Amazon shoppers are raving about this affordable cast iron Le Creuset look-a-like 

Having a reliable casserole dish is a sure-fire way to make weeknight dinner times a breeze. Armed with the right one, you’ll be able to whip up a whole host of easy one-pot meals.  

If you love the look of Le Creuset cast iron casserole dishes but are reluctant to pay £200 plus, then Amazon shoppers have found an affordable alternative that scores points for both performance and style. And it’s now on sale from just £29.99. 

The Dawsons Living Round Casserole Dish is giving more expensive brands a run for their money. Made out of traditional cast iron, the dish has amassed over 1,000 perfect five-star reviews on Amazon, with one shopper writing: ‘Wonderful cooking without the over price of some brands that do the same job.’ 

The Dawsons Living Round Casserole Dish in orange

The Round Casserole Dish in pink

The Dawsons Living Round Casserole Dish is now on sale from just £29.99 on Amazon, with shoppers hailing it an affordable dupe for Le Creuset 

Whilst in lockdown, may of us have discovered the simplicity and comfort of a hearty one-pot meal. 

When it comes to these casserole dish meals, cast iron pans are traditionally seen as the best in terms of quality and durability. Robust, long-lasting and hugely versatile, a cast iron dish should last you a lifetime. 

Hundreds of Amazon shoppers agree that the Dawsons Living Casserole Dish is that said product. Praise has come in thick and fast, with shoppers describing it as ‘absolutely brilliant’, ‘very solid and heavy’ and ‘cooks beautifully’. Many have even commented on how it ‘rivals those more expensive casserole dish brands’. 

The Dawsons Living Casserole Dish comes in three sizes – 5.2 litres, 3.4 litres and 2.7 litres – and it’s the latter size that’s on sale for an incredible £29.99. 

The dish is suitable for any heating source, whether that’s hob, induction, or oven, so it’s incredibly versatile. Plus, thanks to the twin side carry handles, the dish enables an easy grip for transporting it from the hob to the oven. 

Other clever design details include the self-basting lid, which keeps the moisture in the pan. Shoppers have even gone as far as to compare it to more expensive cast iron casserole dishes, including the hugely lusted-after Le Creuset. 

The casserole dish can be used for big stew dishes or for slowly roasting your Sunday lunch

The casserole dish can be used for big stew dishes or for slowly roasting your Sunday lunch 

One shopper left a five-star review, writing: ‘Quality cast-iron pot that looks beautiful on the kitchen stove. Brilliant for bread and great for casseroles. Looks as good as Le Creuset for a fraction of the price. I feel like I’ll be using this for many years to come. And it has a 10yr guarantee! Very happy with it.’

Another reviewer added: ‘Why pay hundreds for such as Le Creuset. This is exceptionally well designed. Works perfectly every time. Cannot fault it. Value – great. Construction – great. Clean-ability – great. Buy it you wont be disappointed.’ 

Other shoppers have been quick to praise the versatility of the pot. One delighted shopper raved: ‘Fantastic buy. It’s honestly the best piece of kitchen I own.’

‘I was worried that wouldn’t get too much use out of it when I saw the sheer size of it, but it’s fantastic. This week I’ve roasted a chicken in it, made a stir fry, seared pork chops and then finished in the oven. It’s a brilliant piece of kit and a ridiculously good price.’

The Dawsons Living Casserole Pot comes in plenty of attractive colours too, including pink, red, orange, blue and cream.  

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