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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Cutipie721, thanks. I am going to be more careful with my next shopping trip for cookware. WS is soooooooo expensive. I'll check out Marshall's or Tuesday Morning in the future. But I have been told to be wary of some apparent "deals" ~ for example, Calphalon is quite expensive (right up there with All Clad), although you can fine it at Target for significantly less. However, the higher-end Calphalon is made in the US, Target's version is made in China. So not all (Calphalon, at least) is created equal.

Jan 24, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Great Price. On-line?

Jan 23, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Their sauces are really high. I splurged on the Roasted Red Pepper Braising Sauce - I think it was $12.

Jan 23, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

I made a chicken dish. Browned 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (in my All Clad Saute Pan), transferred to the Doufeu, and topped with a jar of W/S Roasted Red Pepper Braising Sauce (recipe is on the sauce jar.) I just used the Deufeu as a Dutch Oven though - I did not bother with the ice cubes - next time. Chicken turned out O.K. - a little tough, but I think I browned it too long. Otherwise, pretty tasty.

Jan 23, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Actually, I double checked my receipt and ended up paying a sale price of $90.00 for it, plus tax. It was $76.00 on line, but by the time I added $`10.00 shipping, it was only $4.00 different than on-line. But what was interesting was that when I was at WS I (mistakingly) told them I had paid the "full price" for it ($119.00), and when I pointed out the on-line price, they said to just bring it in for a price adjustment (which they would do if I had my receipt, did it within 14 days from date of purchase, and the on-line store had the same color in stock.) So, I guess my WS store is more accomadating than the one you visited.

Jan 23, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Hey, mdfifi, Thanks. I'll try.

Jan 19, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

Any ideas as to how I could actually get some use out of a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu Dutch Oven? Suggestions as to what to use it for? Thanks.

Jan 18, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

The 5.5 Qt. was $225 at WS. I think I have to expect to pay full price if I want that color. Although it might be worth my while to check the factory outlet and see if there are other colors I like (maybe almost as much as the Ocean!)

Jan 18, 2011
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Your favorite Le Creuset color

I only started purchasing Le Crouset, and got the "Ocean" color. But I think mixing the colors up is cool too (not so "matchy matchy"). "Kiwi" is nice, and the "Flame" is just classic. Oh, and I also got the square griddle in what I guess is called "Dijon" (it was on the sale rack at WS w/ no box, and I did not think to ask the name of the color - but it is a real pretty yellow.

Jan 18, 2011
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Question Re. practical uses for a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu

I just purchased a 2.5 Qt. Le Crouset Doufeu at William Sonoma on sale for $120. (I admit, impulse buy - I fell in love with the color - "Ocean" - and the whole concept of the Doufeu, with ice cubes on top, was intriguing.) I also purchased the matching 5.5 Qt. regular Le Crouset Dutch Oven (not a Doufeu) at the same time (not on sale). Now I am debating about returning the small Doufeu because I can't figure out what in the world I would cook in such a small Dutch Oven, and possibly exchanging the larger Dutch Oven for a comparable size Doufeu. Any thoughts?

Jan 18, 2011
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