I love this thing! I had wanted a pretty le-creuset dutch oven, but couldn't afford one. I recently started baking my own no-knead bread and the recipe calls for a dutch oven, so i borrowed this one from a friend. It's great! It is pretty dang heavy, but it makes the most perfect bread! My husband is going right now to get one of our own. I haven't tried anything other than bread, but I'm excited to try chili's and soups in this thing!
I had wanted one of the cute enameled ones, but received this as a gift from my grandmother as a wedding present. Her philosophy was that the enameled ones may look good, but they will eventually chip, so why bother? Anyways, turns out that I do just love this one. Makes lovely loaves of bread, pots of soup, just everything.