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Emeril Enameled Cast Iron 6 qt Dutch Oven

I was shopping at Bed, Bath and beyond yesterday for some pots for my son and came across what must be a new product in the Emerilware line. Has anyone seen these? They were very attractive blue color, labeled as cadmium and lead free and had the self basting spikes in the lid. The interior was a sand color. They were much more attractive than the enameled dutch ovens by Calphalon.

I have searched high and low for info on this pot and have found nothing!

Also I am interested in info on Emeril Pro-Clad opinions.

I did purchase this dutch oven with some pro-clad for my son and thought it would be good starter equipment.

But......

The Emeril Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven looked sooooo nice I was thinking of purchasing one to compliment my All-Clad Stainless and Staub Wok.

Any thoughts?

Mike

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  1. Dear Mike: We saw the same Emeril enameled cast iron dutch oven at our Bed Bath and Beyond. It looks great. We were wondering if you had used yours and if you have had any trouble at all? We have heard that some other brands of enameled cast iron dutch ovens have experienced bubbling or peeling of the enamel. We know nothing about this particular brand and wanted to know your observations, if you didn't mind. Thanks.
    Clemmie

    1. I purchased this pan a few weeks ago. Best purchase I ever made. Risotto is excellent, soups and stews cook evenly, pot roast will never be the same! Everything tastes better in this pot. Truly a great investment.

      1. Bumping this up!
        I'm in the market for a 5 qt ish dutch oven and also saw this at BBB.

        How has yours held up?
        Does it have hot spots, especially around the edge?

        1. I was in Bed Bath & Beyond today for something else but looked at the cookware. I noticed that the Emerilware, and Calphalon enameled cast iron were all badly chipped along the rims of the covers. Large 1/2" chips of missing enamel. I then looked at the Le Creuset also displayed there under the same circumstances. No chips I could see. I think that says it all!

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          1. re: blondelle

            Saw this in BBB here. Ditto- The display models were also all badly chipped, in the same manner.

            I have LC that is years old, no chips.

          2. I purchased the Emeril Cast Iron 6 qt. Trinity Pot about three weeks ago from Bed Bath & Beyond and I'm already disappointed. The enamel has already began chipping off in SIX differnt places on the bottom side of the lid. I will be returning the pot and saving my pennies for a Le Creuset. Here are some other reviews: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeow...

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            1. re: sosinchi

              I'm sorry to hear that. I'd be really upset. That said, I have LC, and touch wood, everything is fine so far.

              Thanks for that link too.

              1. re: sosinchi

                Thanks for the link! Those reviews look like All-Clad doesn't give a damn about quality control.
                Moreover, I can't find the enameled cast iron pots from BBB on the Emerilware web site as of today: http://www.emerilware.com/collection....
                Very suspicious and sad.

              2. Psssst..... I've occasionally seen Emeril's stuff at TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls for a fraction of what BBB sells it for. Emeril's dutch ovens are made in China too. It's similar (almost identical except for the blue color, actually) to the Tramontina enamel cast iron dutch oven sold at Walmart for under $50, which was rated very highly by America's Test Kitchen.

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                1. re: Ambimom

                  Well to update, my son likes his enameled cast iron pot and has not complained but I didn't buy one myself as I think it is really too small for what I need. On the other hand, my wife bought me a 3qt emeril sauce pan that I really like. Cooking veggies, I generally grab the proclad before I grab my AllClad 3Qt pan because of the see through lid which I like.

                2. I was just in BBB today and saw the Emeril enamaled cast iron pots. Have been looking at everything out there in cast iron enamaled pots, so I wondered about this one. Glad to find the information but sorry to hear about the chipped enamal. Seeing both positive and negative comments, I will probably lean toward LeCreuset. Thanks.

                  1. I bought this because of the attractive price and the blue color. I've used it to bake no-knead bread in a 450 degree oven, and for soups, stews and braises. It performs very well, with one glaring exception -- the enamel began chipping off the edges very quickly and is starting to come off the self-basting spikes. It has not had heavy use - total is not more than a dozen times. When I can afford it, I'll spring for a Le Creuset.

                    1. If you are Sam's Club member, check out the 3.5 and 6 (?) qt enameled cast iron dutch ovens. They are marked 'seasonal', so they may not be available in your nearest store.

                      I got the 3.5 qt model, stock #315012, for $21.28 plus tax. For a Chinese made alternative to the overpriced $79.99 (Chinese made) Emerilware equivalent at BBB I couldn't resist, hopefully it will hold up. If not, no great loss. BTW it even has a limited 'lifetime warranty'.

                      1. I purchased the 6-quart enameled Dutch Oven at BBB a few weeks ago, and have made some gumbo and the pot roast. So far, it has worked great, and I really like it. The pot roast is really great; gonna make another tonight. (Only problem with the recipe is you need more than 4 tablespoons of oil).

                        I was initially looking for a simple cast-iron dutch oven, but didn't find any, and, the Emeril was the only one they had. So I bought it anyway; I guess easier to clean. Yes, I now have a small chip on the handle....but you gotta remember that you cannot just bang this thing around without expecting some dings. I keep mine in the original box. The enamel (probably actually porcelin) is like glass that has been fused to the cast iron...it's not enamel paint.

                        Patrick