I'm sitting on (literally, in my wallet) an LLBean Merchandise credit and am lookin' to spend it.
I've been thinking about getting a cast iron dutch oven recently. However, my discipline with my equipment is not all that great and I don't have any storage options for rust-prone stuff until my table is complete. I bought a $6 skillet at IKEA of all places and it was carrot orange after sitting outside under snow all winter. :blink: I've since reseasoned it, but don't want to have to do that to a $90+ dutch oven.
LLBean has a 5-quart hard-anodized aluminum dutch oven on their site.
I haven't seen much about aluminum here before and am soliciting opinions.
I know that aluminum is supposed to melt at 1200+ temps. But perhaps this "hard anodized" stuff is heartier than that? How else could they sell a dutch over?