I'm wondering if anyone has seen both of these or used both and could comment on which to purchase for my kitchen. I currently own the Cuisinart Multi Clad pro 12 piece set and a LC 5.5 Qt round French oven. My Cuisinart set has a 3.5 qt saute pan, I always wished I had a larger one, and when I saw the LC braiser, I thought, voila! but alas, it doesn't come in my color (not really a serious consideration) at my local store, they suggested the wide round french oven as a substitute that I could get in a color I like (caribbean or white). I'm looking for something that has a larger base, more room in the bottom. I'm not an expert, so that is the only thing I was considering along with the braiser being less deep... any thoughts?? Thanks in advance!!