The Milo dutch oven is a must have affordable enameled cast iron dutch oven for every home cook.
You can use Milo Cookware to make:
- bake cast iron bread
- slow-cook a meal
- braise meat
- and more.
The manufacturers of Milo dutch oven want to create a high end affordable cast iron dutch oven for just $95, which every home cook can afford. The founders studied the manufacturing and distribution processes of the expensive guys like Le Creuset Cast Iron and Staub cast iron. They partnered with their factory, which allowed them to find ways to eliminate unnecessary or non-value add processes, which reduced the price by 70%!
Why Choose Milo Cookware
The company founders compared to the quality and construction of premium brands, like Le Creuset and Staub, that often sells for $250 – $400.
The makers of the Milo 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 Dutch Oven sells for just $95 Here.
This has allowed Milo Cookware to keep the quality and construction in line with the premium brands, yet keep the price of their enameled 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 expensive cast iron cookware sets. They use high quality pig iron, so the Milo enameled cast iron dutch oven heats up quickly and retains heat for several hours. This ensure your food cooks evenly and quickly with no cold spots. Two layers of enamel coating are applied, to prevent chips, cracks and stains.
Milo Cookware wants to put all that money you save back in your pocket.
- Kayden Horwitz, co-founder of Milo Cookware contacted me. He offered me a 5 qt Milo 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 the Milo 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.
I began by sweating onions and carrots for about five minutes.
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.
Lastly, scramble three eggs and add to the pot.
Break up the egg into small pieces and stir well to combine all ingredients.
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. 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
You get the same exacting quality of the lager 5 Qt. Enameled Dutch Oven, just in a slightly smaller size. Sells for just $75-$85
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.
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.
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