Questions re: Le Creuset Stoneware


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Questions re: Le Creuset Stoneware

spmc | | Jun 5, 2009 07:50 AM

Hello all, first post here.

I was wondering what people had to say about the stoneware line of Le Creuset. Much less expensive than the cast iron, and I know it can't go on the stovetop. Are there any major drawbacks? I realize there are things I'd need the cast iron for, but would it be worth it to add a stoneware piece to my collection?

The item in mind is the 5.75 qt oval casserole seen here:

The reason I'm considering it is because I like the round cast iron dutch ovens, and the only time I've thought about getting an oval one was for roasted chicken in the oven. Could I use this for that purpose and not have to worry about the cast iron?

Any other stoneware pieces I should look into?

Sorry for the long winded post and thanks for any help.