Le Creuset. Enough said. My small 'French' (Dutch) oven was lovely but I needed to upgrade in size. Enter 5 1/2 quart Le Creuset in Casis (you all know how I feel about that 'eggplant' color). I've had it 2 days...I've already used it for 2 meals. You already know they aren't cheap...but did you also know they are worth every single penny? The only problem now is that I want to replace all my kitchen utensils with Le Creuset.