Our managing editor recently went on a hunt to find the best dupe for a Le Creuset Dutch oven, and she found that of the six enameled, cast-iron Dutch ovens she tested, the one from Cuisinart performed the closest to a Le Creuset. And today, just in time for cooler weather, this already-affordable Dutch oven is even less expensive: just $55 on Amazon, 45 percent off the list price. The oval shape means this cookware is ideal for roasting whole chickens, but you could make any stew or braise any meat you’d like and feel confident that the result is just as good as anything you’d make in a Dutch oven that’s six times the price. We’re partial to this autumnal orange, but it’s also available in mint green, for those who prefer pastels.
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