If someone you love has been eyeing new cookware this winter, the greatest gift is beating them to the punch. A Dutch oven is a wonderfully versatile tool to upgrade any cook's kitchen essentials, perfect for simmering stews, braising meats, and baking bread. Lucky for you, the Cuisinart 7-Quart Dutch Oven is 64% off on Amazon today and can arrive in time for Valentine's Day.
More than 1,700 Amazon shoppers have given this oval-shaped pot a five-star rating, with many raving about its stovetop-to-oven versatility and large capacity. It's made from cast iron with a colorful porcelain enamel interior and exterior finish. While it comes in several different colorways, the dark teal option is the one that's currently on sale, running for just $90—$160 less than its original price.
To buy: Cuisinart 7-Qt. Casserole Oval, $90 (originally $250) at amazon.com
If you're new to the world of Dutch ovens, you can use the pot to make everything from soups and stews to roasts and fresh bread. Since the Cuisinart Dutch oven is made from cast iron, it'll retain and evenly distribute heat whether you use it on the stove or in the oven. And when you're done preparing your meal, you can throw the pot in the dishwasher for easy clean-up.
"This is a pot that's as beautiful as it is useful," one reviewer wrote. "I never put the burner temperature higher than medium, and the pot achieves the perfect temperature to sauté or slow simmer. It goes from stovetop to oven to table, making a lovely presentation along the way."
A second shopper shared: "This enamel-coated cast-iron Dutch oven is perfect for searing, browning, stewing, frying, and roasting. It cooks evenly throughout the entire pan and keeps the flavors perfectly. I'm hooked!"