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5 Dutch Ovens You’ll Want to Use All Winter Long

Travel + Leisure logo Travel + Leisure 1/16/2021 Madeline Diamond
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For those of us who enjoy cooking, it's likely that many of us are spending much of our winters indoors this year, hovering over the stove as our soups and stews simmer and fresh bread bakes in the oven. Even if you're not so keen on cooking, spending time in the kitchen is always more fun if you have the proper supplies. A dutch oven is a year-round staple, although they're especially helpful for hearty winter meals.

Related: 12 Kitchen Items to Buy Before They Sell Out This Winter

We've rounded up popular and top-rated dutch ovens from around the internet, from classic brands like Le Creuset and Staub (both available on Amazon) to stylish direct-to-consumer brands like Great Jones and Caraway.

Keep reading for more on our five favorite dutch ovens, all of which you can order online.

Le Creuset is known for its stylish and functional enameled cast iron cookware, including this round dutch oven. The brand offers various sizes of both round and oval dutch ovens, but this editor-loved 3.5-quart version is perfect for soups, casseroles, and one-pot meals.

To buy: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Stauteuse Oven, amazon.com, $180 (originally $300)


Gallery: Staub's Iconically Sturdy Dutch Oven Is More Than 50% Off Right Now (Delish)

This dutch oven is so stylish, you'll want to keep it out on display, even when you're done cooking. It's made from enameled cast iron, and can move seamlessly from the stovetop to the oven. The 6.75-quart dutch oven's oval shape provides plenty of room for browning and searing, and the curved edge ensures that food won't get stuck to the sides. Plus, it's available in seven colors, so you'll be sure to find one that fits your kitchen.

To buy: Great Jones "The Dutchess," greatjonesgoods.com, $155

Caraway is another customer-loved direct-to-consumer cookware brand, and its dutch oven is a standout piece, seeing as it has over 7,500 five-star reviews. This round pot has a non-toxic mineral-based coating that's non-stick and easy to clean. And at 6.5 quarts, it's perfect for all types of dishes, whether you're making a soup for the whole family or a fresh loaf of bread.

To buy: Caraway Dutch Oven, carawayhome.com, $125

This dutch oven is a solid pick, since its lid doubles as a cast iron skillet. The pot holds five quarts, while the skillet measures 10.5 inches in diameter. It also features sturdy side handles on both the pot and lid for easy transport. From stewing to frying to baking, this dutch oven stands out for its versatility and affordable price.

To buy: Bruntmor Enameled Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven & Skillet Lid, amazon.com, from $100

Staub is well-known name when it comes to cast iron, and for good reason. This 7-quart version features a matte black enameled interior that's great for braising and roasting. Plus, spikes on the inside of the lid create a rain forest-like effect and return moisture as your food is cooking.

To buy: Staub 7-quart Round Dutch Oven, amazon.com, $300

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