Pros: Thicker build, VERY EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION, and much nicer finishes!!!!
Cons: a little heavier than most
This is the best dutch oven, you can get A little less money, in some cases, based on size and type. Much nicer finishes. Most of all this thing cooks like no other. The thicker overall construction lends to perfectly even temperatures, and, they will keep heat longer. Everything from chili verde to beef bourgonion to classic short ribs to jambalya to plain old white rice, cooked in the oven, this thing simply performs. A superstar when it comes to braising or slow cooking in the oven, especially at low temps!!!! More often than not, the best, are usually not the ones that you see the most. I also own a smaller round version, and it performs beautifully on top of the stove as well...(read more)