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Did you know that FOMO can apply to missing out on things as much as experiences? Case in point: Great Jones’ beloved Dutchess, which was offered in a gorgeous, rosy pink until the color was discontinued back in January 2020 — and then brought back by overwhelmingly popular demand several months later. In fact, Taffy has been the brand’s most-requested color ever. The only problem? Every time it’s back in stock, it sells out within days, if not hours. (It even had a 1,000 person waitlist!) But here’s the good news: Taffy is back in stock (again!) and ready to become your new kitchen BFF.
Kitchn’s tools editor Riddley recently voted the Dutchess the best oval Dutch oven, which she’s used extensively since getting hers four years ago. She shares, “I use it a ton: for roasting, simmering beans, boiling water for pasta, making soup and pot roasts, and more.” Regarding the testing that went into her Dutch oven research, she says “I made enough no-knead bread and braised chicken thighs to last a lifetime”.
Despite regular use over the past few years, Riddley’s Dutchess “hasn’t chipped or scratched,” which means your pretty pink will stay intact for years to come. She also highlights features like the pot’s large, looped handles (which make it easy to grip and lift), as well as the gray-colored enameled interior, which she says “makes it a cinch to monitor browning, but won’t discolor as easily as a light-interior Dutch oven might.”
Kitchn contributor Danielle also put the Dutchess through its paces when it first launched and remarked that the oval size came in handy when she mistakenly brought some uncut short ribs back from the market. “Those suckers were 10 inches long,” she remembers, “but they fit just fine in the pot.” Though designed to do everything you’d expect from a Dutch oven like simmering, braising, and slow cooking, Danielle adds, “Without the lid, the pot can double as a deep roasting pan.”
Other fans of the Dutchess report giving the multipurpose pot a permanent space on their stoves, both for how much they use it and the fact that it’s a design feature in and of itself. The 6 3/4 -quart capacity is versatile for a huge range of kitchen tasks, and the matte pink would complement a neutral color palette year-round.
So, if you want to upgrade up your cooking setup, don’t delay. When the Taffy Dutchess sells out this time, there’s no knowing how long you’ll have to wait to get your hands on it again — if at all!
Buy: The Dutchess in Taffy, $155