Is there a big difference between the enameled cast iron pots from Le Creuset and other brands that sell enameled cast iron?
ETA: I understand regular cast iron has its place, and I already have a 12 inch standard cast iron skillet that is great.
I want an 8 quart oval enameled cast iron dutch oven for making braised dishes with large cuts of meat, or for cooking stews, chilis, or other one pot dishes low and slow over the stove. Unfortunately Le Crueset has discontinued this exact size and shape and therefore I'm looking for other options in different brands because I do not want something smaller or something larger.
Thanks in advance for you comments!