Dutch Ovens--Le C? Other? (longish)
Some of you may remember that I posted a few wedding registry questions awhile back. I'm now married (Aug. 18)!
One thing that nobody bought from our registry is the 5.5 qt. Le Creuset round "Dutch oven" type of pan. So...now I'm deciding if it's truly worth nearly $200. If it's really an awesome dish, I know we would use it a lot and it would be worth it. I'm a little concerned about enamel cracking but it sounds like that's mostly just with sudden temperature changes. Is there anything similar you think is just as good?
Side note: my mom still uses a heavy aluminum Dutch oven pot (no legs) that she's had her entire marrige. She uses it for soup, chili, stews, and just whatever. My grandma says that she prefers my mom's pan to the Le Creuset. Comments on that? I don't really see aluminum ones out there except for camping.