- Carbon steel weighs a fraction of cast iron and is more heat responsive than cast iron for faster, more even heating
- Durable BK-made GlazeGuard enamel coating is extremely tough and less likely to chip than cast iron designs
- Recessed lids with stainless steel rim prevent boil overs and provide extra space inside
- Nonstick naturally with incredible performance on induction stovetops, bonded heatproof handles
- Toxin-free, PTFE/PFOA-free, handcrafted in Germany
No one knows Dutch ovens like BK—the Royal founder of the Dutch oven. These heirloom-quality Dutch ovens are handcrafted in Germany in the same tradition as the original enameled models that earned the Royal predicate in 1951. They’re built to last thanks to heavy-gauge carbon steel, a thick base and GlazeGuard technology—the unique and durable interior and exterior glaze that’s non-porous, non-reactive and resists cuts and scratches. The carbon steel core is molecularly fused with the GlazeGuard interior and exterior for better chip-resistance than cast iron. Celebrated by chefs everywhere, carbon steel weighs a fraction of cast iron and is more heat responsive for faster, more even heating. Thanks to the natural nonstick properties of the enamel, food slides right off for easy cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher. The dome-shaped lid features welded handles for enhanced strength as well as a stainless steel rim and a recessed interior to provide extra room for taller roasts and poultry and prevent boil overs while sitting inside the pot for a secure fit. The BK Dutch oven performs remarkably on all stovetops, including induction, and its bonded handles will stay cool on any heat source. BK has a rich history of innovation. In 1851, coppersmith Hendrik Berk of Kampen, Holland, was commissioned by local inhabitants and businesses to make milk churns, pots, pans and other cooking utensils. 40 years later, he added a protective layer of enamel to his steel pans and tins and introduced the world to the first enameled steel Dutch oven. This laid the foundation for BK, which continues to bring high quality and innovative engineering to their approach to cookware. BK’s crowning achievement came in 1951 when Queen Juliana awarded them the Royal predicate—a title awarded only to organizations that hold a prominent position in their field.