i know this 7 qt. dutch oven does not receive a lot of love on this site, but just to let everyone know, i just bought two of these from amazon (shipped from macys) for 40.00 apiece and 9.95 to ship. unexciting but unoffensive "sand" color, sort of beige. come on!~ two enameled dutch ovens delivered for less than 100usd. replace the lid knob with a all metal drawer pull from the hardware store and you can put it in a 500 degree oven. is it le cruset? of course not ..its 200 dollars cheaper. perfect for new cook college students in their first apartment (thats where mine are going) or cheap wedding gift ( comes nicely boxed). let the snobs scoff, im cooking en cocotte just fine.