Tramontina

Tramontina 6.5-Quart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

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Material
Cast Iron
Brand
Tramontina
Capacity
6.5 qt
Color
Red
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6.5-quart
Model
80131/514
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
13.81 x 11.06 x 8.12 Inches
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Tramontina 6.5-Quart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good product. Great price
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I was very happy with the size and weight. Didnt find the seasoning explanation to be elaborated enough (because I have heard you are not suposed to use a liquid oil) so I googled "seasoning" and ended up making a mess and stainning the pot so I had to work really really hard to get the fat stains away. it was really hard to get off. but I think it was my fault. I later only greased the edges which I guess is what I should have done to negin with and not grease the entire pot. after all it is covered with the white stuff. then I made rissoto in it and it turned out great and was easy to clean. The color is not that attractive but I guess you cannot have it all for this price. I want a Le Creset but I cannot afford it at the moment. and I bought it because Food Ilustrated said basically that it is just as good as the expensive thing. So all in all I am happy.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Good product. Great price
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I was very happy with the size and weight. Didnt find the seasoning explanation to be elaborated enough (because I have heard you are not suposed to use a liquid oil) so I googled "seasoning" and ended up making a mess and stainning the pot so I had to work really really hard to get the fat stains away. it was really hard to get off. but I think it was my fault. I later only greased the edges which I guess is what I should have done to negin with and not grease the entire pot. after all it is covered with the white stuff. then I made rissoto in it and it turned out great and was easy to clean. The color is not that attractive but I guess you cannot have it all for this price. I want a Le Creset but I cannot afford it at the moment. and I bought it because Food Ilustrated said basically that it is just as good as the expensive thing. So all in all I am happy.
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Surprised
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My only dislike of this dutch oven is the knob. I wish it could withstand higher temperatures. The color is a bit odd for me, but the quality of the pot is really good. I will most likely try to replace the knob on the lid so that I can use this pot at higher temperatures. I made a big pot of country style beans and they cooked perfectly. I can't wait to make coq au vin in this pot. I definitely tried finding a similar pot at TJMaxx/Marshall's but could not find a pot of this size at this price. Since I don't have an unlimited budget and would like to be able to afford to cook in the pot after my purchase this is definitely a great bargain. I can afford to shop for food after purchasing it. Not sure if this is an issue for LeCreuset, Chantal, or Lodge dutch ovens but one down side to this pot is that you have to season the rims of the lid and the pot. Not a big deal though.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Surprised
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My only dislike of this dutch oven is the knob. I wish it could withstand higher temperatures. The color is a bit odd for me, but the quality of the pot is really good. I will most likely try to replace the knob on the lid so that I can use this pot at higher temperatures. I made a big pot of country style beans and they cooked perfectly. I can't wait to make coq au vin in this pot. I definitely tried finding a similar pot at TJMaxx/Marshall's but could not find a pot of this size at this price. Since I don't have an unlimited budget and would like to be able to afford to cook in the pot after my purchase this is definitely a great bargain. I can afford to shop for food after purchasing it. Not sure if this is an issue for LeCreuset, Chantal, or Lodge dutch ovens but one down side to this pot is that you have to season the rims of the lid and the pot. Not a big deal though.
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Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Limited by Temperature!
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I was really excited when I purchased this Dutch Oven. I love my old cast iron, but not the maintenance. Upon opening this I found that the maximum temp for the base is 450 and for the lid 350 (because of the cheap knob). This is a well-made, sturdy Dutch Oven, but those temperature limits will also limit what I can cook in it (I use my Big Green Egg for a lot of cooking in the 500-600 range and the old cast iron can handle it). Also found out that the porcelain coated cast iron cannot be preheated in the oven empty (which I also do for several recipes). I also wish they had offered this in something other than avocado green! All that being said, if you cook your soups, cobblers, casseroles and roasts using "normal" temperatures you'll love this dutch oven.
Average rating:4out of5stars, based onreviews
Limited by Temperature!
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I was really excited when I purchased this Dutch Oven. I love my old cast iron, but not the maintenance. Upon opening this I found that the maximum temp for the base is 450 and for the lid 350 (because of the cheap knob). This is a well-made, sturdy Dutch Oven, but those temperature limits will also limit what I can cook in it (I use my Big Green Egg for a lot of cooking in the 500-600 range and the old cast iron can handle it). Also found out that the porcelain coated cast iron cannot be preheated in the oven empty (which I also do for several recipes). I also wish they had offered this in something other than avocado green! All that being said, if you cook your soups, cobblers, casseroles and roasts using "normal" temperatures you'll love this dutch oven.
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Knob suggetion
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On America's Test Kitchen they suggested going to your local hardware store to pick up an oven save knob. Just get a metal draw pull, I did this for just over $1 it works great.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Knob suggetion
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On America's Test Kitchen they suggested going to your local hardware store to pick up an oven save knob. Just get a metal draw pull, I did this for just over $1 it works great.
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
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Wanted an enameled cast iron pot/dutch oven. Checked prices all over the place - on line, local stores with sale events, etc. Accidently saw an on-line comment about a review/comparison in Cook's Illustrated and searched for it. In the neighborhood of $40 to $50 including shipping, this absolutely cannot be beaten. The Tramontina dutch oven is heavier than others from Le Crueset, Mario Batali, and others I saw on line, which is not a bad thing. If any vapors get out of that lid leave the house because they must be poison gas. The edge of the lid and bottom are not enameled - not a big deal. Tramontina makes commercial coookware and if you think about it, the edges of the lid and bottom portion would be the places most likely for chips to occur through use. Once that happens, you would need to season them to avoid rusting. Not a big deal. Love this pan and every time we use it we thing about the $250 we saved. You won't go wrong with this purchase.
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
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Wanted an enameled cast iron pot/dutch oven. Checked prices all over the place - on line, local stores with sale events, etc. Accidently saw an on-line comment about a review/comparison in Cook's Illustrated and searched for it. In the neighborhood of $40 to $50 including shipping, this absolutely cannot be beaten. The Tramontina dutch oven is heavier than others from Le Crueset, Mario Batali, and others I saw on line, which is not a bad thing. If any vapors get out of that lid leave the house because they must be poison gas. The edge of the lid and bottom are not enameled - not a big deal. Tramontina makes commercial coookware and if you think about it, the edges of the lid and bottom portion would be the places most likely for chips to occur through use. Once that happens, you would need to season them to avoid rusting. Not a big deal. Love this pan and every time we use it we thing about the $250 we saved. You won't go wrong with this purchase.
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
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I bought this item on recommendation of America's Test Kitchen. It is everything they said it was! Cooked a couple stews and soups. You must remember to follow usage directions as properly. For example: not to raise the heat too high. Low and low/medium seems to be the best on the stove top. It can also be used in a 400F oven. Haven't tried that yet. Yes it is heavy. It is enameled cast iron after all! But, its 6.5 quart capacity is more than enough even for a family of four or five. Clean up was a snap with a non-scratch Scotch-like scrubber [Didn't need to actually scrub.]. Cook times are long, but that was the whole point of this type of purchase. Great tender and tasty is the final product. You want fast, get a microwave. You want tender tasty meat and veggies? This is the way to go, if you do not want a crock pot. Cost wise, I think it is a great deal for the quality! The most expensive Dutch oven got the best ratings from ATK. This one was very close and for the money was a better buy for the occasional user like me. Definitely a great buy! Walmart had a great price too! Their site to store with no shipping cost is a definite plus!
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
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I bought this item on recommendation of America's Test Kitchen. It is everything they said it was! Cooked a couple stews and soups. You must remember to follow usage directions as properly. For example: not to raise the heat too high. Low and low/medium seems to be the best on the stove top. It can also be used in a 400F oven. Haven't tried that yet. Yes it is heavy. It is enameled cast iron after all! But, its 6.5 quart capacity is more than enough even for a family of four or five. Clean up was a snap with a non-scratch Scotch-like scrubber [Didn't need to actually scrub.]. Cook times are long, but that was the whole point of this type of purchase. Great tender and tasty is the final product. You want fast, get a microwave. You want tender tasty meat and veggies? This is the way to go, if you do not want a crock pot. Cost wise, I think it is a great deal for the quality! The most expensive Dutch oven got the best ratings from ATK. This one was very close and for the money was a better buy for the occasional user like me. Definitely a great buy! Walmart had a great price too! Their site to store with no shipping cost is a definite plus!
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
cooks illutstrated was right!
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I made my first loaf of no knead bread ala Cooks Illustrated who also recommended this dutch oven. Happy with the pot and the bread!
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
cooks illutstrated was right!
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I made my first loaf of no knead bread ala Cooks Illustrated who also recommended this dutch oven. Happy with the pot and the bread!
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Recommended by America's Test Kitchen
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America's Test Kitchen rated this as performing as well as the most expensive brand. A couple of important information items they mention. 1) Handle: Only safe to 400 degrees. However, you can purchase a metal cabinet handle at the hardware store to use in an oven up to 500 degrees. 2) They claim they contacted the manufacturer who said it would be safe to use in a 500 degree oven as long as you put it in the oven before turning on the heat. The danger is putting it into an already hot oven. This is such a great value! Don't forget to season the exposed cast iron before use. I expect I'll get many years of use out of this, and I saved a ton of money!
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Recommended by America's Test Kitchen
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America's Test Kitchen rated this as performing as well as the most expensive brand. A couple of important information items they mention. 1) Handle: Only safe to 400 degrees. However, you can purchase a metal cabinet handle at the hardware store to use in an oven up to 500 degrees. 2) They claim they contacted the manufacturer who said it would be safe to use in a 500 degree oven as long as you put it in the oven before turning on the heat. The danger is putting it into an already hot oven. This is such a great value! Don't forget to season the exposed cast iron before use. I expect I'll get many years of use out of this, and I saved a ton of money!
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Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
Perfect
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No difference between the Tramontian at $40 and the top of the line Le Creuset dutch oven for nearly $275. Have tried both.
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Perfect
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No difference between the Tramontian at $40 and the top of the line Le Creuset dutch oven for nearly $275. Have tried both.
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heavy but good
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I bought this because of the Cooks Illustrated review. We already have 2 stainless steel dutch ovens, which we use constantly, but they are small and lightweight. We also have a cast iron dutch oven, but acidic food has problems in it, and it rusts when you store food in it. So now we have 4 dutch ovens, including this one. We cook a lot of grass-fed meat at very low temperatures, so dutch ovens are my main cooking tool. The more the merrier. This dutch oven is very heavy, but the quality seems excellent. The beef coquette recipe from Cooks Illustrated worked very well, and food came off easily. We will replace the plastic handle with a steel one asap, even though we'll mostly use this at very low oven temperatures. 25 years ago I was given a bunch of Le Creuset, but they left with an ex-husband. It's nice to find much less expensive versions (of the cookware, if not the first husband).
Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews
heavy but good
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I bought this because of the Cooks Illustrated review. We already have 2 stainless steel dutch ovens, which we use constantly, but they are small and lightweight. We also have a cast iron dutch oven, but acidic food has problems in it, and it rusts when you store food in it. So now we have 4 dutch ovens, including this one. We cook a lot of grass-fed meat at very low temperatures, so dutch ovens are my main cooking tool. The more the merrier. This dutch oven is very heavy, but the quality seems excellent. The beef coquette recipe from Cooks Illustrated worked very well, and food came off easily. We will replace the plastic handle with a steel one asap, even though we'll mostly use this at very low oven temperatures. 25 years ago I was given a bunch of Le Creuset, but they left with an ex-husband. It's nice to find much less expensive versions (of the cookware, if not the first husband).
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Specifications
Material
Cast Iron
Brand
Tramontina
Capacity
6.5 qt
Color
Red
manufacturer_part_number
6.5-quart
Model
80131/514
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
13.81 x 11.06 x 8.12 Inches
Pricing Policy

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