect pasta ar...e all great reasons to need a Dutch oven. Versatile and necessary, this Dutch oven workhorse comes in handy for all your cooking needs and its size is perfect for entertaining . The Dutch oven is constructed of stainless steel and its lid helps to keep moisture in, preventing vitamins and the flavors of the foods from getting out. Visually, this professional looking cookware will go nicely many different kitchen styles. read more

Anolon
$97.88

With the professional-quality Anolon Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven, making delicious gourmet-class dinne...rs at home has never been so enjoyable. Boil pasta for penne primavera showcasing tomatoes and zucchini freshly picked from the garden. Or, create a steaming batch of bison chili to ward off the chill of a winter night. The cookware's durable three-ply construction features an aluminum core between layers of stainless steel for excellent, efficient heat distribution all the way up the sides of the pan. This cookware is suitable for use on all stovetops, including induction and the polished, sophisticated stainless steel exterior is easy to clean. Comfortable, stylish handles are dual riveted for strength and the deep-seated coordinating stainless steel lid seals in heat and moisture for a clean, professional look and performance. The cookware is dishwasher safe for convenient cleanup and oven safe to 500 Degree F. Like all the durable, versatile pots and pans from the Anolon Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel collection, this Dutch oven is a great addition to every home kitchen. Create delicious meals using fresh ingredients with the professional performance of the Anolon Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven. read more

Copper

Because of its superior heat conductivity and ease for controlling temperature, copper is a good choice. But copper reacts with acidic foods, so it is best if the pot is lined with stainless steel.

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$450.00

Get the benefits of copper heat conduction with the cleaning ease of stainless steel in All Clad's Copper Core collection. Ideal f...or slow-cooking meats and vegetables or simmering savory stews, this classic dutch oven has a domed lid that locks in... read more

Tramontina
$49.95

Tramontina's Ceramica_01 Copper features heavy-gauge aluminum construction for lasting use and even heat distribution plus a ceram...ic cooking surface for effortless food release and easy cleanup. The Ceramica_01 Copper is part of Tramontina Style, a collection of products of outstanding quality, design, functionality and value, featuring the latest innovations and color trends in kitchenware items. The Tramontina Style products provide the optimum in functionality and exceptional durability. read more

Anolon
$160.00 $99.99

Flavorful gourmet meals are right at home in the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven. The pot...��s European-inspired design features a graceful flair, and the pleasing and subtly contrasting colors add luxury to any contemporary kitchen. Create a spicy lobster and shrimp cioppino in the Dutch oven, simmer a roasted vegetable stock or use it to braise a Cornish game hen in raspberry-burgundy sauce. Anolon Nouvelle Copper boasts durable, hard-anodized construction crafted with copper to deliver optimum heat control. This Dutch oven��s double full cap base includes a copper core layered between aluminum and magnetic stainless steel, making it compatible with all cooktops, even induction. PFOA-free and restaurant-tested premium-quality nonstick delivers long-lasting food release and easy cleaning, and is metal utensil safe. Generously appointed cast stainless steel handles are attached to the pot using innovative flat-rivet technology, and the stainless steel lid locks in heat and moisture. Oven safe to 500 degrees F and built on a tradition of high quality and high performance, this elegant Dutch oven is an ideal complement to many other items in the Anolon collections. Ideal for creating stews, soups and so much more, the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven adds sophistication to gourmet kitchens. read more

Anolon
$99.99

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven. Flavorful gourmet meals are right at home in the copper ...hard-anodized nonstick 5-qt. covered dutch oven. The pot's European-inspired design features graceful flair, and the pleasing and subtly contrasting colors add luxury to any contemporary kitchen. 2-piece set 5-qt. capacity Non-stick finish Suitable with all cooktops, including induction Oven safe to 500 degrees Lifetime limited warra read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

When buying a Dutch oven, you'll be making a significant investment in the cookware item. Yet it's one of those items that could last nearly a lifetime, so once you recover from the sticker shock, you'll find it a wonderful investment for years of delicious meals, all from one pot.

Shapes

Dutch ovens come in round and oval shapes. The shape you choose is really a matter of preference.

Sizes

Dutch ovens range in size from 1-1/2 quarts to 9 quarts. For everyday, single-batch cooking, opt for a 4- to 6-quart pot. If you do a lot of big-batch cooking, it's wise to invest in a larger pot.

Nonstick

Some stainless-steel Dutch ovens have a nonstick-interior option. The cleanup is easy, but know that special care must be taken to avoid scratching and harming the interior.

Lid

The lid should be heavy and tight-fitting to seal in the moisture and yield tender, flavorful meals. The handle on the lid should be easy to grasp with a hot pad.

Handles

If you buy a Dutch oven made from a material other than cast iron, be sure it has two sturdy, solid handles for lifting the pot in and out of the oven. If the handles are flimsy or made of plastic, they could pose a safety hazard.

Colors

If you want an enamel-coated Dutch oven, this is the fun part: There are several colors to choose from. You can pick a color to match your kitchen, or go bold with a pop of new color.

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King Kooker��
$49.99 $34.96

Great for use in the backyard or at the campsite! King Kooker�� 4 quart cast iron dutch oven with feet and coal lid. Cast iron con...struction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and gumbo! Excellent for roasting and frying! Pre-seasoned and ready to cook! read more

King Kooker��
$79.99 $48.84

Great for use in the backyard, at the campsite, or in the kitchen! King Kooker�� 8 quart cast iron dutch oven and lid. Cast iron c...onstruction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and gumbo! Excellent for roasting and frying! Pre-seasoned and ready to cook! read more

King Kooker��
$92.99 $69.99

Great for use at the campsite, the hunting camp, tailgating, or for backyard cookouts! King Kooker�� large 16 quart cast iron Dutc...h oven and lid. Cast iron construction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and gumbo. Excellent for roasting and frying. Pre-seasoned and ready to cook. read more

King Kooker®
$49.99 $31.46

Great for use in the backyard or at the campsite! King Kooker® 4 quart cast iron dutch oven with feet and coal lid. Cast iron cons...truction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and... read more

King Kooker®
$79.99 $43.96

Great for use in the backyard, at the campsite, or in the kitchen! King Kooker® 8 quart cast iron dutch oven and lid. Cast iron co...nstruction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups, stews, chili, jambalaya and... read more

King Kooker®
$109.99 $76.77

Great for use at the campsite, the hunting camp, tailgating, or for backyard cookouts! King Kooker® Large 20 quart cast iron Dutch... oven and lid. Cast iron construction allows for even heat distribution, eliminating cold spots. Wonderful for soups,... read more

Calphalon
$135.00 $79.95

Unique new shape in maximum-performance cookware from Calphalon. Extremely versatile, durable nonstick cookware is crafted of hard...-anodized, heavy-gauge aluminum with domed, tempered-glass lids. - Unique new shape in maximum-performance cookware from Calphalon. Extremely versatile, durable nonstick cookware is crafted of hard-anodized, heavy-gauge aluminum with domed, tempered-glass lids.View all Calphalon products Calphalon and other Wedding Registry offersHow to host the perfect potluck party. -Oversized shape with capacity indicator line -Contemporary stainless steel accents on the lid -Ergonomic handles in brushed stainless -Healthy cooking with little or no fat -Oven-safe to 450 read more

Oneida
$140.00 $74.99

Create delicious, nutritious meals with this Oneida 5-quart covered Dutch oven, featuring a non-stick coating that provides superb... release. stylish belly-shaped aluminum vessel promote fast and even heating while reducing hot spots three layers of non-stick coating with extreme durability and superb release capacity engraving on saucepans, saut and stockpot for quick measurements while cooking PFOA/PTFE free stainless steel disks oven-safe up to 350F metal-utensil safe aluminum/stainless steel/tempered glass dishwasher safe imported read more

Crate and Barrel
$119.95 $59.97

London designer Russell Pinch celebrates sculptural simplicity in all of his work, including this finely crafted cookware with a t...imeless take on kitchen tradition. An appealing shape with comfortable, mitt-friendly integrated handles and a smooth,... read more

Berndes
$69.95 $54.97

This affordable, versatile stainless cookware was developed just for us in collaboration with Berndes, manufacturers of high-quali...ty, functional and practical cookware since 1921. Gleaming stainless pieces with encapsulated aluminum bases for optimal... read more

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