Le Creuset 9 Quart French Oven
In fire engine red! This is a serious multitasker. I can boil pasta, build sauces and soups, cook beans and lentils, or stew baby artichokes in it. Because of the cast iron core, it holds steady, even heat and the porcelain enamel coating makes clean-up ridiculously easy. Plus the brilliant red really brightens up my kitchen.
Another big'un. Round v. oval, that's the question.
since the 60s, 3 generations of my family have been using le crueset. why do we like L.C.? non stick and even heat. use LC sauce pans, dutch ovens, and roasters. when I need to make a sauce, I always use an LC pan. when I want to simmer and/or boil, the LC dutch oven always gets the nod.