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Enameled dutch oven on BGE question

Would you ever cook with a good enameled CI dutch oven in your BGE (such as a Staud or Le Creuset)?  Do you think the smoke would discolor or otherwise damage the cookware?
Memphis, TN 

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,994
    when i just had the le creuset it went in the egg, long soak it cleaned up fine.i use a cheap enameled dutch from marshalls and a similar lodge mostlty now. in the egg the cheap ones just as good, on a  descent simmer plate the expensive one shines. my cheap ones have a metal lid handle, my expensive one is plastic ;)
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,522
    I use Le Creuset pans in the Egg a lot, but use the same ones and keep them for Egg use as they do get stained and I can't be bothered to clean them every time.
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,494
    I don't buy those fancy pants brands - I'd be too worried about chipping them.

    I have a enameled pan that was a wedding gift to my folks in 1967 - I use it at least weekly outside.  I have lots of other pieces that have been just fine.

    If you're buying the pricey stuff, I'd imagine it would be fine, but make sure the handle is safe to the temp you plan on cooking at.  Sometimes pit temps can get away and melt an otherwise safe handle.
    Phoenix 
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,103
    Sure.  You can clean them.  It's fine to use until you get yourself a Lodge DO.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • Thanks y'all.  I may just go buy a less expensive DO just for the egg.
    Memphis, TN 
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,522
    blasting said:
    I don't buy those fancy pants brands - I'd be too worried about chipping them.

    I have a enameled pan that was a wedding gift to my folks in 1967 - I use it at least weekly outside.  I have lots of other pieces that have been just fine.

    If you're buying the pricey stuff, I'd imagine it would be fine, but make sure the handle is safe to the temp you plan on cooking at.  Sometimes pit temps can get away and melt an otherwise safe handle.
    They look good worn / chipped! I normally buy Le Creuset or Denby enameled at the outlet shops as seconds here in the UK, a lot cheaper. 
  • I use my Le Creuset on the egg with no problem.
    LBGE Chicago, IL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    Thanks y'all.  I may just go buy a less expensive DO just for the egg.
    You can get a cheaper one at Costco or Sams or "off-brands" pretty much anywhere. I prefer enameled as a lot of what I cook in it is acidic, but a regular lodge will fine too as long as you are doing really long cooks in it with tomatoes/vinegar or storing stuff overnight in it(which is what I typically do).
  • Thanks y'all.  I may just go buy a less expensive DO just for the egg.
    You can get a cheaper one at Costco or Sams or "off-brands" pretty much anywhere. I prefer enameled as a lot of what I cook in it is acidic, but a regular lodge will fine too as long as you are doing really long cooks in it with tomatoes/vinegar or storing stuff overnight in it(which is what I typically do).
    I also prefer enameled.
    Memphis, TN 
  • BGE now has two enameled dutch ovens.  One little round one, and a larger oval one.  The oval one fits perfectly in the large, so you can put it almost against the edge and still have over half you cooking surface free (and can still close the dome.)  Plus, the lid doubles as an au gratin dish.  VERY nice and half the price as Le Creuset.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,526
    Bar keepers friend will make it look brand new again. The enamel CI is the way to go IMO. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,995
    Careful with the BKFriend. It can dull the finish of enameled cookware. Has on mine anyway. Great on SS though!

    I haven't used it much, and not on the egg at all, but I recently bought a 6.5 Qt Tramontina enameled DO from Sam's Club. Has an oven proof stainless knob on the lid so no worries there. Would have preferred a bail handle too, but I've never seen one on enameled pots.

    Regularly $40, it was on sale for $30 plus 10% non-member markup. II bought a cream colored one. Probably a mistake. =)
    Image result for tramontina enameled dutch oven

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,526
    Careful with the BKFriend. It can dull the finish of enameled cookware. Has on mine anyway. Great on SS though!

    I haven't used it much, and not on the egg at all, but I recently bought a 6.5 Qt Tramontina enameled DO from Sam's Club. Has an oven proof stainless knob on the lid so no worries there. Would have preferred a bail handle too, but I've never seen one on enameled pots.

    Regularly $40, it was on sale for $30 plus 10% non-member markup. II bought a cream colored one. Probably a mistake. =)
    Image result for tramontina enameled dutch oven

    The dullness goes away when you rub the stuff off the piece. LOL! I haven't experienced your issue. 
  • Thanks all for great advise - I did go ahead and use a enameled CI in the egg.  I made the pepper stout beef that has floated around for a while:it turned out tasty
    The Dutch oven looks like it will clean up without a problem.
    Memphis, TN 
  • Looks great m_EGG.  I bought a Staub just like that last week.  Found it for 60% off at Tuesday Morning.  Been baking bread in it - good to know I can put it on the egg. 

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • TN_Egger - that is a great price.  The Williams Sonoma outlet in Memphis has Staub and Le Crueset at 40% off usually.  I have never seen them at 60% off.  
    Memphis, TN 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,995
    Meh, you guys are amateurs! My 11 piece set of Le Creuset CI cost me $50! :rofl:

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,269
    edited September 2017
    I prefer two #12 Lodges with legs, a 6 qt Lodge enamel, 5 qt Lodge double dutch, 5 qt Le Creuset enamel, 2qt Le Creuset enamel, and 5qt vintage Aluminum Club....total invested, $130.  =)
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • Do any of you use a pot with legs right on the plate setter? What is the biggest size for a large bge?
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