Soliciting opinions about cookware to be given as a gift.
I would like to give four 20-somethings each a nice enamel clad cast iron pot, similar to the classic Le Creuset 5.5 quart round French oven. Because they are in their 20’s, living with roommates, just learning to cook, and I’m planning on purchasing four pans, I am not inclined to pay $220 apiece for the pans.
I’ve spent time reading reviews on Amazon, and have ruled out the Rachel Ray pans because of quality issues. That leaves me with a Lodge 6 quart enamel Dutch oven for $49, or the Paula Deen 5 quart enamel cast iron casserole for $89.
Does anyone have any experience with this cookware? My inclination is to go with the Lodge pan, because the company has been around forever, and the reviews are good. The only complaint seems to be that the inside bottom corner is rounded.
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