Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Review: Oval Dutch Ovens by Le Creuset, Enameled Cast Iron

I was recently given the opportunity to review a piece of cookware for Cooking.com.  While excited by this opportunity, I am not at ease with "selling" anything.  I knew that I only wanted to review a product if it was meaningful and heartfelt.

With that on my mind, I set off to the kitchen to cook for some dinner guests.  I wanted to cook my dad's famous mushroom and onion topping for our steaks.  However, the pot that I would usually use was too small for the amount that I needed to cook.  As I reached for my "go to" pot, a 5qt Dutch oven by Le Creuset, I realized how versatile this pot is.

This dutch oven is what I would list as one of my kitchen essentials.  I have both a 5qt braiser and a wide mouth dutch oven.  While I swear by both of these, if I had to choose one, it would probably be the wide mouth dutch oven.  Made of enameled cast iron, this dutch oven goes from stove or oven to table then to the sink for easy clean-up.  I use it for everything from roasting chicken to braising vegetables.  I love, love, love this dutch oven! 

While the price is nothing to joke about, this dutch oven is well worth the expense.  With proper care, it will last a lifetime.  This dutch oven will be a piece of cookware that you can pass on to your children.  If you don't already own one of these, consider adding it to your Christmas list - I don't think you will regret it.  If you already own a Le Creuset enameled cast iron product or have purchased a product from Cooking.com, I would love to hear about your experience.

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