$300 Dutch Oven

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Re: $300 Dutch Oven

Postby warnmar10 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:53 pm

KCStudly wrote:I have a large 12 inch round Le Creuset DO; white enamel (or is it porcelain?) on CI. Next to my large CI skillet it is my "go to" pot for indoor cooking. Great heat control on an otherwise difficult to control electric range, easy clean up, and with a little care, no worries about chipping. There seems to be a big difference between coated CI and steel enamelware as far as chipping is concerned; plus it has it's own place in my cupboards and I never nest anything else inside it. No worries about your food turning gray when cooking with acids like wine, vinegar or citrus. It is also oven proof, too, though I have never used it that way.

Don't knock them until you have tried them. Yeah, I wish they were less expensive (actually mine was a gift), but having used it for many years if it were somehow wrested from my possession, I would go right out and buy another; no question.

Heirloom quality.

Oh yeah, US factory made in South Carolina since 1974.
I haven't actually put it to the test but I'm pretty sure they are bullet proof. I have two LC ovens over 25 years old, both still have all their coating intact, no cracks. I also have a couple of whatever the blue ones Ikea sells, they chip easily but overall are holding up OK. My everyday go to is the red one from Costco. Its white interior is crazed and the bottom discolored. My wife and I have agreed that if the house catches fire she will get the dog, I will get my chef's knife and I'll come back the next day to get my LC from the charred remains.
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Re: $300 Dutch Oven

Postby KCStudly » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:35 pm

warnmar10 wrote:My wife and I have agreed that if the house catches fire she will get the dog, I will get my chef's knife and I'll come back the next day to get my LC from the charred remains.


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