I am brand new to Le Creuset. Have been dreaming of it for a while now. Finally took the plunge. I got a french oven (7.25 round) for $140, the largest braiser for 35% off, and a couple of baking dishes at 50% off at the Vacaville outlet today. Overall was much more doable than I thought it would be.
And after the maiden voyage (south African-style braised meatballs and roasted fennel and mushroom cous-cous) I am now spoiled. WOW....what a treat to cook today! So much nicer than my cruddy cheap pots and pans. And clean up was easy (for my teenager!) :)
So now I am wondering what other must have kitchen items I have been missing out on and need to own. I am thinking a couple of knives, frying pan, etc.....what else? What do you have in your kitchen that makes you feel spoiled every time you use it?