To: Lodge Cast Iron
From: Julie Cissell JC
Subject: Enamel on Cast Iron 7.8 QT Dutch oven
Date: January 27, 2015
I purchased this unquestionably, marvelous cooking vessel and I could not be happier. The 7.8 quart enamel on cast iron Dutch oven is the whole shebang; all one would need to create almost anything in the kitchen. This is great for stews, soups, braising, sauces baking casseroles plus bread, cakes and cobblers. Heat is transferred throughout the pot equally, decreasing the amount of energy needed to prepare the food. This strong, well-made pot works just as well as one similar that my mom had given me from half way around the world. It sure makes me proud to cook with this Lodge as it is American made. I selected the cobalt blue color and it coordinates perfectly with my other pots. The size of the Dutch is very roomy as it prepares a meal for our family of five with a generous sized roast, onions, carrots as well as enough for leftovers. The enamel offers easy clean up after cooking although I do spray with a vegetable oil before cooking. It transitions from the stove or oven to the table attractively and continues to radiate the heat evenly throughout; thus keeping prepared food hot longer.
• performs above my expectations
• easy clean up
• wide, nice size handles
• tightly fitting lid to pot/oven
• heavy-duty quality
• American made
• favorite go-to pot
The only downside to the Lodge Dutch oven could be it may not be for the weak but on the flip-side it could make you stronger as it weighs in empty at over seventeen pounds. You may want to error on caution if you are accustomed to the weight of Lodge pots and assist in someone else’s kitchen equipped with skinny pots (contents may fly out from weight difference, it’s happened); muscles will be developed after a seventeen pound workout of muscle conditioning versus a mere four pounder from average pots.
I am certainly mentioning this Lodge Dutch oven to everyone, those who desire the simplest to taste the finest. It is fancy without the fancy price.