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What Dutch Oven to buy?

I want to get a DO for my large Egg. Cabela's has 4, 6 and 8 quart models. The 6 and 8 quart ones are both 12" in diameter, and the heights are 3.75" and 5". Any advice on which one will work best? Chili is the main purpose of getting it.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,439
    I have all the sizes mentioned and use them all. Decide how much chili you want to make and that will tell you the size or buy them all. If you have them you will use them. They all work on the egg. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • 8qt
    Beaufort, SC
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  • get the biggest size that will fit your egg! 
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  • I like my 7ish qt Le Creuset DO over my smaller lodge.  Aside from the lodge being too small the enameled is so much easier to care for it isn't even funny.
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    baychilla said:
    I like my 7ish qt Le Creuset DO over my smaller lodge.  Aside from the lodge being too small the enameled is so much easier to care for it isn't even funny.
    I'll second that... I love my Le Creuset DO. But, they are really expensive to just use in the egg. I have to imagine that any enamel coated DO would be easier to clean than standard CI.
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • lwrehmlwrehm Posts: 194

    Every time my wife makes tacos I laugh at her because she has a 7ish qt LeCreuset DO that is pretty much only used for corn tortillas for tacos, she keeps the oil in the DO and adds more when needed...but a LeCreuset only for tortillas, good thing it was a yard sale find, maybe $10.

     

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  • Enameled Lodge made in USA
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,984
    Enameled Lodge made in USA
    All enameled Lodge is made in China. 


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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    I got a wolf gang puck (sp?) 5.5 from Marshales for less than $50. It's heavy as hell and for the price I don't care if it gets messed up.
    XL BGE
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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,040
    i picked up a Lodge 7qt CI last night from wally world. Worked perfrct for my chilli today. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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