The Dutch oven, or the original multi-cooker, seems be on every home cook's wish list. The king of one-pot meals is a necessity for anyone who spends time in the kitchen, but this tool often comes at a pretty hefty price. So if you're going to invest in one, here's everything you need to know about this low-tech device.
You can use a Dutch oven for:
Le Creuset is the go-to for many cooks, but this classic brand comes with one of the highest price tags (they start at $410). Each one is inspected by 15 people, so you know that what you're getting is pretty much kitchen perfection.
Staub, another French heritage brand, is known for its ability to brown meat evenly. It can withstand temperatures up to 480 F, but like Le Creuset, these Dutch ovens are pricey (starting at about $350).
Once you choose one, you’re sure to have fun playing with this old-school multi-cooker: the only question is, what will you make first?
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