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Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Thanks, nice info.

Feb 07, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Hmm, interesting read thanks.

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Would be used for stews, pot roasts, chicken, I think i swayed to the enameled version because i read it handle acidic foods better like tomato based soups and stuff. But i simply read that off a review come to think of it, would that be correct that is handles better or could i go with a non-enameled? Thanks!

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Very informative thanks!

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Thanks Chem for your help so far, it is appreciated, I think I will look into the Lodge a little more. Thank you!

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Yes I do agree hehe, but if the quality surpasses the others I am willing to let others starve.. Lol just kidding :) just thought I'd throw in some humor hehe.

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

I think all 3 are enameled though right? And as far as lodge being 1/4 of the cost if it is of equal value in craftsmanship or close to equal I would gladly buy that instead that's what has me so confused on why Le Creuset is so much more then the others, what makes it so much more, the name? Am I paying for the Armani of cookware?

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware

Le Creuset... Am I paying for the name?

Hello everyone,

To throw it out there I'm completely new to enameled cast iron, never owned one, no experience with them or brands, just want to be informed :) So today I went to my local Sur La Table with full intentions to walk out with the highly regarded Le Creuset Fennel Wide Oval French Oven, 3½ qt. for 129 bucks. I spent all last night reading forums and everyone seemed to agree that it would last a lifetime, was great, made in France great quality, etc etc.. While staring at them in the store and seeing the other brands, particularly the Sur La Table brand had a 8 qt oval French Oven for $109.00, it occurred to me that no one exactly stated "why" Le Creuset is the best. Is it the best cause its made in France compared to almost all the others including Lodge are made in China? And if thats the reason is French iron better then China iron? Is it because Le Creuset has been around the longest therefore other brands haven't had the time to gain years of ownership reviews? I'm just kinda confused on what exactly makes Le Creuset last decades longer then other brands. Does anyone have any experience with the Sur La Table brand or Lodge compared to Le Crueset that offer some insight? I love the idea of being able to pass this down to my daughter, and I'm a full believer of buy cheap buy twice, if Le Creuset is the clear winner Im not arguing and Ill be next in line to get one, if its Lodge ill be there too! If the Sur La Table brand is just as good then I'm all for saving money :) Here is 3 links to the 3 in debate, and ty for any help it is very much appreciated!! I'm all ears!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-EC6D33-Ca...

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

Feb 06, 2011
cookingal01 in Cookware