Milo Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Review

Milo Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven Review

Milo Dutch Oven

Milo Cookware enameled cast iron dutch oven is a must have for every home cook.  It will quickly become your go-to cooking pot.

You can use it to make exciting dishes, such as soup or stew, braise meat, roast chicken, make bread or even to create desserts.

High end cast iron cookware, like Le Creuset or Staub can be expensive, often costing $200 – $400.  This can consequently, put these expensive cast iron pots out of reach for many buyers.

Cheap cast iron cookware, like Lodge can cost $50. While you might pay an affordable price, you get it at a cost.  Those costs include chips and cracks often appear within a few years, and unfortunately the stains don’t always come out.

Let’s see how Milo Cookware is making a premium quality cast iron dutch oven, yet is selling it for a budget price.

 

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Milo Cookware has a new vision for making and selling cast iron cookware.  Their goal was to make a $400 cast iron dutch oven, like Le Creuset or Staub, and sell it for the cost of budget cast iron cookware that sells for around $100.

The founders of Milo Cast Iron Cookware studied the manufacturing and distribution processes of the expensive guys.  They worked with their factory to re-engineer the cost out of the process.

This has allowed them to keep the quality and construction in line with the best cookware, yet keep the price of their cast iron dutch ovens affordable for almost any budget.

 

Quality is their name.

Milo Cookware is made to the same exacting standards as the expensive guys.  They use quality iron, so the dutch oven heats up quickly.   Food cooks evenly and quickly.  Two layers of enamel coating are applied evenly.  Coating won’t chip or crack.

Milo wants to put all that money back in your pocket.

This has allowed Milo to sell a premium cast iron dutch oven direct from the factory to your door for $95!

I was contacted by Kayden Horwitz, co-founder of Milo Cookware.  They offered me a 5 qt cast iron dutch oven to use, test and review.  We keep a kosher home and we use our cast iron cookware for meat dishes.  I was ecstatic to have a cast iron pot to use for dairy and non-meat dishes.

 

Make magic happen

Features

  • Made with high quality materials.
  • Sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice for an extremely durable and attractive finish.
  • Polished and finished by hand.
  • The enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling.
  • Light interior color makes it easy to monitor cooking foods.
  • Cast iron provides even heat distribution and excellent heat retention.
  • Works well on all heat sources (induction, electric, gas, halogen, oven, open flame).
  • Lid secures tightly to lock in steam and flavor.
  • Timeless design for oven-to-table presentation.

 

Ergonomic Handles

Milo Cookware is made with ergonomic handles, to ensure you can carry and handle the dutch oven from the stove to your table without the fear of dropping it or hurting your hands.

I have read several reviews for the Milo dutch oven, that claimed the handles are a bit small.  I could not disagree more with this statement.

The difference in the shape of the handles is they are designed to naturally fit the shape of your hand.

Lodge enameled cast iron

Lodge enameled cast iron

 

Cast iron cookware can get very hot on the stove top or in the oven, which can make it too hot to touch with your bare hand.

Using a towel or rags can sometimes make it difficult to handle your dutch oven.  I discovered kevlar grilling gloves, and now I can grab the hot handles with ease.   I don’t worry about a single burn, whether the Milo dutch oven is on the stove top or in oven.

 

Milo Cookware Leaves Off Nubs on Inside of Lid

Cast Iron Cookware Lids

Some brands of enameled cast iron cookware have nubs on the inside of the lid.

The nubs collect moisture and drip it back on to the food as it cooks. This is a process called self basting.

The nubs or spikes are used when slow cooking or braising.  This way you don’t have to continually baste the food as it cooks.

Milo Cookware’s philosophy is streamlining the cooking process with as few distractions as possible. In their opinion, nubs are useless and expensive, and you don’t need them.

Other brands sometimes claim the nubs are for basting. Milo believes self basting occurs naturally as moisture rises and collects on the inside of the lids, with or without bubs.  .

 

 

I often make cauliflower fried rice, called caulirice.  With the skillet I normally use, I always end up with rice making a mess on the stove as it pours over the edges while stirring it.

 

How Well Did It Work?

Let’s see if I can make the same caulirice without making a big mess on the stove.

As yo may know, Cast iron tends to heat up slowly, but is great at retaining heat for several hours.

I found the Milo cast iron dutch oven heated up quickly.  It has even heat distribution along the bottom and sides, so you won’t experience cod and hot spots.

 

Cooking onions and carrots

I began by sweating onions and carrots for about five minutes.

 

Making caulirice

Next, add riced cauliflower.  You can often find riced cauliflower in your grocery freezer section.  I prefer to rice cauliflower in my Ninja blender, but either works well.

Bake rice on baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Add the caulirice to the pot

 

Making caulirce with egg

Lastly, scramble three eggs and add to the pot.


Making caulirice

Break up the egg into small pieces and stir well to combine all ingredients.

 

Making caulirice in Milo cast iron dutch oven

Finally, add 1/3 cup of soy sauce or liquid aminos and stir well. Kids love it!

 

 

Cleans Up Easily

I found the Milo Cookware cleans up easily. The non stick enameled coating cleans quickly and easily.  Most of the food will come off with just warm water and a soft sponge.

If you have food that is not coming off easily, just use some baking soda, and it will look brand new!

 

Comes in Two Colors

The Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven comes in two colors- while and black.Choose Your Color Here

 

 

OVEN-SAFE TO 500°

Oven-Safe To 500°

High heat is ok, so brown and bake on.   Milo cookware is oven safe to 500º F.  Many other brands are oven safe to 400 º F.

 

Drawbacks of Milo Cookware

After inspecting and using the Milo cast iron dutch oven, here are the drawbacks I noticed.

  • The knob can get really hot.  Make sure to use a rag to prevent a burn.  You can replace with a heat resistant phenolic plastic knob that can withstand oven temperature up to 400° F.
  • The lid does not make a tight fit.  Heat may be able to escape.

 

LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Milo offers a lifetime warranty for their products. Most products come with a 12 month warranty.

With Milo Cookware, if your product ever becomes unusable due to normal use, they’ll replace it for free.

Milo will replace any item found to be defective in material or craftsmanship due to normal use.

 

What are People Saying about Milo Cookware

Fit and finish are excellent! I’ve been using it “low and slow” on my kamado grill over charcoal and smoking woods.
From my order to my first meal, my Milo has passed the test. My one pot chicken dinner was delicious and clean up was a breeze.
Simple to order and received quickly…my new white Milo is equal in performance to my le crueset and staub.
So far I have been impressed by the quality of the product and is holding up well with use. Great value!
Both the cookware and the response of Customer Service meet my high standards. Stop pondering and get one for yourself and more for gifts.

 

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Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

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