A cast-iron Dutch oven is the ultimate kitchen workhorse. Apart from making glorious bœuf bourguignon and the creamiest mac ’n cheese, this sturdy staple can take on no-knead bread, seafood paella, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. That’s why it’s important to invest in one that will last you years, and if there’s one brand that’s synonymous with luxurious Dutch ovens, it’s Le Creuset.
Of course, with high quality usually comes high prices, and Le Creuset’s can make many shoppers balk at picking one up on a whim. Luckily, Amazon Prime shoppers who have been eyeing the legendary French brand can score it on major sale now as part of Amazon’s Prime Day deals. A particularly noteworthy steal is the cookware brand’s 4.5-quart round chef’s oven, which is currently marked down by $136 in a 12-hour lightning deal.
Like most Le Creuset Dutch ovens, this enameled option provides equal heat distribution throughout the cooking process and can be used on all stovetops sources, including electric and induction. It’s ovenproof up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and its thick walls trap heat gently, making it ideal for slow-cooking recipes like lamb ragù and beef stock.
While many might instinctively think of versions with straighter walls when it comes to Le Creuset’s Dutch ovens, the sloped sides on this chef’s oven make it easier for stirring or whisking. The chip-resistant enamel doesn’t need pre-seasoning like raw cast iron typically does, and it’s even dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a total breeze.
Plus, this casserole dish comes with a separate heatproof trivet, so you can bring it straight from the oven or stove to the dinner table, no extra serveware needed (less dishes to wash on a weeknight!). Similar to other Le Creuset products, it comes in gorgeous, vibrant colors—including the brand’s iconic cerise red—and all seven hues are on sale.
Since it’s currently out of stock on Le Creuset’s direct site, now’s your rare chance to grab this chef’s oven on sale. The lightning deal at Amazon ends at 8:30 p.m. PT, so hurry and shop it below for 43% off.
To buy: $180 (originally $316); amazon.com