Top Reasons why Dutch Ovens are So Expensive

Thursday 27 January 2022


Violet Crumble

Top Reasons why Dutch Ovens Are So Expensive 

The Dutch oven is something that deserves a place in every kitchen. The simple truth is that it is incredibly versatile, you can use it to slow cook, roast, fry, and a multitude of other applications. 

However, if you’re considering purchasing one you will discover that the Dutch oven comes with a relatively high price tag. It’s enough to make you think twice. 

However, there are several good reasons for the Dutch oven being so expensive. 

Popcorn Yellow Crumble

Materials Used 

The original Dutch ovens were made with cast brass. As the oven became known in England the brass was substituted for iron, giving you the cast-iron Dutch oven. 

It’s heavy but cheaper than brass. Of course, it’s still a heavy metal that takes time and money to find and turn into a Dutch oven for you. 

In short, high-quality materials are always more expensive and this is reflected in the price of the Dutch oven. 

Don’t forget, it’s not just the cast iron that costs money. The best Dutch ovens, like those supplied by Crumble cookware, are also enamel lined. That eliminates food sticking and makes them much easier to clean. Of course, high-quality enamel costs money, pushing the price higher. 

If you want high-quality you need to be prepared to pay for it. 

Mint Green Crumble

It’s An Investment

Although the Dutch oven is on the expensive side, it is well-built and made to last. It’s durable, needs very little maintenance, but will last for years. The fact that it will outlast most other cookware in your kitchen tells you that this is a good investment. In fact, over time purchasing one Dutch oven can be cheaper than buying several saucepans or frying pans. 

Broccoli Green Crumble


Don’t forget, the Dutch oven is very versatile, being able to cook almost anything the way you like it. That means you can eliminate the majority of the other cookware in your kitchen. It’s not just versatile in the different ways in which it can cook. It is also versatile in how many different things it is capable of cooking. 

Midnight Grey Crumble

Check the Manufacturer

If you’re ready to buy a Dutch oven you’re going to need to check your manufacturer and supplier. The best examples of Dutch ovens come with significant price tags but are high-quality, warrantied, and will last.

While you can pick up a cheaper version you’ll want to verify what it is made from to ensure you are getting a good example. That’s why it is important to choose a manufacturer you know or to do your homework before you invest.

Equally, the price can be lower if the Dutch oven doesn’t have an enamel finish or it has a low-quality alternative non-stick finish. You can be persuaded to part with your money more easily than you think.

The bottom line is that Dutch ovens are expensive but they are also worth it. Just remember to invest in a high-quality one and that it’s the right size for your needs.  

A Dutch oven is ideal for cooking a Pot Roast or even a whole chicken.  You can't beat them!




  1. My dear friend Nancy who lived in the south of France.. has an oval one..very old..a beautiful green.."Paul Bocuse" I love it.

    1. I love these Dutch ovens. I had to leave my La Crueset behind, along with a few others, and my lovely heart shaped dish. Oh well! Perhaps one day I will get something better to replace! These enameled cast iron dishes last forever!

  2. I love my Dutch Oven. I have a Food Network one, which was far more affordable than the La Crueset I coveted! But it does very well, cleans up nicely and I have no complaints. I use it often and maybe even today. It feels like an onion soup day here!


Thanks for stopping by. I love to hear from you so do not be shy!

Did you make the recipe as directed? Recipe results are not guaranteed when changes have been made.

Is this comment helpful to other readers? Rude or hateful comments will not be approved. Remember that this website is run by a real person.

Are you here to complain about ads? Please keep in mind that I develop these recipes and provide them to you for free. Advertising helps to defray my cost of doing so, and allows me to continue to post regular fresh content.

Thanks so much for your understanding! I appreciate you!