A Look At: Lodge’s 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Here’s a look at Lodge’s 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven Model L8DO3.

Front of the Box Reads: Lodge Cast Iron, American Made Since 1896.  5 Quart/4.7 Liter.  Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Bail Handle.

Side of the Box Reads: Brutally tough for decades of cooking.  Seasoned for natural, easy-release finish that improves with use.  Easy: Hand wash, dry, rub with cooking oil

Made is the USA

The Dutch Oven

Underside of the lid

Lid on


We’ve used this in both our oven and our our smoker.  It fits really nicely on my 22 1/2″ Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.  One Smoke gave the handle a nice hue.

I’ve owned this since October of 2013.  As of this most recent update in August of 2017, it continue to function.  In my opinion, Lodge makes extremely well built items.  The box reads “Brutally tough for decades of cooking”.  I don’t think that’s an overstatement.  This is a great Dutch oven that has served us well for years.  I fully expect it to serve us well for decades.

Lodge L8DO3 Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Pre-Seasoned, 5-Quart – via Amazon

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