The Budget-Friendly Dutch Oven That Made Our Best List Just Got Even More Affordable (It’s on Sale for Prime Day!)

published Oct 11, 2022
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Hands holding handle of $50 Dutch oven.
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Dutch ovens are cookware VIPs in our eyes. The kitchen workhorse is a must-have item for novice and pro chefs alike, and there are very few pieces that can do it all quite like a good Dutch oven can, from searing and browning proteins, to caramelizing veggies, to slow-cooking a stew.

When it comes to Dutch ovens brands, though, we’re all familiar with mainstays, which are amazing brands that have mastered the art of crafting the perfect Dutch oven. However, for newbies unsure if they’ll actually use a Dutch oven as much as they’ve been led to believe (spoiler alert: you will), shelling out several hundred dollars on a high-end piece of cookware can seem like a big commitment.

Enter: Lodge’s Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. With over 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon (seriously!), there’s no question that this baby is a kitchen staple worth trying — especially because select colors of the 6-quart model are on sale during Amazon Prime’s Early Access Sale for $59.99. Made with the same cast iron technology and attention to detail you’ve come to know and love from all Lodge products, the Dutch oven is coated in a chip-resistant porcelain enamel finish that comes in some truly stunning shades (we’re partial to the whisper-green of Desert Sage or Indigo). Right now, the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven in Blue is discounted during the sale (although we expect more colors to drop as the sale continues). Plus, the whole thing is stovetop-safe and oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, with easy-to-grab side handles and lid for safe and seamless cooking. This reliable Dutch oven even made it onto our Kitchn tools Best List.

If there was ever a time to try cooking with a Dutch oven, it’s during the fall. The piece goes hand-in-hand with some of our favorite hearty fall recipes, such as braised short ribs, French onion chicken, pumpkin soup, and garlic mashed potatoes. As one reviewer raves, “I wish I’d invested in one of these a long time ago. It is NOTHING like using regular pots. I don’t have to turn my burners up as high, it heats so evenly, no hotspots, no burning, no cold centers.”

The reviewer also added, “I went slow and low with my sauce today, and it came out better than it has ever come out. Cleanup was a breeze and I was able to make a giant batch and freeze most of it after dinner. If you are like me and need an ‘entry-level’ enameled cast iron, GET THIS. It was worth every penny.”

Are you convinced yet? Jump on this major deal on Lodge’s Dutch oven while you still can!

Buy: Lodge Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, $59.99 (normally $79.90)