Le Creuset Dutch Oven 3-1/2 Qt. Sale
For those wanting to add to (or start) their collection - Amazon is having a sale on their 3 and 1/2 quart Signature Dutch Oven. $149.95. That's a great price. I have the older non-Signature style in that size and it's perfect for smaller preparations. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ADR6R4/r...
I've been pining for that LC wide round dutch oven but can't justify it given what I already have in my collection. :-/ The wide round is more like a braiser (low and flat, saute-like) than a traditional dutch oven (deeper, pot-like). The Tramontina that hankstramm mentioned is more like a mini traditional dutch oven. That size is actually fantastic for cooking rice.
I think it makes sense to have the LC 3.5 wide round AND the Tramonina 3.5 mini dutch oven. Both pieces would get a fair amount of use. However, I think something might be neglected if I add that 3.5 LC wide round to a cabinet that already includes a LC 3.5 braiser, a Viking 3qt saute pan, multiple 9, 10, 11, ad 12 inch skillets, a 3.5 qt dutch oven, 5 qt dutch oven, and a 5.5 qt dutch oven...
Maybe you can convince me otherwise? What would I use that LC 3.5 wide round for given the other stuff I already have? I really like that wide round one!
Pretty close to the same quality (I say pretty close, LC is better, but not by $100), you can buy:
Again, this is from Walmart made by slave labor in China. I have multiple Tramontina Dutch ovens and a Staub (which is better than LC on many levels, but more expensive). Tramontina is darn good for the money.