What is a Dutch Oven? – Definition and Use

If you plan to braise meat, A Dutch oven is probably a good cooking pot to use. Actually, a Dutch Oven is a heavy gauge cooking pot which has a tightly fitting lid. It is good at braising, making stews and soups.

A Dutch Oven can be used in the oven or on the stovetop. Generally, they are made of cast iron. It is recommended to season cast iron Dutch oven before using, similar to other cast iron cookware. Cast iron can withstand high heat, so cast iron ovens are also great for deep-frying. If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can use your Dutch oven instead.

Dutch Ovens with an enamel coasting are so easy to clean and they are rust-resistant. There is no problem about rust.

However, we also need to know that cast iron is not good at heat conducting. Therefore, it is not so easy to get hot, taking a long time. And this feature also makes it retain the stored heat for a long time.

That’s why make them perfect for braising meat, making stews and soups.

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Norberto Pacocha
Norberto Pacocha
Hello, my name is Norberto Pacocha and I am proud to call myself a builder. As soon as I was old enough to wield a hammer, I knew that this was the career for me. I love the satisfaction of seeing a project through from start to finish, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems along the way. Building brings me joy in life so it's no wonder that I also like to explore related topics; product reviews and writing blog posts which provide insight into my projects. Everyone should have something that brings them happiness and fulfillment – mine just happens to involve glue, hammers, saws, nails and words!