Go from oven to table with a Dutch oven

When you want to cook a meal in one pot or you need a versatile, long lasting cookware that you can use in your kitchen or outside, a Dutch oven is a must-have.

What is a Dutch oven?

A Dutch oven is a cooking pot that’s made from enameled cast iron, ceramic, or stainless steel. It’s durable, heavy, and can go straight from stove to oven to your table for serving. A cast iron Dutch oven is non-stick, retains heat, and the lid seals tightly to trap steam, making the pot a favourite for people who love to make everything from roasts to a loaf of sour dough bread.

Dutch oven styles and colours

A Dutch oven is a versatile pot you can use for baking, braising, poaching, deep frying, and making soups and stews. You can find cast iron Dutch ovens ranging in size from small 5-inch Dutch ovens perfect for 1 to 2 people up to large Dutch ovens that are 16-inches and designed for large meals.

Although it will be one of the most versatile pots you own, your Dutch oven pot will also be one of the most eye-catching. Dutch ovens come in a variety of styles and colours including blue, red, green, and orange, and depending on your preference, you can find Dutch ovens with cast iron lids or glass lids.

Use your Dutch oven inside or outside for camping

One of the best parts of a Dutch oven is how many uses it has, and it’s the perfect cooking tool for inside and out. You can use enameled cast iron Dutch oven over an open flame, so you can take it on your family camping trips and enjoy big meals cooked over the fire.

What is the difference between a braiser and Dutch oven?

Dutch oven vs braiser? Which cooking pot you choose depends on what you’d like it to do. While a braiser is made from the same material as a Dutch oven, it’s designed with a different shape and it is used for braising meats instead of cooking all types of foods. You use a braiser to sear meat on the stovetop, adding water once it’s browned and placing the food in the oven with the lid tightly on. The steam captured from the lid seals moisture into the meat, leaving you with a delicious meal that didn’t require a lot of effort.

Do I need a Dutch oven?

A Dutch oven is versatile, easy to use, easy to clean, and will become your go-to kitchen pot for all types of cooking. You can find a wide variety of Dutch ovens on Best Buy right now.