Rated 5 out of 5
by Nkcb I needed a large teflon pot, and the 8.5 qt was exactly the right size. I didn't want a deep pot and this wide and shallow pot is perfect.
They have great prices plus if you add rewards and promotions the prices are even better. It seems that jCP has upgraded its clothes/brands and are competitive in pricing.
July 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mfg9 Love the Size
I purchased this because of the size. It is a very large pot and this size is difficult to find. I do not like the handles. I think they are too small for the size of the pot. I also find the pot to be lighter in weight than I expected. When the pot was one third full, I was stirring it and it kept moving around on the burner. That did not make me happy. For those 2 reasons I gave it an average rating.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sfg10 Great!
I've used it only once now and loved cooking in it. Clean up was a breeze. It's a beautiful pot. Not too heavy and not too flimsy. Hope it gives me some good years of service without any scratches to the non stick service. I am always careful to use wooden or silicon utensils, but all my previous non stick cookwares have been a disappointment as they get scratched in the non stick surface.
Be careful the stainless steel handles do get hot though.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by firstname.lastname@example.org Wonderful All-Around Pot
I bought this initially because I was going to be cooking for a family member's 90th birthday celebration where over 50 people would be attending. I needed the largest dutch oven/pot I could find, and this worked perfectly, shortening the time involved in pre-preparing the main course.
Since then I have used it for just about anything you can think of - soups, peasant style ratatouille, gumbo, chili, chicken cacciatore, etc. (I prepare large double batches so I can freeze a large amount for later.) And it has worked absolutely perfectly for everything. I used to have to start some dishes in one pan and split the contents at some point in the prep to make the quantity I've needed, but not with this pan because it is so large.
And as others have commented, for its size, it is exceptionally lightweight. And the clean-up is so easy that it's amazing. Storage can be a consideration because it's so large, but we found a way to make it happen.
I couldn't recommend this item more highly if you have the need for a large dutch oven or pot.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrissy Love love love it!
I love this Dutch oven. It's study and large enough to cook so many things. It's very easy to clean and I love the clear lid. It cooks evenly which is great. I liked it so much that I ordered myself another and one for my mom!
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by seniorladyshopper Versatile, great product
Cooking for two or for a crowd, I love using this dutch oven for many dishes. It is a high-quality brand and cooks very well. It's fun watching for the coupons and taking advantage of the best sale prices. This one was at an amazingly low sale price. I have also purchased the 1 quart and 2 quart sauce pans and two skillets at very reasonable prices. My husband and I were so pleased with this brand that we purchased the 7 quart dutch oven as an anniversary gift for our daughter and son-in-law. The dutch ovens are great for family dinners at our house or theirs and we're certain we'll enjoy cooking with them for a long time to come.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indi This pot is really good
First time I ever enjoy a pot. this pot has the best features in cooking. my food does not burn and cook really nice.
I love and would recommend anyone to purchase this pot.
you will never regret getting it.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DUCKYSTONE THE CALPHALON DUTCHOVEN IS FABULOUS
BOUGHT MYSELF THIS DUTCHOVEN AND I JUST LOVE IT. EVERYONE WHO SEES IT LOVES IT. WONDERFUL FOR COOKING LARGE AMOUNTS FOR ENTERTAINING. I LOVED IT SO MUCH; I BOUGHT 4 MORE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. I AM HARD TO PLEASE; BUT I CANNOT IMAGINE ANYONE NOT BEING PLEASED WITH THIS PRODUCT. I INTEND TO PURCHASE A WHOLE SET OF THIS COOKWARE. IT COST JUST A TAD MORE, BUT WORTH EVERY CENT..
December 4, 2014