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Best Utensil Set Brand and Material

Williams Sonoma recently came out with a new non-stick set of cooking tools. There are no reviews on them yet. However, my understanding is that the handles are ergonomic. The tools are made in China. Heat resistant up to 500.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/c...

Oct 24, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

I will certainly keep it in mind! Thanks for letting me know.

Oct 23, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Okay! Thanks for the tip.

Oct 23, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Thanks! I have a grill pan, but I don't have the panini press topper. That sounds like a fun piece of equipment!

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Yes, that's what I have been reading about their pans and skillets. I never paid attention to their woks, but sounds like I should stay well away from them! LOL. Thanks again.

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Thanks Sid Post. I asked for comments and opinions so I won't take any of them negatively. (I just weigh them differently :)). Yes, I'll actually use the 7 1/4 quart. I made a big batch of soup in my 6 qt stock pot last week and barely had enough room.

I'm going to take your suggestion to get additional pieces in the Lodge "raw" cast iron. I'm thinking at least I should get one cast iron skillet.

You guys are a wealth of knowledge! Thanks everyone!!!!

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Based on the replies I'm seeing (and the valuable opinions), it sounds like I should definitely quit now. No one has stated any additional pieces that I need so I'm happy with the choices I made. Thanks for weighing in!!!

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Thanks! This was a really helpful explanation!

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Ok. Thanks for explaining to me! I'll check into that.

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Thanks for responding. Yes, I am new to the CH community. I've lurked this site over the last two weeks and have read a few threads on dutch ovens. This is how I came to the three items I bought. While my family is small and the 4qt would work if I cooked every day or so, I'd rather cook only once or twice a week. Also, I have four siblings and plenty of nieces and nephews! So, whenever the Thanksgiving rotation comes to me, I figured I could use the three pieces in conjunction. However, I don't host often enough to justify the price/storage space of a larger piece (of any brand) - nor do I want to bench press my cookware!

I completely agree that a LC brand dutch oven is not a "need." I bought this brand because it was what I wanted. :)

I'm going to look into getting a naked frying pan. That's a good idea! Here's a beginner's question - what do you mean when you say naked frying pan? I'm assuming you mean no enamel, right?

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Thank you so much!

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

I meant to post this comment elsewhere. I'll repost. First timer CH user woes :)

Oct 22, 2013
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Le Creuset - First Timer

Hi All,

I like to dabble in cooking and have had LC on my wishlist for quite some time. I'm not interested in having a big collection of ECI because I don't have the storage space. So, I was trying to determine which pieces I really need, whether they should be oval or round, what sizes, etc. This past week I visited the LC Outlet. I purchased the 5.5 round french oven, the 7.25 round french oven, and the 3.5 braiser at the LC outlet The color I liked was on sale for 40% off at the outlet. (Which is why I purchased more than just one piece.) These were all first quality, and I paid a total of $494.00. I think I got a good deal. But, I've heard that the best deals are at TJ Maxx and Homegoods, etc. In any event, I know LC lasts a lifetime, and I would like your input as to whether or not I should consider different pieces than the one I chose. (I've got 45 days to return the items if I need to :)). This is a pretty expensive purchase for me (Christmas and Birthday Gift!), so I'm not interested in starting a vast collection of LC. I just want a few good pieces. Please give me your opinions.

In case the below is helpful:

I like to cook soups, stews, beans, etc. I've never braised meat, but there's a first time for everything! I currently cook meals enough for two, but I can see in the future having to make meals for 3-4 people (shout out to my future kids! LOL). Also, when I cook now, I usually make enough for leftovers for the next day. Also, I currently have the Emerilware stainless steel cookware set.

Oct 22, 2013
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