This is our top recommendation for a Dutch oven that is dishwasher safe. The reason for the recommendation is that it is made of durable stainless steel with an aluminum inner core. The stainless steel can be put in the dishwasher and is practically non-stick with proper use. The aluminum inner core evenly distributes the heat. If you choose to wash it by hand, it is quick and easy.
With this having an 8 quart capacity, it is also the perfect pan for making large quantities of soup. Also, a lot of people like the larger sized Dutch oven because when you cook this much food you can serve large groups. Or with this large of a meal, there are plenty of left overs if you are serving a smaller group—and we all love left overs because that provides a home-made healthy meal when time is short. This product is big enough to roast a small size chicken.
Another thing we love about this Dutch oven is the glass lid. You can take a look at the food to see if it needs stirring without lifting it up and letting moisture escape. Another detail that puts this Dutch oven on the top of the list is the handles. They are riveted onto the pan which provides extra security and strength and they are also cool to the touch.
This stainless steel Dutch oven can be put under the broiler and is oven safe up to 500 degrees.
The pan itself, with its contemporary design is beautiful enough to set on a buffet table. Calphalon makes other stainless steel contemporary cookware. If you already have the set, this will be a perfect addition. If you purchase this you may want to check out the other cookware as they all make a beautiful set together.
What Owners Have to Say:
This product had 85% of buyers to give it the highest rating possible. It received high praise for all the above mentioned qualities. Overwhelmingly, people commented on how they use it for cooking everything. Everyone also liked the size – how it was big, but not with extremely deep sides. I guess that is why one buyer likes to use it for frying chicken. But another buyer thought it was great for cooking a roast with lots of potatoes.
There was one person that had the lid to crack when it was put into an extremely high oven. If this concerns you, either lower the heat or use a piece of foil.
Helpful hints: You do not need to use high heat to get good results. Start with a lower heat and gradually raise the temperature. Those with induction cook tops said that it works great on top of this particular type of stove. Many products will say that, but it is good to hear some customers actually comment that they used it and they were pleased with it.
Shop for Calphalon Contemporary 8qt Dutch Oven Here