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Every Home Cook Needs a Dutch Oven, and These 8 Are on Super Sale Ahead of Black Friday



All serious cooks need a Dutch oven. This hearty vessel for one-pot meals is one of the most versatile pieces of cookware you can invest in — and it’s also one of the best looking. With its sleek and shiny design, a Dutch oven could be the centerpiece of your kitchen and dining room table. Most, but not all, Dutch ovens are made from enameled cast iron, a durable material that if properly cared for will last for decades. If you don’t have one already, you need one, and this is one of the best times of year to pick one up. 

Ahead of Black Friday, Dutch ovens from beloved brands like Lodge, Staub, and Le Creuset have all been discounted. We picked out eight of the best deals to make it easy to decide which one is right for you.

Best Dutch Oven Deals 

Lodge 6-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven


Lodge makes one of the best Dutch ovens out there, and it’s popular for good reason. The porcelain enameled interior is naturally nonstick, which releases food easily and makes it easy to wipe clean at the end of the night. The lid is dome-shaped and tight-fitting, which keeps moisture circulating within the pot and prevents your meal from drying out as it cooks. Plus it’s oven-safe up to 500°F, so it can go straight from the stove, to the oven, and then right to your dinner table. And the 6-quart capacity can fit almost anything, from beef stew to cinnamon rolls. 

Not only is this Dutch oven 45% off right now, but it also has more than 26,600 perfect ratings on Amazon. One shopper wrote that the Lodge Dutch oven is “every bit as good,” as a more expensive Le Creuset option, and added that it’s the “best way to cook everything from soup to bread.”

Crock-Pot 7-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven


At just $56, this Crock-Pot Dutch oven is one of the most affordable models out there. The generous 7-quart capacity makes it the ideal size for big families, or anyone who frequently hosts dinner parties. The roomy interior is handy for cooking large portions of pasta dishes. Meanwhile, the enameled cast iron material plus the domed lid, which helps circulate moisture, produces juicy pot roast that is crispy on the outside while remaining tender on the outside. 

One shopper praised this Dutch oven for its versatility, writing that you can use it, “to sear or saute or braise or steam, and it even keeps your food hot when you go back for seconds.” They also wrote that “clean-up has been surprisingly easy even when they accidentally burned some rice on the bottom — it came right off.”

Le Creuset 7.25-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven


Le Creuset makes coveted cookware that rarely goes on sale, and this Dutch oven is one of the brand’s most iconic creations. It’s our pick for the best splurge Dutch oven out there. We love its “heirloom quality,” and “how easy it is to clean.”

One of our testers wrote, “If I could only recommend one piece of cookware to someone serious about cooking, it would be this Dutch oven. I’ve cooked with my own for years, and I stand by its durability and versatility.” 

Lodge 5-Quart Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven


One of the toughest Dutch ovens out there is this Lodge cast iron double Dutch oven, and it’s one our favorites as well. Unlike most Dutch ovens, this one is raw cast iron — it doesn’t have the porcelain enamel finish. And while enamel cast iron doesn’t require seasoning, and this one does, it still features all the same benefits: It retains heat just as well, and the naturally nonstick finish only becomes more effective the more you cook with and season it. Raw cast iron is especially adept at cooking over an open fire, so although it’s heavy (it weighs about 13-pounds) you could store it in your camper and use it to cook a big batch of stew for your family on your next camping trip. 

Staub 4-Quart Round Cast Iron Cocotte


This elegant Staub cocotte (nearly identical to a Dutch oven, with just one difference: the lid is flat rather than domed) serves as many as four people with its 4-quart capacity. This smaller size cocotte makes it handy for side dishes that can be cooked in the oven and on the stove, like scalloped potatoes and risotto. Even though the lid is flat, it still creates a “rainforest effect,” within the pot, according to the brand, which returns moisture to your dishes as they cook. And because this piece features such a beautiful design it doubles as a serving dish you’ll be proud to display on your kitchen table. 

Edging Casting 5.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven


At just $50, this Dutch oven is the perfect choice for anyone shopping for new cookware on a budget. It has a 5.5-quart capacity, so it’s the best size for individuals or couples. The glossy enamel interior can be wiped clean with almost no effort, and it’s resistant to rusting, chipping, and cracking. Like the Le Creuset Dutch oven, it also has a knob on the top for easy lifting, and is oven-safe up to 500°F.

Bruntmor 6.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven


Like other cast iron Dutch ovens, this 6.5-quart Bruntmoor model excels at slow cooking pasta sauces and stews, and braising meat. Like the Staub Dutch oven, the lid is flat, but still circulates moisture throughout the pot. And it still has many of the other features of more high-end Dutch ovens, including excellent heat retention and a nonstick surface that easily releases food. Plus, the orange color is perfect for fall. 

One shopper who spent weeks researching the best Dutch ovens wrote that their family is “loving the flavors [they’re] able to create in this [Dutch oven] way more than the slow cooker.” They also appreciate that “clean up is extremely easy.”

Calphalon Hard Anodized Nonstick Covered Dutch Oven


If you’re looking for something a little different, try this Calphalon hard anodized Dutch oven, with a clear glass lid. Like cast iron, it features a nonstick surface, and the three layers of aluminum, which make up the body, make it extra durable — in fact, it’s even metal utensil safe. The smooth surface can be wiped clean or popped in the dishwasher for effortless clean up — plus it has two stainless steel handles on each side making it easy to maneuver, as well as a tight fitting glass lid. 

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