Like many other city dwellers, I have minimal cabinet space in my kitchen. As much as I'd love a luxurious, roomy kitchen like the ones in a magazine, the reality is that I've had to pick and choose which pieces of kitchen equipment I can and can't fit—and it's not much.
But I’ve found one piece of cookware that has replaced many of the skillets, saucepans, and other tools that I don’t have room for. Ironically, it's one of the largest, clunkiest things in my kitchen.
My humble Lodge Porcelain Enameled Dutch Oven has allowed me to keep my small kitchen clutter-free while still making it possible to cook beautiful meals. My Dutch oven is a 7.5-quart model; there are small and medium Dutch ovens if you want to scale down.
If you have a small kitchen but don't have a Dutch oven, here are a few simple reasons why you should consider buying one.