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Lodge EC7D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 7.5-Quart, Island Spice Red
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- Red enameled cast iron construction
- Can be used on all types of cooktops
- Use with temperatures under 500 degrees F Not to be used in the microwave, on outdoor grills, or campfires
- Stay-cool stainless steel handle
- Requires no seasoning
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Lodge Enameled Cast Iron
Lodge’s century-old tradition of excellence continues as we marry the benefits of cast iron with the beauty of porcelain enamel. Workhorses in the kitchen and show pieces on the dinner table, our enameled iron will become your go-to cookware. And with Lodge’s pledge to quality, it is sure to be a part of fond memories for many years to come.
Our enameled cast iron is made to our strict specifications by our partner foundry in China.
Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens
The precise castings and tight-fitting lids absorb and retain heat extremely well. The porcelain enamel adds its own benefits too. Clean up is a snap and you can marinate, cook, serve, and store food in these versatile vessels.
The only hard part is deciding which vibrant color is your favorite.
- Use on gas, electric, ceramic, and induction cooktops. Always lift cookware to move.
- Do not use in microwave ovens, on outdoor grills or over campfires.
- Bake or broil in any conventional or convection oven. Stainless knobs and cookware are oven safe to 500°F.
- Allow cookware to cool before washing.
- Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware’s original appearance.
- If necessary, use nylon pads or scrapers to remove food residue; metal pads or utensils will scratch or chip porcelain.
- Remove slight stains by rubbing with dampened cloth and baking soda. For persistent stains, soak interior of the cookware for 2 to 3 hours with a mixture of 3 tablespoons of household bleach per quart of water.
- To remove stubborn baked on food, bring to a boil 2 cups of water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Boil for a few minutes then use nylon or wood scraper to loosen food.
- Dry cookware thoroughly before storing.
- Loose knobs? Tighten the screw. Be gentle, it’s glass!
Lodge is a zero hazardous waste stream foundry. Lodge designed a vegetable oil recycler for the seasoning process to reduce waste and unusable oil is recycled and used as biodiesel generator. Lodge uses recycled and biodegradable packing materials. Reuse of foundry sand used in the casting process is recycled and unusable sand, works to purify the water of the local streams and planting trees to improve air quality and beautification.
The Clean Water and Air Acts of 1970 led American companies to install new equipment to meet the pollution control laws. Not only did the updates meet the requirements of the Clean Air and Water legislation, by 1976 our automated processes produced as many molds in an hour as one man’s daily productivity 30 years earlier.
With the switch from antiquated electric furnaces to more efficient induction furnaces, 1991 proved to be a pivotal juncture in the green standards of Lodge Manufacturing Company. The use of magnetic energy to produce heat changed our status from a Large Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste to a Small Quantity Generator, and we received the 1994 Tennessee Governor’s Award for Excellence in Hazardous Waste Reduction.
100 years and still cooking. ..
Lodge is the oldest family-owned cookware foundry in America. Since 1896, the Lodge family has been casting premium iron cookware at our Tennessee foundry. Starting with raw materials and finishing with our seasoning process, we continue to improve on the highest quality standards that go into every piece we make. As the sole American manufacturer of cast iron cookware, we are proud to carry on the legacy started by founder Joseph Lodge. Lodge doesn't just make cast iron; we make heirlooms that bring people together for generations.
Two historic events—the introduction of foundry seasoned cast iron cookware and the recent expansion of our foundry—represent dynamic examples of Lodge Manufacturing Company’s century-plus commitment to product innovation and investment in new equipment and technologies.
Seasoned cast iron propelled Lodge from the position of a regional manufacturer to the national stage, with Good Housekeeping presenting a 'Good Buy' Award for the product enhancement. Our appearance on the national stage expanded throughout the first decade of the new century, with record sales leading Lodge to the largest expansion in our history.
While we are proud of our recent history, there is a backstory. So travel with us to the small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee at the end of the 19th Century. Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountain’s Cumberland Plateau and on the banks of the Tennessee River, the town was abuzz with new opportunities.
In 1896 Joseph Lodge began a cast iron foundry, named in honor of his minister, Rev. Joseph Hayden Blacklock. Family owned, our origins were humble and our products varied, from stoves, to skillets and kitchen sinks.
As each decade passed, Lodge developed a business model to continually update and improve equipment and foundry practices. Work was labor intensive, with all of our cookware poured and cleaned by hand.
The 1950s saw the installation new molding machinery, mechanized sand delivery systems, the construction of a gas fired aluminum furnace to cast patterns for the production of sand mold impressions and a machine to clean castings.
When the introduction of new cookware metals and coatings increased competition in the 1960s, Lodge countered with a Disamatic automatic molding machine. Two years later, Lodge added an electric furnace to operate the Disamatic molding and pouring system, outpacing the capacity of the coke-fired cupola, at lower cost.
After in the introduction of seasoned cast iron cookware, Lodge broke ground for our foundry expansion. With completion of the first phase in the fall of 2014, the expansion includes a new melt system, an additional pouring/molding line and most importantly—new American jobs!
In more ways than he could have ever imagined, Joseph Lodge would not recognize the business he started over a century ago. Lodge continues to be family owned and we are the sole manufacturer of cast iron cookware in US, producing over 120 different foundry seasoned cast iron items for worldwide gourmet, outdoor and restaurant markets.
More importantly, Lodge Manufacturing Company is universally accepted as the world leader in the cast iron cookware category.
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|Color||Island Spice Red||Red||Black||Cherry||Teal||Iron Red|
|Item Dimensions||12.6 x 13.4 x 6.3 in||10.25 x 15.56 x 7.13 in||12 x 12 x 5.5 in||14.1 x 11.6 x 7 in||—||11.5 x 13.5 x 6.5 in|
|Material Type||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron|
|Size||7.5 qt||7 quart||7 Qt||7-1/4 qt||6.5 Quart||6 Quart|
Lodge Color Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron cookware is cast from molten iron in individual sand molds. The porcelain surface eliminates the need to season cast iron. This 7.8-Quart Enamel Dutch oven is great for cooking, marinating, refrigeration and freezing. The color porcelain enamel on cast iron can be used on gas, electric, ceramic and induction cooktops, as well as in the oven. Not recommended for use on outdoor grills or over open outdoor flames. Not for use in microwaves. The cast iron vessel has superior heat distribution and retention, evenly heating bottom sidewalls and even the lid. Tightly fitting lid seals in moisture. The excellent heat retention reduces the amount of energy needed for cooking. Two layers of very hard, glossy porcelain enamel are chip resistant and easy to clean. Lid knob is oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The black rim on the pot is matte porcelain, not exposed cast iron. Hygienic porcelain enamel is non-reactive with food. Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware's original appearance. 12" diameter, 4 3/4" deep. Island Spice. Imported.
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The Lodge dutch oven was the only item which was packaged properly, and it arrived in perfect shape. However, in order to get that extra packaging, you must select the "Ship in Amazon Box" option at check-out!
It is not clear from the listing above, but if you look closely, below the ordering information, there is a small note stating that this item will ship in its original box. If you request an additional box at check out, Amazon will put the original package inside their own shipping box, with extra cushioning for protection. There is no extra charge for the additional box.
It is crucial to request this extra box. There are many customer reviews telling of Lodge dutch ovens that were damaged during shipping. With the extra box, my Lodge arrived very carefully packaged, and the pot was in perfect, pristine condition.
As for the Lodge Dutch Oven itself, I am very pleased with my latest addition. I have become devoted to dutch ovens, and I rarely cook with anything else. I now have four different brands, and each one is a different shape and size.
The Lodge dutch oven has lovely exterior enamel and the cast iron is a bit heavier than other models. The wide handles are the nicest I've seen. The oven performs beautifully and cleans up easily!
The 6 quart size is best for a larger family, or making meals with lots of leftovers. For a family of two, the 4.6 quart size would be a good choice, but it's actually more expensive than the 6 quart. If you don't mind the size and weight, the 6 quart is a better bargain.
Hope you will like your new dutch oven as much as I like mine, and hope it arrives in perfect condition!
I have to say I was very happy when I got this product. It looks just like my mom's big old Le Creuset Dutch Oven and it's much much cheaper.
The first two cooking experience (braise short ribs and made some casserole in oven with 375 degree) was nice, it worked fine and was easy to clean. But today when I brown chicken breast, I heard of a pop and the oven looks like as following pic.I promise I followed all the thing listing on the instruction, wash it by hand, never heat it when it's empty. So I only can say you got what you paid!
I've owned and enjoyed Lodge griddles and pans for years but this is my first purchase of a piece from their enameled line. From in-ground baking at cattle camp to braised meats on my stove top, I have complete confidence in Lodge products. This oven is beautifully made, the enamel impeccable, and the lid fits securely. Lodge includes little rubber chocks to use for storage that keep the lid from wearing as much on the pot. The color is radiant and rich, so much so that I store this oven in an open cupboard just so I can gaze upon it. You might laugh at that but it truly contributes to the ambiance of my kitchen, and it pleases me as a thing of beauty.
Everything, and I mean everything, I've made in this puppy has cooked evenly and to perfection. I appreciate the wide hand grips because, let's face it, cast iron is heavy enough on it's own but add six pounds of ribs and soon enough you're weight lifting. When I'm hauling it fully loaded out of the oven, believe me, those grips are a godsend.
Some reviews have mentioned that the Lodge is not the heirloom quality of a Le Cruset (or a Staub for that matter). However, it's silly to compare a $50 enameled Lodge to a $300 Le Cruset. Thus far I see no difference in durability or cooking performance. The Lodge may chip sooner than the Le Crusets, but I'll deal with that when the time comes. Sure, I love my Le Cruset pieces, but guess who has the place of honor in the kitchen? Guess who gets used a couple times a week? Guess who causes me to smile every time I look at that rich Caribbean Blue? The Lodge, that's who.
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UPDATE: I did contact Lodge on the above issue. After a few clarifying emails and pictures, they agreed to ship me a replacement. At this point, I'm really impressed the way they are standing behind their product. I decided to change my rating from 1 to 4 stars.
UPDATE 2: I received the new Lodge cookware as noted above. After unpacking, I found two small areas that were ruff to the touch. I lightly rubbed one with my finger and the top coating fell off. The other area seems stable. So now I have two pieces with the same type of defect. I contacted Lodge again, but have not heard anything more from them. I've decided to give up on the issue. Rating changed back to 1 star.