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Oval Dutch Oven

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This enhanced design features a functional, elongated shape ideal for cooking larger cuts of meat and whole poultry.

      Oval Dutch Oven

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      Starting At  $135.00

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      Dutch Oven Oval Product - Features and Benefits

      ENAMELED CAST IRON

      Since 1925, Le Creuset cast iron has been recognized for its strength and durability. Cast individually in sand molds, then hand-inspected by French artisans, each piece represents a rich heritage and continues a tradition of lasting, authentic design.



      Heat Retention

      Cast iron distributes heat slowly and evenly over the entire vessel, making it ideal for all forms of cooking, whether slow-cooking, roasting, searing, stir-frying or baking.



      Smooth Interior Enamel

      The glass-like finish in our ovens and braisers promotes caramelization, resists staining and prevents sticking to make cleanup easy.



      Black Interior Enamel

      The black interior of our skillets is specially formulated for high-temperature cooking, and does not require seasoning.

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      Le CreusetOval Dutch Oven
       
      4.4

      (based on 16 reviews)

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        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      87%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Retains heat (11)
      • Distributes heat evenly (10)
      • Durable (9)
      • Easy to clean (9)
      • Heats quickly (8)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Simple meals (8)
      • Elaborate meals (6)
      • Gifts (4)
      • Large kitchen (4)
      • Small kitchens (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid cook (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect for fall dishes

      We received the 6.75 quart dutch oven as a wedding gift. It has been my go-to cooking tool for fall dishes. It does a fantastic job evenly heating food and retaining moisture for juicy...Read complete review

      We received the 6.75 quart dutch oven as a wedding gift. It has been my go-to cooking tool for fall dishes. It does a fantastic job evenly heating food and retaining moisture for juicy cuts of meat. The short ribs I've braised fall right off the bone. I've used it primarily for cooking whole chickens, pot roasts, and braising both country style pork ribs and beef short ribs. This size dutch oven makes plenty of food for our family and there are typically leftovers for lunch throughout the week. I can easily fit a 6.5 pound chicken on a bed of root vegetables. The weight may be too much for some but as a guy I have no problem with the weight of the dutch oven and whatever it is that I'm cooking. My wife handles cleaning and the dutch oven still looks more or less unused so it definitely cleans up nicely. There are still plenty of dishes I want to try so the versatility is quite impressive! The only downside is most dishes take 2+ hours so using the dutch oven during the work week can be a challenge. It's so worth it though when you take that first bite.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Excel. for Stews/Braising, but Chipped

      I bought this french oven about 5 years ago and use it mainly in the cooler months for stews, soups, braising meats, etc. I love the color and it held up well for...Read complete review

      I bought this french oven about 5 years ago and use it mainly in the cooler months for stews, soups, braising meats, etc. I love the color and it held up well for the first several years, although I admittedly did not use it very often. Last year, I decided to start making more one pot meals, including a lot of soups, so I started using it more often (~2-3 times/month). A couple of months ago, I noticed small chip on the bottom interior of the pot. I continued to use a couple more times, and the chip started getting larger (I guess that means someone ate enamel?) and it started to crack. I called the warranty department, and I have to echo some of the other reviewers. The woman that answered was very curt, bordering on rude. She told me that I could send it in, but that there was no guarantee it would actually be covered under warranty (even though I have followed the use and care instructions to a "T"). She also told me that *IF* they determined it was defective, they could not guarantee the replacement would even be close in color. I am sending it in anyway, because I don't want to ingest any more enamel. I can only hope that they will do the right thing and they will honor my requested color choices (I gave them a list of colors I could live with if mine was not available). For such a high end/expensive product line, it is really ridiculous that their phone reps have such poor customer service skills. Since I have many other Le Creuset pieces that are still holding up well, I will continue to recommend this line. However, it should be noted that all of my other pieces are well over 10 years old (one is over 20!), so I am hoping they have not reduced quality in recent years. I guess I will find out shortly...

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great addition to my kitchen!

      By 

      from Lebanon, Or

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Distributes Heat Evenly
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Handle Stays Cool
      • Heats Quickly
      • Non-Stick
      • Retains Heat

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Braising
        • Elaborate Meals
        • Gifts
        • Large Kitchens
        • Simple Meals
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

        Love this dutch oven - works great with larger pieces of meat. Cleans easy.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for fall dishes

        By 

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Distributes Heat Evenly
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Non-Stick
        • Retains Heat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Simple Meals
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

          We received the 6.75 quart dutch oven as a wedding gift. It has been my go-to cooking tool for fall dishes. It does a fantastic job evenly heating food and retaining moisture for juicy cuts of meat. The short ribs I've braised fall right off the bone. I've used it primarily for cooking whole chickens, pot roasts, and braising both country style pork ribs and beef short ribs. This size dutch oven makes plenty of food for our family and there are typically leftovers for lunch throughout the week. I can easily fit a 6.5 pound chicken on a bed of root vegetables. The weight may be too much for some but as a guy I have no problem with the weight of the dutch oven and whatever it is that I'm cooking. My wife handles cleaning and the dutch oven still looks more or less unused so it definitely cleans up nicely. There are still plenty of dishes I want to try so the versatility is quite impressive! The only downside is most dishes take 2+ hours so using the dutch oven during the work week can be a challenge. It's so worth it though when you take that first bite.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best cookware on the market

          By 

          from Chino Hills, Ca

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Distributes Heat Evenly
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Handle Stays Cool
          • Heats Quickly
          • Non-Stick
          • Retains Heat

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Elaborate Meals
            • Gifts
            • Large Kitchens
            • Simple Meals
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

            This is the only pot I use for pasta sauce. It doesn't burn and it is so easy to clean up. The best purchase in cookware I have ever made. I wish I had a whole set!

            (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cooks a Great Turkey

            By 

            from Texas

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Moist Meat
            • Slow And Steady Cast Iron
            • Versatility

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • I Love Oven Cooking

              Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

              Cooked a 15 lb turkey from my deep freeze (bought on sale after Thanksgiving). Lined the bottom with rough chopped onions, celery, carrots, and peppers. Sat the bird on top and baked at 325 degrees F for 2 hours.. removing the lid for an additional hour, basting with butter infused with fresh rosemary, thyme, sage, and lots of garlic. Once done, I removed the turkey to rest.. What was left was a condensed, very herbaceous and favorable turkey stock which I then reduced and used as a sauce. I cut away the breast and sliced for serving as well as the legs.. I placed the remaining carcass, and strained veggies, back in the pot adding a gallon of water.. into the oven for another hour or so. This ended up as, what I call, "poultry stock" which I freeze and use when needed.. This is a heavy pot, especially when loaded, but worth it.. I challenge anyone to get genuine compliments on their roasted turkey.. I did!!!

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              • No

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Favorite piece of cookware

              By 

              from Chicago,Il.

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Distributes Heat Evenly
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Heats Quickly
              • Retains Heat

              Cons

              • It Is Very Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Elaborate Meals
              • Gifts
              • Large Kitchens
              • Simple Meals
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

              I received this as a gift about seven years ago and I use it all the time. I make everything from a bolognese sauce to chicken noodle soup. I love it, heats evenly, does not warp, you can put it the oven and not worry about the handle. The pan still looks good after many years of constant use. The only problem I have is that it is quite heavy, so if lifting is a problem for you then take that into account. I would say if you are really into cooking or just starting out, it is worth the initial investment and will pay for itself overtime. It will always look good and work just as well as when you first brought it home years later. How many of us can say that?

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OMG awesome!

              By 

              from Atlanta, Ga.

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

              Needed a new stock pot for holiday cooking. Made homemade turkey stock to use in both oyster dressing and giblet gravy. Was truly delish. While drying it , as a single person with no children I realized what it must be like to bath a child. Had it in my arms drying it so carefully. Just don't drop baby. Lol happy holidays.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE IT

              By 

              from Chicago

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

                  Just used it for the Thanksgiving turkey. Although we have a low profile oven and it was very heavy with the bird in it, soooooooo worth it. Cooked really fast and even 10/10

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A pot of perfection!

                  By 

                  from Philadelphia, PA

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Distributes Heat Evenly
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Gorgeous
                  • Heats Quickly
                  • Non-Stick
                  • Retains Heat
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Elaborate Meals
                    • Simple Meals

                    Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

                    I just received my second of this piece. The first version of this piece was my mother's. I think it was purchased about 50+ years ago. She used it for everything from soups to roasts and everything in between. We did not have a lot of money and she'd save up forever to buy a piece of this cookware, telling me that it was money well spent and that it would last a lifetime. She was right. I learned how to cook in LeCreuset and am still using the pieces she bought 50 years ago. If this piece doesn't have a roast of some sort in it every week, I can assure you, the world will come to a screeching halt. This is without a doubt, the finest cookware money can buy and this particular piece is my favorite. Take care of it and it will last many lifetimes. Bon Appetit.

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Best

                    By 

                    from Huntington, NY

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Distributes Heat Evenly
                    • Durable
                    • Heats Quickly
                    • Non-Stick
                    • Retains Heat

                    Cons

                    • Heavy / Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

                      This is my favorite piece of cookware. It is versatile, you can make soups, roast a whole chicken, perfect for coq au vin, pot roasts, use on the stove top or in the oven, perfect for cooking for a group. It may take up a lot of room in your cabinet but it's a great display piece so why hide it? I have the Marseille color and it is beautiful. I just love this piece!

                      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for everything!

                      By 

                      from Asia

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Distributes Heat Evenly
                      • Durable
                      • Handle Stays Cool
                      • Heats Quickly
                      • Retains Heat

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Elaborate Meals
                        • Simple Meals

                        Comments about Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven:

                        I have had my 5qt. Oval French Oven for over a year now and am in love with it! It is far and away the best piece of cookware I have ever purchased. I have made everything in this, from soups and stews to roasts. The size may be too small for large roasts, etc. but for our everyday purposes it works great.

                        The color has held up extremely well, though I hand wash it rather than put it in the dishwasher. It is not only beautiful but very functional as well. In the next few years I plan on buying a larger version of this same French Oven as our family expands!

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                        Oval Dutch OvenThe perfect shape for most larger roasts and poultry, the oval Dutch oven is an ideal piece to have at holiday time. But it’s useful at any time of year for preparing classics like coq au vin or arroz con pollo.

                        This updated kitchen classic enhances the cooking process by evenly distributing heat and locking in the optimal amount of moisture. With ergonomic handles and an advanced interior enamel that resists chipping and cleans easily, Le Creuset’s Dutch ovens blend the best of the past with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality.

                        Some colors are exclusive to other retailers.

                        Features
                        • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
                        • Sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking
                        • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
                        • Ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500°F
                        • Built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit
                        • The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron cookware available
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                        135.00