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Sep 25, 2006 12:44 PM

Dutch vs. French ovens

Is there a difference between the two? I noticed Le Creuset has French ovens, so is this their name for a Dutch oven?

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  1. Not really.

    Yes, basically.

    These pieces of cookware evolved from heavy covered pots where the top was sufficiently concave to permit hot embers to be placed atop the vessel, so it cooked from all sides.

    The oval ovens that LC offers are invaluable for certain cuts of meat (whole poultry; leg joints, et cet.) that are not circular in shape.

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    1. re: Karl S

      Thanks! I just got a great deal on a LC French oven. Can't wait for it to get here!