Le Creuset Cookware Round Dutch Oven
For Christmas a few years ago, I was given a Le Creuset Cookware 5-1/2 quart round Dutch oven. I have used it for soup, chili, one-pot meals, and different types of stock.
I call it the yogurt pot since I use it to make homemade yogurt every week. I have scorched the yogurt a couple of times and it was an easy clean-up. I did not scratch the surface; I just let it soak until it washed out. I have also burned sugar icing it, I let that soak also and it came right out. It is definitely the type of pot you do not throw out. It is an heirloom that gets better the more you use it.
The only thing I would change is the lid because of the rubber top. You cannot transfer the lid to the oven but other than that, red would have been a nice color. At first I thought it would not be big enough or I would need different types of pots to cook different items but the one pot works for just about everything. If I want to transfer it to the stove, I just cover the pot with aluminum foil. It may be transferable since I slow-cook most things at a lower heat, I just haven’t wanted to try it so far.
I plan to get my brother one or two Le Creuset Cookware pots for the holidays since they are practically indestructible and useful for almost any dish. He can take the smaller one camping and leave the larger one home for chili and other one-meal dishes. It does not have to be seasoned to be non-stick; it’s an easy clean-up.
Le Creuset Cookware can be a little expensive but you rarely have to replace it. This cookware is heavy but that means longer cooking times and less scorching like with thin, cheaper cookware.