The 4.5 quart cast iron Dutch Oven is an all-purpose kitchen tool, especially suited to sourdough bread baking, low-and-slow braising, baked pasta, and all kinds of frying.
Our vintage-style all-cast iron design's non-stick cooking performance comes starts with grapeseed oil pre-seasoning and develops with time and use—and not flimsy engineered coatings. The No.8 Dutch Oven comes an exact-fit self-basting lid to ensure roasts and braises cook evenly, whether on the stovetop, in the oven, or over the campfire.
Field cast iron cookware match traditional vintage sizing conventions, where the “number” corresponds not to diameter in inches, but to the burner ring size on an old-fashioned wood-burning stove. That means a 4.5 quart No.8 Dutch Oven is actually wider than 8 inches. (It’s tricky, we know.)
Here’s how we measure up:
- 4.5-quart volume
- 10 ¼” top diameter
- 7 ⅞ base diameter
- 6.5 lbs (base); 10.5 lbs (with lid)
- 4.4" height
Well-seasoned cast iron cookware delivers a naturally non-stick cooking surface without harmful chemicals or engineered coatings. Your Dutch oven will arrive pre-seasoned, so it’s ready to cook right away.
Cast iron gets hot and stays hot, making it the best material for stovetop searing, oven-roasting vegetables, and especially sourdough baking.
Field cast iron cookware is compatible with all stovetop burner types, including glass and ceramic induction ranges.
Field Cast Iron is 100% Made in the USA. We work with recycled iron sourced from American vendors, and pour our cast iron cookware using green sand castings—just like the most celebrated vintage cast iron manufacturers, Griswold and Wagner.
Our naturally non-stick cooking surface comes from multiple coats of grapeseed oil pre-seasoning. No teflon, no dirty tricks.
Like all great tools, cast iron cookware gets better with time and use.
To keep your No.8 Dutch Oven in top condition:
- Pre-heat on low for up to 5 minutes before you start cooking.
- Use acidic ingredients sparingly.
- Clean according the Field Method for Cast Iron Care & Maintenance.
- Hand-wash only. Never in the dishwasher.
- Towel dry or heat to dry on the stovetop. Never drip-dry or store wet.
Most importantly, cook often!