Amazon Is Selling a Way Cheaper Version of Le Creuset and We NEED It
Amazon never ceases to amaze us with its myriad of homeware offerings, especially since they’re often priced well below what we’d pay in brick-and-mortar stores. Case in point: the *shockingly* affordable version of the cult classic Le Creuset Dutch oven we recently stumbled upon.
If you’re a kitchenware buff, you’re probably familiar with Le Creuset, AKA the French brand behind some of the world’s most iconic Dutch ovens — with a price tag that reflects its icon status (many cost around $300).
The aforementioned Amazon find, however, costs a mere $45. The Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, as it’s called, is part of the Amazon Basics kitchenware collection, and it’s practically identical to its pricier counterpart: Think cast iron finish, circular design, looped side handles, and a durable wear that evenly distributes heat. What’s more, the Amazon Dutch Oven boasts an overwhelming majority of five star reviews on Amazon. (There are a few four-star reviews, but nothing below!)
And the written reviews are equally as positive. “I ruined my Le Creuset Dutch oven and could not afford to replace it,” one reviewer stated. “This is every bit as good for much less money. I wish they made other pieces to create a set.” So do we, so do we.
What do you think of Amazon’s version of the Le Creuset Dutch oven? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Image via AmazonBasics)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!