USA made Lodge 5qt dutch oven

Lodge L8DOL3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles, 5-Quart

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

5-Qt. Dutch Oven with self-basting domed lid preserves moisture
Pre-Seasoned and ready-to-use
Superior heat retention and even cooking
Loop handles aid in carrying
Measures: 10.25-inches; Made in the USA

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Product Description

The Lodge Cast Iron 5-Quart Dutch Oven is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. The 10.25-inch diameter and 4-inch deep Dutch oven holds a heap of chili, chicken and rice, or fruit cobbler. This model features a flat-bottom and sits on the stovetop burner or coven, with a domed lid that sends moisture back into the pot. Loop handles aid in carrying with oven mitts. Cast-iron retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this Dutch oven evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Dutch oven looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. This pre-seasoned Dutch oven is ready-to-use right out of the box. While the cookware comes pre-seasoned to prevent food from sticking, it works best when sprayed or lightly coated with vegetable oil before use. The Lodge seasoning procedure is a multiple-step process in which the seasoning oil is applied via an electrostatic spray system that coats the cookware, then it’s baked in commercial ovens at very high temperatures. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the pores of the iron. This seasoning process achieves a seasoned finish that would take many months of home use to achieve. Sometimes during this process, the seasoning oil can collect and create a bubble or slight drip at the bottom of the pan as it’s hanging through the production process. And that in turn can turn brown as it’s processed through the seasoning ovens. This brown spot is not rust but in fact, carbonized seasoning and will darken with use. The factory seasoning process makes Lodge cast iron products ready to use right out of the box, and the product over time “Just keeps getting better”. After cooking, clean with a stiff nylon brush and hot water. Using soap is not recommended, and harsh detergents should never be used. Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of oil to utensil while it is still warm. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.

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1 review for Lodge L8DOL3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles, 5-Quart

  1. 5 out of 5


    For delicious cooking, I would recommend switching from non-stick Teflon pans to American-made Lodge cast iron pans. This is exactly what we did about three years ago, and have never regretted our decision. We are so pleased with our Lodge pans– with their performance, the quality and solid heft of the pans, and the intense flavors of the food made in them. The little amount of work needed to maintain the seasoning of the pans is worth the added flavor derived from these sturdy and long-lasting relics. There is a reason that these are what your grandma used!

    We have all heard of the dangers of the chemicals used in Teflon or other non-stick pans. If you leave the pan on the fire too long or on too high of a flame, they can release these dangerous chemicals into the air or into your food! The reason that we switched is because we got pet birds, and the chemicals when released into the air can actually kill the birds. Since that is the case, just imagine what kind of negative buildup is happening in your own body.

    Lodge cast iron pans come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and have lids available that fit certain sizes universally. They are all conveniently pre-seasoned. Not only are there basic sizes and shapes available, but there are also unusual and non-traditional items being produced, such Aebleskiver pans for making Danish pancake balls, the tortilla press, and the grill press for making panini sandwiches. Next on my Lodge wish list is the the griddle, the muffin pan, and the Deep Camp Dutch Oven (it has legs for putting it directly in the hot coals of a campfire).

    We have a small pan (8”) for making one or two fried eggs at a time, or for heating up hot dogs or sausages. Our next size up is a medium pan (10.25”) that works well as an every day pan– we make everything in it, and it all tastes great! Omelettes, sauteed vegies, seasoned ground meat for tacos or pasta, scrambled eggs– it handles it all well with minimal sticking. We bake cakes and quick breads in it and get a wonderful carmelized bottom; my favorites being pineapple upside down cake & jalepeno cheddar cornbread. Our largest pan (12”) comes in handy on pancake day, when we have guests over, are making a stirfry, or a frittata in the oven. We also have a 5-quart Dutch Oven that has a 10.25”lid that fits nicely on our medium pan. We use our kettle often for soups, stews, curries, and even for baking bread. The more we use them, the better the food turns out as the seasoning keeps getting richer and more flavorful. Between our three
    pans, one pot, and one lid, it seems that we can make just about anything with no trouble.

    You can customize your Lodge pan collection, as we did, or you can save some money by picking up a set. Lodge also produces and sells a number of accessories to go along with your cast iron pans, such as scrapers, mitts, camp tables, and even cookbooks.

    Enjoy your new Lodge pans! This is a long-lasting treasure that you will be able to pass down to your children, and they will be able to pass to theirs.

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