Having a Dutch oven is a kitchen must–it can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven to make pretty much anything. (Here’s a look at our other kitchen essentials for home cooks.) It’s usually a pretty spendy purchase, but you can pick up this Cuisinart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven for more than 50% off on Amazon right now. We’re so excited! Here’s everything you need to know:
What’s a Dutch oven used for?
Quite simply, a Dutch oven can do just about anything you want it to. You can “sear, saute, soften, simmer and boil all in the same vessel,” says Lindsay D. Mattison, a professional chef and food writer. “The chef in me wants to use the Dutch oven for everything–it’s the original braising machine,” she adds.
It easily transitions from stovetop to oven and back, making all these tasty Dutch oven dinners a cinch. And when you’re done, there’s just one dish to wash!
Hello, beautiful Dutch oven
The Cuisinart seven quart Dutch oven is now only $89.99, down from $250. We’re particularly fond of the Provencal blue color, although all four options are the same price. You can purchase it here.
And if you’re thinking a smaller Dutch oven is more your speed, then you’re in luck because Cuisinart’s five quart Dutch oven is on sale, too. It’s only $74.99! Find it on Amazon.
The Amazon ratings for Cuisinart Dutch ovens are top notch. It also earned rave reviews from Wirecutter, a New York Times company that says it “produced the best stew of all the ovens we tested” and that its “larger cooking surface area allowed for more evaporation, thus a more condensed broth.” That’s perfect for a batch of Homemade Beef Broth.
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