Stainless Steel Knob
Our hollow-core stainless steel handles stay cooler for longer and are oven safe for up to 500°F. Don't forget to use an oven mitt to remove the lid.
Interior Drip Bumps
The evenly distributed drip bumps on the interior of the lid help return moisture to the food you're cooking, continually basting the food throughout the cooking process.
Whether putting your Dutch Oven in the oven for cooking or on the table for serving, the big support handles make it easy to move around the kitchen.
The dome lid allows for more room when cooking which is great for making bread. In comparison to flat lids, the dome lid retains moisture by not lifting to allow steam to escape.
I love cooking with cast iron because of the superior heat retention and distribution (once properly heated), and not having to worry about scratching gawd knows what's in it non-stick surface of non-stick pots. Cast iron also just has classic, professional quality to it that I do not find in stainless or glass cookware. It also just looks good in the kitchen. The dutch oven is my go-to pot for most of my cooking. It goes from cooktop to oven and back to cooktop naturally. Roasts, whole birds, sauces, and so much more all do well in the dutch oven. Clean-up is easy with the enameled surface if you clean it properly after use. I always use a bit of oil first and wipe the surface or heat the pan and prep it with oil before adding ingredients. Then wash with a hard sponge like a scrub daddy for any stuck on bits. The lid has a nice tight fit and the handle is solid and easy to grip (use a pot holder!) This Larder and Vine product is a good purchase.
My wife uses it mostly for making soups. It does a great job, she loves it, and it's less expensive than some other brands.
I'm quite pleased with this dutch oven. I don't do a ton of cooking, as there's only me to cook for, and my
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the beginning of this journey and it's really all new to me.