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Know Before You Buy!
on February 19, 2017
I recently ordered three enameled dutch ovens from Amazon, and two of them were damaged as a result of very poor packaging. The dutch ovens were shipped with no padding or protection, and both ovens were chipped when they arrived.
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!