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Best Size for a 2nd Le Creuset Dutch Oven

I'm interested in getting a second Le Creuset dutch oven. We have a 7.25 which we love and use all the time. But it's a bit huge and there are only two of us, though I cook A LOT, and always like having leftovers for lunches/the freezer.

I fell in love with the new Burgundy color from Sur La Table and wanted to get it in a smaller size. It comes in 3.5qt, 5.5 qt, and 7.25. I was set on the 3.5 qt and wanted to keep it on my stove year-round because it matches my kitchen but when I went in and saw how small it was the woman working convinced me to go with the 5.5 instead. It's sitting on my stove and I'm just not sold on the size. It seems too big and similar in size to the one I already have. I wish there was something in between. I also thought about getting a braiser or something like that but we don't cook meat so that probably doesn't make much sense.

Does anyone have the 3.5 qt? Do you use it? What for? Do you like the size or is it too small?

Thank you!

Nov 16, 2014
Nicolian88 in Cookware

Vegetarian Christmas Mains?

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

Dec 24, 2013
Nicolian88 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegetarian Christmas Mains?

This is my first vegetarian Christmas and I'm looking for a recipe to make for Christmas dinner that is still special, and a bit elaborate but without meat. I've thought about doing homemade pasta or going completely untraditional and making vegetable tikka masala but wasn't sure. Any suggestions?

Dec 21, 2013
Nicolian88 in Vegetarian & Vegan