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le creuset outlet sales for summer 2012

Through the end of may, there are % off depending how much your total is. 20% off $125, 30% off $200, or 35% off $300.

http://www.lcstores.com

May 26, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset Cookware on Viking Induction Range

as much as I would love to return this range, it is no longer an option. countertops and cabinets have already been customized and installed per the appliances :(

If cast iron is indeed such a pain on Viking's induction, I will just rid of them rather than have a dud in my kitchen! I'm hoping to hear from other people's experiences and see if maybe Viking never got around to updating their manuals since their online website says the opposite- that cast iron is induction compatible/safe to use.

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset Cookware on Viking Induction Range

Thank you wattacetti!! That's really helpful for when I look for other brands of cookware to buy

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset Cookware on Viking Induction Range

I'm going by what Viking said in their manual:

"CAUTION: To avoid risk of property damage, DO NOT use cast iron cookware. Castiron retains heat and may result in damage to the range"

Not sure what that "damage" will be but still concerning. If using my $200 LC cookware will result in hundreds more to fix the cooktop, I might willingly throw that down on top for good measure.

My LC grill pan and dutch oven work fine on the cooktop- I've used it several times and so far, no sparks, pops, or fire shooting out from the sides. My concern is....Would cast iron mess with the magnetic sensors and result in shoddy temperature control on the burner?

Not sure how cast iron retaining heat well would damage the cooktop but I figure there must be some concerning factor that would make the company explicitly say that on their manuals.

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset Cookware on Viking Induction Range

Thanks! Unfortunately there hasn't been many updates to that thread. While the LC works fine on the induction, I'm more worried about breaking the cooktop. Since Viking has such contradicting information, I'm hoping there are people who have used cast iron cookware with their induction tops with no issue.

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset + Viking induction = no good?

We have a Viking slide in 30" induction range and my LC grill pan and dutch oven works fine on it. The only issue we have now is the Viking literature and customer service reps telling us we are not supposed to use cast iron cookware on their cooktops/ranges because it risks breaking the cooktop.

VIKING use and care guide: "CAUTION: To avoid risk of property damage, DO NOTuse cast iron cookware. Castiron retains heat and may result in damage to the range"

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Viking/VIS...
(page 15

)

Viking's own web site: "Stainless steel, enamel and cast iron are usually induction friendly, while copper, glass, and aluminum are not."

I've refrained from using my LC on the induction range for now until I can figure out whether its safe or not to use.

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware

Le Creuset Cookware on Viking Induction Range

We purchased the VISC5304BSS Viking Induction range several months ago and have been shopping around for compatible cookware ever since!

Many retail shops and sites say that cast iron cookware, specifically Le Creuset will work fine on Induction. However while reading the VIKING use and care guide one night, I saw "CAUTION: To avoid risk of property damage, DO NOTuse cast iron cookware. Castiron retains heat and may result in damage to the range"

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Viking/VIS...
(page 15

)

Viking's own web site: "Stainless steel, enamel and cast iron are usually induction friendly, while copper, glass, and aluminum are not."

I called Viking's customer service about using LC on the range but in an effort to avoid liability, she said I cannot use any cast iron on induction to limit the risk of breaking the cooktop.

This is very concerning...has anyone had any experience with cast iron cookware on induction ranges in general? If anyone has any experience with Viking induction cooktops/ranges and use of cast iron cookware, I would love to hear it!!

May 17, 2012
joliec in Cookware