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Sometimes we find ourselves wondering what is it that makes a Dutch oven so special? Why do we want it in our cookware collection? Good news, we have an answer for you along with our new favorite Dutch oven from Cook’s Companion®! Made from cast iron, this heavy-duty pot has become our favorite one-pot wonder, helping us cook meals that go easily from stovetop and into the oven without even breaking a sweat. Looking to make a delicious stew? You can sear your meat and add your stock for a simmer without worrying about switching pots and pan in-between. Plus we love the stick-resistant interior that makes clean up a breeze. With a lid to keep everything simmering on schedule, we have a feeling you’ll be using this for years to come!

Color Choices:
  • Red - Cherry red exterior
  • Blue Steel - Slate blue exterior
  • Mint - Light mint green exterior
  • Slate - Light grey exterior
  • Merlot - Deep wine red exterior
  • Enameled cast iron exterior
  • Enameled interior
  • PFOA/PTFE Free for the enviromentally and health concious consumer
  • Oven safe up to 500° F
  • Compatible on induction, gas, electric and ceramic glass stovetops
  • Self Basting Lids - Baste foods while they cook in the oven or on the stove without releasing steam

View care and use instructions here.

Additional Information:
  • Material: Cast iron with enamel coated interior; stainless steel knob
  • Warranty: Limited 10-year vendor warranty. Please call 1-866-325-1659.
  • Country of Origin: China

Please see the Dimensions & Care tab for important care information.


How much cookware you need depends largely upon how often you cook, how many people you cook for and how elaborate your meals tend to be. It's very frustrating when you find yourself in the middle of preparing a big dinner and in need of one more saucepan, but you just don't have it. On the other hand, it can be very easy to accumulate far more cookware than you actually need.

The Basics
Most people will who do even a small amount of cooking will find a lot of uses for a couple of different size saucepans and a couple of different size skillets. Tight-fitting lids for the saucepans are also important when preparing dishes such as rice.

Beyond the Basics
You can prepare a lot of wonderful meals with just a few pans, but chances are you're going to need some other pieces at some point. Many cookware sets will include at least some of these items:

  • Dutch Oven
    This is a large pot with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. It can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. A dutch oven is excellent for preparing large meals such as pot roast or beef stew.

  • Griddle
    A griddle lets you turn one or two of your stove burners into a smooth, flat cooking surface that's ideal for foods such as pancakes, french toast and more.
  • Large Saute Pan
    A large saute pan, especially one with a tight-fitting lid, is a very useful addition to your kitchen because it can allow you to prepare an entire meal in one pan.

  • Pasta Insert
    This is similar to a steamer insert, except a pasta insert is designed to let the food, such as raw pasta, be submerged in boiling water instead of just sitting on top of it. The advantage to a pasta insert is that it is very easy to remove the food from the boiling water once it's cooked?all you have to do is lift out the insert!

  • Steamer Insert
    This is a perforated pan that fits inside another saucepan. You can place food, such as raw vegetables, in the steamer insert and then place that in a regular saucepan that is partially filled with boiling water. The holes in the steamer insert will then let steam from the boiling water cook the food. Steaming is a very healthy way to prepare food because it doesn't involve adding any fat.

  • Stock Pot
    A stock pot is a very large, tall cooking pot usually with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. Stock pots are primarily used for preparing soups, sauces or stocks in large quantities.

  • Tajine
    Originally a heavy, unglazed clay pot, the tajine was used by nomads across Morocco and North Africa. Today it can be found crafted from a variety of materials including earthenware, cast iron and clay. It features a round shallow-sided base with a conical lid. This uniquely shaped lid is what makes it perfect for slow, low-heat cooking - the circulating steam condenses on the inside of the lid and then that moisture "bastes" the cooking food to keep it moist and tender.
  • 8 qt Dutch Oven: 16-3/4"L x 10-1/2"W x 5"H (12.10 lbs) Dutch Oven Cover: 13-1/2"L x 10-1/2"L x 2-1/4"H (4.66 lbs)
  • Care Instructions:
    • Before using, remove any labels and wash and dry.
    • Always preheat your cookware and use low to medium high heat when cooking. Preheating requires oil, water or food to be in the pan. Heating cookware without oil, water or food may cause damage to the pan or the coatings.
    • Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners, steel wool or other abrasive cleaning pads.
    • It is recommended that you use tools made of silicone, nylon, wood or melamine to protect the luster of the interior surface.
    • Use caution when handling the cookware, impact to the enamel interior or exterior will cause chipping and will void the warranty.
    • Always use extreme caution when handling hot cookware and keep out of reach of children at all times.
    • Do not let handles extend over a hot burner. Doing so may cause the handle to become hot or cause damage.
    • Always use oven mitts or potholders when handling cookware.
    • Cook's Companion cast iron cookware is oven safe to 500°F.
    • Do not use your Cook's Companion cast iron in the microwave.