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3.5 qt round Dutch oven too small for everyday use for 1-2 people?

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3.5 qt round Dutch oven too small for everyday use for 1-2 people?

pandasinspace | Feb 4, 2012 03:23 PM

I just bought a Le Creuset 3.5 qt round Dutch oven at the outlet, but now that I've sat it down on my stovetop it seems so... small. Should I go through the trouble of exchanging it for a 4.5 qt?

I'm intending it to be my go-to pot for everyday weeknight cooking for myself and occasionally my boyfriend. (I also just got a 6 qt Lodge for Xmas, but it seems so unwieldy, I've yet to use it...)

If you do think a 3.5 would suffice, I'd be grateful for any suggestions for dishes (ideas or actual recipe links) that I could cook in this size without it being in danger of brimming over. (I've actually never used a Dutch oven before and am not exactly sure what it's good for besides NKB... total n00b!)

Thanks in advance!

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