I bought the Smithey 5.5 quart Dutch oven. It is stunning. A practical work of art and it will surely be around for many generations to come. Each time I use it feels like a wonderful adventure. The seasoning is building and I have followed the directions sent by Smithey. It cooks evenly and well. I cannot say enough good things about this Dutch oven it is my first piece of Smithey. I am looking forward to others.