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Emile Henry Ceramic Stovetop Dutch Oven

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Summary

Emile Henry's Flame Top Dutch oven is crafted from a durable, flameproof ceramic that can be used directly on the stovetop or grill as well as in the oven and microwave. The strong yet lighweight oven also conducts and retains heat with gentle, uniform efficiency to cook slowly and evenly. Use it for soups, chili and stews and as a braiser for roasts.

  • Crafted from natural French Burgundy clay that is 30% lighter than cast iron and enamel.
  • High-fired glazed ceramic safe for stovetop, oven, grill and microwave.
  • Excellent heat diffusion cooks food gently, locking in flavor and nutrients.
  • Withstands wide variations in temperature, from freezer to hot oven.
  • Self-basting dimples under lid catch steam and circulate it for moist, flavorful results.
  • Retains heat to keep food at the perfect serving temperature.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info

Dimensions

  • 4.2-qt.: 10" diam., 7" high; 7 lb. 6 oz.
  • 5.5-qt.: 11" diam., 7" high; 8 lb. 13 oz.
  • Made in France.

Additional Info

  • Resistant to scratches and color fading.
  • Glazed finish is easy to clean.
  • Ten-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
Use & Care

Use

  • Designed for use on gas and electric cooktops, in the oven or on a grill; not induction compatible.
  • Heatproof to 930˚F.
  • Microwavable and freezer-safe.

Care

  • Dishwasher safe.
Shipping

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

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Next Day Delivery

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

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More about Emile Henry

Emile Henry has been crafting artful kitchen ceramics since 1850, when the French company was founded in a small town in Burgundy. Today, it’s still proudly owned and operated by members of the Henry family. The mineral-rich soils of Burgundy are known for creating wines with unique terroir, but they also yield the special local clays used to craft each piece of Emile Henry cookware and bakeware. The high-fired clay withstands extremely high temperatures while distributing and retaining heat gently and evenly. Artisans hand apply the glazes to create vivid color that looks beautiful in the kitchen and at the table.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most tender moist braises and stews Judge all you want: I have a lodge 6 qt, 3.5 qt LC braiser, 3.75 qt LC Dutch oven, and a 5.5 qt. LC Dutch oven. The newest member is this gorgeous 4.5 qt Burgundian Clay flame Dutch oven! I don’t think one can have too many Dutch ovens especially if you actually cook. This EH Dutch oven is special and performs very well. The first dish I made convinced me that this was a smart purchase. I made a preserved lemon, kalamata and green olives, garlic, onion, tomato, lamb tagine. EH performed better than my cast iron Dutch ovens. For one it took less time to get the lamb to a fall apart tender state... in the cast iron it usually takes about 3.5 hours, but in the EH it took less than 2.5 hours on 350 degrees Fahrenheit to get the lamb perfectly tender. I still love my cast iron and the cast iron will probably outlive the EH clay pot, but even if I got 5-10 years out of the EH pot I’ll be happy with that. Clean up is a breeze as you literally need only a tiny drop of mild dish soap, a damp sponge, little to no elbow grease, an easy rinse and it’s done. Haven’t put it through the dish washer yet, but seems like it would hold up better than enameled cast iron. All I did to prep the Emile Henry (EH) Dutch oven before the first use was follow use and care instructions found on the EH website... simmer 1 inch of milk for five minutes and let it cool for 20 minutes then wash... start on a low flame with contents inside for five minutes and then start increasing heat in one minute increments. Visually stunning. Easy to use. Easy Cleanup. Lighter than Cast Iron. A fun alternative to cast iron.
    Date published: 2018-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Versatile Product I bought both the 4.2 qt and the 5.5 qt about 4 years ago and use them regularly on the stove, in the microwave and in the oven. They function much as my enameled cookware on the stove and oven but are lighter. They have the added benefit of being microwave friendly. They fill the gaps size wise in the other cookware I have. If I want to keep a dish cold or hot for an extended time, these are the vessels I choose. I highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2017-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful piece of equipment I absolutely love this stewpot. I was trying to decide whether to get this or an enamel Dutch oven, but in the end the lighter weight, easy cleanup, and ability to freeze/microwave won me over. Some reviews on other sites mentioned that lids didn't always fit securely, but mine is perfect. It heats evenly, seals well, is super easy to clean, and looks beautiful to boot. So far the recipes I've tried in it have turned out great. One note: The Emily Henry site (not the USA site) shows three colors: brick, burgundy, and charcoal. The Williams-Sonoma page says this is brick, but I was sent a burgundy. Very similar colors, and as far as I can tell the brick isn't available anywhere anymore. But worth noting. The color in the photo is true to what I got, it's just not the slightly orange-red shown in the brick photo on the manufacturer's site. I suggest looking at the Flame care instructions on the Emile Henry site since they have some tips not found in the booklet that comes with the pot. (e.g. how to break in for first use, store with the lid slightly ajar to allow air flow).
    Date published: 2017-02-13
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