Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Last updated: April 18, 2019

Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Dutch Oven

We looked at the top Dutch Ovens and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dutch Oven you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Dutch Oven placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Reach new depths of culinary flavor and texture with the beautiful, durable Anolon Vesta cast iron cookware 5-quart round covered casserole. Named for the classic goddess of the hearth, Anolon Vesta cast iron cookware merges cast iron’s superior heat absorption and retention with distinctive stovetop-to-oven-to-table style and performance. Suitable for all cooktops including induction, this elegant casserole is the ideal vessel for putting your own flavorful stamp on a Oaxacan-style chicken-and-potato stew, a Moroccan tagine, and more. In any season, and without cast-iron seasoning required, the stain-resistant black matte enamel interior provides beautiful searing, browning and cooking with easy cleaning. The casserole features a gorgeous, sturdy porcelain enamel exterior in a rich, gourmet-inspired color, and the self-basting lid sports an elegant stainless steel handle. Broiler safe, with generous, stylishly-integrated side handles that provide ample room for potholder grip, this covered round casserole is perfect for everything from deliciously fresh spring soups to a slow-simmered autumn harvest stew. The casserole includes a lifetime limited warranty and partners wonderfully with Vesta cast iron skillets, braisers, and the full assortment of professional-quality Anolon kitchenware for even more creative kitchen choices. expand The sumptuous, succulent culinary possibilities of classic cast iron cooking with the Anolon Vesta cast iron cookware 5-quart round covered casserole.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The large stainless steel loop handle on this pot makes the lid easy to remove, even while wearing an oven mitt, and the matte-black enamel interior is less likely to show staining than the cream-colored interiors found in many other pots. The side handles are comfortable to hold with potholders or while wearing mitts, so it’s easy to get in and out of the oven, and it’s safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit when baking.
The Anolon Vesta is a 5-quart pot with a sleek, one-piece body. Its matte-black enamel-based interior has decent nonstick properties, and its stainless-steel lid handle cools off quickly once it's pulled from the oven. This one's a little expensive, but very attractive.
This really has everything to produce excellent results including the cast iron which retains heat superbly, enamel-coated interior that prevents sticking and self-basting lid which retain moisture.
Speed of heating was very good. Browning performance was very good. Sauce Simmer was very good.
The cookware is beautiful, made for showing off. The enameled porcelain evenly coats the cast iron, no little bumps anywhere – very smooth. The interior is black, stain resistant.
Nice large handle on the top and easy to use.
Anolon Vesta cast iron casserole is a casserole known for its great heat retention and absorption with great stovetop-to-table style and durability. It is best suited for all cook tops, such as induction.

What reviewers didn't like

Ease of cleaning was fair.
The downside of the handle is….screws! I’m not a fan of rivets or screws on cookware. They are difficult to clean, grease and stuff gets trapped in the little screws.
The side handle of this model are a little small.
Needs washing by hand.
View our Dutch Oven buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners