ProCook Review and Giveaway! {closed}

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You know how much I love cast iron, so you’re probably not surprised to learn I like enameled cast iron, too. I’ve had the same Dutch oven for several years (from Target, actually), but it’s definitely starting to show its wear and, besides, I’ve always wanted an oval one. In addition to all the things Dutch ovens are wonderful for (soups, stews, braising), oval dutch ovens are especially great for browning roasts, small chickens, you name it.

ProCook is a family-owned specialist cookware and kitchen retailer based in the UK. They provide quality cookware at an affordable price. And I do mean affordable. The 4.2 qt. oval Dutch oven is a mere $65, whereas a similar LeCreuset would be about $200  more. And, let me tell you, it performs beautifully. You would never think that there is such a huge price disparity. I would absolutely recommend this Dutch oven if you’re in the market for one, particularly if you don’t want to spend a couple weeks’ worth of groceries on a pot. 🙂

I’ve made many things in this already, including a one-dish sausage & farro recipe and bolognese (and other things—like stew, chicken chili, and seared roast—not pictured because the  pics are on my broken computer, ahem).  The pot retained its heat well and cooked very evenly. It was a breeze to clean  up.

One thing I really like about the ProCook line of Dutch ovens is the ridged lid on the inside, something most Dutch ovens don’t have. This is great for braising because the lid allows the pot to self-baste, catching the steam in the ridges before condensing it back into liquid and letting it drip down. Cool, huh?

ProCook carries a large assortment of cookware, bakeware, knives, utensils, and even dinnerware. If they perform as well as this Dutch oven (and I have no reason to believe they wouldn’t), then I can’t wait to try other pieces. You really can’t beat the price. And you can never have too much stoneware, amiright?

So, do  you want to win a 4.2 qt. oval Dutch oven from ProCook? Great! Here’s how:

  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you’d use this Dutch oven for (links to recipes are always welcome!)
  • Be sure to leave your email. No one will be able to see it but me, and I will be emailing the winner.
  • One entry per person. Keep in mind that comments are moderated, so if you don’t see your comment right away, please do not post another.
  • Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 29 at 11:59 PM CST.

Disclaimer: ProCook provided me with a Dutch oven to review, and will be providing one to a reader as well. All opinions are my own.

ProCook Review and Giveaway! {closed}

  • I would love to make chili!

  • I want to use it to make short ribs!

  • lisa

    Chili!

  • Learning about new, fabulous, affordable cookware sounds good to me! And to think I really need a Dutch oven…i’d made tagines in it!

  • Good morning!! I think Beef Provencal Stew sounds amazing! That is the first thing I would make — The sky’s the limit!! Thanks for the giveaway! <3 Abigail

  • I love using my round Dutch ovens for soups and stews and things, but an oval one would be perfect for roasting some chicken!

  • Cindy

    I’d love to make a good pot roast with it!

  • Kate

    Definitely chili!

  • Alex

    I would make some chili! Just in time for this cold weather!

  • Lillie Mae Stone

    Pot roast!

  • Tasha

    I would use it to make roasts! I love when fall comes and it’s cool enough to fire up the oven again.

  • Janell

    My new, favorite, long and slow cooking recipe is Braciole from Cooking with Elsie. That’d be the first I’d try.

  • Susan

    I have always wanted a Dutch oven for making soups and stews!

  • Georgann Ganas

    I’d like it to roast meats- chicken, pork, and while I don’t eat a lot of beef, I might be tempted to try one since I could sear it first. This sounds like so much fun.

  • Elizabeth Ann Herring

    Soup!

  • Betti

    Love braised dishes, particularly one with with beef, tomatoes, molasses and beer.

  • Emily

    Beef stew

  • Wendy W.

    $65?? Are you kidding me?? What a bargain!! I refuse to make pot roast in anything other than a cast iron Dutch oven … it’s like magic 🙂

  • Gaby

    i would make a bunch of different chicken and stew recipes!

  • Sue D.

    I would love to make red wine braised short ribs!

  • Great giveaway! I’d love to make a herbed roasted chicken with carrots, onions and potatoes.

  • Um everything. Soups, stocks, stews, chilis, pot roast, it’s always my go-to for deep frying too. Indispensable in the kitchen!

  • Molly B

    Definitely lots of chili, and I’d probably make quite a few briskets!

  • Kristine

    I’d make braised short ribs- they are our fall favorite!

  • Elizabeth

    Chili, chili and more chili!!!

  • Sara C.

    To bake Ethiopian spiced honey bread. Yum.

  • McKenzie

    Beef bourguignon!

  • Stacey

    I would LOVE to make a nice roast or Chicken in a Pot. I, too, have been lusting after an oval dutch oven.

  • Danesa

    Oh how I would love this. I would make my lil Italian mother-in-law’s homemade marinara sauce in this. The best recipe deserves the best cooking vessel and this looks like it fits that requirement. Thank you for the chance to win it (and my husband’s praise). 🙂

  • Kat

    This Dutch oven looks great. I think the first thing I would make in it would be a beef stew. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Sam

    I’ve become a sucker for Red Beans and Rice after doing some reading about Louis Armstrong…makes the house smell wonderful.

  • Kathy S

    Cool, crisp mornings, awakening to oven cooked, steel cut pumpkin oatmeal laced with smidge of maple syrup. Happy Fall to All.

    Favorite recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-baked-pu-159872

  • I’ve been craving short ribs lately, so…

  • Allison

    With the weather cooling off, a hearty soup of chili would be great.

  • charj
  • Pam

    One thing I’d use this Dutch oven for is to make my Dad’s recipe for chili! 🙂

  • Emily M.

    Stew Stew Stew! Or a roast =)

  • Jill R.

    I’d love to roast some chicken!

  • Jackie

    I would definitely use it to make a cider brined pork roast…and that is just one of the many delicious meals I would make for my family and friends!:-)

  • Angelisa Dumala

    My friend once made Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini with ground lamp in a Dutch oven that I’d love to try! I’d love to try a brisket or a roast in a Dutch oven too 🙂

  • Mignon

    Carnitas!

  • Melissa

    Pot roast, soup, pasta sauce etc. etc. etc. Love comfort food and that is the perfect pan for it!

  • Urban Wife

    I would actually ask my husband to make us his famous chili. What a great price on this Dutch oven! Far easier to convince my husband we need this rather than spend $300 on a Le Creuset.

  • Rachel Tilly

    I would love to make a roast, or chicken soup, or bolognese!

  • Shewanna

    The first thing would be a nice slow bolognese sauce!

  • Annette

    I’d make a soup – I really like this recipe and make it often (but I double the beans and serve topped with avocado).
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/tuscan-vegetable-soup-recipe/index.html

  • gina frederick

    stuffed peppers!!!!!

  • Liz

    Id love to try my hand at my Mother-in-laws red gravy or maybe finally make your short ribs in chipotle & green chili sauce!

  • Randi

    Pot roast and all kinds of soups!

  • I would love to make a Moroccan chicken and butternut squash soup!

  • Cheryl Newton

    I don’t know. A chicken? A roast? I’ve never had a Dutch oven, but I’m sure I have plenty of recipes that I could use it for.

  • I think I’d start with chili!

  • Valerie

    I would make tons of soups and chili!

  • Since dutch ovens are so pretty, they live on my stovetop. Which makes them my first choice for soups! This week alone I have tortillas, pumpkin, and tomato soup in the works, all of which would look gorgeous in this dutch oven.

  • Rhonda

    I would make chili or spaghetti sauce.

  • Lisa

    Dutch ovens are heaven! I am looking forward to braises and stews this fall/winter. This is a huge hit at our house:
    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2004/02/baked_ziti_with_spicy_pork_and_sausage_ragu

  • Daniela

    Pot roast! I’ve been dying to make a fall-apart pot roast with potatoes and carrots

  • Jill_R

    Chicken and dumplings would be great in that pot!

  • I would love to make a braised pork belly recipe that my mom passed down to me.

  • tiffany

    A big batch of chili! With fall approaching and football season in full swing, there would be nothing better to make in that pot!

  • Rebekah C

    Since fall is setting in I think I’d make a brisket first. Yum.

  • libby

    I would make a big pot of home made chicken noodle soup, my families favorite.

  • Jen

    Soup — it’s finally starting to cool off and I’m ready to make chili and tortilla soup on Sundays!

  • tcmary

    It’s time for some yummy spiced short ribs

  • Rob

    I would love to make some brisket with gravy

  • Stamatia

    Stifado! Probably some chili! An oval one *would* be nice to make a roast in…hmm…

  • Nora B

    My blueberry dumplings would be amazing in there!

  • Rhubarb crumble!

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  • Probably chili or beef bourguignon!

  • I’m dying for an enamel-coated dutch oven! For a new recipe, I’d like to try some sort of short rib. I get them at restaurants often but have yet to make a good one at home. An old favorite that I make in my dutch oven is Beef Bourguignon (http://www.books-n-cooks.com/2012/02/10/beef-bourguignon/).

  • Skip Coleman

    That pot has “Osso Buco” written all over it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Skip

  • Ilene

    I’d use it to make brisket.

  • Ann McCord

    I would love to make a succulent herby roast chicken or a crusty loaf of bread.

  • Amy Ramos
  • Jessica

    I would make my husband’s favorite beef stew. I’m so excited that you posted about this product. I can’t believe the price!

  • Kay

    A money tree never popped up in our yard, so we couldn’t dream of buying a Le Crueset. My mom will be VERY happy to hear about this more affordable option.

    If the ProCook dutch oven came to live with me, I’d make a cold weather staple of seafood stew. There’s always a bounty of seafood tucked back in the freezer, and this would be the perfect dish to start off fall cooking.

  • Amy

    I’ve never used a dutch oven before and neither has my Mom, so I would be extremely excited to get one of these! 🙂

    I would probably make a big, hearty batch of Chili. Especially with this Minnesota Winter coming up!

  • Maria

    I would make chili!!!!

  • Marie

    I’d love to make Buffalo Chicken Chili in it!

  • Christine

    Some scrumptious curry or stew recipe!

  • Ashley

    I would use it for soups, I love soup and am excited that the weather is getting cooler and I can start making it regularly again! Thank you for the recommendation, I have been wanting a dutch oven forever, but I can’t afford to spend that much on cookware!

    Also, I have been meaning to mention this weird coincidence- I am also Greek. I was pregnant at the same time as you were with Zachary and I also had a boy (who had dairy intolerance like your new guy!). Now, I am pregnant again and just found out we are also having another boy! I just saw the pics of Ian, and he is adorable and looks just like his big brother! It made me feel excited about having another boy. We are also looking to buy a house right now! I think that’s it 🙂

    • elly

      Too funny! Brothers are the best. 🙂

  • Anne

    I’d love to make a pot of spicy beef stew in here!

  • vlora

    uh, I want it. I would use it to make my meatballs, or as one of my kids calls it ‘mom’s best meatballs.’ but as fall is upon us, I see me using it for chicken paprikash too, which my kids don’t like, but I do, because it has plenty of veggies, good comfort food, and best of all, done in less than an hour.

  • I’d love to make a roast chicken, a bit batch of slow cooked marinara sauce, or chili!!

  • Deb

    I’d make chicken and dumplings!

  • I would like to make Lamb Stew.

  • I’d make oxtails!

  • Marty

    I think I might try some kind of stew first. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Mia G

    I would make lemonato – greek stew of beef and onions in a lemon sauce.

  • Elisabeth

    I have a friend in the marines who’s stationed on the east coast and comes home every Christmas wanting me to make him Chicken Tortilla soup. This would make a real good soup!

  • We call these “Magic Soup” pots. I would make my favorite Spicy Corn Chicken Chowder! http://www.babyfoodscoops.com/spicy-corn-chowder

  • Chantal

    The first thing I’d make would be some sort of delicious wild mushroom casserole. yum. Or maybe something with apples and/or squash… or all of the above. hrm…

  • Some good pot roast or bread

  • Madeline

    Fall inspired chili

  • Maike

    Beef Tenderloin it is!

  • Beth

    I would make my favorite Texas beef soup!!

  • Allison

    Stew, stew and more stew!!!!

  • Jackie Gonzales

    Chili for sure…we eat a lot of it up here in cold Minnesota 🙂

  • Kenadi

    I would make my Mother-in-law’s awesome stew

  • Cindy

    chili!

  • Kristi

    I would make dutch oven beer bread, yummy.

  • Denise

    Chili or carnitas or soup or ……………. I am sure that if I were to get it, I’d be using it lots for many additional things also!

  • Liane

    I live in London so a bit too far to send this prize, but just very glad to hear that this English based Dutch oven works so well. We need a new one in the future. And then I’ll make an amazing sourdough bread in it (works so well in Dutch ovens!).

  • aria

    pot roast

  • I’m sure it would be perfect for stuffed bell peppers. Yummm

  • Mary

    The first thing would be Darina Allen’s Guinness beef stew, although I sometimes substitute Killian’s Irish Red for the Guinness which can be a bit bitter for some.
    http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/03/16/beef-and-guinness-stew-recipe-70k

  • Kristi P

    I would make a pot roast! It’s my all time favorite comfort food!

  • Joanna F

    I love making big pots of soup all winter, especially legume soups–and I’m in need of a new soup pot! The best thing about cast iron enamel is how neatly it cleans up. Can also be used for baking crusty artisan bread!!!

  • Katie

    Soups! Stews! Chili! Roast Beef! Roast Chicken! I love cast iron 🙂

  • Alisa

    I make loads of soup and chili (yes, even in the summer). This would be great!

  • Margaret

    I would make pot roast and lots of soup in the winter!

  • Maritez

    I would use it for so much, but definitely for chicken & dumplings, one of our favorite dishes during the Fall & Winter.

  • helen

    I have never used a dutch oven, but would surely like to try a chicken stew, maybe with dumplings? Or how about some chicken egg lemon soup? Yum!

  • Amber P

    I would love to make this delicious Roasted Chicken in a dutch oven! http://www.designsponge.com/2010/09/in-the-kitchen-with-molly-shusters-herb-roasted-chicken.html

  • Sue S

    I’d love to make some braised short ribs in one of these. Or pot roast or stew or soup. So many choices…

  • Stacy

    So many choices, but I would probably start with braised short ribs. 🙂

  • Chris

    I would probably make gumbo first!

  • Anne
  • Kimberly P.

    I love chili, especially this time of year, but would first make a braised pot roast with root veggies. I’ve tried to make a good pot roast in the crock pot, but it never seems to turn out as well as the roasts my grandma made in her old cast iron pot!

  • Heather

    Have never roasted a chicken in a dutch oven but would like to try that method!

  • lisa

    I would love this 4.5 quart oval PreCook cast iron dutch oven! I love using my round dutch ovens for soups, stews, braising and any other type of slow cooking.

  • Carissa

    I would make lemongrass chicken stew. Mmmm.

  • Jan

    Chili and roasted chicken would be on the short list. Many more on a longer one.

  • Haley

    I would love to braise some short ribs in it!

  • Eleanor

    Pot roast!

  • Kristen

    I’ve never cooked in a dutch oven before so I’d start easy with some chili

  • Grossvater

    I use my Dutch oven for French onion soup, beef, roulade, stuffed peppers and things like that. It is 6.5 quart and a smaller one would be really nice 🙂

  • A biggggg pot of chili. And some no-knead bread. Probably in the other order so I could eat them together!

  • Beef stew! And then short ribs! I would LOVE an enameled dutch oven, but the price tag has kept me from pulling the trigger.

  • Pat

    Moroccan vegetables, yum!

  • Margot C
  • Tee

    You get the best Irish Soda Bread with a dutch oven!

  • Kath

    Soup

  • S.

    This type of cookware is fantastic, you can use it for so much! I would use this for everything from stifado, avgolemono, to homemade bread!

  • Lauren
  • Peggy T

    Chicken and dumplings!

  • Karen Y

    I think i would find a recipe for an apple cobbler or something! Welcome Fall!!!!

  • Jennifer

    I would make the overnight bread in there and loads and loads of Jamie Oliver’s Beef and Ale stew for my Son and Husband.
    Links:
    http://www.simplysogood.com/2010/03/crusty-bread.html
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/beef-and-ale-stew

  • Stacey

    I’ve always wanted one of these, really don’t feel like a grown up without one, and up in Northern WI it would be the perfect winter kitchen need! With three kiddos I’m sure it will have lots of chili and black bean recipes in it BUT this would def. have to be the first dish 🙂 – Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe .. http://www.cookincanuck.com/2011/11/hearty-chicken-stew-with-butternut-squash-quinoa-recipe/

  • Andrianna

    Fasolada! (Greek navy bean soup, for the non-Greeks)

    🙂

  • CHILI! I tend to just throw whatever I have in the fridge and freezer plus a couple of cans of drained beans and season it. Perfect for football season 🙂

  • Lynn bb

    A big batch of marinara sauce!

  • Sue Armstrong

    I would make a rich and deep Coq au Vin!

  • lacey

    I would make beef stew, pot roast, or short ribs, osso bucco

  • Sandy Headtke

    A BBQ beef brisket

  • sonha castelli

    I have been looking for a Dutch Oven, and would love to try this one! I would make my mother in law’s Belgian Beef Stew. =)

  • Dynese

    I will use my Dutch oven to make a different soup every Sunday.

  • Aaahh….choices! My first instinct is to say pot roast, since it’s one of my favorite comfort foods during the fall, and it’s one of the easiest things to do before church–just throw it in the oven before we leave and let it roast low & slow all day. BUT, I’d also have to say osso bucco. It’s on my “to do” list and this looks like a fun tool to try it with!

  • Heather

    I would braise short ribs in it. Love it, great giveaway!

  • SOUPS! It’s soup season and I’m ready! The thing I’d make the most in this dutch oven would definitely be my chili! It’s my favorite and I swear I make it at least 10 times a year! http://somethingsavory.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/turkey-chili-with-cake-like-cornbread/

  • Katie Bogus

    Butternut Squash and Sausage Shepherd’s Pie

  • Ana

    Salsa Verde Chicken and Dumplings. Love!

  • Ivy

    I’d like to make “Gigantes” (stewed giant beans for non-Greeks) and of course so many other things.

  • Jey

    I’d love to make short ribs!

  • Jessica

    I would love a Dutch Oven to help with all of the Holiday cooking coming up this year!

  • Jennifer Perry

    I would make Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourgignon!

  • Becky

    My fiance is Greek and I am not. Your blog has helped me learn to make some of his favorite recipes! I should have written to you years ago to thank you! I would love to use this dutch oven to make a big batch of dolmades. I have mastered them!

  • Erika Blankenship

    I would cook chicken curry

  • Rebeca

    I’d try my hand at making a pot roast again. I am a pretty mean home cook…..but a pot roast seems to be nemesis.

  • I’d make some beef stew! 🙂

  • Carol

    Spaghetti and meatballs

  • Morgan Matthews

    Beef Stew for the quickly approaching winter nights.

  • Anna

    I use mine all the time, but Cook’s Illustrated French Chicken in a Pot is one of my favorites.

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