Lodge, America’s oldest cast iron manufacturer, is recognised around the world for their reliable, virtually indestructible cast iron products. Cast iron is prized for its ability to get extremely hot and retain that heat, resulting in gorgeously browned foods. It’s an excellent material for deep frying, as cast iron helps keep heat constant. It can go on all hobs including induction, in ovens, and on the barbecue. Over time, cast iron builds a top layer, or ‘patina’, that makes it stick-resistant; this requires a little extra care (instructions below). This Dutch oven, also known as a casserole or cocotte, is a versatile pot that can be used for making stews, baking bread, and so much more. The lid ensures food stays moist and well-basted during cooking, and has a thin loop handle that makes it easier to lift when wearing gloves or using a tea towel
Care Instructions: Never use a dishwasher to clean this pan, and avoid washing-up liquid. To clean, wash the pan with warm water and dry completely before storing. To remove stuck-on bits, make a paste of water and salt or bicarbonate of soda and scrub clean; dry before storing.
Why we love it
'This pot only gets better with time—even if you lose some of that patina, it’s easy to restore.'