Komin Dutch Oven with Lid

Japanese industrial designer Komin Yamada takes cast-iron cookware to an innovative new level with a sleek, lightweight Dutch oven that's exceptionally responsive to heat. Use this beautiful pot for everything from braising chicken or pot roast to slow-simmering big batches of soups, stews or chili. With all the heat-retaining qualities of a heavier, more traditional cast iron piece, this surprisingly lightweight and easy-to-handle cast-iron pot heats up rapidly, transfers heat uniformly and responds quickly to changes in cooking temperature. Sleek, modern design is perfect for kitchen-to-dining-table presentation. Cast iron with nonreactive black matte silicon coating. Extra-wide loop handles are easy to grasp, even when you're wearing bulky oven mitts. Designed by world-renowned Japanese industrial designer, Komin Yamada. Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. Lid can also be used as trivet or strainer. 9 1/2" diam., 4 3/4" high; 5-qt. cap.; 4 lb. 6 oz. Crafted in Niigata, Japan, a region long famous for its fine ironwork.
Average Customer Rating:
3.5 out of 5
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Komin Dutch Oven with Lid
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
August 26, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Would You Recommend? No
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August 26, 2014
I own other Japanese cast iron including a wok I've owned and used for 20+ years. The hallmark of Japanese cast iron has always been it is lighter than traditional American cast iron.
On my first use of the Komin Dutch Oven on an induction burner, the bottom warped/bulged. I was browning meat on a moderate heat setting. I've experienced this with light gauge iron pans (deBuyer 2 mm) and now I know it happens with cast iron.
The dutch oven is still useful, but the rocking on the glass burner surface is a bit annoying.
Review 2 for Komin Dutch Oven with Lid
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
August 31, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Komin Cast Iron Is A Superb Heat Conductor
August 31, 2013
I got the dutch oven because I love the fry pan. I cook on a nasty tiny electric apartment stove. For first time use I cooked Cannellini beans, and achieved, for the very first time on this stove, a true simmer. The lid is unwieldy, but it really creates a seal, and because there's no vent and it's not made of glass, you can't see a boilover coming. You definitely need a potholder to open the lid. I wouldn't change the lid, though, but an optional glass lid would be nice.
Pros: Quality, Easy to Clean, Color, Size, Shape, Design, Weight, cooks really well.
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