We love our new cast iron dutch oven! My husband and I decided to purchase a cast iron dutch oven after watching the cooking channel over the holidays and seeing Giada DeLaurentis and Ree Drummond making pot roasts in them. My husband said it reminded him of how his grandmother had cooked roasts, so I checked Overstock.com and found this pot which was large enough to feed our supersized family (we have 5 kids at home.) Once it arrived we couldn't wait to test it out and immediately cooked our first pot roast in it. The family loved it! And we had a blast cooking together using the new pot. Since then we have made several other dishes in the pot and they have all turned out splendidly and the best part is the clean up is always super easy. On a side note, thanks to Overstock.com the price was right too!
I've always wanted a dutch oven of this quality but never wanted to pay the cost of some of the other brands, this is an excellent solution. Browns evenly, you can have the heat up to medium high to high and not develop hot spots. I'm very happy with this purchase.
This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my wife she loved it. It is really worth the price, she was so excited by it she went to use it the same day. It appears sturdy and properly constructed would recommend to anyone family or friends.