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Old 12-19-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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New Enamel Dutch Oven

I just got a new 7qt Enamel Cast Iron Oval Dutch Oven. This is the first one I have ever bought and the first thing I did was cook a Brisket in it with some garlic, onion, red wine and beef stock. After 2 1/2 hours at 300 degrees I added some potatoes and carrots and let it go for another 45 minutes until they were tender. When it was done I took some of the liquid and made a gravy in a saucepan and added some fresh mushrooms.

This had to be one of the best tasting meals I have ever made! My wife and I could not believe how good it all was. This is also the first time I ever cooked with Red wine as well.

Chris

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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Congratulations. We really enjoy ours too. It's great for chili, soups, pot roasts, stews, fricassees, and a ton of other stuff.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:10 AM   #3
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I love the way it cooks myself. If you start from when it is new, the best way I have found to keep it clean is a Magic Eraser. It gets everything out, without scratching the surface. My mom gave me one last year for Christmas, and it still looks brand new.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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I had a similar one for years and loved it. Unfortunately, when I moved to Costa Rica I couldn't bring all of my CI cookware due to the weight. The only piece I brought was my regular Lodge 12" skillet which is indispensable for frying chicken.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:21 AM   #5
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Sounds tasty!
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:50 AM   #6
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I like corned beef in it . Also use the DO for No Knead bread.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
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The enamel CI oven is one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have... makes it so easy to make slow cooked/simmered dishes. You will find endless uses for it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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Sounds great! I love my DO!
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:56 PM   #9
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Griswold Cast Iron

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I had a similar one for years and loved it. Unfortunately, when I moved to Costa Rica I couldn't bring all of my CI cookware due to the weight. The only piece I brought was my regular Lodge 12" skillet which is indispensable for frying chicken.
While Lodge is sturdy cookware, it is really heavy. Over the years I have
collected the American product known as Griswold and have found it
to be far superior to ANY cast iron cookware on the planet. People
collect Griswold because the company went out of business in the
1930's, but that is not the reason to collect it. Griswold is a thinner and
finer grained cast iron cookware. Their products weigh far less than any
of their competitors and have a finer, easier to season, grain.

They are well worth the extra money, but their age is not a reflection upon their quality.

Lodge is decent cast iron, but if you can find Griswold at a reasonable price, I would recommend getting the Griswold. Not for the age, but for the quality of workmanship.

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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you will find no shortage of griswold loyalists on this site Pierre
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