ProCook Review and Giveaway! {closed}


You know how much I love cast iron, so you’re probably not surprised to learn I like enameled cast iron, too. I’ve had the same Dutch oven for several years (from Target, actually), but it’s definitely starting to show its wear and, besides, I’ve always wanted an oval one. In addition to all the things Dutch ovens are wonderful for (soups, stews, braising), oval dutch ovens are especially great for browning roasts, small chickens, you name it.

ProCook is a family-owned specialist cookware and kitchen retailer based in the UK. They provide quality cookware at an affordable price. And I do mean affordable. The 4.2 qt. oval Dutch oven is a mere $65, whereas a similar LeCreuset would be about $200  more. And, let me tell you, it performs beautifully. You would never think that there is such a huge price disparity. I would absolutely recommend this Dutch oven if you’re in the market for one, particularly if you don’t want to spend a couple weeks’ worth of groceries on a pot. 🙂

I’ve made many things in this already, including a one-dish sausage & farro recipe and bolognese (and other things—like stew, chicken chili, and seared roast—not pictured because the  pics are on my broken computer, ahem).  The pot retained its heat well and cooked very evenly. It was a breeze to clean  up.

One thing I really like about the ProCook line of Dutch ovens is the ridged lid on the inside, something most Dutch ovens don’t have. This is great for braising because the lid allows the pot to self-baste, catching the steam in the ridges before condensing it back into liquid and letting it drip down. Cool, huh?

ProCook carries a large assortment of cookware, bakeware, knives, utensils, and even dinnerware. If they perform as well as this Dutch oven (and I have no reason to believe they wouldn’t), then I can’t wait to try other pieces. You really can’t beat the price. And you can never have too much stoneware, amiright?

So, do  you want to win a 4.2 qt. oval Dutch oven from ProCook? Great! Here’s how:

  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you’d use this Dutch oven for (links to recipes are always welcome!)
  • Be sure to leave your email. No one will be able to see it but me, and I will be emailing the winner.
  • One entry per person. Keep in mind that comments are moderated, so if you don’t see your comment right away, please do not post another.
  • Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 29 at 11:59 PM CST.

Disclaimer: ProCook provided me with a Dutch oven to review, and will be providing one to a reader as well. All opinions are my own.

ProCook Review and Giveaway! {closed}

167 thoughts on “ProCook Review and Giveaway! {closed}

  1. Learning about new, fabulous, affordable cookware sounds good to me! And to think I really need a Dutch oven…i’d made tagines in it!

  2. I would use it to make roasts! I love when fall comes and it’s cool enough to fire up the oven again.

  3. I’d like it to roast meats- chicken, pork, and while I don’t eat a lot of beef, I might be tempted to try one since I could sear it first. This sounds like so much fun.

  4. $65?? Are you kidding me?? What a bargain!! I refuse to make pot roast in anything other than a cast iron Dutch oven … it’s like magic 🙂

  5. Um everything. Soups, stocks, stews, chilis, pot roast, it’s always my go-to for deep frying too. Indispensable in the kitchen!

  6. I would LOVE to make a nice roast or Chicken in a Pot. I, too, have been lusting after an oval dutch oven.

  7. Oh how I would love this. I would make my lil Italian mother-in-law’s homemade marinara sauce in this. The best recipe deserves the best cooking vessel and this looks like it fits that requirement. Thank you for the chance to win it (and my husband’s praise). 🙂

  8. This Dutch oven looks great. I think the first thing I would make in it would be a beef stew. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I’ve become a sucker for Red Beans and Rice after doing some reading about Louis Armstrong…makes the house smell wonderful.

  10. I would definitely use it to make a cider brined pork roast…and that is just one of the many delicious meals I would make for my family and friends!:-)

  11. My friend once made Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini with ground lamp in a Dutch oven that I’d love to try! I’d love to try a brisket or a roast in a Dutch oven too 🙂

  12. I would actually ask my husband to make us his famous chili. What a great price on this Dutch oven! Far easier to convince my husband we need this rather than spend $300 on a Le Creuset.

  13. Id love to try my hand at my Mother-in-laws red gravy or maybe finally make your short ribs in chipotle & green chili sauce!

  14. I don’t know. A chicken? A roast? I’ve never had a Dutch oven, but I’m sure I have plenty of recipes that I could use it for.

  15. Since dutch ovens are so pretty, they live on my stovetop. Which makes them my first choice for soups! This week alone I have tortillas, pumpkin, and tomato soup in the works, all of which would look gorgeous in this dutch oven.

  16. A big batch of chili! With fall approaching and football season in full swing, there would be nothing better to make in that pot!

  17. I would make my husband’s favorite beef stew. I’m so excited that you posted about this product. I can’t believe the price!

  18. A money tree never popped up in our yard, so we couldn’t dream of buying a Le Crueset. My mom will be VERY happy to hear about this more affordable option.

    If the ProCook dutch oven came to live with me, I’d make a cold weather staple of seafood stew. There’s always a bounty of seafood tucked back in the freezer, and this would be the perfect dish to start off fall cooking.

  19. I’ve never used a dutch oven before and neither has my Mom, so I would be extremely excited to get one of these! 🙂

    I would probably make a big, hearty batch of Chili. Especially with this Minnesota Winter coming up!

  20. I would use it for soups, I love soup and am excited that the weather is getting cooler and I can start making it regularly again! Thank you for the recommendation, I have been wanting a dutch oven forever, but I can’t afford to spend that much on cookware!

    Also, I have been meaning to mention this weird coincidence- I am also Greek. I was pregnant at the same time as you were with Zachary and I also had a boy (who had dairy intolerance like your new guy!). Now, I am pregnant again and just found out we are also having another boy! I just saw the pics of Ian, and he is adorable and looks just like his big brother! It made me feel excited about having another boy. We are also looking to buy a house right now! I think that’s it 🙂

  21. uh, I want it. I would use it to make my meatballs, or as one of my kids calls it ‘mom’s best meatballs.’ but as fall is upon us, I see me using it for chicken paprikash too, which my kids don’t like, but I do, because it has plenty of veggies, good comfort food, and best of all, done in less than an hour.

  22. I have a friend in the marines who’s stationed on the east coast and comes home every Christmas wanting me to make him Chicken Tortilla soup. This would make a real good soup!

  23. The first thing I’d make would be some sort of delicious wild mushroom casserole. yum. Or maybe something with apples and/or squash… or all of the above. hrm…

  24. Chili or carnitas or soup or ……………. I am sure that if I were to get it, I’d be using it lots for many additional things also!

  25. I live in London so a bit too far to send this prize, but just very glad to hear that this English based Dutch oven works so well. We need a new one in the future. And then I’ll make an amazing sourdough bread in it (works so well in Dutch ovens!).

  26. I love making big pots of soup all winter, especially legume soups–and I’m in need of a new soup pot! The best thing about cast iron enamel is how neatly it cleans up. Can also be used for baking crusty artisan bread!!!

  27. I would use it for so much, but definitely for chicken & dumplings, one of our favorite dishes during the Fall & Winter.

  28. I have never used a dutch oven, but would surely like to try a chicken stew, maybe with dumplings? Or how about some chicken egg lemon soup? Yum!

  29. I’d love to make some braised short ribs in one of these. Or pot roast or stew or soup. So many choices…

  30. I love chili, especially this time of year, but would first make a braised pot roast with root veggies. I’ve tried to make a good pot roast in the crock pot, but it never seems to turn out as well as the roasts my grandma made in her old cast iron pot!

  31. I would love this 4.5 quart oval PreCook cast iron dutch oven! I love using my round dutch ovens for soups, stews, braising and any other type of slow cooking.

  32. I use my Dutch oven for French onion soup, beef, roulade, stuffed peppers and things like that. It is 6.5 quart and a smaller one would be really nice 🙂

  33. Beef stew! And then short ribs! I would LOVE an enameled dutch oven, but the price tag has kept me from pulling the trigger.

  34. This type of cookware is fantastic, you can use it for so much! I would use this for everything from stifado, avgolemono, to homemade bread!

  35. CHILI! I tend to just throw whatever I have in the fridge and freezer plus a couple of cans of drained beans and season it. Perfect for football season 🙂

  36. I have been looking for a Dutch Oven, and would love to try this one! I would make my mother in law’s Belgian Beef Stew. =)

  37. Aaahh….choices! My first instinct is to say pot roast, since it’s one of my favorite comfort foods during the fall, and it’s one of the easiest things to do before church–just throw it in the oven before we leave and let it roast low & slow all day. BUT, I’d also have to say osso bucco. It’s on my “to do” list and this looks like a fun tool to try it with!

  38. My fiance is Greek and I am not. Your blog has helped me learn to make some of his favorite recipes! I should have written to you years ago to thank you! I would love to use this dutch oven to make a big batch of dolmades. I have mastered them!

  39. I’d try my hand at making a pot roast again. I am a pretty mean home cook…..but a pot roast seems to be nemesis.

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