Lodge Color Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red



Lodge Color is one of the newest lines from this respected American cast iron cookware company. Traditionally shaped and more affordable than some European brands, Lodge Color enameled cast iron is just as durable, requires no seasoning, and attractively serves at the table.

Lodge infuses this 6-quart Dutch oven with two coats of hard-as-nails porcelain enamel, in a choice of several bright colors that are gradated (dark to light) on the exterior, and which are nicely set off by a cream interior. It is oven-safe to 400 degrees F, so you can start a stew or casserole on the stove top and finish by baking it in the oven.

Lodge makes quality products and this is no exception, this 6 Qt enamel Dutch oven is great for cooking, marinating, refrigeration and freezing. The color porcelain enamel on cast iron can be used on gas, electric, ceramic and induction cook tops, and also great in oven. Not recommended for use on outdoor grills or over open outdoor flames. Not for use in microwaves.

Lodge Color Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron cookware is cast from molten iron in individual sand molds. The porcelain surface eliminates the need to season cast iron. The cast iron vessel has superior heat distribution and retention, evenly heating bottom sidewalls and even the lid. Tightly fitting lid seals in moisture. The excellent heat retention reduces the amount of energy needed for cooking. Two layers of very hard, glossy porcelain enamel are chip resistant and easy to clean. Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware’s original appearance.


What is included?

This is a 2 piece dutch oven and weighs about 16 pounds.It has 10 3/4″ diameter, 4 1/2″ deep.

  • Bottom Pot
  • Lid

The 6-quart Dutch oven measures 10-3/4 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep. Lodge enameled cast iron makes a smart choice due to its versatility-you can marinate raw meats in it, since it won’t absorb odors or flavors, and you can braise, saute, simmer, and bake in it. Made in China to Lodge’s meticulous specifications, each cookware item is first clad in matte black enamel before the color is added. The black rim that shows on the oven is actually the scratch-resistant matte enamel, not the raw cast iron. Though the Dutch oven is dishwasher-safe, washing by hand is recommended to best preserve the glossy finish. Look also for the pricier Lodge Enamel series, with its unique L-shaped lid knob, in a different set of colors and sizes to suit any kitchen. All Lodge enameled ware is covered by a lifetime warranty against defects.

What we like:

  • Inexpensive dutch oven to other brands
  • Cast iron benefits without cast iron work (seasoning and maintaining)
  • Dishwasher safe (hand washing is recommended)
  • 6 quart size, large enough to make stew and soup
  • Attractive color and design
  • Easy cleaning (even by hand)
  • Safe to use in oven (up tp 400 F Degree)
  • Food will not absorb flavors
  • Non reactive to acidic food
  • You can braise, saute’, simmer and bake in it
  • Life time warranty
  • Scratch resistant and glossy surface
  • Can use to marinate, freeze or refrigerated.
  • Quick heats up and good heat retainer
  • Can use it on ceramic, gas and electric stop top and oven

Things to consider:

  • Can’t deep fry in it or use it on high heat
  • No microwave, open grill or flame use
  • Some customer complained about stains inside the pan after years of use
  • Some enamel may chip after heavy use

What is best price for it and best place to purchase this set?

This set is very inexpensive for enamel coated cast iron, and ranges from $50 to $75. We have found a best price on Amazon.

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