I saw an advertisement for the ikea Dutch Oven....
I really don't want to spent LeCruset kind of money on this, as I will only use it a few times a year. (I especailly want to try the bread recipe and don't have anything suitable)
I'm looking at the many alternatives out there.
Here are the ikea specs... Its $49.99
Works well on all types of cooktops, including induction cooktops.
Made all in metal; safe to use in the oven as well.
Thick walls evenly distribute the heat so that the food is heated up from several directions.
Thick base prevents food getting easily burnt and stuck to the pan.
Made from cast iron, which spreads heat evenly and retains it for a long time; good for roasts and rich casseroles.
Matt enamelled interior; the pan does not have to be oiled and is easy to maintain.
Shiny enamelled exterior makes the pan easy to clean.
Rounded interior; makes stirring and beating easy.
Length: 11 3⁄4 "
Width: 9 1⁄2 "
Volume: 3 qt
Length: 30 cm
Width: 24 cm
Volume: 3 l
Suitable for use on gas cooktop.
Suitable for use on induction cooktop.
Suitable for use on ceramic glass cooktop.
Suitable for use on cast iron cooktop.
product description & measurements
Cast iron, Enamel