I have used my mother's enamel cast iron dutch oven for years, so I decided to get a Lodge for myself. I have a few other brands, including the expensive French brand, but I wanted a Lodge for my own. Guess what I did not notice on the website? The fact that it is made in CHINA. Lodge prides itself in being an American company, yet it outsources production to CHINA? Lodge screams American company, yet this dutch oven is made in China. Lodge, I expected better than this.