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What does a Dutch oven look like?

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A Dutch oven looks like a large, wide, deep pot with a lid. The pot has small handles on either side near the top instead of one long handle. The most common material is enamel-coated cast iron.

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Dutch ovens are often used for braising, so the lid fits tightly to keep the steam and liquid inside the pot. The lids often feature the same enamel-coated material as the pots themselves rather than glass. With the enamel coating, the outside of the Dutch oven looks smooth and shiny. Dutch ovens typically come in 4- to 6-quart sizes and have tall sides, similar to large stock pots.

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