Updated February 12, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Calderos

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in January of 2019. The word "caldero" translates to "cauldron" in English, but these cooking pots don't look anything like what you'd picture a witch using. They traditionally have wide bottoms with rounded sides and tight-fitting lids to keep in the food's moisture and flavor as it simmers away. Our list includes a variety of sizes and styles, and some of them are nonstick for a quick and easy cleanup. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best caldero on Amazon.

10. Imusa Evolution

9. Snow Peak Cast Aluminum

8. Imusa Ceramic

7. Imusa Traditional

6. Wee's Beyond Dutch Oven

5. American Dream Kitchen Sense

4. GauchoGrillX Curado

3. Uniware Silver

2. Imusa Colombian

1. Farberware Buena Cocina

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2019:

While all of the models on our list are made from aluminum, there are some distinct differences between them. The Farberware Buena Cocina, Imusa Colombian, and Imusa Ceramic all have nonstick coatings and transparent glass lids that make it easy to keep an eye on your food as it cooks. If you're looking for a caldero that can hold enough food for a large group, the American Dream Kitchen Sense, Uniware Silver, and Wee's Beyond Dutch Oven all come in sizes with extra-large capacities.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on February 12, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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