www.lecreuset.com/round-dutch-oven/LS2501.htmlA large Dutch oven is worth it.The largest is 13-1/4 qt. I don't think we have that, but, for under $600, I'd buy one.DescriptionAmerica's Test Kitchen recommended(* "ATK" is a show on PBS and also the publishers of Cooks Illustrated)The iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Expertly crafted from enameled cast iron, the everyday versatility of the Dutch oven makes it ideal for everything from slow-cooking and braising to roasting, baking, frying and more.Individually crafted by French artisans from the finest quality materials since 1925, the Le Creuset Dutch oven is beloved for its perfected design and exceptional heat retention that locks in moisture and flavor to produce superior results from stove to oven to table. Designed for generations of durability, the easy-to-clean vibrant porcelain enamel requires no seasoning, minimizes sticking and is dishwasher-safe.FeaturesEnameled cast iron delivers superior heat distribution and retentionReady to use, requires no seasoningEasy-to-clean and durable enamel resists dulling, staining, chipping and crackingLight colored smooth interior enamel allows easy monitoring of cooking progressTight-fitting lids are specially designed to circulate steam and return moisture back to the foodErgonomic knobs and handles are designed for easy liftingStainless steel knob is safe at any oven temperatureLightest weight cast iron by quart on the marketCompatible with all cooktops and oven-safe up to 500°FSafe for dishwasher and metal utensils
you must be rich lol
I am not rich - my wife make's sure that I am never rich.BUT, instead of throwing away money buying cheap shit that dies every year or two, if you spend the money on getting quality that lasts decades (AND CAPABILITY), it is worth it.Don't forget these two timeless adages:1. "You get what you paid for."(So, if you pay for shit, you get shit.)2. "The bitterness is poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." - Benjamin Franklin(So, when you spend for good quality, you feel the reward each and every day. Especially after experiencing poor quality.)I used to be poor - and I'll probably lose my job next week - but I just bought shit quality for so long because I needed SOMETHING at the time and didn't want to wait. It's all in the trash now. But my All-Clad and Le Creuset are over 10 years old and still fantastic and makes us feel happy every time we cook.
I wanted to re-iterate about capability too.Some cheap products just can't do what you want them to do.So, either you have to buy something else that can do it, so you have two times the number of things (and, yes, that can be expensive) OR you just spend the money once on the thing that can do it. It may not be cheap, but it gives you the capability without the waste.
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One good Dutch oven is SOOO versatile. You don't need many other pieces of cookware...=====>>> Dutch ovens can do almost anythingEvery food writer worth his or her pink Himalayan mountain salt knows to reflexively praise versatility in cookware. The only reason Alton Brown isn't a cult leader is because he hasn't figured out a good way to turn "avoid unitaskers" into a chanted mantra.There is perhaps no piece of modern cookware less unitasked than a well-made Dutch oven. It'll boil, braise, roast, stew, fry, and bake anything you can put into it. Invest in a solid 6-quart model with an enamel lining to prevent acidic foods from acquiring a metallic taste.Anything you start on the stovetop can be easily finished in the oven. Many models are campfire safe, meaning they can be buried in coals for that unforgettable, buried-in-coals taste. Invest in a heavy duty model and chances are it'll outlast your stove. Just try not to giggle too much when saying the name, or no one will trust your cooking.
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aside from major appliances obviously...