There are few pieces of cookware as versatile as the Dutch Oven. The Marquette Castings Dutch Oven is designed to work flawlessly
from oven to stove top to tabletop. Cast iron’s heat retention is ideal for many cooking processes. The simple shape
of the round Dutch oven is as versatile as the material. No cooking surface has all the qualities of an enamel finish,
non-stick, non-toxic, easy to clean, beautiful and durable. Built to last a lifetime - Warrantied to last a lifetime.
The 12” is the go-to size when cooking for several people. Our 12” skillet weighs in at only 7.5 lbs making it the Lightest
12” cast iron skillet available. The No. 12 is cast by hand with a sand casting method and then the entire inside is
milled smooth, which is how we can make our skillet thinner and lighter. Our unique handle design adds balance and
resists heat transfer much better than the typical handle. The No. 12 also comes fully seasoned with the Marquette
Seasoning ™ process that includes 4 coats of baked on Flax seed oil.
Much or our pre-design research comes from real consumers who have real experiences with existing products. It is
these experiences that drive our design goals and improvements. Real users tell us what they like and what they
Incremental improvement sometimes takes monumental changes to the production process. To create a more functional
handle on our no. 12 Skillet, we introduced a machining process after casting to create the final shape, an unheard
of step in cookware production.
High quality cast iron has a smooth finish. Period. If a manufacturer leaves a rough finish on the products, it is
because they don’t care enough to make sure it is finished correctly before it leaves the factory. Our enamel finishes
are among the most vibrant and durable in the world.
BEHIND THE BRAND
Marquette Castings founders have spent their entire life in Michigan and visited nearly every town from Alanson to Zeeland.
When the trio had a vision to create innovative cookware designs using a classic material, Michigan’s Iron town was
the first name to come to mind. The Lower Harbor Ore Dock is the inspiration for our shield shape. This iconic monolith
is likely the most recognizable structure in Marquette. The Mountain shape within the shield does not represent Michigan’s
diminutive porcupine mountains, rather the shape of iron ore stacked in piles. While we are not located in Marquette,
all Marquette Castings products are designed from scratch in our Royal Oak Michigan Headquarters.
With a high heat capacity, cast iron doesn’t lose stored heat when food is added. This property makes cast iron ideal
for searing, browning and simmering.
Unlike other cookware, raw cast iron doesn’t rely on advanced coatings that can wear, chip and flake off. Iron is
much harder than other metals used for cookware.
Made from 3 basic elements (Iron, Carbon, Silicon) you can be assured that cast iron is one of the safest choices
of cookware available.
No type of cookware is more versatile. Cast Iron can be used for nearly every meal and cooking method.