For generations, devoted home cooks have coveted cookware from Le Creuset, a French company that manufacturers many types of pots and pans, including its signature dutch oven. Available in dozens of vibrant colors, including classic red, Le Creuset products are as attractive as they are versatile. You can use them on the range, in the oven, or even on the table as serving vessels. Another big advantage: Though Le Creuset builds its cookware to be durable over decades of use, even high-quality enamel wears out in time. If you live long enough to see yours chip, simply contact the company and follow instructions for a free-of-charge replacement. Available at Amazon; $319.95.