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First trip to the Le Creuset Store

dixiegal | Jan 1, 201108:42 AM

All I can say is WOW! What beauty to behold. The colors are amazing! I was very thankful that I had already decided what color I wanted. Otherwise I would NOT have been able to decide. I actually found most all of them attractive. I was going for the Caribbean blue if it turned out to look like it did on my computer. It did. I even carried my old blue ball canning jar in to see if it was close to the same color. It was indeed. Unfortunately they did not have my Caribbean blue 7.25 round oven in stock, but did order it for me and gave the the holiday sale price. So now I just have to wait for it to arrive.

Most all the colors looked the same in the store as they have on line with the exception of dune. I have been attracted to the dune, because I am basicaly a natural/neutral color kind of person. But the Dune in the store showed very little variation in the color. On line it looked to be a light brown fading into a, sorta light khaki/sand kind of color. But in the store it was mostly just the lighter sand/khaki color. The darker color on bottom was so near the color of the rest of the pot that it was hardly noticeable.. I think more of a contrast in the colors would have been so much more attractive. It was pretty much the same for the Kiwi. Very little variation in color. The two tone variation in the LC's was a huge attraction for me. Especially in the larger pots. It gives a nice break up in the color.

I even got a look at the Cassis. It was very pretty too. But my kitchen is dark enough already, especially with all the non-enameld cast iron that I have. In a white or light colored kitchen, I think the Cassis would be really pretty.

I loved the Kiwi color, but thought it needed a little more contrast. It was the one color that made me waiver a little from my chosen Caribbean color. The Kiwi was even very attractive with my old blue ball canning jar.

But the color that made that bluish green pop, was the Cherry Red color. I am not usually a huge fan of red, but I loved the LC red. I seemed more of a neutral type red and would go with a lot of color schemes. Looked especally lovely next to my blue ball jar and the Caribbean color.

I found in the store the cutest little round french oven. And I do mean little. Looked like it might hold a cup or a little better. It was an exact replica of the larger ones. Enameld cast iron and all.
I am thinking how cute it would be for a little bacon dripping pot. But they too are expensive, and do I really need a 60.00 bacon dripping container?
Sighhhhh, maybe. After all, I never thought I would see the day I would spend $225.00 on a pot to cook soup, beans, and chili in. And yet, I did. Well, ya'll. Never say never. LOL

So, I am anxiously awaiting my new pot to arrive and am continuing to read all the wonderful posts on the care of enameld cast iron. After all, I sure don't want to screw up a 225.00 cooking pot. I intend to take all precautions and warn others in my family to 'Look but don't touch"

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