Opinions on Enameled Cast Iron?

I got a enameled Dutch oven recently, and the cleanup is fantastic. There's no real maintenance, and the cooking quality seems similar to straight cast iron. I can also use acidic foods without worrying about damaging the pan. I hear that they are more fragile, but outside of watching drastic temp changes, are there any other problems to be weary of?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can u cook an egg in it tho

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      100%. Only downside I know of is that, since the enamel is glass, it's very sensitive to temp changes. Such as pouring cold water on it after just frying an egg will shatter the enamel coating.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Culinaly told me the enamel leaches off estrogen so I only eat raw meat, but if I had to I'd cook my steaks directly on white hot coals and/or cigar ashes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The enamel is basically glass, it's nonreactive. There's no estrogens in it. Please cook your meat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nice try, globohomo. I won't let you sissify my boys and I'll keep administrating them bleach enemas.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol that might be non-stick, rather than enamel. It's just glass.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nobody's falling for your trick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you got played
      beef has real deal mammal estrogen - unless it came from a bull
      you need only 1 bull for a hundred cows, thousands even, if they use artificial insemination
      therefore they abort male calves
      that way they can produce more milk per herd of cattle

      Proper bull meat is quite rare.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >estrogen
      Any time you hear this word on this website it's 100$ bullshit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's expensive bullshit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah i bet you buy the cheap shit poorgay

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would avoid metal utensils in it. Also even it probably says it is safe for it, I would avoid really high Temps with it. I have one that I used to bake a bread loaf with unbmybiven at like 480 F and it really got beat up by it the enamel developed a few marks and the know cover broke off so I had to replace it with a stainless steel one. This experience actually led me to get a regular cast iron dutch oven for things like that. Bur enamel is great for most other things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh my phone did some weird autocorrect things there. I meant to say the knob on my cover broke off when I used it in a 480 F oven for bread.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The plastic knob is only rated to 375 degrees.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah as I learned. Though I do think the enamel got beat up by the high heat too. So now I'm saving my enameled one for soups, stews, chili's, roasts etc.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Get le creuset. Worth the investment. Your grandkids will use it to bake bread and make chili.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It varies by the unit. I own two: one is an Amazon brand dutch oven I got memed into buying without realizing it could only tolerate medium heat and ovens up to 400F. The other is a Lodge that can take up to 450 and presumably higher stovetop heat. I'm sure that Staub and Le Croissant Hohn Hohn owners can attest to the abilities of their respective considerably more expensive offerings.

      Pic related is my lesser Amazon one. Been baking this pintos and chorizo for the past 5 hours now. Doesn't look like much, but it's tasty and will feed me for most of the week on 35 bucks.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's good shit really.
    Ceramic shit is amazing.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Enameled cast iron is good, but I wish they made more frying pans with light colored interiors. The downside of the off-white color is you can't really see your oil, but you can much more easily track fond accumulation on a light color than on black. Staub is the worst offender, but even Le Creuset only makes frying pans with a black cooking surface anymore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I wish they made more frying pans with light colored interiors
      This. Older ones were cream-colored on the inside and they look amazing. Le Creuset actually sold a small frying pan with a white interior as part of a dutch oven set, but I don't see it on their website anymore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s still being sold as an exclusive through William Sonoma I believe.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I wish they made more frying pans with light colored interiors
          This. Older ones were cream-colored on the inside and they look amazing. Le Creuset actually sold a small frying pan with a white interior as part of a dutch oven set, but I don't see it on their website anymore.

          I think your best bet right now is either find a good used one on ebay or get the small braiser or a DO with low sides, and use it as a frying pan. What I did was get the "cassadou" pan, which is relatively inexpensive, $220. It has a broad, flat cooking surface, with the only drawback that it has high sides, and due to the extra mass, takes longer to preheat.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Small braiser is 10.5 inches

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Just don’t be a broke b***h and buy the pan and a Dutch oven. They’ll last you a lifetime.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The le creuset pan is pretty small. It's a nice bonus if you're in the market but a lot of people already have dutch ovens. They should have just sold it on it's own.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It comes in 9.75” or 11”

                >Just don’t be a broke b***h and buy the pan and a Dutch oven.
                I couldn't find the set you were referring to.

                It’s not sold as a set anymore.
                https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/le-creuset-signature-cast-iron-omelette-pan/?pkey=ccookware-le-creuset

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Just don’t be a broke b***h and buy the pan and a Dutch oven.
              I couldn't find the set you were referring to.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Making some beef stew in a real crueset with metal top. While post result.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hmm

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What the fu k did you do? How do you frick up stew this badly?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bad timing, lazy sloppa 4chins poster

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