Dutch Oven 6.5 qt Tramontina Cast Enameled $35(maybe?). Free store pick up. Test Kitchens best buy.
I periodically peruse Walmart.com for the 6.5 Qt Tramontina Cast Iron Dutch Oven. At the price of $50, it is said to compare very favorably to the many times more expensive Le Creusets, Staubs, etc.
Last night, I clicked on the item, showing it's $50 price, and scrolling down the item page to the "People Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section, or the "What Was Ultimately Purchased By People Who Viewed This Item" section, the same item showed at $35. I thought that was pretty good, so I decided to sleep on it. When I checked back later own, the $35 no longer showed. Well, I decided to check again later on, and this time, the $35 price showed, so I decided I would get it.
I have a nice little oval 4.5 qt Colorcast, but sometimes it's just not big enough, mainly when I want to brown a lot of meat, etc., so I've been looking to pick up a larger one when the price was right. Plus my bread machine is on the fritz, so I figure I'll be making a lot more no knead recipes. I've been baking breads for about 8 months now, but still not yet into hand kneading(too much). Wish I could afford a Kitchenaid.
America's Test Kitchen gave the Tramontina it's best buy recommendation.
Remember to remove/replace the handle for high oven temperatures over 400 or so, but that's true for even the $230 Le Creuset.
Portion of order acknowledgement email. Item will be picked up at store, so it won't be ready untila about Jan 7 or so. I will be cruising the thrift shops between now and then(when convenient) to see if I come across a better bargain. If so, I'll just let the Tram go back.
(Tramontina 6.5-Qt. Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Green)
|1||Should arrive for pickup between Thursday, 01/07/10, and Wednesday, 01/13/10.||$35.00|