We’ve tested a handful of different cast iron dutch ovens over the years, as well as other premium cast ironware (like the Smithy), and nothing has come close to the quality and perfection of this work of art!

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Round French (Dutch) Oven, 7-1/4-Quart

Both the interior and exterior are finished with an enamel that is dishwasher safe and glows with a luster that stands out on your shelf. The surface is smooth to the touch, the weight isn’t too heavy (as compared to other brands we’ve tested), and as a result, it is a pleasure to cook with.

Take a look at how they are made:

Quite extraordinary to see the process. Cook with this a few times and you’ll be ready to book a virtual tour of the factory in France!

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