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"

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a 6 quart, thick aluminum layered bottom, two handled, stainless steel pot my mom got me at a restaurant supply store in their “dents and dings” bin. There is a tiny crack in the rolled edge of the pot. I love that crack. Oh my, LOL! She got it for my hope chest when I was about 13 or 14. I begged for it. I still use that pot almost every day! Ah memories.

  • I love and appreciate all my stainless steel pans, and got to know my large stockpot oh-so-well this summer as a bumper tomato crop hit northern California. (It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I have the last of the crop in boxes in my kitchen to be tackled tomorrow!) But my favorite one of all is my 9″ International Cookware skillet–and not only because it was one dollar at a yard sale. It’s way more versatile than my $100 12″ nonstick pan, and actually easier to clean–except for eggs of course!

  • I have a 9 inch square cast iron shallow pan that gets used so often it doesn’t have a storage place but lives on top of the stove. We use it for eggs or pancakes in the morning, grilled cheese for lunch and everything else for dinner.

  • I’ve used a Le Creuset Dutch oven for many years. It seems that it gets heavier every time I use it. Recently, I have been buying stainless steel cookware? They’re easier to clean and not quite as heavy as cast iron.

  • My favorite is a Regal Pyro ply stainless steel pot that was my mothers. It’s the only pot I use for making jelly, jams, and pickles. I always think of her when I use it and she has been gone for almost 30 years.

  • After moving away from nonstick pans, my 9″ cast iron skillet has quickly become my favorite pan. It gets better with age and conducts heat so well! It cooks like a dream.

  • My $20 world market skillet. It’s chemical free and has the best non-stick I’ve ever used. Couldn’t beat the price either. I use it all day, every day.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a big nonstick frying pan. We don’t have a microwave, but I find that I can heat up just about any leftovers quickly in a wide shallow pan.

  • My favorite piece of cookware
    has to be my late Grandmother’s cast iron skillet.
    I enjoyed many wonderful meals made in that skillet.

  • My favorite is my pasta pot with the built in strainer in the lid. It saves us from having to clean another dish (colander or strainer).

  • my favorite is the old cast iron skillet that I rescued from my parent’s woodshed – it took forever to clean it and now I use it all the time

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a straight-sided, covered, extra-large saute’ pan. I can use it for so many things, but it is best for my favorite chicken recipe that requires a cover, and fritatas that need a cover and need to go in the oven. This pan has silicon handles, so it is perfect! I love it.

  • My favorite cookware is my recently purchased Kirkland stainless steel cooking set, with their copper cores, they cook wonderfully on my induction stovetop. The heat retention is great and I like the ease of cleaning.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my my great grandmother’s round cask iron griddle. Every time I use it to make my family breakfast, it reminds me of when I was little and how the it smelled and sizzled when the sour dough pancake batter hit the oily surface. Now that I think of it, so many of my best memories revolve around food and the connection with friends and family.

  • I love my Calphalon pans. We got them as a wedding gift and they’re wonderful. I think my favorite one is our huge stockpot because it’s so versatile. My husband and I are especially thankful for our huge pot when we return home and realize that our parents’ pan collections are missing such a large pot.

  • My favorite is my Grandma’s favorite pot that she gave me for Christmas last year. My Uncle made it for her some time ago and she wanted to hand it down, and since we do the most cooking together, I was the chosen one! I love my Grandma!

  • Lately my favorite cookware is my slow cooker. I love putting stuff in, turning it on, and coming home to dinner hours later.

  • I think my favorite is an old ceramic casserole dish. It’s white with navy blue flowers and scroll details. My mom found it at a thrift store in the early 90s. When I moved out and eventually got married, that lovely white and blue dish came to my house. It’s kind of a monster and it’s so dang heavy, but I love it.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is an old cast iron dutch oven I picked up at a swap meet for $5. At the time, the piece was thoroughly covered in a layer of rust and appeared to have been exposed to the elements for a while. With a bit of effort, some oven cleaner and a few rounds in the oven, I was able to get the pot and lid down to bare metal and began seasoning the piece. I use it weekly.

  • I love my large, flat cast iron griddle. It’s wonderful for pancakes, french toast, grilled cheese
    sandwiches, warming tortillas for burritos and many other things. It is well seasoned and nothing
    ever sticks. I use it several times a week.

  • This is a very nice pan. Love the size of it. I like my soup pan stock pot now but agree with you… Don’t need to feed army we are empty nesters and need to adjust cooking. I would love to have pan that can go in oven also. I put one on wish list if I don’t win. Thanks for the chance and GOOD LUCK to all

  • My favorite piece of cookware would have to be my 12inch cast iron frying pan.
    It is a hand me down from my Mom and is seasoned perfectly. I use it for everything!

  • I have an 8″ Lodge cast iron skillet that is my go-to pan. I have it seasoned perfectly now so its as non-stick as any Teflon coated pan.

  • My 12″ lodge cast iron certainly wins the “most frequently used” category and I am fond of it, but my true favorite is a clay tagine that was given to me as a present. I dont use it a ton but I always love it and the food it makes when I do.

  • I have two go-to pieces of cookware … my 7qt cast iron dutch over and my 12inch cast iron skillet.

    I would gift this great dutch oven to my mom for Christmas, she needs a new one!

  • Close call! I would have to say either my 2 quart, stainless steel, soup pot (two handles, copper core), which is the perfect size for my little family, or my stainless saucepan with cup and quart measurements marked on the inside. Very handy!

  • I love my 8″ cast iron skillet. I acquired it as a rusty mess at a garage sale. It is now perfectly seasoned and bakes the most wonderful batches of cornbread!

  • My mom got an All-Clad saucepan secondhand a while back and gave it to me. It doesn’t even have a lid, but I love that it’s bowl-shaped, so no corners for anything to get stuck in and burn!

  • I have an AllClad stainless set that I got when I was married – it is now almost 20 years old and still going strong!

  • I think right now my favorite is probably my round, flat, cast iron griddle. I use it for everything from heating up tortillas to cooking eggs.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is an ancient, elongated oval baker by Le Crueset. It was my mother’s and she got it in the early 1950’s. It’s great for baking whole fish and is pretty enough to go right onto the table. I also use it for scalloped potatoes, etc., because it is in the original orange color and looks so homey and happy. It makes anything it holds look very appetizing. It also holds a lifetime of wonderful memories. Isn’t that really what cooking is all about?

  • i use my slow cooker for almost every thing we rved for 11 years and it is so eay to put things in and go com back and t is done

  • My favorite piece is my 20qt stock pot, I make huge batches of everything in it! So handy to have for canning or when making soups & stews!

  • I have tiny cast-iron skillets that are just perfect for searing a single piece of meat, or for personal servings of baked eggs on cold mornings.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my enameled stock pot. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it :). I use it to boil down syrup in the spring, as a water bath canner and when making applesauce it’s filled to the brim with chopped apples.

  • I use my 8-quart crockpot all the time but my favorite piece of cookware is a tie between that and my cast-iron skillet.

  • My favorite is my T-fal silicone handled extra large saute pan. I mostly use it to make big batches of home fries, but it is my nicest cookware item.

  • My favorite is my roasting pan. It makes my life so wonderful in many ways: it holds a huge turkey, kitchen science experiments, and it’s super easy to clean.

  • My favorite would be my huge stainless steel bowl. I use it to toss salads, veggies for roasting, popcorn and to mix large batches of all kinds of baked goods. If I had to bug out, this bowl would be what I’d take, along with my chef’s knife and a large spoon.

  • My favorite cooking vessels are my carbon steel frying pans. They retain heat really well and behave like non stick. I use them all the time.

  • A year ago my daughter-in-law gave me a wonderful flat nonstick grill pan that i absolutely fell in love with! I cooked almost everything on it: steaks, chicken breasts, bacon, everything! I used it every day. I used it so much I wore it out! The nonstick cracked. It was a really versatile pan, and it was so easy to clean. I haven’t been able to find another one like it.

  • My enameled dutch oven is my favorite but it is so heavy. I would love to try this and see if I could replace it with stainless steel.

  • I have an old Circulon pan that is about 12″ wide and 2″ deep, wide enough to get a good saute on a panful and deep enough to keep from tossing food all over the stove. (I may or may not be a messy cook…)

  • This would be a very timely replacement for the gallon sized cooking pot my husband destroyed which I used to use almost every day and am really missing. I’ve been debating whether to replace it with something like this or an enameled cast iron. I do also really like my cast iron frying pans which I use a lot.

  • It is hard for me to choose one but I would have to say my slow cooker. There is nothing like being able to put beans on for 24+ hours, so I do not have to do a separate soak, and not have to worry about them.

  • Mine would be my 40+ year old dutch oven that is in dire need of replacement. I use it for stews and roasts a lot.

  • Right now, my favorite is an estate sale find, a swedish enameled skillet. orange outside and white inside it is perfect for cooking eggs, i love it!

  • Like many others, I would have a hard time getting through any day without my cast iron skillet. For baking, my kitchen aid mixer is number one though.

  • oh man, that is a lovely dutch oven. crossing my fingers! my favorite piece of cookware is our little Revere saucepan with the copper bottom — we have two exactly the same!

  • It’s not exactly ‘cookware’, but I love my tea kettle and it’s on and off the stove more than any other vessel, especially this time of year. Something about filling it, pouring the steaming water from it, and setting it back to wait for the next cup of tea always makes me smile.

  • Oh! I’m really crossing my fingers for this giveaway! My pot now is a little too tall but I’m making it work. However, I think it’s showing in my jams when done. Here’s to good luck!