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Mysterious numbers under the lids of my L.C. pots- what do they refer to?

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Mysterious numbers under the lids of my L.C. pots- what do they refer to?

stuck in Hartford County | Dec 4, 2009 05:40 AM

I snatched every L.C. (and other high end pots/pans/kitchen items) during my divorce- so I have a pretty good collection of great cookware. The problem is, I can't make heads or tails of the numbers stamped on the lids, and I never really know the exact dimensions of each vessel. For example, I have a very large dutch oven that says "30" and in really tiny letters "D 40 (43?45?). 30 what? Cups? I have a smaller pot that says "20" "WF" "05". Another larger pot, "24" "D1" "WE", and a slightly smaller "tomato" pot that says "2.2" "2US(4)" "CC"? -- among others. Some say "France" and some say "Le Cruset, Made in France". The pans say "30" and "40", respectively. (I 'd love to find a "35"- whatever that is.)

I've gone on the Le Cruset website for clarification, but I'm still confused. Is it cups? I once added 20 cups of water to the pot marked "20" but they didn't fit. I wish they'd print the dimensions (l/w/h) or write "20 cups" if, indeed, that's what the numbers refer to. It's hard to look at my pieces, and compare them to the ones pictured on the site. I feel like taking a permanent marker to each one and marking it's REAL dimensions once I figure them out!

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