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Sur La Table Lightweight Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 8 qt.


Designed for dishes requiring long, slow cooking, our generously sized oven enables you to easily braise large cuts of meat or prepare soups, stews, chili and a wide variety of other delicious one-pot meals. Thanks to the colorful enamel finish, this oven...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Designed for dishes requiring long, slow cooking, our generously sized oven enables you to easily braise large cuts of meat or prepare soups, stews, chili and a wide variety of other delicious one-pot meals. Thanks to the colorful enamel finish, this oven also doubles as an attractive serving dish.

A remarkable value, Sur La Table cookware is designed to exceed the expectations of both accomplished and novice cooks. Capitalizing on our familiarity with the world’s top cookware, we selected the best features for our signature oven. Updated to be 35% lighter than earlier models, our oven’s unmatched versatility and superior cooking performance make it a multipurpose vessel that you’ll use every day.

Features Hide

  • Durable cast iron offers excellent heat retention and even heating
  • Light enamel interior makes it easy to keep an eye on cooking foods
  • Tight-fitting lid seals in moisture and helps keep food warm until ready to serve
  • Chip-resistant enamel exterior looks great on both the stovetop and table and cleans up easily
  • Extra-large handles provide a safe, secure grip—even when wearing oven mitts
  • Large, securely fastened knob makes it easy to remove and replace lid

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Sur La Table
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 12" x 14½" x 9¾"
  • Capacity: 8 qt.
  • Weight: 13.2 lb.
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
  • Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Casserole
  • Lid
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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Not happy
My husband bought me this for our anniversary and I'm very disappointed in the quality of this Dutch oven. The enamel chips every time it's use, it just looks cheap now.
April 5, 2015
Just as described!
I needed a larger pot for various soups and stews and decided to try this one. I was hesitant about getting cast iron, but the reviews of cast iron sold me. I received this item very quickly from Sur La Table. It is a pretty pot for the kitchen and the white enameled interior really helps to see whats going on inside. It seems to heat evenly and thoroughly. The handle on the top does get hot, so you have to use a pot holder on all handles. It was a little heavier than I expected (I should have known!), but it is definitely lighter than regular cast iron would be. A great addition to my kitchen!
December 2, 2014
Not so good
Dutch Oven came quickly as promised and is attractive and light weight as promised. Sadly everything burns on the bottom. I cook with gas and even on the lowest setting half off the burner I could not prevent burning. Price is right and it is light weight and may work well with electric. Would not recommend this.
November 23, 2014
Beautiful and Functional
I love the 8 qt Sur La Table Lightweight Cast Iron Dutch Oven! It is lovely, heats evenly, is heavyweight without being unwieldy, and is large enough to cook large quantities with room to spare.

When ordering, I was hopeful that this pot would fit my needs; now I'm simply thankful it is as advertised each time I have the pleasure to cook with it.
December 16, 2014
over 2 years ago
Works perfectly - Amazing value
I'd priced similar products around and beyond the price being fare more than this pot, the weight is much heavier which I've found takes longer to bring to a full even heat.

I'm shocked at how perfectly it cleans up no matter how high the heat I cooked. I had worried the light colored interior would show discoloration, and it hasn't.

When cooking and experiencing the "burnt/browned bits" on the bottom, which are some of the most flavorful bits, just deglaze and infuse what your making with flavor.

This pot will be forever piece in my kitchen.
February 5, 2015
over 2 years ago
My New Go To Pot!
In the oven, on top of the stove - this is my go to pot! I love the lighter weight and that the cooking results are just as great as using the heavier version.

I use a gas range and find both stove top or oven temperatures can be lowered and with excellent results.

The enamel interior cleans great and polishes up like new if I put a mark on it from using a metal utensil with a little bar keepers powder and a soft cloth.
January 26, 2015
Love, love this pot
Love the big size. I had another cast iron pot with a white interior and it stained after first use. I was pleased that this was not the case with this pot. Clean up was a cinch.
December 14, 2014
over 2 years ago
Lovely Dutch Oven
This is just what I wanted. It appears to be much higher quality than the Mario Batelli dutch oven that it replaces. (The MB given me as a gift was purchased at a trendy kitchen shop and it came with a pit in the inside finish. Never was happy with that pan but it was a gift.) The Sur La Table Light Weight is just light enough that it doesn't strain my wrists to lift and handle, but is still thick enough to do what one expects an enameled cast iron pot to do. It is not intended for intense-heat stove-top cooking. For that you should use a metal wok or similar. This is perfect for slow, long cooking stove top or oven, but I've found it does stand up to a full gas burner for browning onions and haven't found it necessary to keep heat lower than I otherwise would. It's great for soups, stews, tagines, et al. One caveat--do not use metal utensils and do use nylon to scrub, not metal. It's lovely enough to be treated respectfully.
October 15, 2015
1 year ago
Great Gift For My Daughter
I recently went to visit my daughter in New York. She and her husband love to cook so I ordered this 8 qt. cast iron Dutch oven for them. It arrived the day after my husband and I got there. We used it to make so many dinners. She loved the size, versatility, and easy clean up afterwards. It will be so great to make soup in the coming fall months and for their entertaining with their friends for the holidays. And it was on sale!
September 15, 2015
1 year ago
I wanted the cooking versatility of cast iron, but couldn't lit those heavy pots any more. I found this and VOILA, my dreams were answered. I made a big ole pot of seafood, sausage and chicken gumbo and it came out better than ever. The porcelain made roux making easier and the cast iron even cooking made for one hot pot 'a gumbo!! Can't wait for the next cold day to try it out on my chili!!!

Thank you, Sur la table! I highly recommend this pot!!! You can feed the entire family from one pot now!!!
December 23, 2014
over 2 years ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Unbelievable value
Stuart G on Jan 20, 2017
Purchased the 5qt and loved it. Want the larger one also!
Elizabeth B on Jan 18, 2017
Unbelievable value
Stuart G on Jan 20, 2017
Loved that this is lightweight, the reviews were quite favorable and the price was right.
Arthurlyn S on Jan 18, 2017
Purchased the 5qt and loved it. Want the larger one also!
Elizabeth B on Jan 18, 2017
Bernardino D B on Jan 13, 2017
I love them. The cooking is very even and serves well for two people.
Rene M on Jan 13, 2017
recommended by friend
Marcella D on Jan 12, 2017
love this, love red, needed a 6qt, good price
Cindy H on Jan 10, 2017
It is a good pot to have in the kitchen.
Cyrus B on Jan 10, 2017
I needed another Dutch Oven that had more capacity. I like that it is cast iron.
Jerry B on Jan 9, 2017
on sale!! Hope I like & want more.
Rebecca E on Jan 9, 2017
Good deal!
johanna c on Jan 9, 2017
Lightweight appealed to me for ease
Marilyn D on Jan 9, 2017
looking for good dutch oven. it was recommended
Beverly M on Jan 9, 2017
on sale-red
Patricia B on Jan 6, 2017
Have been wishing for one for a while, and this is a great price!
Fiona W on Jan 5, 2017
Love dutch ovens, always wanted enamel one, couldn't beat the price.
Stanley B on Jan 4, 2017
I needed a large soup kettle and I wanted cast iron. This one fit the bill and I love it!
Beryl B M on Jan 4, 2017
Been wanting one for some time and the price was amazing.
Melissa J on Jan 3, 2017
Amazing cast iron, works just as good as Le Crueset, but at a more reasonable price. I would highly recommend
Kim F on Jan 2, 2017
Always wanted one
Lisa W on Jan 2, 2017
Price, name brand, hopeful quality
M E on Jan 2, 2017
It was suggested by a previous customer that this product would be good for collard greens.
L. Andre P on Jan 1, 2017
Large dutch ovens can be very heavy empty. When filled with food they can be unmanageable. LOOKING for something more light weight.
Kathy M on Jan 1, 2017
Good price for cookware not intended for everyday use.
Tesla S on Dec 31, 2016
Good size, and it really is lightweight!
Vince M on Dec 31, 2016
Lightweight, recipes need the bigger size and the price is right.
Maralynn G on Dec 31, 2016
I needed a bigger soup pot & I love this size. Perfect size for making soup for a group., It's lightweight but yet sturdy. Highly recommend.
Bonnie W on Dec 31, 2016
I chose this item because I needed a large cast iron dutch oven to cook Hoppin John as my "lucky new years meal" for my family. I believe in the quality standards of Sur La Table, so this was a good economical choice.
Terri D on Dec 30, 2016
I needed an affordable large Dutch oven for everyday cooking at home.
THOMAS A F on Dec 29, 2016
It is hard to find a good quality, affordable dutch oven. I knew I was buying quality when I saw Sur had it available.
Stac B on Dec 29, 2016
price and quality
MaryLu W on Dec 29, 2016
So much more affordable than other brands of the same size.
Karen W on Dec 27, 2016
For those of us who cook and do not have a great deal of arm strength, these pots are just great. They cook evenly, clean easily and can be handled by those of us who are weaklings without a strain!
Julianne D B on Dec 26, 2016
I used my daughters over christmas and it was great...had to have one!
cynthia s on Dec 26, 2016
want to make proper goulash
T on Dec 24, 2016
Great Value!
Richard A on Dec 17, 2016
I needed a larger Dutch Oven and this was perfect at the right price.
Lindag199 on Dec 16, 2016
Wanted a quality dutch oven for a fair price.
Kelly O on Dec 16, 2016
Our daughter asked for a dutch oven for a gift. We already have same brand and really have enjoyed it.
F E on Dec 16, 2016
Becky O on Dec 15, 2016
My wife wanted it
Barry H on Dec 14, 2016
We bought one and use it often. It is wonderful, and makes a great gift for the right person.
Abraham G on Dec 14, 2016
Great price, size and love the lightweight aspect!
Daniel S on Dec 14, 2016
it is the best ever
Elizabeth H on Dec 14, 2016
Weight and size for stews
Kathryn A on Dec 14, 2016
we have a 5.75 qt dutch oven by rachael ray, and we love it, but it's very heavy.
this dutch oven is bigger, but claims to be light weight, so i'm hoping it is! :)
Jacqueline D on Dec 12, 2016
This is a gift and I liked the price point and size of this product. We have been happy with Sur la Table cookware so I hope the recipient will be as well
RANDALL H on Dec 9, 2016
Best stove top slow cooker without the hard to clean issues
Terry K on Dec 9, 2016
Magic pot of love. One of my favorite pans in my kitchen.
Sheila B on Dec 8, 2016
Irene M on Dec 8, 2016
Loved that this is lightweight, the reviews were quite favorable and the price was right.
Arthurlyn S on Jan 18, 2017
Bernardino D B on Jan 13, 2017
Wish it was made in the USA...won't buy if it's from China. Are you having anything made in the USA?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do carry several items that are made in the USA.
Can this Dutch Oven be used on a glass top electric stove?
JUDY M on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can! We have a smooth top glass electric stovetop and it works beautifully. No scratches yet!
Is the bottom smooth or does it have any ridges? It makes a difference on whether it can be used on my smooth electric cooktop.
George S on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is smooth. I used it on my glass top range with no problem.
Is the knob on top also oven safe to 500 degrees F?
Linda F on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes, but use a pot holder to remove or you will burn your fingers
Will it work on an induction cooktop?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I have an induction burner and it work great, just like all of my cast iron pans.
Can the be used on a gas stove?
jane on Nov 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This can be used at low temperatures on a gas stove, as direct contact with the flame can damage the enamel.
how tall with out the lid?
Carole M on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: the pot is about 6 1/2 inches tall
Does this come in white?
Carrie G on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this is only available in red.
Are there spike on the underside of the lid?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There are no "spikes" on the underside of the lid.
Is the paint on both the inside and outside of this Dutch oven lead free? (Since it is made in China) I am asking about the Sur la Table brand, red lighter weight enameled cast iron Dutch oven with the light interior.
A shopper on Dec 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's lead free.
what is the shape of the 8qt light weight dutch oven?
Howard D on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This Dutch oven is round.
What heat settings on the stove top can I use with this Dutch oven?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That will depend on your cooktop. If you have a gas stove, low is suggested so that the flame doesn't come into direct contact with the enamel. If you have a glass top, nothing higher than medium so that enamel doesn't fuse to the cooking surface.
You say this is good for Chili's, stews, etc. but say it can only be used on low heat on the gas cooktop. We have many pieces of Le Creuset and it is no problem to cook on our gas range. I just bought this for my son and am now concerned he can't use it on his range unless low heat. Is it safe to cook on the gas range like Le Creuset or not?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use this Dutch Oven pretty much as I would use a Le Cruset (which I also have). If you had a commercial gas cook top that rates at 12,000 BTUs or higher then maybe I wouldn't crank the gas all the way but most gas cook tops do not run that high so you should be fine even at "high" heat.
I cannot see a picture here, but on Amazon and at your picture at the bottom, appears to be round shape, measurements look oval. So what is the shape, or is there 8 qt. in both? Also is the lid self basting, ridges or anything under side of lid??
Julia M on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This Dutch oven is round. The lid doesn't have spikes.
Does this come pre-seasoned?
Eviatar I on Nov 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is not seasoned, nor does it need to be because it's enameled.
Would a 12 pound turkey fit in this? Trisha Yearwood used something like this to cook a turkey in and I want to try it. Must have tight lid!
Piper N on Nov 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this one would not be large enough for a turkey.
When I go to check out it says the standard shipping applies, but on the promotion it said free shipping. Can someone help with that?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Type in the code FREESHIP. I just did and it worked.
I have an electic glass top stove. Is this dutch oven too heavy for my glass top?
Christina K on Dec 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a new induction stove that is also a glass top. This dutch oven isn't too heavy. I also use heavier cast iron pans on my stove. You just need to be sure you don't slide these posts across the glass top as it will scratch.
My Rachel Ray enameled cast iron 5 qt pot just cracked inside and cannot be used anymore. Obviously the enamel was very thin.... only had it a year and loved it. It didn't stain the way the FoodNetwork enameled cast iron pot did. that said, it's all cracked inside and now I'm in the market for a new pot. So my question is, how well does your enamel hold up? Do you know if anyone has had a pot that cracked? Le Crueset is too pricy for my budget and probably too heavy. Your lightweight pot is looking very promising but I don't want to have to shop again in another year.
Grace N on Feb 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have used this pot stove top & in the oven once a week for about 3 months. It cleans very easily, no staining. No cracks or even scratch marks & is super lightweight. It's a fabulous purchase at a bargain price.
What is the diameter of the base?
Vicki O on Nov 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a mite difficult to answer, as the "bottom" starts to gradually transition to the vertical side. The surface which would touch flat is 8 inches. However, due to the bottom starting to curve up to the sides, you would measure 9 1/2 inches. In other words, if you want to know the surface that would be in contact with an electric stove element, it's 8 inches. For gas, which needs no contact, I would consider the the diameter of the base to be 9 1/2 inches.
Do these dutch oven pots work on induction cooktops?
Rona C on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do.
Does this come in the kiwi or rosemary (green ) color??
A shopper on Dec 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this only comes in red.
Can you use metal utensils in this?
Judy H on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have used stainless steel utensils in mine but they leave little gray marks on the porcelain. They are NOT scratches or chips in the finish. I have not tried to remove them since they do not come off with a regular washing. All food comes off easily. I have since been using a silicone spoonula. It's a great Dutch oven. Hope this helps.
Please confirm this can be used in both the oven and on top of the stove? Thank you
A shopper on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I make big pots of soups and stews and this works perfectly and it is so much lighter than my old Dutch oven. My wife appreciates the lightness but it does not sacrifice the beauty of cast iron. Half as light as regular cast iron but cooks and cleans just as well. I gave my old Dutch oven to a friend. Great piece of cookware and well worth the price. Enjoy and feed lots of friends!!
Can this be used on a smooth electric cooktop?
Kristine W on Dec 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have used a similar cast iron oven on an electric glass cooktop. It worked wonderfully but I had to be very careful when moving the oven so it would not scratch. We now have a 5 burner gas cooktop, so no worries. Merry Christmas.
Can this pot be used on a glass top electric range???
Mona D on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use it for soup and beef stew. It does a great job. I usually spray it with "Pam' for some other oil but it works great. H. Hanna
Does the Dutch oven work on induction type stove tops?
Ruth U on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We use it often. Just remember it is heavy. Place and move it gently.
Where is it made?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The dutch over is made in china. It is light for the large size but that makes it easier to handle. Great addition to our other cast iron that is not enamalized.
What are the dimensions? The ones in the specs don't make sense--must be the packaging.
Rina E on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The specs are true. This is an 8 qt Dutch oven, large and I love using it for stews, chili, soups and I even bake with it! Easy cleaning too!
The description says it can be used to braising which requires high heat. Some comments say not to use high heat. Other brands offer a dutch oven or a braiser. Can this really be used as both a braiser and a dutch oven?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Oh yea. We make a killer pulled pork by braising in the pan and then slow cooking in the oven. Cleans like magic! 5 Stars!!!


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