Le Creuset’s wares have always been a staple of upscale kitchens, but we’ve never particularly liked their boisturious color options. This exclusive gunmetal gray version ($300) of their classic 7.25-quart round french oven done in collaboration with one of our favorite Southern publications, Garden & Gun, however, provides a tasteful upgrade to the deep black of raw cast iron, without going full-blown Martha Stewart. Like all Creuset’s ovens, it also boasts the lightest weight per quart of any premium cast-iron cookware available. Add one to your kitchen arsenal, and the presentation rating on your beef bourguignon is bound to improve, especially with french judges.

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