If we’re being honest, there are some things that are hands-down worth the splurge. A good retinol cream, for instance, is pretty high on that list. You might also pour your hard-earned cash into proper running shoes to give your stride more bounce. And, if you ask any reputable chef, you can’t be frugal when it comes to the tools you use in the kitchen. One of our all-time favorites? The 6.75-Qt. Le Creuset Cast Iron Classic Oval Dutch Oven (originally $327, now $270), which is 17 percent off right now—but for 24 hours only on QVC. Now is your chance to splurge on an heirloom-quality kitchen must-have. If you love to cook, don’t wait around—this is too good of a deal to pass up.
Le Creuset, 6.75-qt Cast Iron Classic Oval Dutch Oven — $270.00
Originally $327, now $270
The Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a top-of-the-line pot that allows you to make soups, chowders, stews, breads, and more. While it’s quite expensive, reviewers assert that it’s worth the splurge.
Size: 6.75 quarts (16″x12.5″x9.75″)
Available colors: 7
Care needs: Dishwasher-safe (but hand-washing recommended)
- Extremely multifunctional
- Premiere, chef-quality Dutch oven
- Provides even temps for cooking
- Heirloom quality
- Not as large as the 8-quart classic Dutch Oven
Seriously, there’s a reason the Le Creuset is beloved by professional chefs and cooks alike—and lauded as the best tool anyone can invest in if they spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s incredibly functional—it can be used to bake, broil, make soups and stews, sear meats and veggies.
Barry Tonkinson, director of culinary research and development at the Institute of Culinary Education, previously explained to W+G why Le Creuset is worth the investment, saying, “It’s extremely versatile, you can do anything from slow cooking in a Dutch oven to baking bread, searing, braising, and frying,” adding that it’s, “well worth the cost if you use it regularly.”
Its versatility largely stems from its materials. Thanks to the Dutch Oven’s cast-iron composition, it’s oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Sear your meat and then transfer the Dutch Oven to the oven without worrying about any damage (and the final result is the most delicious dinner you’ll ever serve). The even heat distribution (and what makes Le Creuset’s cast iron Dutch oven stand out from all the others on the market) makes it ultra-reliable (this means no matter what, all the food you’re cooking will receive uniform heat—super important if you cook a lot of meats). And thanks to its smooth interior enamel, it also doesn’t stain easily (and it’s easier to clean when you’re done). No more scraping at the end of the night.
This meticulous design also means that Le Creuset products are also built to last. The combination of high-quality materials, skilled craftsmanship, and durability make the brand’s cookware last a lifetime (and they look good doing it.) Plus, the brand offers a lifetime warranty on its cast iron products, demonstrating its confidence in the quality and longevity of its cookware. If something happens and it doesn’t hold up, Le Creuset has got you covered.
At 6.75 quarts, this Dutch oven is the perfect “Goldilocks” size—it’s not too small, but not too big, either.
Its generous capacity is perfect for whipping up large recipes and family-sized meals while also being perfectly suited for smaller gatherings. Whether it’s simmering stews, slow-cooked roasts, or hearty soups, this Dutch oven provides the ideal volume for culinary creativity without completely taking over your counter space.
Whether you’re trying to up your game in the kitchen or gift this to your foodie bestie, you can’t go wrong—especially considering that you can save almost 20 percent off it when you buy it right now. The sale lasts 24 hours only. So, run—don’t walk, and thank us later.
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