Cooking with Dutch ovens is not a new concept. For as long as people have been using cookware over open fires, they have been using a dutch oven (or something equivalent to one).
Generations have learned that cooking a recipe in a heavy pot with a well-fitting lid is the surest way to achieve a tasty, moist, and nutritious meal. While there are now many different makes of dutch ovens, Lodge is currently one of the most renowned.
The original foundry Lodge was built in Tennessee over 100 years ago. The company has had steady growing success with its entire line of cast iron cookware, especially their dutch ovens. Lodge has also won honors for its environmental awareness. They have updated their facility numerous times to ensure that their process of creating and pouring the cast iron does not adversely affect the environment; yet another reason why Lodge products are popular and will remain so.
As a proud owner of a Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, the first thing you will notice is how strikingly beautiful it is. This is a piece that you would gladly leave out on display in your kitchen. The exterior of the oven is double coated with enamel in a variety of color choices. It was made to be durable and chip resistant, though we recommend buying one of the Lodge ovens that have 4 coats of enamel if you intend on using the pot every day. While the 2 coat enamel will hold up against daily use, the finish may fade more quickly when compared to the four-coat process.
Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red
The Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven has a lid and handle that can withstand heat up to 500 degrees. It works well for cooking on gas, electric, ceramic, convection, and induction. Lodge however does not recommend this dutch oven for open fires or grills.
This is a dutch oven that was really designed with the chef in mind. Its shape lends itself to the adequate cooking surface for browning. This is important as it can be time-consuming to have to brown meats in many different batches. The bottom of this dutch oven will allow you to brown any quantity of meat, in less time. The only downside to this is that the pot can become moderately heavy when full.
Another great feature of the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is that it is dishwasher safe, making daily clean-up a breeze. Lodge suggests that you hand wash your pot (simple warm water and soap) some of the time to ensure that the finish keeps its shine.
All of these features along with a lifetime warranty against defects mean you have one great dutch oven. Possibly the best argument for the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is that it is much less expensive than many of the other brands, and works just as well, if not better.