This Bayou Classic Dutch oven is ideal for cooking your favorite hearty dishes. With an included steamer basket, you can use this cast iron Dutch oven to create delicious steamed vegetables and more....more
This is a great dutch oven, the perfect size for a big stew or roast. Seasoning was a breeze - very little smoke and no byproducts from the iron (which I've smelled from other ovens in the past) when you bring it up to 450. My only complaint is really minor, but when the handle is down, it's just a little too short, so you have to move it out of the way in order to get the lid on or off.
Other than that, it has really solid construction, and I look forward to using it for many years to come!
P.S. for those who are getting one, and need to season it, there's a lot of (faulty) information available. The included instructions are insufficient to get a really good seasoned pan. I promise I'm not affiliated with this person at all, here's the link that I found that has given me the best seasons ever:
This cooker seems very nice and perfect for frying fish over and outdoor cooker, the basket however, is aluminum so we will NOT be using that as we don't like the fact that aluminum leaves deposits in our food and then the brain, will use a stainless steel basket we had that just fits! I can see it would be great for use at the shack too, making beans or stew.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's cast iron, only one thing to expect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This dutch oven was just what our large family was looking for. Very well crafted and heavy cast iron. Would have been nice if it was pretreated, but on the other hand my husband is having a lot of fun treating it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice craftsmenship, very heavy duty cast iron.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurtate
I have another one and love it and got this one to have a much bigger Dutch oven. Made cobbler last night and it was awesome! Chicken wrapped in foil came out really good, too, using coals on the top and bottom. Suggest buying the book 101 Things To Do With A Dutch Oven (Overstock has it) to really understand all that you can do with a Dutch oven.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Heavy duty!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
Very large and reasonably priced dutch oven which is what I was looking for to cook stews and soups. The handle seems in the way and not necessary, but I can work around it. I cooked a large soup in it and the flavor was great. My husband felt it needed some extra seasoning, because the seasoning layer was thin and not very effective. He went ahead and seasoned it more after our first use. Overall, though, we really like it.
Just given My own, to date, cursory inspection of the merchandise, it certainly does appear as if I have received full and fair market value (and then some) within the context of Free Market economics for the sum of money that I paid in order to secure custody of this item. That is ALL that I EVER require from any merchant, from whom I purchase anything on this planet especially by virtue of the fact that I have NO right t expect ANYTHING more than that on this planet OR ELSE "there will be NO '(REAL) Peace'" on this planet.
Thank you c0000 for the opportunity to help you with the Bayou Classic 8.5-qt Dutch Oven with Steamer Basket. The cast iron pot is pre-seasoned before you get it so it may be used immediately. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 7, 2014
not pre seasoned, will take some sanding to smooth the surface also prior to seasoning. Included instructions state the seasoning is required prior to first usejlmac64 on Mar 13, 2014
This seemed to be lightly seasoned but I seasoned some more. Love it!barbaraallred on May 20, 2014
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