We make a trek to Ikea only once or twice a year, so we don't always catch the latest products in person as soon as they come out. The Senior line of enamel-coated cast iron isn't brand new, but it's an interesting addition to Ikea's cookware. With all things Ikea, you tend to sacrifice some quality to get a good deal. But is this one? Check prices below...
The largest dutch oven sells for $99. That's much cheaper than a Le Creuset or Staub but still more expensive than a similar size from Lodge, which sells a 6-quart for $78.
The lids do have spikes on the undersides (you can see them on the upturned lid, above), a trademark of Staub cocottes, which are great for braising.
We didn't have a lot of time to inspect these on our trip, but we know some of you have tried these Ikea pots in your homes. What do you think?