Search
Close this search box.

AldiThings is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn More.

Aldi Crofton Enameled Cast Iron French Oven-White

Crofton Cast Iron Pans

Most Recent Aldi Cast Iron Pans

During the week of May 17th, 2023 you will be able to find a few different enameled cast iron pans in the Aldi Finds Aisle.

You will find a Enameled Cast Iron Braiser with lid and a Enameled Cast Iron Sauce Pan with lid that week. The Braiser pan was available last year for the same price but I don’t recall seeing the Enameled Sauce pan before so that may be new.

I do own one Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Pan; the French Oven. I have only used it a couple times so far but it seems to be good quality and I haven’t had any issues so far.

Aldi Enameled Cast Iron French Oven
Sourdough Bread Baked In Crofton French Oven

In the past Aldi has had lightweight cast iron pans and enameled pots that are not cast iron. Of course they also have a wide range of Crofton Cookware available at various times throughout the year.

Crofton Cast Iron (non-enamel)

Crotfton Cast Iron Deep Skillet 10 Inch

This larger version of the Crofton Cast Iron Skillet is great if you are frying, cooking something larger like a whole chicken, or braising in liquid.

I do whish they included a lid with this pan because I use a similar Lodge Cast Iron Pan and regularly use the lid, especially when baking sourdough bread.

  • Price: $12.99 (2024, prices may vary)
  • Available: 1/24/2024
  • Pre-seasoned cast iron with vegetable oil finish.
  • Interior diameter: 10.25 in
  • Perfect pan to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise and fry.
  • Compatible Cooktops: all cooktops including induction.
  • Oven safe (up to 500°F)
Crofton Cast Iron Deep Skillet Aldi
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton Cast Iron Skillet 10 inch

  • Price: $9.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/6/2023
  • 10 inch diameter
  • 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 Crofton Cast Iron Skillet 10 in
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton Mini Cast Iron Pans

These mini cast iron pans from Aldi look like a great way to cook and serve individual desserts or meals. The mini skillet/fry pan and mini griddle also look like they could be a good size for that quick grilled cheese or frying an egg or two.

If you are planning on using them as serving vessels be sure to pick up enough for your whole dinner party because these are a limited time item and may be hard to find a matching set later on!

  • Price: $4.99 each (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/20/2023
  • Styles: Mini Fry Pan, Mini Griddle or Mini Casserole
  • Pre-seasoned cast iron pans are ready to use
  • Go from oven/cooktop to table for stylish serving
  • Oven safe: up to 500 °F
  • Mini Fry Pan exterior diameter: 6.2 inches
  • Mini Casserole interior diameter: 3.54 inches
  • Mini Griddle exterior diameter: 6.2 inches
  • Compatible with the following cooktops: glass ceramic, gas, electric and halogen
  • Two-year warranty included
Aldi Mini Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton Cast Iron Dessert Set For Two

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.

  • 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
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron

Crofton Enamel Cast Iron French Oven

  • Price: $26.99 (in 2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/20/2023
  • Colors: White or Blue Gradient
  • Oval Shape
  • Capacity: 4.6-quarts (4.35 L)
  • Interior Dimensions: 11″ x 8.7″
  • 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)
  • Compatible with all cooktops, including induction
  • Two- year warranty included
  • Aldi Product Code: 817730
Aldi Crofton Enameled Cast Iron French Oven-White
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton 2-QT Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven (mini)

  • Price: $16.99 (in 2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/20/2023
  • White with Gold Knob or Blue Gradient with Silver Knob
  • 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)
  • Compatible with all cooktops
  • 2-Year Warranty Included
Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven White
Images Courtesy of ALDI
ALDI 2 QT Dutch Oven

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Bread Oven

While I tend to stay away from kitchen products that only do one thing this Cast Iron Bread Oven from Aldi is tempting. I primarily use my Crofton French Oven for baking bread along with a Lodge Cast Iron but this pan would be easier to use.

The problem with a French Oven or Dutch Oven for baking bread is reaching into that deep pan while it is hot to get the bread out. This pan would fix that but it isn’t a big enough issue for me to store this pan that would only be used for bread.

If you are big into baking be sure to check out Aldi’s Bread Maker too!

  • Price: $24.99 (in 2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/20/2023
  • Blue Gradient or White
  • Makes baking great bread easy
  • Interior diameter: 9″
  • Long-lasting porcelain enamel interior and exterior
  • Oven save up to 482 °F
  • Includes bread recipe
  • Two-year warranty included
  • Also suitable for all cooktops, even induction
Aldi Enameled Cast Iron Bread Oven
Images Courtesy of ALDI
SaleBestseller No. 1
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Bread Oven, Cerise
  • Crafted from our legendary cast iron for exceptional heat distribution and retention
  • Tight-fitting domed lid is specially designed to trap and circulate steam to create a crisp crust, maximum rise and excellent flavor
  • Low-profile base has raised ridges for even browning and marks the loaf with the Le Creuset three rings

Crofton Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven

  • Price: $34.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 9/06/2023
  • Colors: White with gold colored handle or Blue gradient with metal handle
  • Capacity: 6-quarts (5.7 L)
  • Interior diameter: 10.31 inches
  • 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)
Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven Aldi
Images Courtesy of ALDI
Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven with Lid and Dual Handles, Heavy-Duty, 6-Quart,…
  • Dutch oven in Matte White; ideal for roasting, baking, sautéing, cooking, and more
  • Heavy-duty cast iron retains heat well and distributes it evenly; smooth enamel finish provides lasting strength
  • Oven safe up to 500 degrees F

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Skillet or Grill Pan

  • Price: $16.99 (in 2022, prices may vary)
  • Available: 10/19/2022
  • Colors: White or Blue (black enamel interior for both)
  • Fry Pan interior cooking area diameter: 12″
  • Grill Pan interior cooking area diameter: 10″
  • 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
  • 2 Year Warranty Included
Crofton Enamel Cast Iron Frying Pan
Images Courtesy of ALDI
Aldi Crofton Cast Iron Grill Pan

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Saucepan

  • Price: $16.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 5/17/2023
  • Colors: White with Gold Knob or Mint Green with Silver Knob
  • Enameled Cast Iron
  • Lid Included
Crofton Cast Iron Saucepan
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron Braiser

  • Price: $24.99 (2023, prices may vary)
  • Available: 5/17/2023 (Previously available 11/16/2022)
  • Colors: White with Gold Knob or Mint Green with Silver Knob (Red with Silver Knob available in 2022)
  • 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)
Crofton Cast Iron Braiser
Images Courtesy of ALDI
Aldi Enameled Cast Iron Braiser

Crofton Lightweight Cast Iron Dutch Oven

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.

  • 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
Images Courtesy of ALDI

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
Images Courtesy of ALDI

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.

Update: I purchase the Crofton Enameled French Oven and it seems like good quality. I baked some sourdough bread in it without issue but haven’t tried too much beyond that yet.

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
Images Courtesy of ALDI

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

4.3
4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)
Excellent83%
Very good0%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible17%

Crofton Enameled Cast Iron

September 23, 2023

Have all the Crofton Enameled Cast Iron pieces, in red, that Aldi has offered. Use the French Braiser for everything. All pieces have been well used over a 10 year period. Excellent quality. Highly recommend these products. Currently purchasing all the available mint green pieces for a granddaughter. Make fabulous gifts.

Lois P

Crofton cast iron braiser 2023

August 30, 2023

I got my crofton cast iron braiser today I used it tonight it is blue enamel on outside with a cream enamel inside I was very happy with the quality of workmanship in the pan and the way it cooked my meal was amazing I picked it up for $9.99 🥰

Lisette

I bought the 1.75 liter saue pan

June 27, 2023

This is the best saucepan I own and I have some good ones I would like to purchase this entire line of Crofton cast iron cookware, but I guess it is like collecting you have to get them when you can.

Wayne

Enameled French Oven

May 9, 2023

The enameled French oven (white) seems to be good quality the few times that I have used it. The lid fits well and it held up to high heat in the oven for baking sourdough bread just fine. It also looks great which is a nice bonus.

AldiThings

Lid Doesn’t Fit

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

Last update on 2024-05-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Adam @ Aldi Things.com

Adam is a home cook and Aldi fan who focuses on cooking easy, healthy, everyday meals for the family.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

Most Popular

Get The Latest Updates

Get A Heads Up On The Latest Aldi Deals and Meals

Categories

On Key

Related Posts

Aldi Folding Wheelbarrow

Aldi Gardening Products

Aldi, known for its affordability and quality, is not just a place to fill your pantry. It’s a treasure trove for garden enthusiasts! From sturdy hand tools that feel just right in your grip to affordable greenhouses that fit perfectly in your backyard, Aldi has everything you need to kickstart

Aldi Training Jacket

Crane Men’s Training Apparel

Aldi Men’s Training Apparel Elevate your workout wardrobe with Crane’s Men’s Training Jacket and Pants, now available at Aldi for just $12.99 each. These items are part of Aldi’s special finds, available for a limited time starting 1/3/2024. The training jacket comes in black, grey, or green, fitting sizes S

Aldi State of Brewing Hopwater

State of Brewing Hop Water

Aldi Hop Water Introducing the State of Brewing Hop Water, a unique 0.0% ABV sparkling water, now available at Aldi. This innovative beverage is a limited-time Aldi Find, so be sure to grab it while you can. Price is going to vary somewhat based on location as this is still

crane Women's fitness tight

Crane Ladies Fitness Tight

Aldi Ladies Fitness Tight Step into the world of comfort and style with Aldi’s Ladies Fitness Tight, a Crane exclusive. Priced at just $9.99, these tights become available on 1/3/2023. As part of Aldi’s special finds, they’re here for a limited time, offering a blend of functionality and fashion. These