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  • Pre-seasoned for a natural, easy-release
  • Unparalleled in heat retention and even heating
  • Included iron cover doubles as a 10" skillet

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How to Season Your Pans

How to Season Your Pans

Today we're going to show you how to season cooking pans. Pan seasoning is essential to any food service operation, as it keeps your pans from rusting and your food from sticking to the pans. Seasoning cooking pans saves you time and money. We'll show you how to season five different types of cooking pans in this video. A cast iron skillet, a carbon steel fry pan, a carbon steel wok, a tin-plated pan, and a hard coat aluminum pan.

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Pan seasoning is essential for keeping your pans performing their best in your kitchen. This instructional video will show you the proper steps to seasoning your cooking pans based on their material.

How to Season a Pan

How to Season a Pan

For a carbon steel pan, start by washing, rinsing, and drying the pan. Heat the pan on your range on medium to high heat, then add shortening to the pan. Use a clean dry towel to spread the shortening around the interior of the pan, creating an even coat. Remove the pan from the heat, wipe out the excess shortening and let it cool. You can repeat this process up to 3 more times. For a cast iron skillet, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside. Wash, rinse, and dry your skillet. Place the skillet in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and coat the entire skillet with shortening, inside and out. Place the skillet in the oven for 45 minutes with the baking pan on a rack below it to catch any mess. You can repeat this process up to three more times.

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Seasoning your pans enables you to cook great-tasting food with minimal oil, butter, or fat. It also provides a stick-resistant surface, allowing for easy clean up, and will keep your pans from rusting quickly. Check out this video to learn how to season cast iron and carbon steel pans.

How to Clean Lodge Cast Iron

How to Clean Lodge Cast Iron

Need to clean your Lodge cast iron product? With these 3 easy steps, your cast iron will be clean and ready in no time! Simply wash, dry, and season! After cooking in our cast iron skillet, you have a dirty pan! Run water on it and wash/scrub it until all residue is removed. Use soap, only if desired, and use a scraper if necessary (for tougher, caked on grease). Next, dry it completely. Finally, use cooking oil of your choice and season it by rubbing the oil all over the inside surface. Lodge cast iron – iron is easy. Wash, dry, season.

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Watch this video and see how easy it is to clean your Lodge cast iron! Simply wash, dry, and season. Because cast iron cookware is easy!

How to Restore Lodge Cast Iron

How to Restore Lodge Cast Iron

Need to restore your Lodge cast iron product? With these 5 easy steps, your cast iron will be looking good as new! Simply scrub, wash, dry, oil, and bake. First, scrub the cast iron until all residue is off. Then wash with water, using soap only if desired. Then completely dry it. Next, use a small amount of cooking oil to coat all surfaces. Finally, place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven to catch any drippings. Place your product on the first rack. Close the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and let it bake for one hour. Let it cool in the oven. Lodge cast iron – iron is forever. Scrub, wash, dry, oil, bake.

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Watch this video and see how easy it is to restore your Lodge cast iron! Simply scrub, wash, dry, oil, bake, and cool. Because cast iron cookware is forever!

Lodge L8DD3 Specs
Length 12 5/8 Inches
Width 10 3/8 Inches
Height 5 7/8 Inches
Capacity 5 qt.
Color Black
Handle Yes
Induction Ready Yes
Made in America Yes
Material Cast Iron
Oven Safe Yes
Pre-Seasoned Yes
Shape Round
Type Dutch Ovens

Customer questions about this product

How can I properly care for cast iron surfaces?
In order to prevent unwanted build-up of oils, grease, and food, surfaces should be cleaned after use while still slightly warm. Harsh chemicals or scouring pads should not be used—only hot water and a cloth or sponge are needed. If some areas require extra cleaning, a mild scouring pad can be used. Please refer to our Pan Seasoning Guide for further information on properly cleaning and seasoning cast iron surfaces.
My new cast iron feels rough in some areas. Is this normal?
Yes. This is a result of the sand casting process. With use and replenishment of the seasoning, the pan will become smoother. Unlike other types of cookware, Lodge Cast Iron only gets better with use. For concerns about roughness, it is OK to use a fine grade of sandpaper to smooth out the rough areas. Make sure to re-season the item before using.
How is Lodge's pre-seasoned cookware seasoned?
All of Lodge's pre-seasoned cookware is seasoned with soy-based vegetable oil. No peanut oil or animal fat is used.
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Lodge L8DD3 Details

Bring a time-honored tradition to your foodservice kitchen with this Lodge L8DD3 5 qt. cast iron double Dutch oven with loop handles! Creating cast iron cookware, like this, since 1896, Lodge continues to impress with an unparalleled dedication to quality, technology, and its employees. This piece in particular is perfect for oven-to-table presentations of soups, stews, beans, or any family favorite. The included domed iron cover adds versatility and space for roasts, while the super deep design makes it great for frying or no-knead breads. It's right at home on induction, ceramic, electric, and gas cooktops, in your oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire.

This Dutch oven is great for ensuring heat retention and even heating during use. And, since it comes pre-seasoned from Lodge, it offers a natural, easy-release finish that improves with use, letting you cook healthier by limiting the amount of oils needed in your cooking.

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 12 5/8"
Width: 10 3/8"
Height: 5 7/8"
Capacity: 5 quarts

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

  • Oven Safe

    Oven Safe

    This item can withstand high heat applications and is safe for oven use in food service.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Lodge L8DD3 5 Qt. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven with Loop Handles

    5.0 stars from 10 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Maybe I'm just prejudiced, but I've always thought that chili cooks more evenly, and tastes better in cast iron just like grandma used to use. Love this for beans!
    The Lodge 5 Qt. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven with Loop Handles is heavy weight and excellent quality. Nothing bad could be said about this product. This is great for camping too.
    Lodge is a fantastic manufacturer. They are an excellent way to ensure that your products from meat to bread come out perfectly evenly cooked all the time.
    Wow I can't believe the value here the price is awesome you get to pans for the price of one Lodge 3.5 quart pre-seasoned cast iron double dutch oven with Loop handles Heats all of your food perfectly great for camping too
    Lodge is the best brand to purchase for cast iron pots. This is perfect to cook over a campfire! It retains heat well and it comes pre-seasoned. It is a must have for your outdoor adventures.
    We bought two of these to use on top of a chafer alternative (think sterno-run grill) on our buffets. Lodge is a great brand name for cast iron, and the lid doubles as another cooking vessel. You really can't go wrong with one of these dutch ovens.
    very good. got it in hand fast, just in 2 days. very heavy, is combo cooker you can cook the whole chicken in that pot.
    I bought this for cooking while camping, mainly to use on the camp fire. It's turned out to be a great purchase! The lid is fantastic to use as a pan, which was a very good selling point for me. I wish i had taken a picture of the monkey bread I made with this thing using hot coals on top and bottom! Highly recommend this to anyone!
    I cooked chicken in this Dutch oven, and it came very tasty. The lid can be used to roast vegetable or side dishes. Very much worth for the price.
    This is a 2 for 1 gem from America's top cast-iron manufacturer. Not only it the larger pot perfect for deep-frying, roasts, bread making,etc, you can easily convert the lid to a skillet and use for other dishes. Just think...chili in the dutch oven and cornbread in the lid.

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