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Aldi Crofton Enameled Cast Iron French Oven-White

Crofton Cast Iron Pans

Most Recent Aldi Cast Iron Pans

During the week of January 25th, 2023 you will be able to find a few different cast iron pans in the Aldi Finds Aisle. You can pick up a light weight enameled cast iron Dutch oven with glass lid, a lightweight cast iron fry pan, or a cast iron dessert set for two.

The enameled Dutch oven is made with lightweight cast iron so I expect it will have thinner walls than your standard Dutch oven. It also comes with a glass lid instead of the typical cast iron lid. The glass lid is only oven safe to 325 F versus 450 F for the base.

The cast iron dessert set includes two cast iron skillets and two trivets. Aldi does not say the size of the pans in their ad so you will have to check that out in person. I expect they are fairly small since they are meant for a single serving of dessert.

In the past Aldi has had lightweight cast iron pans and enameled pots that are not cast iron.

Crofton Cast Iron (non-enamel)

Crofton Cast Iron Skillet 10 inch

  • Price: $9.99 (2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/26/2022
  • 10 inch diameter
  • Capacity: 2.2-quart (2.08 L)
  • Pre-seasoned cast iron with vegetable oil finish
  • Use cast iron to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise and fry
  • Oven safe up to 500 °F
  • Aldi Product Code: 817716
Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Skillet 10 in
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Crofton Cast Iron Dessert Set For Two

  • Price: $14.99 (2023 prices may vary)
  • Available: 1/25/2023
  • 4-Piece set
  • Includes two cast iron skillets and two trivets
  • Cast iron is suitable for all cooktops
  • Perfect for oven to table serving
  • Pre-seasoned cast iron
  • Ready to use
  • Superior heat retention and heat distribution
  • Skillets are oven safe up to 475 °F
Aldi Cast Iron Dessert Set Mini Pans
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Crofton Enameled Cast Iron

Crofton Lightweight Cast Iron Dutch Oven

  • Price: $29.99 (2023 prices may vary)
  • Available: 1/25/2023
  • Size: 6-quart
  • Colors: Green, Lavender or White
  • Dutch oven body is oven safe up to 450 °F
  • The tempered glass lid is heat resistant and oven safe up to 325 °F
  • Lightweight cast iron provides uniform heat distribution
  • Pre-seasoned cast iron interior for browning and searing
  • Chip-resistant porcelain enamel exterior
  • Two oven-safe, stainless steel handles attached
  • Compatible with gas, electric or glass ceramic stovetops
Crofton Lightweight Cast Iron Dutch Oven
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Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Braiser

  • Price: $24.99 (2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 11/16/2022
  • Colors: White with Gold Knob or Red with Silver Knob
  • Porcelain enamel interior for nonstick cooking
  • No Seasoning required
  • Includes self-basting lid
  • Two cast handles for easy lifting
  • Includes oven-safe stainless steel knob
  • Suitable for all cooktops (including induction)
  • Aldi Product Code: 705535
Crofton Cast Iron Braiser
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Crofton Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven

  • Price: $34.99 (2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/26/2022
  • Colors: White with gold colored handle or Green gradient with metal handle
  • Capacity: 6-quarts (5.7 L)
  • Cast iron provides superior heat retention and distribution
  • Long-lasting porcelain enamel interior and exterior
  • Body and lid oven safe up to 482 °F (250 C)
  • Aldi Product Code: 817731
Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven Aldi
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Crofton Enamel Cast Iron French Oven

  • Price: $29.99 (in 2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/19/2022
  • Colors: White or Green Gradient with (white interior)
  • Oval Shape
  • Capacity: 4.6-quarts (4.35 L)
  • Dimensions: 11″ x 8.6″
  • Cast iron provides superior heat retention and distribution
  • Long-lasting porcelain enamel interior and exterior
  • Body and lid oven safe up to 482 °F (250°C)
  • Aldi Product Code: 817730
Aldi Crofton Enameled Cast Iron French Oven-White
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Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Skillet or Grill Pan

  • Price: $18.99 (in 2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/19/2022
  • Colors: White or Green Gradient (black enamel interior for both)
  • 12″ Grill Pan or 10.46″ Fry Pan
  • Superior heat retention and distribution of cast iron
  • Long-lasting black porcelain enamel interior and exterior
  • Oven safe up to 482 °F (250 C)
  • Compatible with gas, electric, glass ceramic, halogen and induction stovetops
  • Aldi Product Code: 817799
Crofton Enamel Cast Iron Frying Pan
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Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Grill Pan

Crofton Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven (mini)

  • Price: $18.99 (in 2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/19/2022
  • White with Gold Knob or Green Gradient with Silver Knob (white interior for both)
  • Capacity: 2-quart (1.89 L)
  • Cast iron gives it superior heat retention and distribution
  • Long-lasting porcelain enamel interior and exterior
  • Oven safe up to 482 °F (250 C)
  • Product Code: 817728
Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven White
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Should Your Get Your Cast Iron at ALDI?

If you are looking for some new cast iron cookware be sure to check out the Aldi Finds aisle. Aldi carries Crofton cast iron along with Crofton porcelain enamel cast iron pots and pans at various times throughout the year.

Basically all cookware at Aldi is a limited time Aldi Find meaning it is only available for a short period of time. So you can’t just go into Aldi any day of the year and expect to find a specific pot or pan, but they do come around fairly often.

Aldi Cast Iron Pan
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Cast iron pans are one of the few options out there that get better over time, as long as you care for them properly. So in general I recommend getting something that is good quality and versatile since the pan may last the rest of your life.

I haven’t had the chance to try out any of the Crofton Cast Iron or Enameled Cast Iron cookware from Aldi yet so I can’t judge the quality but the price looks pretty good.

I am in the market for a dutch oven or french oven so I will probably pick up one of those if they are available next time I am in Aldi. If I do find one I will update this post with my thoughts.

Cast Iron VS Enameled Cast Iron

Enameled Cast Iron pans have a thin coating of porcelain enamel on top of the cast iron core. This creates a non-porous surface that helps reduce food sticking.

That also means that unlike standard cast iron these enamel versions don’t need to be seasoned, are less likely to rust, and can be washed with soap. Enameled pans also won’t react with acidic ingredients whereas it is generally recommended that you don’t cook acidic foods in standard cast iron.

Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven White
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Unfortunately enameled cast iron isn’t better in every way. Enameled is generally more expensive than cast iron, less durable, and can’t handle the higher temperatures.

The enamel coating can chip if dropped or hit but is still considered more durable than a non-stick coating since it can handle metal utensils and should last longer overall.

You also shouldn’t use enameled cast iron at extreme temperatures. While you can use standard cast iron on a campfire or grill you want to avoid that with enameled.

Aldi says the Crofton Enameled Cast Iron cookware is oven safe up to 482 degrees (F) which looks similar to other brands. Some say up to 500 F is ok but most don’t go beyond that.

Is It A Good Deal?

You can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a single enameled cast iron pan from brands like Le Creuset or Staub. But those are premium brands that have been around a long time and have a reputation of quality and durability.

The $30 Crofton seems like a great deal compared to a few hundred for one of the premium brands. But we should really compare it to brands on the lower end of the price range.

Brands like Lodge, Amazonbasics, and Crockpot have similar products with great reviews selling for a lot less than the premium brands. But it looks like Crofton is still beating them out on price right now.

You will find some similar sized options with more colors to choose from with Lodge or Crockpot but you will probably pay just a bit more. The good thing is these options have thousands of good reviews!

Here Are Some Good Alternative Buys

Crofton Cast Iron and Enameled Cast Iron Pan Reviews

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Lid Doesn’t Fit

Rated 1 out of 5
December 8, 2022

One important function of a Dutch oven is to braise. I bought the 6 QT Dutch oven a few weeks ago on sale. I used the product for the first time yesterday. I found out in the middle of cooking my recipe that it was defective, in that the lid does not fit correctly on the bowl part. It “rocks” and not in the good way! It is supposed to fit tight (“seal”) to keep the liquid inside. Instead the liquid evaporates through the lid. This results defeats the purpose of the product.

T B

Braiser and 9×13 baking dish

Rated 5 out of 5
November 17, 2022

I’ve had and used 9×13 cast iron baking pan several years now. It has never let me down. Baked many pans of cinnamon rolls to chicken dinner with stuffing. Easily cleaned. Would highly recommend. Recently purchased braiser used twice so far. Looking forward to many uses yet to come. I’m sure I will love it as I do baking pan. Thank you aldi.

Beth S

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