This Le Creuset Dutch Oven Is a Kitchen Essential — and It’s 40% Off Right Now 

Now's the perfect time to buy.
By Madeline Diamond
January 12, 2021
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Whether you're cooking at home more often out of necessity or because you've picked up a new hobby during quarantine, good cookware is a must for any home chef. Le Creuset's dutch ovens, for example, are a must for soups, stews, sauces, and more. And luckily for shoppers, this dutch oven is on sale on Amazon right now, down to $180 from its original price of $300. If you're planning to do a lot of cooking this winter (and beyond), there's no better time to invest in this timeless piece of cookware.

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I've had my own Le Creuset for over a year now, and it's by far my most used piece of cookware. Whether I'm sautéing mushrooms or making a hearty stew, I can rely on this dutch oven for its quick and even cooking. Since I'm usually cooking for one or two people and hanging onto leftovers, the 3.5-quart size is ideal for me (and my small kitchen), but the brand offers several other sizes in both round and oval dutch ovens, up to 15.5 quarts. Another bonus, this piece of cookware is impressively easy to clean, with just a sponge, soap, and water, and food rarely sticks to it. It's a splurge, for sure, so that's why now is a great time to take advantage of it being on sale. And even when it's not in use, it looks pretty nice just sitting on my stovetop.

Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5-quart, amazon.com, $180 (originally $300)

Shoppers agree that this dutch oven is a kitchen must-have, giving it rave reviews on Amazon's site. "The sauteuse design really is great for working with sauces and such, no worries about not catching that little bit in the corner. The enamel is also very easy to clean, a soak in hot water and a wipe with a sponge has taken off burnt on bits with no issue," one reviewer wrote.

Another shopper emphasized just how versatile it is. "I love it for sautés, shallow frying, risottos, smaller batches of bolognese and chili, and baking. The light enamel coating allows great browning, and is easy to clean up afterward."

Madeline Diamond is an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure, and she's constantly fighting the impulse to overpack for her next trip. You can follow her on Twitter @madgdiamond and Instagram @madelinediamond.

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