In some of my recent cooking posts, you may have noticed the beautiful blue Dutch Oven. This is the blog post I wrote in June of this year when I first got the two blue Lodge Dutch Ovens. The small one is 3 quart and the large one is 6 quart. When they arrived, I used them so much and liked them so much that I ordered from Wal-Mart a four quart braiser and a 3-1/2 quart Dutch Oven. The braiser arrived with a chip in the lid and I returned it and did not order another one.
Before ordering, I thought about the pros and cons of which brand to order. That’s discussed on the blog post linked above. The 6 quart Dutch Oven, at Amazon is about $46. A comparable size in the LeCreuset brand is between $265 and $300. I have some LeCreuset pieces and I have some Lodge pieces and decided, that for the difference in price, I would go with the Lodge.
For three months I’ve probably used the 6 quart Dutch Oven at least twice a week, mostly for stews, spaghetti sauce, soups, anything really. I love it! Cleanup is so easy. Even when I think I’m going to have a huge mess, it just wipes clean with no soaking and no scrubbing. No cracks. No chips. I like it a lot.
Three months isn’t a long time to use it and I’ll try to remember to post again in a few months but for now, I’m quite happy with the Lodge brand.