Dutch Oven Replacement Knobs
My undying love for all things Dutch oven is no secret around here. Over the last five or six years, Dutch ovens of all shapes and sizes have become easier to find and cheaper to buy.
If you own any Dutch oven with a knob rated for high oven heat or Lodge’s loop handled Dutch oven (which is still a great buy!), you obviously have no need for knobs, replacement or otherwise.
However, if you own a Dutch oven with a knob that is not rated for high heat (like this one pictured below), a replacement knob is a great option. I am planning to purchase one to go on this pot. It was originally purchased at Target years ago and is sporting some type of plastic composite knob. I don’t trust it to stand up to high heat (425-450 degrees) so I cover it with foil before sliding it into the oven. Not only does this not look so great, but it makes handling a piping hot pot more difficult.
In Jim Lahey’s book, My Bread, he writes about a number of cooking supply stores reporting a run of petty thefts on replacement knobs shortly after his Basic No-Knead Bread recipe was first published. They assumed people were replacing their ruined ones after trying his recipe. Shoplifting will be prosecuted! There’s no way I’m getting a criminal record over a knob.
Amazon has these Stainless Steel Replacement Knobs in stock, usually under $10 and ready to ship! Reading through the reviews, it has been used up to 500 degrees F with several brand names, including some off-brand pots.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven Replacement Knobs
If you are going for the swanky Le Creuset look, you could pay a bit more for their replacement knob options. Just make sure it can handle temperatures around 450 degrees.
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Mary Gair says
I just purchased a second cast iron dutch oven primarily for bread baking. It’s Lagostina and has an enamel coating. The knob is supposed to be safe up to 482’F. I bake my bread at 485’F. Hmmmm Should I try it? Or replace it?
Li B says
I had no idea the Le Creuset was swanky. (My husband chose and installed the knob for me) It is probably blushing ad infinitum as it sits atop my great-grandmother’s banged up dutch oven.
LC dutch ovens are super spendy, but I’d say your grandmother’s dutch oven is probably priceless… so it’s a perfect fit!