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Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for Cozy Meals
The Dutch oven is a kitchen superhero, perfect for cooking casseroles, desserts and dinners on the fly. These are our top Dutch oven picks for every price point and style.
Le Creuset is the top-of-the-line classic Dutch oven ($350) for a reason: It’s gorgeously constructed and playfully colorful, with the long-lasting durability you expect from enameled cast iron. Bring it to the potluck to make everyone just a little jealous of your beautiful splurge.
Who else would we trust to design the Dutch oven of our dreams? Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, has decorated her version ($27) with timeless flowers and a whimsical shape. And it’s dishwasher safe, so it’s practical, too. We’d use it to make a classic casserole or a quick dinner on a busy night.
Get the most bang for your buck with this better-than-basic Dutch oven ($45). It’s one of the only pots in its price range that’s still made of cast iron, so it will distribute and retain heat as good as higher-priced versions. And it comes in four beautiful colors, so guests would never guess it’s not expensive. Here’s why we like enameled cast iron so much.
Even the most modern cook will appreciate this elegant Dutch oven ($89). Complete with an ergonomic stainless steel handle, stain-resistant matte interior and attractive red enamel, it’s the centerpiece you never knew your dinner table needed. Whether you choose the four-quart, five-quart or seven-quart, this serveware will soon become a staple.
Take the cooking outdoors with this Lodge camp oven ($32). Perfect for cooking stews, casseroles, breakfasts and more, this cast-iron oven comes pre-seasoned and expertly holds heat over the fire. Bonus: Its lid can be flipped to function as a griddle, too, making it the perfect camping space-saver.
This adorable cocotte ($85) is among the most versatile items in the kitchen. Perfect for baking single servings of your favorite foods (think macaroni and cheese or a peach cobbler), it allows you to eat what you love without leftovers.
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