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Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven

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Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven
 
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5.0

Love this oven!

Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

I am extremely delighted with this Dutch oven. Since I purchased it, I have been using it to heat and cook numerous dishes. It does an amazing job at heating the food uniformly. I used it once to cook chili and could not be any happier with the slow cooking, which is usually a must for me when I make chili. I even won a chili contest -- the taste section, with my delicious dish cooked in this wonderful oven. As far as the size is concerned, it is big enough to cook for several people. As with any cooking pots/ovens, the most common concern is sticking, but it has never happened to me while I used this oven. Hence, it is very easy to clean. This enameled oven seems very durable, and should last for long, if you take good care of it and maintain it well. All in all, this is a great Dutch oven; it is also reasonably priced, taking into account that it delivers delicious food. I recommend it without hesitation to anyone shopping for a high quality enameled oven.

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5.0

Fantastic muti-purpose pot

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from Mount Joy, PA

Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

I am very happy with my Tramontina Dutch Oven. Growing up I could never figure out my grandmother's secret to cooking the perfect, most tender roast beef. Everyone loved it. It wasn't until I purchased this dutch oven that I realized my grandmother had been cooking her roast in a dutch oven and that was the secret to her success! Now I can cook just like her and I get tons of compliments. It cooks the food evenly and slowly. It also holds heat very well, so you can sit it on the table and serve or serve from the stove or oven. Also, I love the color! (An improvement over my grandmother's "silver" pot.

The one thing that I don't like about this pot is that It doesn't come preseasoned. I didn't know how to season it and therefore ended up with a few rust spots on the pot and also in my sink. You can't let it sit it a sink of water for very long.

I would definitely recommend this pot to friends and family or give as a gift.

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5.0

Tramontina Dutch Oven is best value for its price

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Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

When I saw the Tramontina Dutch Oven rated as the top of its competition by America's Test Kitchen, I had to try it out. I was looking for a Dutch oven that didn't cost me the mega-bucks of its direct competitor, Le Creuset.

I'm very pleasantly surprised by the Tramontina's performance! It cooks evenly, cleans very well, and I got it all for under 50 bucks. It's worth holding out on this until you can get it on an amazing sale.

My favorite feature was that I didn't have to preseason it. It's a cast iron cookware item, and I've never preseasoned anything in my life, so I didn't want to mess it up, right? Instead, it's coated with an interior of porcelain enamel, which I guess makes it safe to use without the pre-seasoning. However it works, I'm a fan. Stuff doesn't stick to the insides nearly as much as I thought it would. If I keep the cooking temperatures around medium, it's best.

I read from other reviewers elsewhere that I shouldn't soak this Dutch oven in water if I do get food caked on, though. The enamel may crack. I haven't done that, and this oven still holds up really well and works like a charm.

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5.0

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is terrific!

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from Locust Grove, GA

Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

First of all, it's a beautiful piece. The red is gorgeous, and it sits on my stove as a decorative item. I saw this reviewed on America's Test Kitchen, and when I saw that this was their recommendation, I promptly ordered it. More than anything else, I wanted a dutch oven so I could make my artisan bread and cook it in the oven. This fit the bill. However, I did need to get a new knob for it, a knob that could withstand temperature of 500 degrees F. Le Creuset makes one that perfect fit this dutch oven, and it was easy to switch it out. I'm happy with how my bread turns out, as well as the stews, sweet potatoes and other dishes I cook in this pot. It provides even heating, and food doesn't stick to the bottom. The bottom is scratched from my utensils, but it's not a big deal. I haven't looked into it yet, but I bet those scratches will come off with some baking soda.

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4.0

The Tramontina Dutch Oven is My Favortie New Kitchen Tool

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from Washington Court House, OH

Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

I really like my Tramontina Dutch Oven. It cooks the food evenly and it retains heat very well, making it easy to serve right from the stove or oven to the table. The food stays nice and warm! The Tramontina Dutch oven is attractive enough to serve from, too.



There are a few negatives to the oven. It doesn't come preseasoned. I didn't know how to season it and therefore ended up with a few rust spots around the rim (the only part not covered in enamel). Also, the enamel has chipped in one place around the top. The knob is not oven safe (at least for the temperatures I need it to be safe for), and I did buy the dutch oven to use in the oven so I had to replace the knob with a metal one. I haven't found a knob to fit it, yet, but I've only tried one other knob so far. The downside to adding any old metal knob from hardware store is that you constantly need to remember that the knob will be very hot when removed from the oven!

It's not a perfect dutch oven, but for the price and the way it cooks, I would definitely buy one again.

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5.0

Tramontina Dutch Oven compares to Le Cruset!

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from Muncie, IN

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I had been wanting a Le Cruset dutch oven for YEARS! When I saw this Tramontina Dutch Oven tested on America's Test Kitchen, I knew I should try it. It has been wonderful! It holds heat for a long time, it cooks evenly and it is beautiful! I use it to make jam, soups, stews, roasts, and for many slow cooking recipes. I have been so thankful to own this since May of 2010. I highly recommend it!

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5.0

90% of a Le Creuset at 25% of the price!

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from Oakland, CA

Comments about Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron 6.5-Quart Dutch Oven:

This enameled cast iron dutch oven pot is meant to simulate a Le Creuset dutch oven pot, and it succeeds in most ways. I actually own both of them, so I can do a direct comparison pretty easily.

The Le Creuset is made in France and coated with multiple layers of enamel to make for a smooth cooking surface that is basically nonporous and nonstick. This means that you can cook anything in it, even reactive foods like tomatoes, that would ordinarily react badly with bare cast iron.

The Tramontina is made in China for a Brazilian company and is coated with fewer layers of enamel. I can tell, because while the Le Creuset is smooth all over the inside, the Tramontina has a few lumpy patches of enamel, so it is obviously not evenly-spread as much.

In practice, though, it doesn't really matter if the enamel is a bit lumpy here or there, as in my experience, my pots are equals in the oven and the stovetop. That's right: no performance difference. There is a big difference in price, though!

I got my  Le Creuset for a steep discount, which was still three times more than I paid for a full-price Tramontina of similar size. I don't regret it because Le Creuset is prestigious and it's easy to exchange if you happen to break it, but I haven't broken either of them, so that lifetime warranty thing is hypothetical. Then again, Tramontina has a lifetime warranty too, just one that I have less knowledge about, so I can't say for sure if it's a sure thing like Le Creuset's is.

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