Enameled Cast Iron Oval Dutch Oven
About this item
● Oval Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 7-Quart, Teal Ombre with lid
● Hand wash recommended
● Perfect for slow-cooking, simmering, braising, baking and more
● Durable cast iron construction retains and distributes heat evenly
● Porcelain enamel finish is easy to clean and naturally nonstick
● Vibrant finish adds a pop of color to any kitchen or dining room
● Self-basting lid ensures effective steam retention
● Wide handles allow easy transport
● Easy-to-clean, PFOA- and PTFE-free porcelain enamel cooking surface
● Self-basting condensation ridges on lid uniformly collect and direct vapors onto food, producing moist and savory dishes
● Compatible with gas, electric, ceramic glass and induction cooktops
● Oven-safe up to 450°F (232°F); Hand-wash only Lifetime Warranty
Round Vs Oval Cast Iron Dutch Oven: Which Should You Choose?
Capacity and Size
Both round and oval Dutch ovens come in a range of sizes and capacities. The distribution is slightly different, but whether you’re cooking for two or 20 people, you should be able to accommodate both shapes.
Enameled cast iron is non-stick and avoids scorched food through lower heat. Enameled cast iron can be used on the stovetop or in the oven and typically is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Round shapes cook well on top of the stove because their shape is consistent with the eye. Heat is applied to the entire base of the pot, giving you an even overall heat. Larger cuts of meat can still fit well into a round Dutch oven, and you’ll have a consistent surface for stirring.
Oval Dutch ovens really shine in the oven. They have longer, flatter shapes that accommodate longer cuts of meat, allowing you to fit more into your dish for oven cooking. On the stovetop, an oval shape may not distribute heat quite as evenly, although if you preheat the Dutch oven while you’re preparing food, you may not notice as much.
Choose a round Dutch oven if:
● you cook on the stovetop more than in the oven
● you want a deeper cooking capacity
● you have less available storage space
Choose an oval shape if:
● you cook whole cuts of meat in the oven
● you have larger hands and need a wider balance for your pot
● you have plenty of storage space.
Whatever you do, make sure your serving capacity is spot on and that the options you have for lids have a high enough heat rating that you can cook in the oven without worry. Otherwise, the shape of the Dutch oven isn’t a significant deciding factor. Go for other factors first and then narrow down to the one based on shape.