Giveaway: Anolon Tri-Ply 5 Quart Dutch Oven

November 19, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

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Over the last few years, I’ve become something of a booster for stainless steel cookware. I like the fact that it’s durable, relatively light (at least if compared to enameled cast iron), and comparatively easy to clean. The easy to clean part is of particular importance because as an easily distracted person who frequently cooks sugary things, I occasionally find myself scorching or burning a batch of jam or jelly (it happens to the best of us).

When this happens in expensive enameled cast iron, the jig is up (at least in my experience). The cooking surface of that vessel is forever changed for the worse and the pot becomes increasingly prone to future burns. When you burn something in stainless steel, you can soak and scrub until the charred bits release their hold. Though the surface may bear marks of the burn, it will continue to serve.

Anolon Dutch Oven

And so, I’ve slowly been building my collection of stainless steel cookware (I still have some enameled pots and pans, but I save them for low heat and oven applications). I have a few pieces of All-Clad that were either picked up at a thrift store or bought at steep discount from Cookware & More. We added some nice pans from Anolon’s Nouvelle Cuisine line (thanks to this giveaway partnership) to the kitchen last year. And just recently, this Anolon Tri-Ply 5 Quart Dutch Oven joined my cookware line-up.

Anolon Dutch Oven

The nice folks at Anolon sent it over, thinking that it might be a good pan for the tiny batches of jam I often make. And they were absolutely right. It’s a terrific piece of cookware that is perfect for small batches of jams, jellies, and chutneys because of its low, wide design (it promotes fast evaporation!). I also like it for the soups and sauces I frequently make for dinner (it’s size helps keep me from cooking for an army, which is my natural default). And if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive Dutch Oven in which to bake loaves of no-knead bread, look no further. This guy is oven safe up to 500 degrees F.

Thanks to Anolon, I have one of these Tri-Ply 5 Quart Dutch Ovens to give away. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite piece of cookware.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Anolon has provided both my review unit of the 5-Quart Dutch oven and the giveaway unit at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own.

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1,088 thoughts on "Giveaway: Anolon Tri-Ply 5 Quart Dutch Oven"

  • Lately I’ve been enjoying my 30+ year old Mirro pressure cooker that was a wedding or shower gift way back when.

  • It’s a toss up. I love my heavy, expensive Le Crueset enameled cast iron dutch ovens, but I also adore my inexpensive T-Fal nonstick frying pan. I couldn’t make scrambled eggs without it!

  • We had a great heavy-bottomed stainless steel big or that I loved using for canning but it was my room mates and he just moved out, so now I don’t really have a favourite.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my heavy stainless steel stockpot. I use it all the time. I even used it a few times as a waterbath for processing jellies. Such a workhorse. I would love this Anolon piece of cookware. The possibilities are endless.

  • My cast iron skillet is part of nearly every meal — I mean, I even plan meals just to get the thrill of skillet breads, or moving it from stove to oven — but I love my grandmother’s grater the most. It takes work, but when it turns out the perfect texture for latkes…! Although she’s switched to a food processor, she still checks in from time to time to see if I am using it.

  • I love my old blackened pizza stone the most! It makes all of my breads and pizzas perfectly crispy on the bottom and adds so much flavor!

  • I love my crueset dutch ovens, but you are right about the burning. I use baking soda to scrub it, which works but yes one burns more than the other because of use.

  • I love my vintage blue Club aluminum Dutch Oven, mostly because it was my Mom’s and it reminds me of her. I also love the old stainless steel “Lifetime” pans I got from her, for the same reason (plus they work great!)

  • I love my big, heavy enameled pot that I got as a gift. Such even heating, perfect for making winter apps and the no knead bread to go alongside.

  • My crockpot is my favorite cookware, I love putting something on in the morning and having it ready for dinner. The aroma during the day makes my mouth water with anticipation.

  • I have two favs; (1) my crock pot is almost connected to my hip, (2) my pampered chef 12″ skillet, it goes from the stove to oven to stove with ease.

  • Surprisingly, one of my favorite (or I guess two, because we inherited two) pieces of cookware is an old Faberware skillet. The large one. Perfect for pancakes, eggs, and just about anything else. Even though it’s not nonstick, it cleans like a dream. I will be sad if my skillets are ever no more.

    BTW, on the strength of your recommendation about a year ago, I bought a set of Analon Nouvelle, and we love it! Would love to add more.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a stainless steel omelette pan! That seems a bit boring, but it’s the perfect size for me since I usually am just cooking for one on an average day.

  • Hard to pick an specific favorite, but my Corningware casserole dishes have really started to grow on me. I really enjoy having the oven-safe covers, which have drastically helped reduce my aluminum foil consumption! Most of my casserole dishes aren’t very deep though, so this looks pretty handy!

  • I have been debating about which kind of dutch oven I want. I have seen so many great recipes lately! This looks like the perfect one:):)

  • I looooove my t-fal non stick frying pan. I would be lost without it. This dutch oven looks beautiful! Thank you for the contest!

  • I got an induction cooktop a few months ago, and I LOVE it! I dug out all of my stainless pans, and have been having a ball rediscovering everything I always liked about stainless cookware. I know that everything Analon makes is great quality, and that this oven will work like a charm on my cooktop. I also like that they are going more green all the time. That’s excellent!

  • My absolute favorite piece of cookware is actually the one piece I don’t own, a cast iron skillet. I used my friend’s all the time this summer while cooking at his house. So amazing, and it’s a wonder I’ve gone so long without one. You better believe it’s the #1 item on my Christmas list this year.

  • I have an all-clad skillet that I love! It was a christmas gift a few years ago and has quickly become my most used pan. I’ve been in the market for a dutch oven for awhile and this one looks great!

  • My mother’s 6 qt stainless All-Clad stockpot. When the coating scraped off my 6 qt T-Fal this last spring I had no option other than to commandeer it for my summer fruit spreads and pickles. I have to say the even heating is amazing. I should also admit that I haven’t given it back yet…maybe after the holidays? Maybe…

  • I have an All-Clad 12″ saute pan that is used at least once a day if not twice. I cook everything in it and I would be lost without it!

  • Depending on what I’m cooking. My favorite would be my stainless steel 10 inch fry pan and my cast iron 10 inch fry pan (thrift shop find for $4.50 made in the USA).

    This Anolon Tri-Ply 5 Quart Dutch Oven would be perfect for jam making. I have something similar in size now, but it’s a little thin, and I have to be very careful or my jam will burn.

  • I have a great Analon wide skillet that I use frequently for small batches of jam. This would round out my collection.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is the one I am having to do without at the moment sadly… We recently moved and somehow my large enamel dutch oven did not make it with the rest of our belongings. I am looking to replace it and how awesome would it be to win a brand new 5 QT SS dutch oven! I stumbled on this site because, as a stay-at-home mom, I want to start canning and jarring my own food. Thanks for the great info and resources!

  • I love my non-stick pan! I use it all the time for egg dishes and stir fry. I’ve been shopping for a dutch oven actually. Hadn’t thought about the burn factor before. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • My cast iron skillet, which I received as part of my mother’s estate when she passed. She knew I’d always coveted it, so specifically left it to me. My brothers just shook their heads…they don’t cook.

  • Since I started learning to can recently, I’d say my favorite cookware piece is my stainless stock pot. I’ve been yearning to try the no-knead bread recipes but I don’t have a proper dutch oven. Maybe I’ll get lucky here!

  • I love to cook and I think the tools in my kitchen should be as much a pleasure to look at and use as they are functional so, in a sense, all of them are favorites. To pick one, I will say my enameled cast iron risotto pan, at least that’s what it gets used for most often. It’s twelve inches in diameter and about three inches deep with a matching enameled iron lid and is really good for all kinds of stuff. The best part was that I found it at the Aldi grocery for $25. It’s an off brand, of course, but preforms every bit as good as my Le Creuset at a tiny fraction of the cost (they don’t even make one).

  • My favourite would be my All Clad 12 ” skillet with lid. I use it all the time and love that I can put it under the grill and not have to worry about the noxic fumes that would emanate from a non-stick pot. Next up woul be my two pots that I bought at different times at TJ Max – they have glass lids (which I find very useful) and can go in the dishwasher (unlike my All Clad skillet).

  • Love my electric steamer. Throw the vegs in and in no time I have a meal. When making soup, etc. I steam vegs before adding to the soup.

  • My favorite piece of cookware would have to be my great aunts cast iron skillet. You just can’t get some things right unless their cooked in it.

  • My newest toy in the kitchen is my Pressure Cooker- bought it years ago but never used it! Don’t know why I wait so long to finally use it! Makes life a breeze with brown rice, stews, meats, etc!!!

    1. What a great looking dutch oven i so could use one good luck everyone happy Thanks giving thankfuk for the chance for giveaways.

  • My favorite piece of cookware has changed over the years. I used to love my quesadilla maker until I realized I could make a better quesadilla myself in the skillet. If this counts I suppose my favorite piece of cookware is my crock pot! I LOVE that thing and it makes me so happy to have a meal cook all day and be ready come dinner time.

  • My All Clad oval casserole w/non stick finish. I got free with an All Clad order several years ago. Great size for a cobbler or casserol and cleans up beautifully.

  • My favorite piece of cookware at the moment is a giant roaster pan! We have been roasting chicken and veggies a lot lately

  • We love cooking with our trusty Tramontina dutch oven… BBQ, Soup, roast, chicken tacos, you name it! Man would we love a nice one like this

  • My favorite kitchen item continues to be my Le Crueset dutch oven. It gets a lot of use!

    Thank you for the generous give-away!

  • I love my Pyrex baking dishes that I got at a garage sale years ago, during college. I can make practically anything in them – cakes, casseroles, gratin, roasted veggies, etc.

  • Yay, just made it. My favorite piece of cookware, at least today, is my waffle iron. Rather a unitasker, but who doesn’t love Belgian waffles?

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a 4 qt enameled cast iron Dutch oven. It’s the only piece I have that’s non-reactive, so it’s what I always use when it’s required (as for canning, etc). I love that it can also be used in the oven and looks great on the table as well. I’d love to have this pot though, because as you said, cast iron is SO heavy! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Without a doubt my go to will do anything for me is my 25 year old belgique stockpot. It has the metal lid, not a glass one and is great for sauce, stocks, making pasta…it’s the best

  • Generally, I love my blender/food processor combo. I make so many tasty, go-to dishes. But two months ago I was given a canning pot, rack, and related supplies for my birthday and that collection is now my absolute favorite!

  • My favorite is my enamel lined cast iron dutch oven, but it is getting too heavy for me to use. I would love to replace it with a lighter stainless one.

  • Hands down, my mom’s wok. My parents used to cook with it all the time when they were young, but over the years as us kids moved out it fell out of use. My mom gave it to me last year, and it’s amazing. It’s nothing fancy, just a basic smallish carbon steel wok, but years of cooking have made it the most nonstick piece of cookware I own. I take care of it like my baby!

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a 3 qt Dutch oven. I use it every day. Sometimes more! It’s the perfect size for 4 servings of porridge, 2 servings of pasta, and cooks rice perfectly! I’m getting a set of cuisinart stainless steel cookware for Christmas! I have a couple pieces of calphalon and am excited to add to my SS.

  • Just in time! My favorite pan is my enameled cast iron Lodge pan though I’m a teensy bit worried having just read your post. I made a super yummy pork roast in it last week, and yes, burnt a bit. The pan’s a tiny bit discolored inside but the wonderful cheery green outside is still, well, inspiring and smile-worthy! It’s a 6 quart size.

  • So hard to decide! Probably my cast iron comal. It was my grandmother’s and I use it all the time for cooking, reheating, and toasting.