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Merten & Storck German Enameled Iron 1873 Cookware
German Enameled Iron 1873

This Merten & Storck 5.3 quart dutch oven is made from enameled iron and weighs 7.3 lbs. Features include:

  • Oven safe to 600 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
Description

This Merten & Storck 5.3 quart dutch oven is made from enameled iron and weighs 7.3 lbs. Features include:

  • Oven safe to 600 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean after browning and cooking a beef brisket.

 /  5
Bread baking

Bread baking

How well the pot can proof and bake bread. Those scoring Excellent baked bread that had a crispy crust and a nice interior; those scoring Poor had a dense interior along with a yeasty flavor.

 /  5
Sauce simmer

Sauce simmer

Indication of how well the pot can evenly simmer tomato sauce.

 /  5
Cooking evenness

Cooking evenness

A thermal imaging camera is used to evaluate the heating evenness of the interior bottom of the pot.

 /  5
Speed of heating

Speed of heating

Speed of heating reflects how quickly 4 quarts of water in the largest pot of the set increased from room temperature to a near boil.

 /  5
Handle temperature

Handle temperature

Handle temperature relates to the temperature during heating.

 /  5

About

The Merten & Storck German Enameled Iron 1873 is part of the Cookware test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dutch Ovens models like the German Enameled Iron 1873 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of cleaning Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean after browning and cooking a beef brisket.

Bread baking How well the pot can proof and bake bread. Those scoring Excellent baked bread that had a crispy crust and a nice interior; those scoring Poor had a dense interior along with a yeasty flavor.

Sauce simmer Indication of how well the pot can evenly simmer tomato sauce.

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