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Lodge EC7D43 Color 7.5-Quart Dutch Oven (Island Spice Red)
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Color Name: Island Spice Red | Size: 7.8 qt
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. This 7.5 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 cooktops, as well as in the oven. Not recommended for use on outdoor grills or over open outdoor flames. Not for use in microwaves. 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. Lid knob is oven safe to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit. The black rim on the pot is matte porcelain, not exposed cast iron. Hygienic porcelain enamel is non-reactive with food. Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware's original appearance. 12-Inch diameter, 4 3/4-Inch deep. Island Spice. Imported.
From the Manufacturer
Lodge Enameled Cast Iron
Lodge’s century-old tradition of excellence continues as we marry the benefits of cast iron with the beauty of porcelain enamel. Workhorses in the kitchen and show pieces on the dinner table, our enameled iron will become your go-to cookware. And with Lodge’s pledge to quality, it is sure to be a part of fond memories for many years to come.
Our enameled cast iron is made to our strict specifications by our partner foundry in China.
Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens
The precise castings and tight-fitting lids absorb and retain heat extremely well. The porcelain enamel adds its own benefits too. Clean up is a snap and you can marinate, cook, serve, and store food in these versatile vessels.
The only hard part is deciding which vibrant color is your favorite.
- Allow cookware to cool before washing.
- Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware’s original appearance.
- If necessary, use nylon pads or scrapers to remove food residue; metal pads or utensils will scratch or chip porcelain.
- Remove slight stains by rubbing with dampened cloth and baking soda. For persistent stains, soak interior of the cookware for 2 to 3 hours with a mixture of 3 tablespoons of household bleach per quart of water.
- To remove stubborn baked on food, bring to a boil 2 cups of water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Boil for a few minutes then use nylon or wood scraper to loosen food.
- Dry cookware thoroughly before storing.
- Loose knobs? Tighten the screw. Be gentle, it’s glass!
Lodge is a zero hazardous waste stream foundry. Lodge designed a vegetable oil recycler for the seasoning process to reduce waste and unusable oil is recycled and used as biodiesel generator. Lodge uses recycled and biodegradable packing materials. Reuse of foundry sand used in the casting process is recycled and unusable sand, works to purify the water of the local streams and planting trees to improve air quality and beautification.
The Clean Water and Air Acts of 1970 led American companies to install new equipment to meet the pollution control laws. Not only did the updates meet the requirements of the Clean Air and Water legislation, by 1976 our automated processes produced as many molds in an hour as one man’s daily productivity 30 years earlier.
With the switch from antiquated electric furnaces to more efficient induction furnaces, 1991 proved to be a pivotal juncture in the green standards of Lodge Manufacturing Company. The use of magnetic energy to produce heat changed our status from a Large Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste to a Small Quantity Generator, and we received the 1994 Tennessee Governor’s Award for Excellence in Hazardous Waste Reduction.
100 years & still cooking. ..
Lodge is the oldest family-owned cookware foundry in America. Since 1896, the Lodge family has been casting premium iron cookware at our Tennessee foundry. Starting with raw materials and finishing with our seasoning process, we continue to improve on the highest quality standards that go into every piece we make. As the sole American manufacturer of cast iron cookware, we are proud to carry on the legacy started by founder Joseph Lodge. Lodge doesn't just make cast iron; we make heirlooms that bring people together for generations.
Two historic events—the introduction of foundry seasoned cast iron cookware and the recent expansion of our foundry—represent dynamic examples of Lodge Manufacturing Company’s century-plus commitment to product innovation and investment in new equipment and technologies.
Seasoned cast iron propelled Lodge from the position of a regional manufacturer to the national stage, with Good Housekeeping presenting a 'Good Buy' Award for the product enhancement. Our appearance on the national stage expanded throughout the first decade of the new century, with record sales leading Lodge to the largest expansion in our history.
While we are proud of our recent history, there is a backstory. So travel with us to the small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee at the end of the 19th Century. Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountain’s Cumberland Plateau and on the banks of the Tennessee River, the town was abuzz with new opportunities.
In 1896 Joseph Lodge began a cast iron foundry, named in honor of his minister, Rev. Joseph Hayden Blacklock. Family owned, our origins were humble and our products varied, from stoves, to skillets and kitchen sinks.
As each decade passed, Lodge developed a business model to continually update and improve equipment and foundry practices. Work was labor intensive, with all of our cookware poured and cleaned by hand.
The 1950s saw the installation new molding machinery, mechanized sand delivery systems, the construction of a gas fired aluminum furnace to cast patterns for the production of sand mold impressions and a machine to clean castings.
When the introduction of new cookware metals and coatings increased competition in the 1960s, Lodge countered with a Disamatic automatic molding machine. Two years later, Lodge added an electric furnace to operate the Disamatic molding and pouring system, outpacing the capacity of the coke-fired cupola, at lower cost.
After in the introduction of seasoned cast iron cookware, Lodge broke ground for our foundry expansion. With completion of the first phase in the fall of 2014, the expansion includes a new melt system, an additional pouring/molding line and most importantly—new American jobs!
In more ways than he could have ever imagined, Joseph Lodge would not recognize the business he started over a century ago. Lodge continues to be family owned and we are the sole manufacturer of cast iron cookware in US, producing over 120 different foundry seasoned cast iron items for worldwide gourmet, outdoor and restaurant markets.
More importantly, Lodge Manufacturing Company is universally accepted as the world leader in the cast iron cookware category.
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Despite minor physical differences between them (knob material, condensation spikes, number of layers of enamel) and marketed differences (location of manufacture, number of years in production, country of company origin, colour of inside enamel), side by side tests showed there was no discernable difference in food prepared in any of them.
Most other Dutch Ovens are made in China with poorer quality enamel and performance. (Note, Lodge now has their Dutch Ovens produced in China but to their higher standards). Even if you're only two or three people the 6L size was unanimously recommended for its larger cooking area. Also, a round Dutch Oven is recommended as oval ones are really only suited for making chicken in the oven.
The Lodge is highly recommended as a first Dutch Oven: it will cost you less and last you well more than 10 years. Alternately at 3 times the price the Le Creuset is considered more of a family heirloom to be passed on for generations. Given all the above I chose the Lodge and every time I visit the person I gave it to he enthusiastically waxes about what he'd just made in it. After hearing this for a few months I finally and bought one for myself as well. And I absolutely love it!
Love this and will recommend this versatile dutch oven to anyone who isn't planning to spend $300 for a iron cast pot.
The first dish I made in this Dutch oven was Boeuf Bourguignon which was phenomenal. From rendering the fat from the lardons to browning the chunks of beef and then onions, easily deglazing the pan, the enamel cast iron worked perfectly. This Dutch oven goes from the stove top to the oven back to the stove top and then back to the oven again with no problem (just mind you don't grab the handle with your bare hands out of the oven) and can be put in the fridge as well.
Incredibly easily to clean. Any bits around the edges that were baked on after a few hours simmering in the oven came off easily after a 5 minute soak in soapy water.
I would recommend this Dutch oven to anyone looking for one. I considered getting one from Le Creuset but ultimately decided that this was more than sufficient as a home cook and saved myself over $500.
Most recent customer reviews
It's a lot bigger and heavier than I expected. I've used it to bake sourdough bread (works very well - I find using a lower finishing temperature works best). Easy to clean.Published 3 months ago by Laura Sullivan
Although it took what seemed forever to arrive, this pot was worth the wait. I have used it 3 times in one week and everything has come out fantastic! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kari W.