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Inexpensive alternative for a Le Creuset dutch oven / $45 today only!

RichmondJim's picture

Inexpensive alternative for a Le Creuset dutch oven / $45 today only!

For those of us looking for a less expensive alternative to the Le Creuset cast iron dutch oven, the folks at are offering the Cuisinart CI670-30PC 7 Qt. Enameled Cast Iron Casserole with Lid for $39.99 plus $5.00 shipping & handling. This offer is good TODAY ONLY (Sept. 6, 2010) and the dutch oven is only available in blue at the time of this post (the red sold out).

Looks like a great alternative for those no knead breads that have become so popular.  I haven't tried the Cuisinart pan, but at this price, it's worth a shot!

Happy Baking!

mrfrost's picture

Sold out fast. Looked like a great deal.

evth's picture

Lodge (USA) makes an enameled cast iron dutch oven that is also reasonably priced. I've got a few Le Creuset pots and use to have mini cast iron casseroles by Technique. Those mini ones were not good quality but they were cute. I've got a 2 Lodge skillets and love 'em. I'm aiming to get the 7.5 qt Lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven.

texalp's picture

 I've had good use out of World Market"s enameled cast iron. Priced $50.00-$60.00.

ronhol's picture

I saw a red enameled cast iron dutch oven at Sams Club tonight for $5.00.  6.5 quart.

I really struggled with buying one, but I was afraid I would rarely use it.

ronhol's picture

At Sams Club, I just picked one up.

It is the members mark (store brand), 6.5 qts, with heat proof handle.

Red exterior with white interior.