Pros: Great for many different cooking techniques.
Cons: Takes up a lot of room when not in use.
This dutch oven has a lot of great uses. It can be used for soups, browning, stir frying, braising, baking, and even deep frying. This is not a traditional camping dutch oven that is designed to hold charcoal on its lid. Rather, it is more of a cast iron crockpot or soup pot. Its heavy cast iron design retains heat extremely well. The handle does lay flat so that it can be popped into your over for braising. I even haven't had any off flavors from cooking acidic sauces in it. It also is a great deep fryer as it does not lose as much heat when adding your meat or vegetables. It does the exact same things at the Le Creuset casseroles, but for a lot less money. I highly recommend...(read more)