Yeah, bread baked in this manner is good. But depending on the size of your oven, (badly insulated metal box) its guzzling energy compared to an instan tpot which can tenderise via the pressure cooker, ...30 minutes + warm up time, holds temp well thereafter, absolute energy miser. I've yet to try bread in my instant pot mind (6 litre version)
You have one of your dinner guests sit on it during starters to keep it warm. (y)
The good thing about a cast iron pot is it’s versatility. For example, I mostly use mine for baking bread, cakes, chilli con carne, curry’s etc... which are all cooked within 1 hour or so on a low heat.
Nice if you can live without sticking it in the dishwasher, yes dutch oven type thick cast iron is great for so many dishes but i'm in two minds, "more or less" the same can be achieved in terms of long n slow cooking but saving money on the fuel by means of something like an instant pot. low wattage, high pressure breaking down the sinews etc for a lovely hearty winter stew for example ((with a cast iron inner sheathing)) ..job done & simple inner pot of stainless steel to steam cycle clean with a bit f washing up liquid & water then a light scrub ...bingo! I'd "like some" but my head says I wouldn't use it because I don't have an aga on 24-7 anymore & so its a shedload of energy using a le creuset (potentially) Great if you d have a farm home cooker / heater on though.
A lot of people do collect Le Creuset though. If this deal only helps one person then I will still be happy ... :D