First meal-Short Ribs, what could go wrong? Well, it seems that not making enough was the biggest problem. I've two Dutch Ovens from different manufactures and both perform as they are advertised. This size oven is much more appropriate for my wife and I but here is the difference that propels this into the five star category. Its size allows for a nice first meal, we always have left overs, the next day however the ability to reheat the contents while adding other ingredients has proven to be a nice way to extend a prepared dish by a day or two without having distinctive iron flavors creep in. I like this oven.