I’m not into collecting things. I have no desire for a closet full of shoes or a fridge full of magnets, but oh, Dutch ovens. They have a hold on me. I own not one, not two, but three Dutch Ovens. I look for them obsessively at garage sales and thrift stores and deal sites. I want one in every color (green in next on my list).
But the great thing about this collection is that they are both beautiful and useful; my Dutch ovens get used on a weekly basis. Not only have I baked dozens of loaves of No-Knead Bread in them, but I also prefer them over my stock pot for making soup, stew, or chili. The cast iron ensures even heat transfer, the enamel coating is chip-resistant, and the heavy lid seals in heat and steam. I have been perfectly happy with my Lodge Dutch Oven; it gets just as much use as my Le Creuset, for a fraction of the cost.
Amazon has dropped the price on the Lodge Island Spice Red 6 quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven to $43.73 with FREE shipping. This is lower than Fred Meyer’s lowest price. To find the product, make sure you’re looking at the Island Red 6 quart oven (you may have to click on the options).
You need three a Dutch oven in your life. Amazon has Lodge Dutch Ovens in stock and ready to ship! Just leave a green one for me.
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