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AmazonBasics Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven

Last updated: November 20, 2019

AmazonBasics Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven
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We looked at the top Cookware: Hard Enamels and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cookware: Hard Enamel you should buy.

Overall Take

The AmazonBasics Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven comes in four colors and three sizes, all at an affordable price. It's great for baking, roasting, braising and other uses in your kitchen. It's also backed by a one-year warranty

In our analysis of 86 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enamel doesn’t have non-stick function

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Fully enameled cast iron
We love the looped handles that allow for a more secure grip during transport. Of course, it also has a tight-fitting lid, a must for any good Dutch oven.
This pot can be used safely up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with no issues and can be used on any heat surfaces for cooking like gas or electric stove and even an oven.
The smooth enamel makes cleaning very easy.
Ergonomic design with looped handles and a neatly fitting lid give you a consistent pot good for up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven.
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What experts didn't like

Oven temp not high enough for no knead bread
The only drawback, aside from its heavy weight, is that food has a tendency to stick. The key lies in making sure that the cookware is hot enough before you start cooking.
Unfortunately, though this Dutch oven is not dishwasher safe, so you do need to clean it with your own hands.
Not dishwasher safe.
The only minor drawback is you’ll need to handwash this pot. That said, the enamel coating means you shouldn’t get food debris stuck on and clean-up is not time-consuming.
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Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

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