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Lodge Mfg L8DOL3 Cast Iron 5 Qt. Dutch Oven Review
Average Price: $30.54
Frugal5 Score: 8.6/10
Description
This little beauty is the perfect starter Dutch oven. Though it may be too small to cook large cuts of meat, its perfect for making  stews and small amounts of fried food.

It features all of the most important features in a quality Dutch oven for a fraction of the cost of its competitors including an uncoated cast iron composition, sturdy, heat-resistant handles, and a self-basting lid.  
Key Features
  • Size - 5 Quarts
  • Cast Iron
  • Easy Maintanance
  • High Heat Tolerance for Handles
  • Secure-Fitting lid
  • Self-Basting Lid
  • Solid, Sturdy Handles
  • Pre-Seasoned
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Average Price
 
 
 
 
 
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Frugal5 Score
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8.7
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Additional Info
Size
4 Quarts
5 Quarts
7 Quarts
4.2 Quarts
6 Quarts
Features Needed
Cast Iron
Easy Maintanance
High Heat Tolerance for Handles
Secure-Fitting lid
Self-Basting Lid
Solid, Sturdy Handles
Features Not Needed
Bright Colors
Loose or Detachable Handles
Pre-Seasoned
Teflon Coating