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Le Creuset Essentials?

That is such a thoughtful gift - your fiancé is a lucky lady!

Regardless of if you decide to keep your set or not, you might consider the 5.5 qt round oven. It's a very useful size to have. For other cast iron pieces, I think the braisers are versitle. You can use then essentially as an enamled skillet on the stovetop, and they're nice for making casseroles or whatever in the oven.

I don't have any of their bakeware, but if you want something to match, maybe one of their stoneware sets? It comes with a little and big size for both square and rectangular shapes. Ramekins might be nice too. They're small and cute, girls like that!

I would skip the iron bakeware in favor of one from Staub. Their handles seem easier to grab out of the oven....

Hope that was helpful! I'm sure she'll be delighted with whatever you pick. Good luck!

Nov 30, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

I just wanted to add, having now seen and handled both the Mineral and Carbone Plus lines, that there aren't any significant differences between them. Both are very nice, thick, and heavy. You would be happy with either one! I like the handle coating better on the Carbone Plus though.

Nov 20, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Turkey in a LC braiser?

Thank you all for the helpful advice! I feel better about trying my crazy scheme now. :) The alternative suggestions are great too, in case I decide to use the braiser for a casserole instead.

If I end up making the turkey in the braiser, I'll be sure to update with a pic or something. Thank you again!

Nov 13, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Turkey in a LC braiser?

This is my first year cooking a Thanksgiving turkey! I don't have a roasting pan, and, while I'm not averse to buying one, I was wondering if I could use something already in the kitchen.

My husband got us a wee 5 pounder turkey. Can I roast it in my 3.5 qt Le Creuset braiser with the lid off? Mainly I wonder if it's deep enough. I wasn't planning on using a rack, but I worry about enough space for the veggies and liquids.

Any advice from the LC owners about if this is feasible? Anyone have a recommendation for a small traditional roasting pan if the braiser's no good? Should I kick it old school and get a Graniteware like my mom's? (Nostalgia aside, I think I'd like something sturdier!) Thanks for any input you have!

Nov 11, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Looking for Cake Pans

^ Agree with this. I have some grocery store pans that are so slanty they may as well be pie pans. I grease them without flouring, and the cakes pull away from the sides as they rise. They probably don't get as tall this way, but the sides are straight, and they have even tops. I usually don't bother to trim them before assembling a layer cake.

Nov 04, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Dutch oven: plain cast iron or enameled cast iron?

How pristine do you like for your cookware to look? No Knead Bread has a reputation for being rough on enamled dutch ovens. If potential discoloration on the interior bothers you, this might be a "con" for an enamled one, though it sounds like you're leaning towards bare anyhow. :-)

Nov 04, 2012
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New (to me) Omelet Pan--Who Woulda Thunk It?

I have to agree with everyone else - awesome pan! And thanks for including the link; what a neat story!

Oct 31, 2012
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Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

This situation is hard enough without him getting a tribute song... You're killing me here!

Oct 27, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

I think I muttered "Sorry buddy" when I clicked the submit button on my order. That's probably the best he's going to get!

Oct 25, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

Ha! Nah, the personification only got as far as gender, apparently...

Oct 25, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

Yeah, it's going back. One that I bought is a similar size, so I can't justify keeping both. I'll miss the little guy though. He's been living on my desk until I could decide his fate. We're kinda close now. : P

Oct 25, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

Thanks for your help!

When I was originally scoping out carbon steel, I saw the options Chem listed. I didn't go with Kerekes because they only offered free shipping on the 32 cm size and above. Seeing the link piqued my curiosity again, so I did a CS chat with Kerekes about why the other pans didn't qualify. Turns out it was an error, so now any purchase of $99 + on deBuyer has free standard shipping. I got 3 pans for a good price. The free shipping and no tax helped a lot.

Just a heads up for anyone else in the market. Thank you again!

Oct 25, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware

Would you keep this de Buyer pan?

Hi all!

I have been lurking on here for a while and always appreciate everyone sharing their knowledge and insight. I finally came out of hiding to get some advice.

I recently found out about carbon steel de Buyer pans... I also quickly realized I couldn't afford one! I saw some old threads where folks had bought theirs on discount from Tuesday Morning. For the heck of it, I went to the one by my house and snagged a 10 inch pan.

I'm not gonna lie - this pan is a little rough around the edges. Literally. It's got some scratches and little chips off the edges, from where I imagine it's been getting abused by other pans this whole time. It also has some small rust spots and a couple small scrapes in the coated handle. And while this doesn't sound too classy, I assure you this was the best pan BY FAR. I went to the other TMs in my area, and what few they had were way worse.

So, would you keep this pan? My husband said I should take it back and put the money towards getting a nicer one. The down side is that will cost me twice as much. Black Friday/ Cyber Monday are closing in; are de Buyer pans something I could get a good deal on?

Thanks for reading my novel, and a big thanks in advance for any advice you could give me!

Oct 24, 2012
RoseyMiss in Cookware