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Casserole pots and dutch ovens reviews

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Last updated: 18 May 2021


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Casserole or dutch ovens are mostly constructed of enamelled cast iron which provides excellent heat distribution and heat retention which is ideal for cooking meals that require braising or searing and then slow cooking, where you want flavour to develop over an extended period of time. We've tested a range of casserole and dutch ovens to find out which give the best results.

  • Our buying guide explains what to look for when purchasing a dutch oven or casserole pot.
  • How we test shows how our experts get their results. 
  • If you're looking for a slow cooker instead, take a look at our slow cooker reviews.
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Our lab test results will tell you which casserole and dutch ovens:

  • perform the best
  • are easy to use

Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily compare models and our Recommended list will let you see at a glance which models come out on top.

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