You’ll be loved for giving a gift of cast iron: It lasts forever, cooks evenly on any surface, and won’t warp. I’m really liking these new offerings: Staub’s Honeycomb line has dimples on the cooking surface that keep food from sticking to the pan and make cleaning up easy. And Lodge’s Color line not only looks good, but also costs considerably less than its competitors.

Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven and Staub Honeycomb Braiser, $87.95 to $189.95

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