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Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Red Reviews

RBandu

Love it

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Pros: Heavy weight, even cooking, pretty

Cons: The enamel discolors

I bought one of these just for making osso buco.  I found myself using it for a lot more than just that.  I make tomato sauce in it, chili, any excuse I have to bust it out, I do.  I absolutely love this pot.
CinnamonGirl

Should be in everyone's cabinets

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Pros: Even heat, looks great from oven to table, just a great braising pot

Cons: heavy

I'm lucky to have 2 Le Creuset pots.  The red 5 1/2 quart round was a gift from my husband and the smaller yellow 3 quart round I bought myself.  Yes, they are pricey, but it is the type cookware that I will be able to pass down to a niece or nephew one day. It is a main stay for me during the winter months for braising, roasting and entertaining.
emathias

Cookery

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Pros: Even heat, easy to clean

Cons: HEAVY, enamal will wear and stain eventually, lid top loosens

This is a great pot for long, slow cooking, and rugged enough for daily use, but is so heavy that I only use it when I need the even heat distribution.   That said, it's a beautiful pot and looks nice sitting on my black stove - and when I do need even steady heat, it's great.  It's also great for baking rustic bread quickly in the oven.h
Schmoozer

Great Pot!

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Pros: Quality construction, heats evenly, goes from stove to table to refrigerator,and it's a nice looking pot.

Cons: Some people may think it's too heavy and some may feel that it's too expensive.

The pot does everything the advertisements suggest they do.  It's well made, and the Black Onyx comes with the stainless steel lid knob.  A number of people didn't care for the phenolic knob.  For what I cook and the quantities cooked, the 5 1/2 quart is a perfect size, but if you're cooking for more than three or four, the larger size up might be the way to go, especially if you want leftovers. Being able to use pot for cooking, serving, and storing in the fridge is a very nice atrtribute.  It makes the whole making the meal and storing the results a little simpler, not that you can't do that with other pots. The quality of the enameled coating is excellent, both inside and out.  I...
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