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The Le Creuset Pot

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Am well excited i finally got myself one of these pots. I have wanted one for so long. Has anyone got one and if so can you tell me how you find it and what dishes you like to make in it.

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i've got lots of LC dishes... The pans got too heavy for me to use so I gifted them to an offspring.

I have 3 different sizes of casserole dishes in which I make casseroles, stews etc. one of them is the oval one in which I poach whole chickens or roast. I have two sizes of frying pans, also an omelette pan which I use for crepes, i have a ridged grill pan for steaks and other meats/meaty fish. A large dish I use for lasagne or shepherd's pie or fish pie.

I Love LC:D
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I've got two baking dishes and a new 7 Qt dutch oven. I love them all. The baking dishes are super easy to clean - easier than my glass dishes, and WAY easier than my Matfer stainless steel. 

 

The dutch oven is heavy but nothing I can't handle even with my aging joints. I absolutely love the dutch oven, use it all the time for braises, poaching, stovetop, oven, even for poeler (here's an example: Pintadeau farci poêlé aux pruneaux et marrons).

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I have this 5 1/2 qt. round french oven (I love this color - Dune) that I use for so many applications, mainly though anything calling for a non-reactive pot, that's why I got it, well, my husband gave it to me as a gift.  Periodically, I take a non-scratch scouring pad and Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner to remove any residue.

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Tramontina is an alternate brand as well, much more reasonablly priced... and I saw pretty much the full line at of all places ... Wal Mart!  Who was telling me about this to begin with?  Was it you @phatch

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I just discovered TJMAX last night and saw a 4 1/2 qt Dutch oven/stewpot for $120 and it resembles the "Dune" shown in the preceding post.  It may have a slight shallow chip on the rim but so what.  It's cheaper than brand new.  Do those chips enlarge with use????

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
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Nicko!

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
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Foodie 13,

Enjoy it!  I received my first 7-pc set of LC as a wedding gift in 1977.  Since then I've accumulated quite a bit...Dutch ovens (love the oval ones), stock pot (enamel on steel), braisers, grill pan, skillets, gratin pans (great!), etc.  Great heat conduction...oven to table...looks great.  If you're near a HomeGoods, TJ Maxx or Marshall's, they often have great deals on LC.  I once walked out of TJ Maxx with two 4 1/2 qt. LC Dutch ovens for $20 each...crazy!  It was years ago, and I have no doubt the prices were WRONG.  I almost skipped out of the store!  Last year I found one of their wider, shallower "Signature" collection Dutch ovens at HomeGoods for $130...amazing price for a 7 1/2 qt. size!

 

Someone mentioned Tramontina...their stainless tri-ply is excellent for the price.  I've cooked with both All-Clad and Tramontina's stainless...could hardly tell the difference.        

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