Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven Review

Posted on 26th June 2019 in Cast Iron Cookware
Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven Review

Affordable cast iron dutch oven

The Milo dutch oven is a must have affordable cast iron dutch oven for every home cook.

You can use it to make stew, soup, chili, bake bread, slow-cook, braise meat, and more.  This cast iron dutch oven is designed for newcomers and pros alike.

The manufacturers of Milo dutch oven want to create a high end cast iron dutch oven for just $95, that compares to the quality and construction of premium brands, like Le Creuset and Staub, that often sells for $250 – $400.  It will quickly become your go-to cooking pot.

They found a way to take the waste out for manufacturing process, and are offering a high end cast iron dutch oven at a price any budget can afford.

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

 

Check Out the Milo Dutch Oven

The makers of the Milo Dutch Oven have a new vision for making and selling premium quality cast iron cookware at an affordable price.  Their goal is to make a $400 cast iron dutch oven, like Le Creuset or Staub, and sell it for the cost of budget cast iron cookware such as Lodge Cast iron or Tramontina, that sells for around $100.

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

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

 

Quality is their name.

The Milo Dutch Oven is made to the same exacting standards as the expensive guys.  They use high quality pig iron, so the dutch oven heats up quickly and retains heat.   Food cooks evenly and quickly with no cold spots.  Two layers of enamel coating are applied, to prevent chips, cracks and stains.

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

 

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

 

Kayden Horwitz, co-founder of Milo Cookware contacted me. He offered me a 5 qt cast iron dutch oven to use, test and review.  We keep a kosher home and we use our existing 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

Milo Dutch Oven Features

  • Made with high quality materials.
  • Two layers of enamel are applied 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

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The Milo Dutch Oven is made with ergonomic handles.  This allows you to carry 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, which claim the handles are a bit small.  I found the handles to be perfectly sized, and similar to other brands of cast iron cookware.

The handles are designed to naturally fit the shape of your hand.

 

Lodge enameled cast iron

Lodge enameled cast iron

 

How to Prevent Burns

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 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 or spikes help moisture collect during braising and drips onto the food, so you don’t have to continually baste the food as it cooks.

Milo Cookware’s philosophy is to streamline the cooking process with as few distractions as possible.

In their opinion nubs are useless,  and expensive added cost, 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 nubs.  .

 

 

 

 

How Well Did It Work?

 

To test this cast iron dutch oven to see how well it worked, I made cauliflower fried rice.

With the skillet I normally use, I always end up with rice making a mess on the stove as it spills on to the stove while stirring it.

 

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 a grocery store freezer section.  I prefer to rice cauliflower in my Ninja blender, but either works well.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum and spray with baking spray.  Spread rice evenly on baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

Milo Dutch Oven

 

Lastly, scramble three eggs and add to the pot.

 


 

Premium quality cast iron cookware

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 dutch oven 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

Choose Your Color HereMilo Dutch Oven

 

 

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 Dutch Oven

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 Cast Iron 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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