The Old Dutch


The Ironclad Dutch Oven is the most versatile piece of cookware you’ll ever own. Hand-poured to order in Australia* using the highest grade of recycled iron, this piece can be used as the Swiss Army Knife of cooking thanks to an innovative, durable design. Just look at these moves!

  • The Dutch Stack. Stack the lid on top of the pot for roasting, stewing and soup-ing. A classic!
  • The Upside Down Baker. The knobless lid means you can flip the pot on top of the lid, turning the Old Dutch into a bread oven. 
  • The Happy Camper. Fill the pot with coals and put the lid upside down on top. Ta-da! Campstove. 
  • The Second Skillet. Use the lid on its own as an extra skillet. Double skillet = double happy. 

Like her siblings, The Legacy Pan and Lil’ Legacy, the Old Dutch is hand-poured to order using the highest grade of recycled iron. It arrives straight from the foundry unseasoned (which means no nasty chemicals, dyes or enamels — better for you and for the planet). Everything you need to prepare the Old Dutch for cooking comes in the box, and with use and care, becomes a rich, copper black over time.

All Ironclad Cookware is as unique as the family recipes it will prepare and designed to withstand 100+ years of daily use. We're so confident it will last, every piece automatically comes with our trademark Three Generation Guarantee™. And access to the Ironclad Family Recipe Vault.

*We avoid the environmental impacts of global shipping by manufacturing everything as local as possible. The Dutch Oven must be poured in Australia (due to foundry capabilities) and still guarantees the shortest distance from the foundry to your table.

Now also available bronzed, lovingly and expertly pre-seasoned with our all-natural Seasoning Balm - tick the box at checkout.

  • induction use
  • gas use
  • electric use
  • ceramic use
  • bbq use
  • oven use
  • campfire use
  • volcano use

+ Detaily Bits

  • Made in Sydney, Australia
  • 4.5L Capacity
  • High-Grade Recycled Iron
  • Ergonomic Non-slip Handles (designed for oven-mitted hands)
  • Interlocking Base and Lid
  • 2.4kg Lid, 4kg Pot (± 10%)
  • 365mm Handle to Handle (fits a leg of lamb or two chickens)
  • 146mm High Sides (with the lid)
  • 110mm High Sides (without the lid)


  • Delivered from the foundry to your door in 3-10 business days
  • Worldwide delivery available. Costs calculated at checkout
  • You'll also find us in 20+ partner stores including Sabato (Auckland), Chef's Complements (Taupo) and Moore Wilson's (Wellington)
  • We accept all major payment providers: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay
  • Buy now and pay later with Laybuy, AfterPay or Zip

Very, very happy with my Ironclad Pan. I followed the simple instructions to wash, dry, oil, bake...with little effort, my new favourite pan was ready. Now to get on with some cooking. Very Homeland!

- Chef Peter Gordon

The best cast iron cookware in the business.

- Chef Al Brown

Made in NZ, 100 year guarantee. 100% awesomeness.

- Chef Mike van de Elzen