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Old 12-29-2017, 10:00 AM   #11
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It is my understanding that Lodge enameled cast iron is made in China, not in the USA like their uncoated cast iron. That could be the problem with your enameled Lodge.

I use my LeCruset DOs on the cooktop, and in the oven. The only advantage I have found to using it in the oven is for long, slow cooks. It seems to work better as a crock-pot replacement in the oven, for me. The heat is coming from every side in the oven.

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My no name 6 qt enameled dutch oven was made in China... doesn't bother me at all. It does the job just fine and only cost $39.95 at Sam's Club. I've been using it for 15 years, from Denver to the Bahamas and back to NE Colorado now. Still a workhorse. I also have a 9 qt DO that's branded by Mario Batali. Doesn't get quite as much use because I don't need the bigger size as often, but I've had that one even longer than the 6 qt.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:07 PM   #12
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My no name 6 qt enameled dutch oven was made in China... doesn't bother me at all. It does the job just fine and only cost $39.95 at Sam's Club. I've been using it for 15 years, from Denver to the Bahamas and back to NE Colorado now. Still a workhorse. I also have a 9 qt DO that's branded by Mario Batali. Doesn't get quite as much use because I don't need the bigger size as often, but I've had that one even longer than the 6 qt.
I mentioned it because Lodge has a reputation for quality products, made in the USA. It would be easy to assume that, since it carries the Lodge name, that the coated CI is also made in the USA, and is of the highest quality.

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Old 01-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #14
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My no name 6 qt enameled dutch oven was made in China... doesn't bother me at all. It does the job just fine and only cost $39.95 at Sam's Club. I've been using it for 15 years, from Denver to the Bahamas and back to NE Colorado now. Still a workhorse. I also have a 9 qt DO that's branded by Mario Batali. Doesn't get quite as much use because I don't need the bigger size as often, but I've had that one even longer than the 6 qt.
I couldn't agree more, Rick. Designer enameled CI cookware doesn't impress me one bit, as you'll never convince me it will cook the same recipe better than my more frugal no name choice. Last a lifetime? I'm sure mine will do that, and if it doesn't, I'll just buy another one (or four) for a fraction of the price of the prestigious designer pot. The one I've been cooking with is like new after 10-15 years, and it's not likely I'll live another 20 years. If I do, I sure won't be lifting a big cast iron pot and someone else will be cooking for me.
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