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Cheapest place for debuyer carbon steel fry pans?

Thank you all!!!!

Mar 23, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

Cheapest place for debuyer carbon steel fry pans?

Thanks! No, does not have to be debuyer. :) Will check that out, thanks!

Mar 19, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

Cheapest place for debuyer carbon steel fry pans?

Anyone? :)

Mar 19, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

LC signature line v. LC classic v. staub-oh help me buy a new 9 qt. oven!

LC classic-cheap option. Despite misuse LC has offered 75% off. :) But...they came out with a signature line with stronger enamel...after G-ma ruining the enamel with one hot pot of spaghetti, I wonder if the older enamel was not as durable as it should have been. ???? Really has made me leary of investing in the classic again.

LC signature-interesting...will the new enamel really be stronger/resist stains? Hubby thinks I should wait to see how this new line holds up.

Staub-black interior...not a huge fan of that. Heavier...don't like that either. Could get past either of those things if it will be more durable than LC, but I do wonder about the warranty-LC's customer service was great...anyone have any insight on Staubs?

Thoughts?

Mar 19, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

Le Crueset inner feels like sand paper-help!

Thank you all for your responses. It feels like very fine sand paper. Cannot see the texture, you can just tell that it is not shiny, so yes, does look matte. I can cook with it, but maybe just for boiling water or deep frying as the new surface really seems to soak up stains and burns easily now, so no more stews or braising. :( I guess I will have to look into buying another one...

Mar 17, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

Cast iron cookware with a crown logo? Or recc a smooth finish brand?

I have an old cast iron fry pan that I love...inside is super smooth. I want to buy some more of the same brand, as I like the smooth finish, not the rougher finish of lodge. It has a crown logo...anyone have any idea as to what brand this is? And, if not...could you recc a brand of cast iron that is smoother than lodge? I know seasoning helps, but this started out with a smoother finish from day 1, and I prefer that! Thanks!

Mar 17, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware

Le Crueset inner feels like sand paper-help!

Hi! I have a large round le crueset enameled dutch oven. Over the years, the inside has browned, but it has always been smooth to the touch. While Grandma visited, she cooked spaghetti in it and burned the inside bottom pretty bad. It felt rough where the meat had burned, so I decided to give the whole inside a good cleaning with easy off. I let it sit for a few hours. Nothing. So, I heated it and then sprayed it on. The inside wiped partially clean...it became lighter brown, but...the inside feels like sand paper now. :( I then tried the following:

barkeepers(what I usually clean it with)
boiling vinegar and baking soda, scrubbing
boiling laundry detergent and water, scrubbing

After doing the above, it became cream colored on the inside, but the inner still feels like sand paper, and every time I use it, the food sticks to the rough inner.

I just want my smooth surface back so I can use it without the sticky issues.

HELP! Thanks in advance.

Mar 17, 2012
heidiamams in Cookware