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Old 10-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Where can I find a dutch oven with "basting lid"?

It seems like nowadays when they make dutch oven, they like to make the lid "reversible" and can be used as a skillet or something. well, the inside of the lid is supposed to be covered by many little spikes that allows condensation to redistribute over the meat evenly during braising. I can't find one like that on Amazon... does anything know what I'm talking about and where I can find one?

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Old 10-13-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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sure. Lodge still makes a 5 qt as you describe. Check out their website.Check Chefs catalog and Cooking .com as well. Do a serch for the lodge 5 qt dutch oven.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:01 AM   #3
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Staub makes enameled dutch ovens with spikes on the under side of the lid to act as a basting aid.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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I seem to remember America's Test Kitchen testing whether those bumps really did anything. I am not 100% sure this memory is correct though. If I am not losing my mind then they tested it and found it did not make any different in the final product, bumps or no bumps. I am only half sure my memory is correct though.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #5
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I have Le Crueset and never felt I was missing something in the final result because of a lack of bumps on the lid.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
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I seem to remember America's Test Kitchen testing whether those bumps really did anything. I am not 100% sure this memory is correct though. If I am not losing my mind then they tested it and found it did not make any different in the final product, bumps or no bumps. I am only half sure my memory is correct though.

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Spikes for basting

The undersides of the lids of many Dutch ovens are festooned with spikes (or raised dots) designed to form droplets of condensation from steam rising off the simmering liquid. These droplets theoretically drip down onto the food, basting it as it braises. In our tests, we found that condensation formed on the underside of all lids—spiked or flat—and dripped back into the pot. There was no significant difference in the amount of moisture or the appearance of foods braised under the two types of lids.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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Kitchenaid sells a enamel dutch oven with the braised lid.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #8
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Bed, Bath, and Beyond had a good price on a six quart enameled Dutch oven with the small spikes on the lid. I got it for someone's birthday. I do not usually get things when they are endorsed by "celebrity chefs," but this one had everything I was seeking even if Emeril lent his name to it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #9
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You can get an enameled cast iron dutch oven like you describe, in your choice of colours, at either Cost Plus World Market or TJ Maxx, at a much lower price than Bed Bugs & Beyond.
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Bed, Bath, and Beyond had a good price on a six quart enameled Dutch oven with the small spikes on the lid. I got it for someone's birthday. I do not usually get things when they are endorsed by "celebrity chefs," but this one had everything I was seeking even if Emeril lent his name to it.
And it is made by Allclad. BAM!
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