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Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Joy Lindholm » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:10 pm

Hey all, just wondering if anyone out there uses Lodge enameled cast iron cookware at home. I would love to get one of their large Dutch ovens, as they are about 1/3 of the price of Le Creuset. Can anyone speak to these from experience?
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Fred Sipe » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:09 pm

I've got unenameled Lodge and think it's great.

I bought an oval enameled Dutch oven from Ikea and it is awesome in my book. Very reasonable priced and although the interior looks almost like raw cast iron it has some kind of coating which is really nice.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Carl Eppig » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:21 pm

Not from Lodge, but we still have a few pieces of enameled cast iron from Denmark that we purchased from Sears many, many years ago. It has served us very well, and as stated has held up well. The few pieces that we've had to discard was due to the enamel chipping, and this was after many years of use.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Joy Lindholm » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:41 pm

I'm a big fan of Lodge's other stuff; I have a cast iron skilled and griddle/grill combo. I'm hoping that the quality is as consistent with their enameled products. If that is the case, why would anyone ever spend the money on Le Creuset? Their prices seem like robbery compared to what Lodge offers.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Fred Sipe » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:16 am

As I remember, Tramontina is also highly regarded and received accolades from Consumer Reports.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Robin Garr » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:26 am

One excellent way to crowd-source consumer information is to look at the ratings and reviews on Amazon.com, which to its great credit doesn't censor or apparently curate individual reviews. On that basis, the reviews are very strongly positive, and "Just as good as Le Creuset for a fraction of the price" comes up over and over again.

Browse through tons of reviews on various products here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... +cast+iron
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by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:25 pm

Robin Garr wrote:One excellent way to crowd-source consumer information is to look at the ratings and reviews on Amazon.com...

Oh, yes, the ones for homogenized milk and ice cube trays are particularly good sources... of laughs.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Robin Garr » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:12 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:One excellent way to crowd-source consumer information is to look at the ratings and reviews on Amazon.com...

Oh, yes, the ones for homogenized milk and ice cube trays are particularly good sources... of laughs.

The ones that have gone comedy-viral are hilarious. Check out sugar-free gummi bears. :mrgreen:

I'll still stand on my comment, though. Most of the time, Amazon reviews can be an excellent way to crowd-source uncensored opinions on consumer products, and it's not that hard to discard the obviously flaky ones.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Robin Garr » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:12 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Check out sugar-free gummi bears. :mrgreen:

Also the book "Avoiding Large Ships."
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Bill Buitenhuys » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:29 pm

I have an enameled cast iron Dutch oven (5 qt?) from Lodge and love it.
We got it as a gift about 10-11 years ago.

It works well for browning, retains heat nicely, and cleans up really well.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Joy Lindholm » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:05 pm

Nice, thanks all for the advice! I'll have to report back once I get one and can put it to the test.
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Drew Hall » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:11 am

I have a Lodge enameled 7.5 quart that I bought 10 years ago and like it very much.

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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Fri May 02, 2014 1:45 am

Robin Garr wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:Check out sugar-free gummi bears. :mrgreen:

Also the book "Avoiding Large Ships."

Ho, ho, ho, I just found a goodie: the Playmobil Security Check Point
http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-36138-Playmobil-Security-Check/dp/B0002CYTL2/ref=cm_rdp_product?tag=%20ohmy0c-20
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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri May 02, 2014 4:45 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:
Robin Garr wrote:Check out sugar-free gummi bears. :mrgreen:

Also the book "Avoiding Large Ships."

Ho, ho, ho, I just found a goodie: the Playmobil Security Check Point
http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-36138-Playmobil-Security-Check/dp/B0002CYTL2/ref=cm_rdp_product?tag=%20ohmy0c-20



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Re: Does anyone use Lodge enameled cast iron cookware?

by Bob Henrick » Sun May 11, 2014 10:26 pm

Joy,

If buying American is important (it is to me) the Lodge is your only choice. Lodge enameled is made in China, but what isn't these days. However Lodge does employee a third party company to handle their quality control in China. If I were buying, Lodge is what I would buy. and Katom is where I would buy it.

http://www.katom.com/261-EC4D43.html
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