Monday, March 2, 2009

Keeping your Dutch Oven in Tip-Top Shape!

To ensure a long life for your pot, remember these basic guidelines:
  1. Just rinse it out with a little soapy water and a soft sponge. To remove any stuck particles from your Dutch oven, soak the pot in hot, soapy water and scrub with a plastic scouring pad. Never use heavy abrasives or metal scouring pads.
  2. On the stove top, cook over low to medium heat. Never use our Dutch oven over high heat for searing,g, or the enamel will crack and chip.
  3. Don't leave an empty pot on a hot burner - the enamel will crack.
  4. Please take care not to drop or bang your Dutch oven, as the enamel coating can chip. However, shipping does not make it unsafe to use.
  5. Dutch ovens are ovenproof; however, the knobs and handles get hot and stay hot! Be careful! Always use two thick oven mitts when handling your pot.


  1. Thanks for these tips ... however, what can we do to resurrect an heirloom Dutch Oven or one that has been neglected and is rusting a bit?

  2. Two minor typos:

    (1) 2nd bullet: I think you meant "YOUR Dutch oven" instead of "OUR Dutch oven."

    (2) 4th bullet: I think you meant "chipping" instead of "shipping."

  3. Thanks for sharing some of the good information about Dutch oven