Dutch ovens are essential to any modern kitchen where the home cook wants the most versatile cooking pots. Fortunately, there are many choices on Amazon – which Dutch ovens with lids pass our test for quality and features?
There are only a few cookware brands that can match Lodge’s legendary status, and this year, they’re going to give other Dutch oven brands a run for their money.
This cast-iron Dutch oven has all the makings of a classic slow-cooker in the kitchen. It comes with a stunning array of twelve colors, from deep red to the trendiest blue. If you love matching your cookware to the rest of your kitchen, you are going to love the newest six-quart Dutch oven from Lodge.
This model also comes in three-quart, 7.5-quart, 4.5-quart, and 1.5-quart variations for all your cooking needs.
Take note that Dutch ovens can be used for various cooking methods, so each thick-walled pot isn’t just a slow-cooker; it’s also a fryer and broiler all in one. You can also make cookies and cupcakes inside a Dutch oven. There’s a reason they call it an oven despite being a cooking pot!
This is around a Dutch oven that holds a total of six quarts. Unlike other Dutch ovens, Lodge has done away with other materials and instead has added a stainless-steel knob so you won’t have to worry about your Dutch oven knob coming up in flames inside the oven.
The Dutch oven cover has an excellent and very smooth glass surface that won’t react to any of your ingredients. And as expected from a Lodge Dutch oven, this pot will provide you with hours of great heat retention for the best meals ever. This is one of the cooking pots that you won’t regret having in your kitchen any time soon.
Crock-Pot has always been the master of artisanal cookware, and this year, they have proven that they haven’t lost their touch with creating magnificent, thick-walled cookware. The Dutch oven’s current design harks back to the very classic look of traditional cast-iron cookware, but with a twist that we can all appreciate.
Take a closer look at the form factor. You will realize that Crock-Pot has greatly improved on its classic design. The stunningly bright sapphire blue color takes the Dutch oven from its humble origins in the 17th to the bright and hopeful global cuisine era in the 21st century.
Crock-Pot offers two forms for their current design – a round Dutch oven for those who want the classic look and feel and an oval Dutch oven, which is excellent for the oven.
Either way, you will get a great cooking experience with this one, and you will love the convenient changes they have made to the oval version of the Dutch oven.
Crock-Pot is known for creating durable artisanal cookware for decades, and this is a worthy investment for your kitchen, even if it is slightly pricier than its more ordinary counterparts.
Crock-Pot’s Dutch oven is compatible with all kinds of heating sources, from the usual gas-top stove and oven to the more modern equivalents – glass-top stoves, induction stoves, electric stoves, and so on. Whatever stove you have at home, this new Crock-Pot Dutch oven is going to work each time perfectly.
Straight from the box, you can start cooking the best-slow-cooked dishes of all time, and you can start experimenting with more traditional dishes that require more hours of cooking.
Since this pot has a vitreous glass layer, you can expect a nice, nonstick experience cooking at average temperatures. Another advantage of enameled cookware is you don’t have to season the surface of the cookware anymore.
Amazon Basics has a knack for getting it right, and if you can get something at a better price, that’s a real dealmaker. Amazon Basic’s take on the Dutch oven is surprisingly spot-on, and this kingly brand offers four nice colors to choose from.
We especially like the classic red color because it offers a nice touch of the yesteryears while retaining the streamlined Dutch oven’s modern design. This model is around, covered Dutch oven with a steel knob.
Easy on the eyes, and we especially like the high polish they employed, complete with the darkened base so the heat won’t ruin the color scheme.
This Dutch oven has been marked oven-safe to 400°F/204.44°C. Not nearly enough for most pieces of bread, but it should do the trick for most braising jobs and stews. Just keep your oven to a nominal 350°F/176.67°C, and you should be in the safe zone. Use this Dutch oven for cooking and serving, and the more pots you have at home, the easier it would be to cook and serve outright to your guests. This Dutch oven also has great looped handles for easier grip and carrying.
This is a good cast-iron Dutch oven, so don’t let the streamlined look deceive you. Cast iron is an expert in retaining heat, so be sure to handle the Dutch oven with oven mitts and don’t touch the body or the cover right after cooking.
Cast iron can get very hot, and the color of the Dutch oven won’t even indicate how hot the cooking pot is. A six-quart Dutch oven is perfect for serving up to six people, though the average servings amount to about four people. Either way, you will have a lot of fun making great pasta, sauces, soups, and frying lots of chicken. Yes, Dutch ovens are excellent for frying chicken wings and legs, and you have to try it first.