Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 3-Quart Covered Casserole, Caribbean Blue
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Americans have always had a passion for marinating, and what better piece of cookware to use than the Lodge Color 3-quart casserole. Venison, water fowl and other specialties of the season can be marinated to perfection in these beautiful and versatile pots. The Lodge Color Casserole is a rare culinary gem. For more than a century home cooks and great chefs have cherished their round enamel cast iron ovens. From the stovetop and oven, to its elegant table presentation, Lodge Enamel provides superior cooking performance, versatility, and unparalleled style. When you're finished with your meal simply store your food in the refrigerator or freezer without any concern about food reacting to the porcelain enamel surface.
Porcelain surface eliminates the need to season
Tightly fitting lid seals in moisture
Superior heat distribution and retention
Two layers of porcelain enamel are chip resistant
Easy clean up
Great for baking, frying, simmering...what's not to love? I've fried chicken, roasted lean meats, made paella and rice dishes -- everytime successfully. And what's more, clean up isn't a nightmare. Plus, because the casserole retains its heat, I find that the food stays delightfully warm without the stove/range needing to be on.
I have other cast iron enamel cookware that I love. And this compares very well.
The only caution I have is to those people who have a ceramic-topped electric range or range top. Cast iron cookware is not recommended for those. But it works great with induction or gas tops....more info
Hot but Heavy Thus far, I had made one meal in the casserole dish. It had cooked faster than I expected. The dish heats very well.You have to watch what you are cooking very carefully.My daughter has used it. She seemed happy with it.
The dish is very heavy.If you have nerve isses with your hands ,shoulders,neck or back,this item is not for you.It weight a ton.But I am keeping it.It's beautiful and it seems to cook well.To clean the inside I used Dawn with bleach and soaked it for a few seconds.The outside I wash with mild dish washing detergent. Immediately, I dried with a towel. So far, so good! Yes, I would recommend....more info
It is great------but This a a beautiful cast iron, enameled dutch oven, but it is only rated to 400 F because of the knob on the lid???? My recipes that I bought this for call for a 450 F oven, so I have a choice of sending it back or experimenting to see how long the knob really lasts. I have not decided yet, but I am disappointed that I have to make this choice. I did not catch this when I ordered it as I was looking at several of them and they were rated at 500 F and I assumed. I know better, too, but I was in too much of a hurry as I want to make these recipes. Sigh! It is gorgeous though, so if you are a slow cooker, this is a good one. memline...more info
Great Pan!!! I received my casserole dish last week and used it for the first time this week. It has certainly exceeded all my expectations. I used it to braise some chicken in the oven, and this pan is an oven in itself. Based on how it holds heat, I will consider lowering the temperature for my recipes or shortening the cooking times. But, it cooked my chicken more quickly than I anticipated.
If you are on the fence regarding purchasing this pan, get off the fence. I'm certain that Le Creuset could not have performed any better. You can't beat the price and it is a beautiful piece of cookware to look at. I am keeping it on my stove. What a great buy!!!...more info
Love it! I love this pan. It's heavy, very versatile, and holds heat a long time. You don't have to use a very high heat to get a good temperature.
I will be buying the 6 qt dutch oven next....more info
It's a great pan. It's a wonderful pan. I use it for stir-frying and nothing sticks on there. It's beautiful to serve the food directly from the pan on the table. It's easy to clean too....more info
AWESOME PAN!!! Love, Love this pan...I give an A++++++....easy to cook in very easy to clean up. Very happy I invested in this heavy, good looking pan!!! Try fried chicken in...YUMMY!!!...more info
Great Pot! I love this pot. I had purchased the 6 qt dutch oven first and it was so great, I went back and bought two of these. I've made great scalloped potatoes with it, fried chicken in it and used it for all kinds of stove to table dishes. It braises well too. Heats up evenly, retains the heat well, looks good and will last forever. Great price too. Like someone else, I bought mine at Wal-Mart and I'm very happy with them....more info
Beautiful in performance and color We replaced all of our non-stick cookware with Lodge cast iron and enameled cast iron. This is one of the pieces we purchased and I absolutely love it. I read over 75 reviews on Lodge cookware before I made my purchase and almost every review praised it over Le Cruset and some of the other more expensive enameled cast iron cookware. I am thankful to know I am not having toxins emitted into my food when I cook anymore and the performance of the cookware has been stellar. I would definitely recommed it to anyone looking for a less expensive alternative but, with the quality why pay more? There is a big difference in the amount of time it takes to cook because I used to use lots of high heat in my cooking, which I don't anymore because it will ruin the cookware. So, bringing things to a boil takes longer but, when the food is hot it stays hot. I don't mind the alterations I've needed to make when cooking with cast iron/enameled cast iron because it is so much better for the health of my family. I also have Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne dishes and the Carribean Blue looks as if it were made to go with my dishes. My husband even commented on how pretty the cookware looks and he doesn't normally pay attention to those kinds of details! ...more info
User This is a quality beautiful product. Braising with this Dutch oven opens up a new world of cooking. Get the cookbook on braising by Molly Stevens and get ready to take some bows. It doubles as a serving dish. It's heavy but that's what makes it work. Buy this and the 5 qt. size. Also you will need the buffet casserole. Best $150 you will spend. It's a kitchen workhorse....more info