'My Goldilocks pot': Amazon's No. 1 best-selling Dutch oven is over 50 percent off — and it's not Le Creuset

Izabella Zaydenberg
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So pretty, you'll want to keep it on your stovetop for all your guests to see. (Photo: Amazon)
So pretty, you'll want to keep it on your stovetop for all your guests to see. (Photo: Amazon)

If you've ever stepped foot in a professional kitchen — or at least, in the home of a pro chef — you'll find a Le Creuset. The cast-iron Dutch ovens have a cult following for a reason: They're durable, masters at infusing flavors, and among the most stylish cookware you can own. They're also ridiculously expensive, and even if you spot one on sale, you're still going to have to cough up hundreds of dollars.

Here's the good news: Amazon shoppers are convinced they found the closest thing to the iconic Dutch oven, and for a fraction of the price, too. It's even by a brand we all know and love: Crock-Pot.

The Crock-Pot Artisan Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, starting at $55 (was $110) can accommodate up to five quarts of stews, soups and roasts, and it's available in a variety of decadent shades, though the biggest discount is on an ombre teal hue.

The non-stick cast-iron beauty is coated in enamel, so it's super easy to clean and will never rust. Like all cast irons, you can use it on your stovetop or in your oven (up to 500 degrees). Oversized handles make it easy to pick up, and a self-basting lid helps marry the flavors inside.

Shop it: Crock-Pot Artisan Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, starting at $55 (was $110), amazon.com

Mouth watering? Us too. (Photo: Amazon)
Dinner's ready! (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon's best-selling Dutch oven has no shortage of fans — in fact, it amassed over 3,700 five-star reviews. Most, of course, compare the cookware to Le Creuset:

"I am a big Le Cruset cookware fan and was considering paying the almost $300 for their dutch oven," one shopper reported. "But I got this to see how often I would even use a dutch oven before spending all that money on the name brand. Safe to say I will probably just skip spending the money on the name brand because I am so pleased with this purchase. "

She excitedly continued: "The color is way prettier than any of the other colors out there and for this price, YOU CANNOT BEAT THIS DEAL. I would recommend this pot 20 times out of 10 if you are considering a dutch oven. TRY THIS OUT YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS PURCHASE!!!"

From roasts to stews and even cakes, it's the ultimate kitchen sidekick. (Photo: Amazon)
From roasts to stews and even cakes, it's the ultimate kitchen sidekick. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Crock-Pot Artisan Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, starting at $55 (was $110), amazon.com

While it's great for those on a budget, it's certainly not designed to cut any corners: It's heavy, durable, and works just as well as the more expensive brands.

One shopper, who called it her "Goldilocks pot," reported: "I cannot imagine a better Dutch oven, even Le Creuset. Because it’s heavy, I store it in my oven making it easier for me (senior) to put on my stovetop. Cleaning is simple as nothing really sticks. I’ve made soups, stews, homemade pasta and brisket and notice very little evaporation. I plan to bake a bread in it soon. It’s become my go-to pot."

Congratulations: You have just found the perfect pot. As one shopper shared:

"If you like it heavy, fancy, and incredible...you have found the one."

Shop it: Crock-Pot Artisan Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, starting at $55 (was $110), amazon.com

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