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Anyone have the LC 5 quart braiser/casserole? 2 ??s before buying...


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Anyone have the LC 5 quart braiser/casserole? 2 ??s before buying...

Normandie | Sep 9, 2009 08:32 PM

Sorry to add another LC post, but I've searched the archives and couldn't find the specific info I seek.

1) I'm ordering a LC braiser and would prefer the 5 quart v. the 3.5, but I see how much it weighs (15 lbs. or so w/lid?) and want to make sure the oven rack will support it. Anybody have any issue like this?

I'm asking because the rack in my (now deceased) standard issue (builder's grade) GE oven would actually dip slightly when I used my 5- (5.5-?)-quart Staub FO. I know it didn't weigh as much as this LC model. I think the problem was that the tracks that held the rack didn't come out quite far enough from the wall oven to offer better support. I am planning to upgrade the oven, but...just thought I'd better ask before buying.

2) I'm thinking of getting the cobalt. I don't have anything in that yet. Does anyone find it to be a cold color? Just asking because of our long, dreary dark winters. I try to keep warm cheerful colors around us, but, gosh, that cobalt looks nice on my monitor, at least, and the backsplash is a seascape mural with lots of blues. Frivolous question I know, but when a pot costs this much, you want to be totally happy with it ;-).

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