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"

  • What a beautiful pot! I have a heavy stainless steel pot that I use so much and I guess I am not the only one who loves her cast iron. I love my cast iron dutch oven.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my large skillet that I got for a Christmas gift one year. I remember looking at it wondering what I was going to use that huge thing for, but I use it at least twice a week. It’s great for browning hamburger in large quantities, we’ve made skillet enchiladas and all sorts of other things in this skillet and it’s held up beautifully. I’d love a new shiny piece of cookware though!

  • I love my very old (some were my mothers) cast iron skillets that I’ve cooked in for over 50 years, and my also 50 year old Corning Ware cookware. If I break a piece of it, I haunt Goodwill and flea markets until I can replace it. I also love my stainless stock pot, and now I need to outfit my sons’ kitchens. This lovely bit you’re giving away would be a fantastic start if I don’t keep it for myself!

  • My favorite cookware is a Swiss diamond nonstick pan that I use for cooking most meals. It really is nonstick even with no oil, and very easy to clean. I would love an oven safe pan for bread baking, this looks perfect!

  • I finally started using my nice enamel skillet. I didn’t expect it to be very useful due to it’s wide, short shape, but it works great for sautes and skillet-casseroles. I bet it would work well for small batches of jam too, if I keep my eye on it.

  • I have a couple of pieces of All-Clad (wedding presents, I think) but it’s too pricy for me. I’ve found that Kirkland (Costco brand) makes similar quality pots. I know the local store that sells Costco leftovers and find pots their occasionally.

  • I have a flat bottomed, non-stick (or used to be) wok that I use more for Indian food than stir fries. I also have a 6-inch cast iron skillet that is perfect for one or two eggs.

  • Anolon’s Nouvelle Cuisine 4 quart casserole is my current GoTo pot. hmmmm…. wonder why ? 🙂
    I LOVE it! I gave one to a bride to be with a container of Barkeeper’s Friend and 3M Scotch-Brite General Purpose Hand Pads (brown ones) to keep it shiny and bright. This trifecta is a kitchen miracle. I often feel I need just a little bigger pot – a 5 quart would be perfect!

  • Oh my, this would make a lovely addition to our kitchen. My husband and I both feel very strongly against using aluminum and non-stick cookware, but budget means we add to our collection VERY slowly.

    My treasured favorite piece is an 6-inch cast iron skillet that belonged to my great grandmother on my dad’s side. It is perfectly seasoned and just the most ideal size and shape 🙂

  • My favorite piece to cook with is my huge stainless pan-I cook everything from eggs to bacon to pasta sauce or burgers! Always looking for pieces if stainless to add to the kitchen-they cook unbelievably well.

  • My favorite is any of my cast iron pieces. Stove top, oven, open fire, it matters not. And I love getting a little extra bit of iron in my diet when I use them…….every day……. Stainless steel is best for my cheese.

  • I actually have an Anolon sautee pan that is my favorite. When I lived with a roommate, I hid it so that she wouldn’t use it because I was afraid it might get ruined. Like a few of the other commenters, I’m slowly building up my pan collection, swapping out hand-me-downs and non-stick (ack!) for quality pieces. This would be a great piece for anyone’s kitchen!

  • I have a 14″ skillet with a glass lid that I use almost every day. I have 2 teenagers in the house, so I have to make a lot of dinner & this bad boy does the job!
    This would be an awesome addition for our soup nights!

  • my favorite piece of cookware is the brownie pan (9×13) that i found. it’s restaurant grade and fabulous for all sorts of things. my family particularly likes the brownies and lemon squares i make in it. sometimes for school i’ll make 2 batches of brownies, the other in a glass pan. they’re never quite as nice!

  • My favorite piece doesn’t actually belong to me. My mom has a great 10 quart pan, that I used when I was first starting to learn to make jam. It’s a no name brand, but it cleans up so easily! I’ve already called dibs if ever she decides to upgrade.

  • Ooh, I’ve been wanting to buy a Dutch oven. I hope I win.

    My favorite piece of cookware would have to be my 9″ cast iron skillet. I use it almost every day.

  • If favorite cookware means what you use the most, I would have to say parchment paper! I hate scrubbing! I recognize this as an excellent piece of cookware and currently do not have one this size that can go into the oven. It is beautiful.

  • Definitely my favorite piece of cookware is my tiny single egg cooking pan that I bought for $5. Since I eat an egg every morning this pan makes it the perfect size. I adore it!

  • Oh, how do I pick just one?… Well, it’s a toss-up, but this time of year I’d have to say it’s my pressure cooker (which is stainless steel, by the way). Pot roast, dried beans, and just about any other meal that normally takes hours have all become normal weeknight fare at our house. I bought one of those “vintage” Presto crock pots circa the 70’s about 12 years ago and couldn’t get through a week without it!

  • My enameled dutch oven is actually my favorite cookware. I haven’t had any issues with the surface, and I cook jam in it all the time. Maybe I’ve just been lucky enough not to burn anything? But I’d love to have this — it’s a little smaller than the dutch oven I currently have, which is good for smaller batches of stuff!

  • My favorite pot is my stainless steel stock pot. With it I can make one pot meals, stock, and do my canning. I had to save up for a long time to get it, and I’d give up many other kitchen before I’d give it up.

  • I love my grill. I can cook anything on it. I know you said cookware, and I believe it is a piece of cookware. 😉

  • Favorite piece would be my Italian ceramic casserole dish…I use it for cooking, and to just head it and to use it as a table serving dish – keeps the food warm and looks good too. Now a Dutch oven?! I have been remiss on not adding one of these to my kitchen. It is time!

  • My absolute favorite cookware is my Erie No.9 cast iron pan my husband picked up at an estate auction. I love, love, love it!

  • My favorite cookware is my muffin tins, passed down to me by my grandmother. They were once a 12-muffin tin, but it wouldn’t fit in her tiny apartment oven. She was working at a factory during WWII, and a man in the machine shop cut the pan in half for her so she could bake six at a time. I think of her every time I make muffins.

  • I love my Le Creuset that my boyfriend’s mom was going to get rid of because it has a broken handle, but I’ve mad due with it and love it!

  • My favorite piece of cookware isn’t exactly cookware, but it’s my BlendTec blender. I make smoothies, baked goods, nut milks and butters, soups and countless other dishes using it.

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my cast iron frying pan. My husband keeps washing the seasoning off of it, so a stainless pan would be great.

  • What would be most missed would be the big crockpot. And the cast iron skillet. Love Dutch ovens and need a new one. (hint, hint!) Cast iron is just getting to be too heavy for these aging arthritic hands and wrists, drat.

  • My cast iron skillet. I can bake cobbler or pot pies in it, fry a steak or saute veggies. It’s amazing and easy to clean.

  • My favorite go to cookware is my non stick skillet. But, I have always wanted to have a dutch oven. After all this time I’d love to have one,

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a copper bottomed dutch oven that I found in a thrift shop for $6.
    The name on it is Metro Marketing made in China. I never buy anything new made in china but I took a chance on this since it was at a second hand shop and never regretted it.

  • My favorite cookware is my crockpot. I have four and I use them all the time, especially during school weeks. I love having dinner ready when I get home from work.

  • My fav cookware has got to be my non-stick skillet, which I won from a giveaway somewhere online. It’s “Emeril’ brand, which is sort of weird, but it works AMAZING! 🙂

  • My 12 quart stockpot is definitely my favorite. I am sort of the opposite of you when it comes to canning and always do huge batches so I love my giant stockpot!

  • My favorite pan is a 12″ Revere Ware frying pan with lid that I got for $3.00 at a garage sale about 25 years ago!

  • The stainless steel skillet that came with our portable induction cooktop. We make a lot of one pot dishes, and this skillet is perfect.

  • My favorite is my La Creuset Round French Oven. I use it for soups, stews, soufflé, roast, and baking no knead bread. Love cooking toys!

  • My favorite piece of cookware is my grandmother’s cast iron griddle. There’s nothing else like it for perfect pancakes!

  • My favorite would have to be my hand crank grater. It is old and the crank turns horizontally, but it is large, in perfect condition, and will grate ANYTHING.

  • My son is moving out and has been cooking with me forever! This would be a great way to send him off! Thanks for your blog!

  • My family’s favorite piece is my well-seasoned cast iron biscuit pan. It makes the absolute best buttermilk biscuits ever! My personal favorite is my large cast iron skillet. It’s like the one my grandmother used and makes me feel connected to her whenever I pull it out.

  • What a great Dutch oven! I’m a recent convert to stainless steel, thanks to two All-Clad d5 frying pans. However, nothing really compares to the antique crepe pan I received as a gift from a customer back in my farmers’ market days. It doesn’t get a lot of use, but it’s perfect for crepes, flatbreads, and rotis.

  • I took forever to research my pots and pans. At the time I found that Revereware had Proline pans. I loved the shape since they have straight sides and thick aluminum/copper sandwiched bottom. Unfortunately they no longer produce this line and I’ve had to look on Ebay for additional pans. I am happy to see there are other choices. Thanks for highlighting these pans!

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a Revere Ware saucepan that I received as a wedding gift over 26 years ago. It’s a bit small but it’s great for small batches of soup.

  • My favorite cookware is my red spatula that I received in my christmas stocking a few years ago. It calls to my thrifty nature that I can use it to get every last bit out of a measuring cup, from the bowl, or from the pan. It’s a never-ending work horse.

  • My long time favorite is a little stainless steel saucepan that I received as a wedding gift from my sister in law as a young bride. That was in 1968. Still use it all the time.

  • My favorite pan is a 3 quart Revere ware with pouring spouts on either side and a vented glass lid. I purchased a set of them in 1999 and they are all going strong. But this dutch oven would make a lovely addition to the pot rack!

  • My favorite piece is a 9″ All Clad frying pan… I live in NYC and have a very small kitchen and this pan remains on my stove.

  • My favorite piece is a stainless steel Wear Ever 2 qt pot, it holds everything and is the best workhorse I have. I don’t own a dutch oven, but I would love to! i hope I win!

  • My favorite piece of cookware is a cast aluminum pan that belonged to my mother and my grandmother. I feel connected to them both when I cook with it. It still makes popcorn, rice, pudding and penuche like a champ.

  • Yeah, I gotta go with the “grandma’s pan” group. Mine is cast iron and when something has been seasoned for two generations, you can’t beat that.

  • My favorite piece is my old National Number 7 pressure canner with the wooden handles… Just used it to can some chicken soup! Mmm…

  • My grandmother’s wooden spoon is one of my favorite pieces. I have been lusting after a dutch oven type pot because it will fit my lifestyle well. I think it would quickly become my favorite piece.

  • My favorite is a fry pan I found in a barn/garage sale. I think it must be from the sixties. the outside is that oliveish green and the handle is wood. it’s just the perfect size for most daily cooking and a nice comfortable weight.

    it just feels good in the hand as I cook and I guess it just feels like home when I use it…. is that silly?