We bought the Dutch Oven with the intention of using it for baking bread. There are numerous recipes and ways to bake bread, but a very nice one where you heat up the iron dutch oven at 550 degrees, throw your dough in, and bake covered for 20 minutes and 10 minutes with the cover off. Well, I must say that this works wonderfully. Using corn meal to make sure the bread doesn't stick, the bread comes out perfectly and the dutch oven does the job extremely well.
I'm definitely pleased with this purchase, and plan to use it for a long time. I can't see the dutch oven breaking, wearing out, etc with normal use. I highly recommend it!