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Ikea cast iron: France versus China

Zedeff | Sep 2, 2008 09:23 PM

For the long weekend I took a road trip from my home in Winnipeg down to Minneapolis St. Paul and stopped in at an Ikea. Wow, what a very strange and very neat store! While I was there I picked up my first and only piece of enamelled cast iron, a 5 quart blue Senior dutch oven. I did notice however that the older edition, the green series, were on sale and being cleared out - if it had been available, I'd have bought the 5 quart in green. Why? The green ones are labelled on the bottom as being "Made in France" while the blue ones are "Made in China."

Can anyone who's owned both comment on what differences, if any, you've noticed? Quality, construction, function, performance, longevity, whatever. I'm not knocking my Chinese pot, I quite like it in fact, I'm really just curious.

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