Rated 5 out of 5 by CamdenTommy This dutch oven is so hot I posted its picture on Facebook
First and foremost it arrived undamaged. That's a really good start. It looks great, has great heft, and cooks evenly. The drip pattern in the lid is great. The interior is coated but not in the quick-to-discolor white enamel that some other cookware, even Le Creuset, has. It instead has a nice dark enamel that's about he same color as the cast iron underneath so when it gets scratched ,as it inevitably will no matter how careful you are, it will still look great.
If there's a downside it's that some people may not like the heft of it. I'm a big guy so it's not a problem for me, but for anyone for whom lifting heavy objects is a problem this may not be the best solution. However that is in no way a criticism of the dutch oven. If you want the benefits of cast iron you have to put up with the weight.
I got mine on sale and I got terrific value. Even at full retail though, it's a solid buy. I have quite a lot of Le Creuset and I think this is even better quality at a much better price.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beachee The product was exactly as listed
I brought it home and immediately used it. I followed the directions and I had a perfect meal. I highly recommend this cast iron dutch oven.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by salafen This is a gift for my daughter and she will be thrilled!
This is, hands down, the greatest buy I have ever made! The dutch oven is truly beautiful and would be a great addition to any kitchen. A lot of soups and stews and roasts will be happily prepared in this item.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluejeep153 Fantastic!
I have wanted one of these Dutch Ovens for a long time. I was finally able to buy it with rewards, coupons and a gift card. I was so excited and couldn't wait to use it. It's still pretty new, and I've only used it 3 times. I picked the 7 quart in the color blue. So far I have cooked baked beans on my glass top stove. Chili in the oven and roasted chicken in the oven. Everything turned out great and the cleanup wasn't as bad as I thought. If you use it on your stove top, just be careful to pick it up and not slide it, as it can scratch the surface. I will be using it more as winter sets in and can't wait to try other foods.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bebee2211 Beautiful color and great quality.
I was so happy to get this on sale and in time for my thanksgiving dinner. My stuffing came out amazing.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by snuggle52 I love my Dutch Oven
I love this Dutch Oven since I recieved it I used it several time. very happen with the purchase
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BostonBrent Hard to Keep Clean
We have used this pot 10 times over 2 years and I have two complaints: 1) it has rusted along the top where the lid meets the pot, as cast iron is prone to do, and 2) unlike our stainless pots and pans it comes out of the dishwasher dirty and the residue is very hard to remove. It is beautiful, but a good bit of work to maintain. Case in point, boiled a brisket for 8 hours recently and have not put the pan away one week later because I'm still cleaning off burned on and other residue...and this is from a dish that simmers in water. Additionally, the lid's knob gets quite hot, which seems like an odd design flaw.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired13 This product lives up to my expectations
I live an hour away from my nearest JCPenney store. It is great to be able to get on the computer and with the push of a button, find exactly what you want and have it delivered within a couple of days. I couldn't be happier with the product and service that I have always received from JCPenney's. Keep up the good work.
September 4, 2013