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Le Creuset dutch ovens are $350 - but this lookalike is a steal at just $60

Lodge dutch over
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The status Dutch oven is, virtually without question, the much-coveted Le Creuset Dutch oven. However, much to the dismay to many home chefs, it has a rather hefty price tag. It's normally priced at $350, give or take, though the occasional sale knocks a few dollars off. 

However, cast iron cookware company Lodge makes a nearly fool-proof dupe of Le Creuset's Dutch oven - and for just $60, too! What's more, it has thousands of reviews and a near 5-star average rating.

And if you care about appearances and want to fool your friends and guests into thinking that you bought a Le Creuset Dutch oven, you can buy the brand's signature stainless steel knob for just under $20. Just screw the knob off your Lodge Dutch oven and replace it with this one - we won't tell anyone, we promise!

Le Creuset is unquestionably superior in quality to its competitors, hence the price: heat distribution and retention are unparalleled, and its enamel is long-lasting and resistant to chipping and cracking. This kitchen classic is in high demand, but you can nab a 5 1/2-quart Dutch oven off Amazon for the advertised $350, if you want to buy the best quality product. 

Whichever Dutch oven you pick, it will essentially do whatever you need it to do: be a cooking and presentation vessel for all the various meats, stews, and other delicious home-cooked meals you will make!

Sophie Kaemmerle

Sophie is TopTenReviews’s Hobbies and Lifestyle Editor. She is a born and bred New Yorker who, paradoxically, loves being in the great outdoors. Her favorite pastimes include running, baking, and writing. She also spends her time volunteering and leading volunteer projects with the Good+ Foundation and Achilles International when not providing information on the best deals, products, and services on the internet to TopTenReviews readers.