Thought to take its name from cookware brought to the New World by 17th-century pilgrims, a Dutch oven (or "DO" as called by collectors) generally describes any cast iron pot with three legs, a heavy bail handle, and a concave lid. The legs allowed the chef to place the oven on a bed of coals, while the lid and the rim encircling it was designed to hold even more coals on top, so the food inside the oven could be heated from above and below. As companies like skillet manufacturer Griswold and enameled cast iron maker Le Creuset adapted the design for oven and stovetop use in kitchens, the feet were eliminated, the lid was changed from concave to convex, and the single bail handle was removed since the pot could now be safely lifted by opposing, external handles.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Feeding America

Feeding America

This archive of 76 influential American cookbooks from the late 1700s to early 1900s, assembled by the Michigan St… [read review or visit site]

Tupper Diva

Tupper Diva

Kristian McManus’ fresh, airtight collection of Tupperware catalogs and related ephemera from the 1950s and 6… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Staub 41292911 Oval Dutch Oven, Emerald GreenVintage Griswold No. 8 Cast Iron Tite Top Dutch Oven With Lid & TrivetNo. 9 Griswold Dutch Oven RoasterVintage Le Creuset Raymond Loewy Coquelle 3 Piece Set Dutch Oven Gray 7qt Vintage Griswold 1098 C Cast Iron Lid Only No 8 Skillet Frying Pan Dutch Oven Vintage Cathrineholm Norway Lotus Enamel Dutch Oven Casserole Blue & WhiteVintage 1920 Griswold No 8 Cast Iron Tite Top Lid Dutch Oven Erie Pa Block LogoVintage Griswold # 10 Tite Top Dutch Oven Cast IronLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 5.5 Quart Dutch Oven Orange Made In France 1026Le Creuset # 26 Cast Iron & Enamel 5.5 Quart Marseille Blue Dutch OvenLe Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven 4.5 Qt. "e" Blue ExcellentGriswold Iron Mountain Cast Iron Dutch Oven W/ Wire Bale ~ With Lid ~ 8 Vintage Large Volcanic Orange Le Creuset Cousances 24cm Dutch Oven Casserole # 8 Griswold Erie Pa Dutch Oven With Hinged Lid Very Good Condition1920s Griswold Cast Iron No 9 Tite Top Dutch OvenVintage #14 14" Cast Iron Drip Baste Top Dutch Oven Skillet LidVintage Le Creuset Made In France Cast Iron Painted No.30 Dutch Oven Pot Vintage 2qt Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Very CleanGriswold #8 Cast Iron Tite-top Dutch OvenFood Network 5 1/2 Quart Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven Orange 237636 HtjrFood Network 5105710 5 1/2 Quart Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven 237699 MmartLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 4 Quart E French Round Dutch Oven Flame OrangeMcm Danish Modern Cathrineholm Norway Lotus Enamel Dutch Oven Stock Pot PanVtg Descoware Flame Red Orange Enamel Ware 12 Qt Dutch Oven Cast Iron Stock PotVintage Le Creuset France Round Dutch Oven # 28 Enamel Cast Iron Cherry Red Food Network Enamel Cast Iron 7 Quart Dutch Oven 239452 Htic Le Creuset Enamel/iron Dutch Oven 6 Plus Quart☆ Yellow/orange/round☆Vintage Saladmaster 6 Qt Stainless Steel Dutch Oven / Stock Pot W/vapo-valve LidGriswold No 5 Dutch Oven Oval Roaster With Trivet Erie PaVintage Dansk Kobenstyle Ihq Blue Dutch Oven Sauce Pan 2 Qt Enamel France9 Griswold Slant Logo "erie" 834b Cast Iron Dutch OvenVintage Revere Ware Copper Bottom 6 Qt Stock Pot / Dutch Oven- Clinton, Ill.-usaVintage 1920 Griswold Tite-top Large #9 Cast Iron Dutch Oven W/large Logo (mint)Unused Le Creuset White #25 Oval 3-1/2 Qt Cast Iron Dutch OvenFood Network Enamel Cast Iron 7 Quart Dutch Oven Red 237862 HticLe Creuset Red Enamel Dutch Oven 13 1/4 Quart Lidded Cooking Pot Le Cruset Large Blue 9.5 Qt #35 Covered Oval Cast Iron Dutch OvenHuge Vtg Descoware Flame Red Orange Enamel Ware Dutch Oven 12" Diameter W LidVintage "cutco " Stainless Steel 5 Ply Dutch Oven/roaster With Dome Lid 6 Qt.Bsr # 12 Cast Iron Skillet / Dutch Oven Lid 13 1/2 Inches VintageBobby Flay Ttvq5264 Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven 237861 Sjic*no Res* Mid Century Modern Cathrineholm Lotus 10 Qt Huge Dutch Oven Blue WhiteLe Creuset 7 1/4 Quart Round Dutch Oven, Color SpinachZwilling J.a. Henckels Thermolon Coated Dutch Oven With Lid, 8 QuartVintage Wagner Ware Cast Iron Dutch OvenVintage 2qt Made In Holland Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Very CleanLe Creuset Signature Enameled 5.5 Quart Round French Dutch OvenVtg Catherineholm Lotus Rare Teal Turquoise Dutch Oven Sauce Pot Very Nice CleanVintage No. 8 Hammered Cast Iron Skillet Dutch Oven LidLe Creuset 5 Qt Quart Red Cast Iron Oval Dutch OvenLodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven Lid #8 10 1/4 Inches Cast Iron Lid OnlyCalphalon 1831240 Easy Steam Nonstick 5 Quart Dutch Oven & Cover 239083 HticGriswold Cast Iron #7 Tite-top Dutch Oven And Lid – Large Block Logo – Near MintVintage Wagner Cast Iron Dutch Oven Withhandle & Lid #1268 D Lodge Cast Iron 3 Qt Red Apple Shaped Dutch Oven Never UsedLe Creuset Dutch Oven Round Small Fry Pan Cherrie Red 8 Inch Mint!Vintage Wagner Ware Sidney -0- Magnalite Dutch Oven Roaster Pan 42691801 Revere Ware 6 Qt Dutch Oven Pot & 1.5 Qt Sauce Pan W/ Lids Copper BottomsVintage Self Basting Dutch Oven No.1288 Cast Iron LidAntique Griswold No.8 Cast Iron Dutch Oven Roaster W/self Baste Lid 10" X 4-1/2"