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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi Blondelle, re the Coq au Vin you refer to here (to accommodate a chicken) what size specifically....i've not really looked at anything outside of one of the Cocottes...? And the 6 qt round...that would be the 28cm...??

Sep 05, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi mcf further to your comment, what size chicken do you fit in your 5 qt (26cm round) cocotte ...approx please...and is this whole chicken or cut up?

Sep 05, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Ha sorry mcf :)....I think I clocked a bit of a debate somewhere on here about the benefits of using bleach to clean the inside of the LC versus (so its stays stain free) versus not doing so. We have an old fashioned cleaning product in the UK known as household amonia here that really stinks (and makes your eyes smart) which is really good for stain removal (and excellent for disintegrating burnt on jam from a maslin pan) though i'm not sure how it would work with the generalized staining.

Sep 04, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi Mikie.

Thanks for your helpful response...i'm still erring towards a mix of the Staub and the LC as I love the Coastal Blue colourway of the latter (even their dinky 20cm pot for peeps) and the Graphite of the former....so methinks am opting for a large Staub possibly like you the 30cm round (or 33cm oval) for larger family groups. mcf above said he can fit a large chicken in his 5 qt Staub (which I think is the UK equivalent of the 26cm?)

Sep 04, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi mcf when you refer to the (much larger) LC what size are you referrng to...the 28cm?

Sep 04, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi, you got me spot on as an English lass I am not a big eater tho' for me personally thats more as a consequence of my experience with bowel cancer (I did win...just about) so my diet is also more geared towards healthy eating (ignore the Sauvignon Blanc) and you make a good point about the 2 smaller pots over one biggy. I should add though that I do enjoy batch cooking as in making a huge pot of spag bol or chilli or other that I can freeze as individual portions hence the penchant towards one ginormous pot.

I clicked on your links and I 'think' the 4 quart you refer to is the 24cm but am unsure about the other 5 1/2 quarts...is it the 26cm or 28cm? Random query...do the US Staub cocottes have the cm marked inside the lid like they do for the UK market or is this just indicated in quarts for you guys?

Sep 02, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Sorry should have added....if I opt for the 28cm Le Creuset as the 'family' pot then this 'middle' sized pot I need to feed 'up to' 4 folks will likely be a Staub (confused ha) so what size should I go for here...?

Or...if I go for the Staub 33cm oval as the 'family' pot then the middle pot will be Le Creuset...again what size :)

Sep 02, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi, thanks for the responses i'm having to access this via Internet Explorer as AOL keeps blocking me from fully accessing for some reason. The bit about 1 litre per serving is helpful, given this would you say the Staub Cocotte 24cm will feed about 2-3 people? I live alone mostly as my other half works overseas but I also have 3 grown up sons who visit intermittently and each have partners so I was thinking i'd opt for the Le Creuset 20cm round for serving just me and then either the Staub 33cm oval (6.5 litre UK) or the 28cm Le Creuset round (6.7 litres UK) (for those occasions everyone needs feeding. I have seen the 28cm Le Creuset and its quite a large pot and any bigger I fear it would sit unused? I will opt for another pot (either m/f) to cover up to 4 people if I have my friends around...any ideas on this....this 'middle pot could be used as back up if the 28cm Le Creuset needs a boost?

Sep 02, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi, Thanks for your responses, apologies, it would appear I had a glitch in my system since joining hence i've only just been able to view these. As I am in the UK I work with litres not quarts so thats my first bit of confusion but in keeping with my original query, as its not always possible to readily handle these pots prior to purchase (I have only found one place selling limited supply of Staub in my vicinity), on viewing on line I find it helpful if the product indicates approximately how many people it will feed per specific capacity. Le Creuset for eg let me know that their 24cm round casserole holds 4.2 litres giving a portion size 4-5 and ditto their 30cm round casserole holds 8.4 litres giving a portion size 8-10. Again as much of the info I find on Staub is in quarts i'm back to being confused :) so I just wondered do they actually provide this info and I just missed it along the way...?

Sep 02, 2012
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Staub versus Le Creuset portion sizes (specifically)

Hi,

Hope you can help, I am torn between the Le Creuset Coastal Blue and the Staub Graphite casseroles as both look gorgeous so have decided to buy one (or more) of each but whilst I know exactly what portion sizes i'm buying into with Le Creuset, I cannot find any info on this for the Staub so I fear it will be down to guess work unless anyone out there can point me in the direction of any 'official' portion spec?

Sep 01, 2012
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