Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for Cozy Meals in One Convenient Pot
The Dutch oven is a kitchen superhero, perfect for cooking casseroles, desserts and dinners on the fly. Here are the best Dutch ovens at every price point and style.
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Le Creuset Classic Dutch Oven
Le Creuset’s Dutch oven is one of the best for a reason: It’s gorgeously constructed, features the long-lasting durability you expect from enameled cast iron and is available in several sizes and playful colors. Plus, it has a lifetime warranty even if you manage to bang it up a bit. No wonder this high-quality piece of cookware shows up on nearly every best Dutch ovens list! Bonus: It’s one of the prettiest Le Creuset items to dress up your kitchen—and stews.
Our Place Perfect Pot
If the Our Place Perfect Pot is anything like the Our Place Always Pan and mini cookware, it’s guaranteed to be a surefire hit. In fact, we know it is. This all-in-one Dutch oven, stockpot, steamer and saucepot comes in beautiful colorways, like blue salt and rosa. It’s so pretty that it should stay on the stove all. day. long. And it’s under 5 pounds! As if it could get better, the brand offers a 100-day trial.
Martha Stewart Dutch Oven
The best Dutch ovens are ones that add to your decor, not detract from it, which is why this one is too cute not to take to every potluck in town. Available in 3-, 5- and 7-quart options, this Martha Stewart Dutch oven comes in several beautiful colorways and boasts sturdy handles. It can stand up to temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, so this pot is a worthy investment—just like these other Martha Stewart products.
The Pioneer Woman Dutch Oven
Who else would we trust to design the floral Dutch oven of our dreams? Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, has decorated her 5-quart enameled cast iron Dutch oven with gorgeous floral patterns, and it comes in a smaller 3-quart version, too. (Psst! This just the beginning of Pioneer Woman kitchen gear!)
Taste of Home Dutch Oven
Yes, we have our very own line of cookware! You can now make your favorite Test Kitchen-approved Dutch oven dinners in Taste of Home’s 5-quart Dutch oven. This non-stick vessel is ideal for whipping up soup recipes or cooking a luxurious pasta. Plus, that gorgeous sea green color will add a beautiful touch to your dinner table.
BK Carbon Steel Dutch Oven
Believe it or not, the best Dutch oven can be under 10 pounds! At less than 7 pounds, BK’s 3.5-quart carbon steel Dutch oven heats up quickly and cooks food evenly. We love this oven’s dramatic black hue, as well as its ultra-durable and chip-resistant glaze.
Amazon Basics Dutch Oven
Get the most bang for your buck with this 6-quart Dutch oven from Amazon Basics. It’s one of the best Dutch ovens in its price range that’s still made of cast iron, so it distributes and retains heat as good as higher-priced versions. It comes in four vivid shades and is a hefty 13 pounds, so guests would never guess it’s not a splurge.
Caraway Dutch Oven
The modern cook will appreciate this elegant Caraway Dutch oven. Made of non-toxic, non-stick ceramic, it’s the centerpiece you never knew your dinner table needed. Available in five trendy colors and with a 6.5-quart capacity, this pretty cookware will soon become a staple. Here’s why Caraway ceramic cookware (and bakeware) are worth the investment.
Lodge Dutch Oven
Take the cooking outdoors with this Lodge camp Dutch oven. Ideal for cooking stews, casseroles, breakfasts and more camping recipes, this cast iron oven comes in several sizes, is pre-seasoned and expertly holds heat over the fire. It also comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can take it on camping trips without having to worry about its durability. We recommend adding the Lodge cast-iron skillet to your arsenal, too.
Staub Cocotte Dutch Oven
This adorable, French-made 1/2-quart Staub cocotte is among the most versatile items in the kitchen. Designed for cooking and baking small servings of your favorite foods (think macaroni and cheese and peach cobbler), it allows you to eat what you love without leftovers. Not to mention it’s ideal for households of one or two.
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