The Best Dutch Ovens to Register For
If you’re building a fully stocked kitchen from scratch, a dutch oven is one of the first things to think about adding to your wedding registry. Dutch ovens are versatile & durable, and they make it easy to make one-pot dishes that require less cleanup than the average meal (definitely key to a happy marriage). Dutch ovens are also a great alternative to electric slow cookers (don’t worry—if you’re a slow cooker kinda couple, we’ll get to our favorites next week). If you prefer stove-top cooking, you’ll want to consider adding a dutch oven of your choice to your registry.
Mr. Mouse and I have a Le Creuset that we received as a Christmas gift; ours is from an outlet mall, so it was a bit more budget friendly, and we use it all the time. It’s held up quite well over the last five years or so. Just when you think you’ve ruined it forever by scorching some misguided recipe into the bottom of the dish, a good overnight soak and some elbow grease gets it looking brand new again.
While the Le Creuset dutch oven has become ubiquitous, there are many other options out there, and some of them are WAY more affordable. Here, we’re sharing the top rated dutch ovens at a variety of price points. (The most budget-friendly is only $27!)
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- Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron 6 Quart Round Casserole
- Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5 Quart Covered Dutch Oven
- Calphalon Tri Ply Stainless Steel 5 Quart Covered Dutch Oven
- Lodge EC6D38 Enameled 6 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- Lodge L8DOL3 Pre-Seasoned 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles
- Utopia Kitchen Pre-Seasoned 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handle and Cover Casserole Dish
- Le Creuset Signature 5.5 Quart Round French Oven with Lid
- Le Creuset Signature 7.25 Quart Round French Oven with Lid
If you have a dutch oven that isn’t featured but you love it (or loathe it), let us know what it is and why you love/hate it in the comments!