Review ~ 4 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven from

Being an avid home cook who has had a recipe blog for almost twenty years, I am a little particular about my kitchen tools and equipment. When the folks from emailed me and asked if I’d like to do a product review, I was more than happy. I chose the 4 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven to review as I have been using my twenty-year-old Le Creuset frequently during the Pandemic, making lots of stews, soups, and homemade bread. I was curious to see how the Italic Dutch oven would compare to my old Le Creuset.

When the package arrived, I quickly got to work testing it out, first baking a loaf of bread in it, and then the next day preparing a hearty pork stew that I served over creamy polenta. I couldn’t see any difference in the Italian oven’s quality compared to my old Le Crust, and cleaning up was a breeze. I include instructions for using a Dutch oven in many of my bread recipes, and many of my readers are concerned because they can’t afford the usually costly pot. I am happy to say that for $75, this Italic Dutch oven is of the best quality, and I know that I’ll be using it frequently over the years. It is a sturdy, heavy-duty piece that can be used in a myriad of ways, both on the stovetop and the oven.

Dutch Oven Product Details

– Enameled shiny finish
– Easy to clean and maintain
– Enamel has a slight non-stick quality
– Creamy interior to see your vegetables and meats browning in real-time
– Oven safe up to 400 degrees
– Safe for all cooking surfaces, including stovetop, oven, broiler, and even the grill
– Retails for $75 (Compared to Staub -$99 & Le Creuset -$335)

– 100% cast iron
– Stainless steel knob

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Deborah Mele
January 2021

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