Don’t get us wrong: We love the cult-favorite ceramic cookware brand Le Creuset as much as the next self-proclaimed chef, but they ain’t cheap. (Uh, a couple hundred, to be exact…) Although cheaper faux-Creuset options abound, it’s difficult to know whether they’ll still hold up for, like, a couple lifetimes of use without chipping, scratching or wearing out.
Thanks to nearly 7,000 stellar Amazon reviews, though, there seems to be a new Dutch-oven sheriff in town. The Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven (which, at 50 bucks, is a total steal) has 4.6 stars and is much beloved for being nearly identical to its pricier Le Creuset counterpart. Think: metal knobs, white interior, a good-fitting lid, chip resistant, porcelain-enamel coating and an easy-to-clean interior. Oh, and it also comes in a variety of sizes and colors to match every kitchen and taste.
BRB, buying ten Dutch ovens, just because.