I am so happy with this purchase. I have never owned an enamel dutch oven and after only a few days with this, I cannot imagine living my life without one now. I purchased this because I saw a recipe for artisan bread that could be baked in my oven in a dutch oven. The promise was of a crusty outside and a delicious chewy inside just as you get from the best European bakeries overseas. Also, using a no knead recipe! Well, this out performed my dreams! In 3 days I have made 4 loaves of bread and they were BETTER than any bakery bread! Cooked perfectly in this beautiful dutch oven. If that was the only thing this dutch oven did well, I would be thrilled because it is truly a heavenly loaf of bread... but no... I decided to bake a Italian dish in it too to see how it would do. I didn't have lasagna noodles but I basically baked a lasagna with a farfalle noodle. This dish had to make a 1 1/2 hour trip to my Uncles Birthday party at a nursing home. I decided to bake it in the dutch oven to see if it would hold the heat in it long enough to serve at the party. Well, after almost 2 hours waiting, I opened up the pot to see a beautiful finished lasagna casserole perfectly cooked and ready to serve. It was still hot but firm when served. Oh my goodness, it was Delicious. I served the lasagna and the bread that I had cooked earlier in the dutch oven. Everyone raved and couldn't say enough great things about the food. After all that you think I would be happy as can be but there was one last WONDERFUL surprise. I brought the dutch oven home to wash it after hours of the food sitting in it and it was virtually a breeze! It truly just wiped out and was ready to go to work again. I'm in LOVE with my new dutch oven and I don't think any home kitchen is complete without one. I just wish I had found this 32 years ago when I first got married!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was the same as I expected when I ordered.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a heavy duty dutch oven. Packaged well and delivered in perfect condition.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The dutch oven was represented accurately in the description.
Like anything I buy, I research it to death. I was skeptical of buying any thing other than a le Creuset because of the fear of chipping porcelain but the cost was completely out of the question. I encountered more than a few reviews talking about " poor quality control" of the L series but I can attest mine is perfect and amazing. The four coats of porcelain versus the two coats on the cheaper "color series" is definitely worth the extra few dollars. This far I have only used it to bake artisan bread (do yourself a favor and google dutch oven artisan bread. It's simply amazing). I'm very careful when handling and washing it. And I store it with a terry cloth kitchen towel in between the lid. In my opinion it's every bit as good as a $XXX LC oven.
MY FIRST TIME COOKING WITH CAST IRON, IT WAS PERFECT I THINK I WILL REPLACE ALL MY PANS WITH CAST IRON, LOVED THE ENAMEL COATING, NO STICKING AND NO FUSS WITH CLEANING. THIS WAS THE BEST PAN I HAVE EVER COOKED WITH, THE HEAT WAS SO CONTROLLABLE, I HAVE AN ELECTRIC STOVE AND IT TENDS TO COOK HOT BUT WITH THIS I COOD HAVE IT ON THE LOWEST SETTING AND IT WAS JUST PERFECT. THANKS OVERSTOCK.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? PERFECT
Please tell us about the quality of the product. EXCELLENT
How accurate was the on site description of the product? SPOT ON
I bought this for my daughter for her birthday. She had been looking at for a few months.
SHE LOVES....made a pot pf pinto beans..she loves to cook and loves all the newly designed
products and colors...So she loved her gift...
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. heavy...but the quality is great...love the blue
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I love, love, love this pan! If you were wondering what the perfect size dutch oven is - this is it! It's not tooo big to handle and it will make soups, stews, roasts all perfectly. Also, I am making no-knead artisan breads in it and it's perfect size for that too. You won't be sorry if you purchase this pan. Great product and really pretty too. The color is not really the royal blue shown but more of a lighter navy blue but color wasn't that important to me so I am very pleased.
Hello, shellgrl. Hope your day is going well. The inside of the pot is beige. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 11, 2013
Thank you for your interest. It will require seasoning, the enamel does not create a non-stick surface. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 10, 2013
Is this made in China too? Do you sell any enamel cast iron that is not made in China?balpert on Jul 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes, this is made in China. You may want to check our site for other ovens made from enamel cast iron, but we cannot guarantee to give you the manufacturer''s location for every item.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 31, 2012
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