Lodge are slightly more expensive but the cost is low considering that a Lodge Dutch Oven will last a life time. We recently did a ten day camping trip and cooked everything from stews, roast chicken, curry and even bread. I can't emphasis enough how good and fun the Lodge Oven is. Unless the lid seals correctly and the shape of the lid allows for coals to be added to the top there is no point owning one. Also by reversing the lid you can cook pancakes for breakfast.