Thank you for the info.
I returned my LC 3.5 braiser and exchanged it for a 5.5 round French oven. Now I can make soups, curries, etc. A new concern now. Sometimes I am going to want to puree soup and I am not going to puree it with my immersion blender in the LC. I do not have a blender. Do you think pouring some of the soup from the LC when it cools a bit into a large mason jar and then using immersion blender in the jar is something that would work, or perhaps I will have to get a large bowl and put the soup into that and blend with immersion blender?