Chrissy Teigen’s $40 cast iron Dutch oven for Target looks as good as Le Creuset


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The concept that “you get what you pay for” applies to pretty much everything in life. One exception, though, is the cast iron cookware from the new Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Target Collection. The cookbook author and headband connoisseur dubbed the two Dutch ovens and everyday family pan from her collab “kitchen classics.” And we couldn’t agree more. But at less than $40 each, they cost a fraction of what you’d pay for high-end alternatives from brands like Staub or Le Creuset. A 5.5 quart Dutch Oven from the latter retails for $340 on its site—and still costs twice as much as Teigen’s even second hand on sites like Etsy.

Between the three pieces from Teigen’s line, you can basically cook any one pot (or pan) meal you’re, ahem, craving. Plus, with its matte black finish and polished brass hardware, this cast iron cookware isn’t just as timeless looking as its up-market counterparts—each is equally built to last when properly hand washed. All cast iron cookware (no matter the cost) is durable, can stand the heat of high temps on the stovetop or in the oven, and cooks food evenly. It’s why they’re healthy kitchen staples for chefs like Teigen.

So, if you’re looking to take home anything from the Lipsync Battle host’s new affordable home line (all 40 pieces of which cost between $4 and $140), start with the three below in order to get the most bang for your buck. (There’s also an enameled version of the 5 qt. Dutch oven for $50 if you’re feeling fancy.) And hey, you can put that extra money you save toward other smart kitchen upgrades. A virtual sous chef sounds nice, right?

Teigen’s tips don’t end in the kitchen. This is the one trait to look for in a romantic partner, according to her. And here’s her body positive advice on stretch marks.  

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