What is the difference between a French Oven and a Dutch Oven?

French Ovens are often confused with Dutch Ovens. They are very similar in that they are both heavy weight cast iron pans that go great on the stovetop or in the oven. The main difference between a French Oven and a Dutch Oven is that a Dutch Oven is enameled inside.

French Ovens can do everything a Dutch Oven can do with the exception of frying. The major benefit of the French Oven is that enameled finish makes cleanup a snap and they look beautiful as they get a nice patina inside instead of the blackened look that standard French Ovens can gain over time.

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