Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 4 Qt

Last updated: November 17, 2021

The Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 4 Qt is a great size for making one-pot meals for a family. Being smaller than its 5-quart brother, it is great for moving items directly from the stovetop to the oven. The lid even has a useful handle for when you need to get in there and stir things up. The thick walls and lid allow the heat to cook things from all directions as well, making efficient work of all your meals.

Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 4 Qt

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 4 Qt is a must-have for soup and stock making.

In our analysis of 115 expert reviews, the Lodge Pro-Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 4 Qt placed 9th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Company’s coming …your Pro-Logic Dutch Oven will cook and serve your family favorite handsomely. Cover included. Beautifully designed cast iron cookware that will compliment any kitchen. Pro-Logic skillets are designed with sloped sides, and loop handles that make handling them easy. The Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes. It comes with a tight-fitting lid that helps lock in nutrition and flavor. This pre-seasoned Dutch Oven works like a charm right out of the box. Made of cast iron, this Dutch Oven evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Also, it retains heat better so your delicious meal remains warm for a long time. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Dutch Oven looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. It features loop handles for convenient handling and the oven is easy to clean and maintain. A simple Cast-Iron Dutch Oven, like the one your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. Many of the pieces of cast iron cookware made in the Lodge Foundry over a century ago remain in use today.

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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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The surface of the Lodge P10D3 Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven is naturally non-stick so washing the pan is as simple as hand-washing with warm water and a nylon scrub brush. To maintain the seasoning, it just takes rubbing the pan with a light coat of vegetable oil.
The amazing heat retention characteristics are on full display. For instance, it takes less energy to heat this Dutch oven to the desired temperature. Furthermore, this product will stay hot longer, which is perfect for keeping meals hot before serving.
The cookware focuses on heat retention and evenly distributing the heat throughout every side of the Dutch oven, ensuring that your food will be cooked through without any hotspots. This allows you to use it on top of the stove, in the oven, or even over a campfire.
One of the features is the self basting lid that makes it that you do not have to open the Dutch oven all the time.
It is the best tool in heat retention and even heating so you can have uniform cooking results without disappointment.

What reviewers didn't like

Cast-iron also takes a bit longer to heat
Cooking highly acidic foods such as tomato sauce is NOT recommended
Has a rough texture and coating
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