Thursday, January 8, 2009

Things I Love Thursday – Dutch Oven


I’m going to join in with a Things I Love Thursday post for the first time!  Since I love to cook, I will share about my favorite kitchen item.

My Rachel Ray Dutch Oven.

dutch oven

I received this for Christmas last year, and let me tell you, spaghetti sauce has never tasted so good.  I don’t know what it is, but there is a noticeable difference in the flavor of the food I cook in this pot….soups, stews, sauces, meats, etc.  And the more I use it, the better things seem to taste. 

It is constructed of cast iron covered in porcelain enamel.  It retains heat beautifully and goes from stovetop to oven to table to fridge.

The price of my Rachel Ray pot was very reasonable compared to other brands (Le Creuset).  If you are looking for an even less expensive variety of this type of Dutch oven, check out Wal-Mart.  Their own brand of cast iron/porcelain enamelware pots are rated very highly by Cook’s Country Magazine at only a fraction of the price of other brands.

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Donna @ The Frugal Mom Blog said...

Thanks for sharing! I love my cast iron skillet and may just have to branch out! And, I have had RR cookware in the past, so I will check this pot out for sure!

Brooke said...

i can't use cast iron on my stove top - but i can in the oven. :)

Mimi said...

I agree that anything cooked in cast iron tastes better. I have a glass stovetop and it's recommended to not use cast iron. However, my friends & I all do use it. I have wondered if that recommendation is given lest someone hit the glasstop too hard with the pot. Anyway, yes, cast iron is great!

Anonymous said...

After I saw your entry, I too did the TILT. It was fun, even tho I had problems figuring out how to do a link. Finally got it done tho.

thediaperdiaries said...

I love cast iron. We have a couple skillets and they make everything taste great. I might have to check this out!!

Christa said...

I love my Wal-Mart cast iron dutch oven. I cook lots of soup in mine, and make an Almost no Knead Bread recipe in it. I currently have beans soaking for a soup tomorrow night.