I've always had good luck with items I order from the Food Network Store, so I was expecting a good quality Dutch Oven to arrive at my house. For $99 I didn't expect "top of the line", but I was WRONG! This Calphalon Dutch Oven is absolutely perfect! I've braised short ribs, slow-roasted a pork butt, made coq au vin and cooked up a pot of chili in the little over a week since I have had it! I love, love, love the size, weight, appearance, and ease of cleaning this pot. The height-to-diameter ratio is just perfect for layering those all-important veggies in the bottom and placing a large piece of meat on top, with plenty of room for luscious liquids to bubble and simmer away without seeping out from under the lid. I'm going to ask for another one for Christmas!