Lodge EC6D33 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Blue

Lodge EC6D33 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Blue

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What are lodge ec6d33 enameled cast iron dutch oven features?

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  • A flawless pairing of form and function that doesn’t quit, the lodge dutch oven is an enameled cast iron classic that’s great for preparing and serving memorable meals.
  • What is porcelain enamel on cast iron. It is actually glass that becomes bonded to the cast iron at high temperatures. A particulate of glass, called frit, is applied to the cast iron vessel and then baked at temperatures between 1200 and 1400° f. The glass frit melts and fuses to the cast iron, forming a bond. Porcelain enamel on cast iron is heat tolerant and impervious to water and other consumables.
  • Make every meal a memory. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories.
  • Family-owned. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in america. All lodge seasoned cast iron and carbon steel cookware is proudly made in the usa, meaning you’ll get craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations. Lodge enameled iron products are made in china to strict metallurgical and casting specifications.
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Lodge EC6D33 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Blue AMAZON

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Is the 6 quart dutch oven made in usa or china? The description for this size dutch oven does not indicate china.

Lodge is very clear on the fact that their porcelain enamel dutch ovens are made in china. Their regular cast iron is made in the us. Sorry, but i will purchase the lodge brand porcelain enamel anyway. I trust the brand and am happy with my purchases.

Are these enameled dutch ovens made in the usa?

I was confused so i checked lodge’s website. And here is their explanation. You can decide for yourself.

‘enameled cast iron cookware has exploded in popularity since the advent of celebrity cooking shows. As the maker of the world’s best cast iron, lodge customers turned to us for an affordable and dependable alternative to expensive european brands. After exhausting efforts to find any plant who would enamel bright colors in the united states, lodge had to search overseas for a partner that could meet our quality standards. We happened to find those partners in china, and have worked directly and constantly with them. We work with u.s. Owned third-party inspection teams to ensure that quality is up to lodge standards, and that all partner companies comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations. We are proud of our enamel products and stand behind them like we do our traditional cast iron. The profits from our enamel sales still go to support over 250 families at our american company. As an american manufacturer for over 100 years, lodge takes pride in making over 80% of our products in the u.s. And providing jobs for our community’.

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Can this be used in a komado grill cooking for under 500 degrees?

My understanding is the max temp is 500 for ovens. I’ve used it for baking bread @425/450 in a regular oven, it worked great. I don’t know how accurate or consistent the grill would be at maintaining a set temperature.

Is this metal utensil safe?

You mean, can you use metal utensils while cooking with this? Yes, it won’t scratch. You can use just about anything, it’s held up extremely well with frequent use, and i’ve had mine for about five years now. I’ve used metal scrubbers to clean it. No issues.

What is the difference between the blue and the caribbean blue? They put a set together to buy but one is blue and the other is caribbean blue?

Why do you care? You’re gonna cook in it, not put it on public display. It happens that the one we have is blue (i don’t know what flavor blue), and it works very well for us. We think it is a good value. We use it primarily to cook pot roasts, and they come out wonderfully tender.

Does anyone use this cookware to stir fry?

Perfect for stir fry.

Is this pot still made in the usa?

Tricky wording from manufacturer “ all lodge seasoned cast iron and carbon steel cookware is proudly made in the usa” they don’t boast that their enameled cookware is made in china.

Is this dutch oven non stick?

Nope, it’s enamled. I have not had a problem with sticking with this pot, it cleans easily.

I haven’t had success with the lodge 5.5 inch silicone covers. Does anyone have a recommendation?

I just use pot holders, prefer to keep to. Basics/multi purpose items. Doesn’t seem worth it to buy.

How much does it weight exactly without the lid? Please it’s very important for me..

Me and dutch oven . W/out lid 225.4 lbs.
Just me on bathroom scale 216.4 lbs.

So 9 lbs. – results repeated exactly x2

Can i cook tomato sauce?

I cooked chili sauce with these, just wash right after so it doesn’t dry on the enamel. I got a white dutch oven and it didn’t stain because i washed it as soon as it cooled down enough.

What is the diametere of the cooking surface?

The bottom of the pan is about 8 inches and the top opening is about 10 1/2 inches. It is a great piece of cookware. We love it.

Is the lid’s knob heat resistant?

For the bread recipe i use, the entire dutch oven, with the lid on, must be preheated for 30 minutes at 450 degrees. Then the bread cooks an additional 30 minutes at the same temperature. Now, the instructions with the dutch oven say not to preheat the dutch oven empty, but i have several times now. I see no problems with the knob.

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How much does it weight?

I purchased the 6 quart ec6d43, the lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven. My scale weighed it, with the lid, at about 13 lbs. This is the reason that i did not order the large size of 7.8 qt. With that larger weight, full of beef stew, i’d need a winch to get it out of the oven. Love this pot!

On the lodge website it states that this exact model dutch oven (ec6d33) is oven safe up to 500 degrees – yours is safe to 400, is yours older?

In the instruction manual, it says it is safe up to 500 degrees, but i have not used it over 350 degrees. Hope this helps.

Can you put the lid in the oven

Yes, you can absolutely put the whole dutch oven, including lid in the oven. If i recall the entire product is rated up to 450 degrees fahrenheit.

Is this pot induction ready?

Yes. I use it all the time with an induction burner.

If i purchase this dutch oven as used (prime) what does that mean…returned? Opened box?

No, if it’s used, it’s been used and someone is reselling it.

What is the difference between the blue and the caribbean blue? They put a set together to buy but one is blue and the other is caribbean blue?

I am sorry, i don’t know. I bought mine in midnight color (black)

I am looking for a transparent (glass) cover that fits my 6-qt lodge dutch oven. Anyone know where to order one?

I have a few large glass covers from regular pot and pan sets which will cover the dutch oven just fine. If you have a roasting pan, it should have a lid which will fit

Lodge EC6D33 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Blue AMAZON

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What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score
Love it

I love this pot. It is, along with a few other cast iron pieces, are the only cookware that can seamlessly move between the gas burner stove top to my oven.

I can make soups with a garlic and mirepoix base, sauces, and even get a nice color on my meats, and in general, one pot meals.

I’m half tempted to toss my t-fals and just use this, my cast iron skillets, and another two burner skillet thingamajig that i can’t think of the name for right now.

Love it love it love it, it is my go to pot.

5Expert Score
My favorite pot!

This is my new favorite cooking pot. I love the color and the sturdy heavy weight. I bought it to make homemade sourdough bread. It works perfect for this but i find that i make everything in this now!

5Expert Score
Cooks for a lot of people.

This pot is very nice and cooks very well when needing a lot of room. It is heavy but due to being a dutch oven it is supposed to be. Makes nice dumplings.

5Expert Score
Best buy

I’ve wanted a dutch oven for so long! Finally got it and i love it.

5Expert Score
The perfect size and a pleasure to use

I like this so much better than a cast iron skillet, especially the ease of care and the fact that things don’t stick to it easily. I’m careful to use only my silicone spatula or spoons on it and when i’m finished cooking, i pour a bit of dishwashing liquid and hot water in it and let it soak for a few minutes, it cleans up easily. Things brown well, there are no chemical finishes to worry about and i love that you can use it on the stove top and also bake it in the oven. I don’t know why i waited so long to get one. I highly recommend it.

5Expert Score
Love, will by other pans

Just love it

5Expert Score
On their wedding registry list

I love mine

5Expert Score
This was a give for my wife – she liked it

This was a give for my wife – she liked it.

5Expert Score
Brains & brawn

If you’re looking for a great, heavy dutch oven pot, this is the one. And let’s be clear: ‘heavy’ is the key word here. Enameled cast iron is heavy, and this is a big pot. So if you have lifting issues, this may not be a good choice for you. However, the quality of this pot is without question. Lodge is such a great brand that, after looking at other choices, i decided that this one was what i wanted. This is the second one of these i’ve bought. The first was a gift for a friend who loves to cook. I finally got one for myself and my husband, as we’ve recently started making bread (haven’t we all?). But it’s also great for stove-top use as a large soup pot, and we all know that you can’t just make a small pot of soup. Every time i’d make it before, it would outgrow the big pot of my regular cookware set, and i’d have to stop adding to it. We’re vegetarians, so my soup is loaded with potatoes and all sorts of vegetables, both fresh and frozen. So, by nature, it ends up a big soup. This pot handled as much as i put in it, and we had soup for days (and froze some for later!). While i would have personally preferred a turquoise one (are you listening lodge?), the blue is still a beautiful color. The pot comes with 4 little rubber lip protectors, so don’t throw them away! They’re to keep the lid from chipping the lip of the pot. I keep them on the pot at all times, except when using it, and they really work well. The pot is naturally non-stick, and if you treat it right, it will stay that way. It heats evenly (how could it not?), and is a great addition to any cook’s kitchen.

5Expert Score
High quality, attractive, and excellent amazon customer service experience

This is a very high quality dutch oven, very reasonably priced and an excellent value. I have a couple of comments to make regarding my selection of this product and the amazon customer service experience:

– i originally purchased this locally, however after checking the price on amazon i returned the product to the local store and ordered it here, at substantial savings.

– i did check for online reviews of the various dutch oven products available, and this lodge model is generally rated highest or very high compared to others. For example, at wirecutter dot com there is a lengthy evaluation of dutch ovens, with the conclusion that this lodge model is their pick. They also like the cuisinart ci670-30cr chef’s classic enameled cast iron 7-quart round covered casserole , and of course they rate the le creuset signature enameled cast-iron 5-1/2-quart round french (dutch) oven very highly. If i am ever able to spend $300 or so for a dutch oven then i will certainly fill our kitchen with that as well as other le creuset products (and i will be sure to get at least one in their orange flame color, which is the original color before they began to offer a full palette of choices). I am sure that the le creuset products are absolutely superb, but in the meantime i think that this lodge product will do just fine.

The 6-quart size that i purchased is just right for our needs – it is large, and heavy, but it looks great in the blue finish, with large and conveniently sized handles.

Now let me relate my experience with purchasing this on amazon. The first lodge dutch oven i received from amazon had a very small imperfection on the inside enamel finish. I knew that other reviewers here have posted complaints regarding defective or cracked enamel and therefore decided to contact amazon customer service to see if a exchange could be made. I didn’t want to have doubts about the long-term durability of this dutch oven and wanted to start out with one that was as free from defects as possible. Amazon very kindly agreed to send a replacement, no questions asked. That is superb customer service and it is what i have experienced on several occasions from amazon whenever i have purchased something here and have had an issue with it (which is infrequent).

By the way, both times the product was shipped in it’s own factory packaging, which is very heavy cardboard and gives the dutch oven excellent protection. I notice that one of the other reviewers suggests requesting extra packaging, but i personally do not feel that is necessary. It would take some very serious mishandling to damage the pot when protected as it is packaged, and it would be immediately obvious when receiving the package if that had happened, without even opening the box to inspect the pot.

I will update this in the future if there are any notable points, good or bad, to add.

4Expert Score
Arrived broken.

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4Expert Score
Can not brown meat in this dutch oven

When searching for a dutch oven i assumed that all dutch ovens let you sear the meat in them. I found this not to be true for this lodge dutch oven. Lodge recommends searing the meat in another pan (as they don’t recommend heating the dutch oven to more than 400 degrees f) and then transferring the browned meat to the dutch oven to continue with the recipe. I thought one of the advantages of using a dutch oven was just using one pot for the meal.
Overall i really like the look of the oven (i got a blue one) and it really seemed to hold the heat and it was easy to clean.
Not being able to cook everything in the dutch oven is a bummer for me, but i will be keeping it—i’ll just have 2 pans to clean.

4Expert Score
Works well but concerned about longevity

The pot arrived with a small chip in it and after one use i found another chip. It is nice and heavy, distributes heat well, but i am concerned about how long the enamel coating will actually last.

4Expert Score
Well worth the money

Beautiful color. Not quite as heavy as other ones i use but retains heat well. No issues with cleaning. Great product, would recommend.

4Expert Score
Worth the money but not the best

Good pot, but some minor flaws. It came with a tiny chip near the top rim. I can see a few uneven spots that look like ‘drips’in the blue body. My pot is two toned in an hombre style, which i did not expect, but it’s not bad looking. The lid does not have a tight seal because of the 3 little raised ridges on the lid. I assumed this was to prevent the lid from getting stuck. I plan to use the heaviest glass lid i can find when i need a tight seal (rice). All in all – i love this pan so much that i am ignoring the flaws and keeping it as my first enameled dutch oven learning tool. I never had one before and i am bound to destroy it. When i am done practicing, i will certainly buy perfection ( lc) at triple the price, because you do get what you pay for in this case. . This is a beautiful pot, and i do like it very much, even though it is most definitely not the best quality… Better to have an imperfect dutch oven and great meals for the family than none at all. Last night i made a simple not in the mood for meat dish with an entire box of costco white mushrooms (sliced), egg noodles (boiled in a different pot) butter and nothing but dried tarragon, salt and pepper, a splash of half and half and a sprinkling of flour to thicken. The mushrooms cooked up very tender and we all came back for seconds. My daughter attacked the cold leftovers in the fridge and finished it off before the night was done. I bought this to practice no knead bread making, but it will make a great beef stew too. It’s very heavy, so try to have a rubber liner in your sink so you don’t chip it. I don’t throw pots in the sink when dirty. I leave them on the stove with a bit of water until the sink is empty, to keep them from getting scratched or chipped. I would not use brillo or sos. I use a nylon scrubber and baking soda.

4Expert Score
It’s comparable to the pricier brands

I really like everything, but wish it were a bit smaller. It’s very heavy at 6 quarts

4Expert Score
A bit disappointed

Made in china sadly

4Expert Score
A bargain

Please note that you can’t heat this (or any pot of this type) empty (such as to dry it like you would a cast iron pan without an enamel interior). If you do the white interior surface will begin to separate from the pot, and little pieces of porcelain enamel will start to pop away and your pot is done for.

I’ve owned two of these pots before trading up to le creuset pots and they’re very good. The only difference is this pot can tend to burn foods on the surface more than the le creuset (which presumably has a slightly thicker bottom). You can adjust for this by keeping the heat a little lower and keeping things moving in the pot with a wooden scraper. So you spend much less, but you’ll end up stirring more.

You might also try it on a heat diffuser to see if that helps, such as this one. Kuhn rikon energy 9-inch saver/flame protector

i’ve also got mauviel copper pots, and those are even better than le creuset. They make gorgeous caramelized onions for french onion soup, and are so responsive to heat changes.

This pot featured here, though, is a bargain; with the one caveat of a slight tendency to burn if the cook is inattentive when compared to a lookalike le creuset.

One final note. You can easily replace the lid handle with a stainless steel one from le creuset and then you can put this pot in the oven and not have to give a second thought to the temperature you’re cooking something at. The lid handle is easy to unscrew and just as easy to replace with the le creuset upgrade handle. Le creuset l9403-45 stainless-steel 2-inch replacement knob

as of mid-2012, lodge seems to be shipping these with stainless steel handles on the lids so this may not be needed, but if you have an older one or your pot came with a black plastic handle, you can replace it with the le creuset handle noted (or one from lodge if they sell it separately).

4Expert Score
Very nice pice

I’ve baked artisan bread in my lodge dutch oven twice, the results were awesome. Highly recommend.

4Expert Score
Lodge vs le creuset vs staub

I’ve had the pot for over 2-yrs now and i am meticulous about caring for it and cleaning it. I also have a lodge braiser which i have owned for over 3-years. I find that after cleaning the inside with soap and water, a magic eraser by mr clean brightens and cleans up the inside nicely. I only use wooden utensils and hand wash my pots. I use them 2-3 times per week each. That being said both pots have chips and scratches. See pics, zoom in (around the edge and lid). Chips are mostly around the lid and at the edge of the lid where the two pieces come together. All in all, i will now be investing in a le creuset product to see if there really is a difference. By the way… Lodge enamel pots are made in china. Le creuset are all made in france. No dought that lodge is less expensive. The choice is $$ and very much personal as well. I have purchased a staub frying pan about 8 months ago and it’s holding up nicely, it is not non-stick but works great for searing.
Ok i’ve been cooking on my le creuset and there is a total difference! There are some many more pluses compared to lodge… The finish inside is much smoother and more non-stick, the lids are tighter, the finish is more beautiful and vibrant, the colors are amazing, the dutch oven bottom has more surface area for cooking more evenly and on and on. You get what you pay for. I’m posting a picture of my new le creuset cookware.

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