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My Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven Review for 2022
February 7, 2022 Cast Iron Cookware

Milo cast iron dutch ovenThe Milo dutch oven from Kana is an affordable enameled cast iron dutch oven that offers the same features as the expensive cast iron dutch ovens, for a fraction of the cost.

The manufacturers of the Milo enameled cast iron dutch oven had a vision.  They wanted to create a high end, yet affordable cast iron dutch oven for less than the cost of high end products selling for up to $300.

Kayden Horwitz, co-founder of Milo Cookware contacted me. He offered me a 5 qt Milo dutch oven to use, test and write a product review.

The founders studied the manufacturing and distribution processes of the expensive guys like Le Creuset  and Staub cast iron.  They partnered with their factory,  to eliminate unnecessary or non-value add manufacturing and distribution processes.  This has allowed Kana to reduced the price of the by 70%!

We keep a kosher home and we use our existing cast iron cookware for meat dishes.  I was ecstatic to have a cast iron dutch oven to use for dairy and non-meat dishes.

 

 

Why Choose Milo Enameled Cast iron Dutch Oven

Why spend $250 – $400 for expensive cast iron cookware, like Le Creuset or Staub?  The makers of Milo Dutch Oven studied the other high end cast iron cookware manufacturers, and figured out how to offer the same quality product at a fraction of the price.

 

  • French-inspired and designed in California, Milo enameled cast iron dutch ovens are made with premium Belgian ceramic.
  • Built to inspire newcomers and satisfy pros, Milo cookware is ideal for bread baking, slow-cooking, and more.
  • Milo dutch ovens are safe for use with all stove and oven types up to 450 degrees, including induction.
  • Naturally non-stick and easy to clean, the ceramic enameled surfaces are hand and dishwasher safe.
  • Eliminated the waste in the manufacturing process.
  • Created a direct-to-consumer model.
  • They cut out the middleman and ship direct to you from the factory.
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The makers of the Milo cast iron Dutch Oven have a new vision for making and selling premium enameled cast iron cookware at an affordable price.  Their goal is to make a premium $400 enameled cast iron dutch oven, like Le Creuset or Staub, and sell it for around the same price of budget cast iron cookware such as Lodge Cast iron or Tramontina. 

The premium Milo vast iron Dutch Oven sells for just $95 – $120 Here.

This has allowed Milo Cookware to keep the quality and construction in line with the premium brands, yet keep the price affordable for almost any budget.

 

Quality is their name.

The Milo enameled Dutch Oven is made to the same exacting standards as expensive cast iron cookware sets.  They use high quality pig iron, so the Milo enameled cast iron dutch oven heats up quickly, evenly and retains heat for several hours.   This ensures your food cooks evenly and quickly with no cold spots.  Two layers of enamel coating are applied, to prevent chips, cracks and stains.

They inspect every piece to make sure it meets their exacting standards for quality and construction.

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

 

Available in Two Sizes and 4 Colors

  • 3.5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • 5.5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Available in the following colors:

White

Black

Green

Blue

 

You can use the Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven to make:

  • stew
  • soup
  • chili
  • bake cast iron bread
  • slow-cook a meal
  • braise meat
  • and more.

 

Milo Enameled Cast Iron Cookware sells a premium enameled cast iron dutch oven direct to the consumer from the factory for $95 – $120!  This is a savings of 70% over the competition.

 

 

 

Make magic happen

Milo Cast Iron 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.
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Made With Ergonomic Handles

The Milo Enameled Dutch Oven is designed with large ergonomic handles that naturally fit the shape of your hands.

This allows you to carry the dutch oven from the stove to your table, without injury the fear of dropping it.

 

 

How to Prevent Burns

Enameled 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 hands.

Using a towel or rags can sometimes make it difficult to handle your dutch oven.  I discovered kevlar grilling gloves, which are heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

Now I can grab the hot handles with ease, right on the stove top or in the oven.   I don’t worry about a single burn, whether the Milo dutch oven is on the stove top or in oven.

 

To Nub or Not To Nub

Cast Iron Cookware LidsSome brands of enameled cast iron cookware have nubs on the inside of the lid.

The nubs or spikes help moisture collect during braising that drips onto the food.  The theory is you don’t have to continually baste the food as it cooks.

Milo states self basting occurs naturally as moisture rises and collects on the inside of the lids, with or without nubs.

Milo Cookware’s philosophy is to streamline the cooking process with as few distractions as possible.  In their opinion nubs are a useless and expensive added cost.  Milo eliminated them.

 

 

Milo dutch oven

 

How Well Did It Work?

 

To test the Milo Cast Iron dutch oven to see how well it worked, I made my favorite cauliflower fried rice.

With the skillet I normally use, I always end up with rice all over the stove top, as it spills on to the stove while stirring it.

With the Milo enameled dutch oven, the pan heated evenly, and not a grain of rice  ended up on the stove top.

 

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.

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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 from Milo Cast Iron Cookware cleans up 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.  Wait a few minutes and clean with a soft sponge. It will look brand new!

 

Milo Cookware 5 Qt. Dutch Comes in Two Colors

 

Choose Your Color HereMilo Dutch Oven

Milo Cast Iron Cookware 3 Qt Mini Milo Dutch Oven

 

 

OVEN-SAFE TO 500°

Oven-Safe To 500°

High heat is ok, so brown and bake on.   The Milo Dutch Oven 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 Cookware 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.

Where to Get a Milo Cast Iron Dutch Oven

You can purchase a White 5 Qt or a Black 3 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven at Amazon.com.

 

 

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