Featuring their famed, heirloom-quality craftsmanship, the 5 Qt. Dutch Oven is the latest piece created by FINEX Cast Iron Cookware. Whether you're stewing or slow-cooking, braising meat, or baking loaves of bread, the Dutch Oven's versatility can swiftly handle anything you throw at it. The Dutch Oven's heavy-weight design allows for even heat distribution and superior high-heat retention – meaning the Dutch Oven stays warm for hours after cooking. This Dutch Oven also features FINEX's signature octagonal shape to simplify pouring, as well as dual Speed Cool handles to make transportation easy. The Dutch Oven comes with a 10" lid, which is also compatible with the FINEX 10" Skillet. FINEX is passionate about creating heirloom-quality cast iron for families to enjoy for centuries. Clean and maintain your cast iron with the FINEX Cast Iron Cleaning Care Kit. FINEX item number DL5-10001.
FINEX's obsession with intentional design, quality and craftsmanship of antique cast iron led them to one conclusion: FINEX must be built on American soil. Crafted by hand the hard way, each pan is refined with angle grinders, buffing wheels, and industrial tumblers. Each piece is unique, as FINEX allows subtle variations to ensure your cookware has its own personality that'll fit right in on a stove, campfire, or table.
Finex cookware is meticulously designed to take advantage of decades of traditional cast iron production and blend those lessons with the full advantages of modern manufacturing. Machine-smoothed cooking surfaces, pre-seasoned by hand with 100% organic flaxseed oil, and stone-tumble polished; FINEX cookware is designed for life. The Speed Cool Handle is inspired by antique wood stoves, comfortable to hold and effectively tempering heat. The patented octagonal shape is more than style, it aids easy release and each spout is another drip-free pouring angle. The matching lids fit securely, and can be rotated a few degrees to allow the cookware to vent.
FINEX is a small team of Portland-based craftspeople, cooks and designers dedicated to crafting cookware that will stand the test of time. Their work is inspired by the hardworking history of American cast iron and grounded in their belief that cooking should be genuine—an experience you value and share with others. Their simple ideals shine through in their cast iron products, elegant and strong cookware that stands up to open flame and elevates meals at the dining room table.
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Right before the final quality check, FINEX coats their cookware cooking surfaces with 100% organic flaxseed oil for a durable, stick-resistant finish that’s ready to cook with out of the box. Before you use your new FINEX piece for the first time, give it a quick rinse with warm water and dry it completely to remove any sediment that may have settled in the cookware. For your first few uses, add a little oil as you start cooking to help preserve the new coating. Over time, your FINEX cookware will continue to develop a natural seasoning, which will enhance the stick-resistant surface.
For an even heating surface, preheat your cast iron pan before cooking. We recommend a medium-low heat for a few minutes. Cast iron can take longer to warm up, but it holds on to heat longer, too. FINEX’s thick-wall design provides even heat distribution and retention for searing performance unlike anything else on the market. Perfectly crispy skin and golden brown edges are just minutes away.
Step 1. For easy cleaning, simply scrape off food and rinse using hot water. For tougher cleaning jobs, use a stainless steel scrubber to remove tough, stuck-on food bits. Use a dab of soap if necessary. Never put your cast iron in the dishwasher or let it soak for long periods of time.
Step 2. Once you’ve washed and rinsed your cast iron thoroughly, be sure to dry it immediately. Do not air dry. Use a towel to wipe it down or place your cast iron on the stove and heat over a medium-low heat to ensure it’s completely dry. Remember, iron loves to rust if left wet. We like to say, “We’ve never seen a dry cast iron skillet rust.”
Step 3. Warm your cast iron on the stove using medium-low heat. Then, apply a very thin layer of oil (any vegetable oil you like) and work thoroughly into the pan. Be sure to wipe off any excess. Let it cool and store for your next use. Applying a little oil to your cast iron protects the natural seasoning you’ve worked hard to develop and it also provides protection against moisture and corrosion when storing.
Cast iron is very durable and forgiving. Scorched, scratched or rusted pans can be returned to perfect working condition with a little elbow grease and some quality oil. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. If your pan has rust, gently remove it using steel wool. Wash and dry your cast iron cookware thoroughly. Once completely dry, apply a very thin layer of flaxseed oil to the entire surface of your cast iron pan (including the outside surface). Wipe off any excess oil, then place the pan in your preheated oven. Bake the pan for one hour at 400 degrees. You can repeat this process to build up your seasoning and maintain the pan for generations.