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Berndes Dutch Oven

Berndes in the USA was sold to Range Kleen in Dec. 2009. I contacted RK and was told that this particular dutch oven was discontinued. I asked if there were any product or material specifications for this product and was told no. I asked why it was discontinued, but the rep did not know why. I'm returning mine to Ross and will use my old cast iron one until I can find an enameled one at a reasonable price.

Jan 26, 2010
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Berndes Dutch Oven

Thanks, Mike for the info, I realized it wasn't paint, but thought there might be the same problem with leaching from the glass enamel. I wonder if the uneven lid fitting will affect desired cooking results.

Jan 23, 2010
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Berndes Dutch Oven

I conducted an unscientific study tonight with my Berndes DO. Everything I have read says the lid should fit tightly. Well, i put a lit flashlight inside it and put the lid on and turned out the kitchen light. I could see light around the edges in several places. I tried the same thing with my trusty old black cast iron DO and no light showed at all. I think I'll take the Berndes back to Ross and stay with my old one.

Jan 23, 2010
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Berndes Dutch Oven

My DO came in a box that said designed in Germany and manufactured in Chine! Can a person so a test to see if it is toxic? Why would a company jeopardize it's reputation by making an potentially dangerous product and selling it. I don't want to be cooking in it and have lead leaching in to my food. Anyone one have suggestions?

Jan 23, 2010
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Berndes Dutch Oven

I also bought the same Berndes dutch oven at Ross, same price I can't find any info at Berndes websit regarding cast iron. I'm wondering if these are knock offs. does anyone know?

Jan 22, 2010
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