This handy cast-iron Dutch oven is a must-have for every home chef.
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WHY WE LOVE IT
- Pretty enough to go from oven to table; perfect for stews, chilis and braises.
- Cast-iron core retains heat and cooks evenly.
- Oven-safe up to 500°F.
- Basting spikes in the lid control moisture, keeping food juicy.
- Oven-safe to 500°F
- Hand wash
WHAT THE PROS KNOW
- Dutch ovens are perfect for braising — cooking at low temperature partially submerged in gently simmering liquid.
- Braising makes tough (and inexpensive) cuts of meat tender, and gives you a great sauce, too.