Lodge Enamel on Cast Iron 7 Quart Dutch Oven, Patriot Red
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- Superior heat distribution and retention
- Enamel surface eliminates the need to "season"
- Self basting lid, grip handles
- Can be used on gas, electric and ceramic cooktops
Top Customer Reviews
The pan does appear to be made in China to Lodge's specifications. It's clearly a Lodge pan with their name engraved on the handles. It doesn't bother me in the least, but if that's something that bothers you than best of luck.
For me, I have found a pan that's going to be in my kitchen for the rest of my life.
Anyway, a beautiful tool. The white interior makes it easy to ensure that you don't burn the roux. Also, no one has mentioned the extras here--stalactitic knobs on the lid that encourage condensation, which aids in braising/stewing. Nice stainless inlays on the handles. Lodge paid attention to the details here; this is a fine lifetime investment. When you add in that it's 100 or so less than the Frenchified version, it's a no-brainer where I come from. This is the best value going in enameled cast-iron cookware.
When cooking, make sure and let the pan come to temperature (which takes a while but the low consistent heat used more than makes up for it). This will be our favorite pan for generations to come!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The bottom inside of this dutch oven chipped very quickly for me. I kept using it for years anyway, but eventually the chipping became bad enough that I contacted Lodge about my... Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Holly Allen
I am not going to go into detail of all the pros and cons of this pan. I think they are well listed by the other reviewers however, if you are looking for this pan and wondering... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Carpe Diem
We had this for about a year or two, and didn't really use it too much, but we loved it.
Then my wife made mashed potatoes in it one day, and we noticed that a piece of... Read more
I bought this Lodge 7qt Dutch Oven about a year and a half ago. I found it didn't clean up as easily as I thought it would, but decided to give it a chance. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by K. Hasard
Our pot had a lopsided bottom and would teeter back and forth on a burner or flat surface. I sent an eMail to Lodge and they replaced it at their cost. Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by Boneshaker
I debated for awhile about getting a Le Creuset and just couldn't justify the price so I looked around and thought I'd take a chance on this Lodge Dutch Oven. Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by thetruth
Had considered the Tramontina and the LeCreuset dutch ovens too, but decided on the Lodge because of its size (bigger than the Tramontina), color(loved the blue), my prior good... Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by JHoeff
I orderd this piece and was told it would take 4-6 wks for delivery but it arrived 5 days later and that was with free super saving shipping. Read morePublished on February 25, 2008 by J. Jones
I was so looking forward to receiving this 7 Qt. Dutch oven. What a disappointment. This is OBVIOUSLY a SECOND, not first quality. Read morePublished on February 22, 2008 by Big Mac's Wife
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