Le Creuset has long been the gold standard in high-quality bakeware—specifically when it comes to its most iconic product: the Dutch oven. However, the brand's historically steep prices are enough to deter many buyers (aka me and many like-minded millennials more focused on making rent than splurging on expensive kitchen items) from taking the plunge and investing in the wares.
Enter Milo, the cast-iron pot company offering chic cookware at an affordable price. By working directly with some of the world's finest factories, the brand is able to provide premium kitchenwares at a fraction of the cost you'll find at other retailers. Its French-inspired Dutch ovens are designed for both novice chefs and budding gourmands, meant for doing everything from boiling water to baking fresh bread. Dishwasher-safe, made with non-stick glassy enamel, and available for under $100, it's a purchase that even a cash-strapped millennial can get behind.
Don't take our word for it—a quick scan of the reviews indicate that the product is well worth the buy. "Bought the Milo to replace my $500 Le Creuset. Besides a few cost-saving design differences, they perform almost identically… never going back," one New Jersey customer writes. "This Dutch oven is beautiful, and the quality compares to those costing three times as much," another from Washington boasts.
Shop the affordable cooking essential below to try it out for yourself.
Ed. Note: Reviews were edited for clarity.