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Staub $120, Fontignac $112

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Staub $120, Fontignac $112

71ailmar | Jan 21, 2014 09:44 AM

So with a friends and family discount at William Sonoma I can get a 6Qt Staub round coquette for $120:
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...
Or at BBB with coupon get a Fontignac round 6.5Qt for $112:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store...

I prefer to have a dutch oven that is not made in China and also prefer to stay away from the LeCruset prices so I'm pretty much limited to these two brands, which is fine by me...
I do prefer to have a light colored interior to see the searing of food which the Staub doesn't have...but not sure the Fontignac comes in the light colored interior for that price.

Also - is the 6/6.5qt size big enough to roast a whole 4lb chicken?
The Staub has a 12.5" diameter but can't seem to track down the diameter of the Fontignac....the Staub is 17lbs so I'm not sure at that weight if I'd want to go for an even bigger oven :(
I think the Fontignac is lighter but can't seem to find that info either.

Anyone care to make comments...which would you choose?

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