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Le Creuset Dutch Oven actual size

SpencerTracy | Nov 21, 2014 09:20 AM

Has anyone ever measured the amount of liquid their LC can hold? I recently bought one from TJ Maxx - they had what I believe (and what I was told by LC when I called them) was a 7.25 quart - but when I measured it at home, it only holds (and I mean water literally to the very brim of the pan) 6 liters. I used a glass measuring cup to measure but it's still off by about 5 cups, it seems.

The LC phone rep I spoke with assured me that 1) it is authentic (based on the number, France and their name stamped on the bottom of the pan) and 2) that it could not be a problem associated with a "second", but she couldn't understand the reason behind the discrepancy and maintained that it was still 7.25 quarts. So maybe technically, yes, but my experience says otherwise.

So do you guys know if maybe my measuring device is "off" or are LC pieces usually that far from their advertised size? Perhaps there's some other reason for this issue?

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