Enameled Cast Iron

Le Creuset’s New Color 'Cosmos' Is Hauntingly Beautiful

Pretty much everything about 2020 is dark and scary, so why not Le Creuset’s new cookware color, too? The major difference is, unlike most of this cursed year, “Cosmos,” the moody and mysterious new...

Let's celebrate autumn: take out your enameled cast iron cookware!

by damiano 4 days ago

So, after a hiatus of 6 months, today I took out my Le Creuset cast iron dutch oven and made a wonderful lamb stew. Recipe by Penelope Casas. Boy, have I missed my Le Creuset! Who else has been...

Summer 2020 Cookware Deals

by jankdc 4 months ago

Since it is officially summer, I thought to start a new thread. There are still active deals in the Spring 2020 thread.

Which pans do you keep around but rarely use?

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

Lee inspired me to make this thread. I wonder what pans you still keep in your arsenal, but never or very rarely actually use for cooking? I have a heck of a lot of pans, so for those of us ...

Jacques Pepin’s cookware

by damiano 1 month ago

So, with all the attention being given to Jacques Pepin’s knives, here is what I’ve just encountered on my fb wall. Who can identify what pans he has?

5 qt Le Creuset Braiser/shallow casserole

by starzzz 15 days ago

Hi There The Le Creuset 5qt or 32cm braiser/shallow casserole appears to be hard to find and/or limited to only certain countries. Appreciate any suggestions online retailers who may have them, ...

Enameled Cast Iron Frying

by jeannecarol 27 days ago

In an attempt to replace my “poison” nonstick frying pans with something safer, I just spent $$$ to purchase a 9” LC cast enamel frypan. I want to love it as I love my other ECI pans, but I’m strug...

Le Creuset Quality--Going Downhill?

by droolingdoggie 1 month ago

Hello: I bought a saute pan during the Le Creuset Factory-to-Table sale in mid-August, directly from the company's website. The outside of the pan looks fine, but there are plenty of needle-poi...

Barkeeper's Friend Left Streaks on Le Creuset

by mrspock 2 months ago

Hello. I took some advice to clean my Le Creuset pan with Barkeeper's Friend and not only did it not really work, it left unsightly streak marks which so far are not removable. Has this happened to...

20+ years Dutch oven 6-7 qt made in France 31 - No name

by mollymac9 1 month ago

I am trying to determine the maker of this dutch oven. I've owned it about 20 years. The only writing on the lid and bottom is Made in France 31. I've done an image search, but NONE have the same c...

The ‘What cookware is this chef using’ thread - chime in

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I would like to start a thread where we all can discuss cookware and techniques used by professional chefs and amateur cooks in their kitchen. I would like to start by sharing this video with y...

Premium cookware prices increasing with the loss of small B&M stores or pandemic supply issues?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 3 months ago

I started shopping for a small saucier and noticed lines like Cuisinart 'clad' stainless being somewhere between 50% and 100% more expensive then what I paid about a year ago. All-Clad also seems ...

Help choosing braiser / rondeau

by ww22 3 months ago

Hi, I want to buy a good general purpose rondeau or braiser. I’d like to be able to sear well in it, sauté to do pasta sauces and then combine w pasta, braise, maybe do some paella. I’m not a ...

Why does America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated rate Fissler cookware so poorly?

by chillaxboi 4 months ago

I recently got a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated and was surprised to see the bad ratings they’ve given to Fissler cookware. I’ve seen Fissler recommended many times here, so I was wondering why...

Searing cooking steak in a braising dish?

by wilsoju 4 months ago

Could anyone advise me whether I can safely use a Le Creuset braising dish to also sear and cook steak or is it just for gentler stews? It claims to be multi-purpose but could it be too delicate to...

Let’s see your Le Creuset & Staub collection?

by CHSeifert 9 months ago

I have sold a few of my Le Creuset ECI pots. But this is what I have kept. I rarely use my Le Creuset and Staub pans, but when I do, I always find that they give me a fine cooking result. I...

How did you expand your cookware?

by arki2this 10 months ago

I’m interested to hear how you chose to expand your cookware prior to having experience cooking things outside your comfort level. Or put differently, how did you avoid wasting money on specific co...

Staub ECI even searing

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I just seared 4 chicken breast for a recipe. I used my Staub Chistera ECI 28 cm braiser for it. The result was a surprisingly even sear on both sides of all 4 chicken breasts. In my experienc...

Remove knob for dutch oven in Breville Air oven?

by bloodboy 5 months ago

Does anyone know how to remove the knob on the lid of the Staub dutch oven so I can use the dutch oven in my Breville Air oven? I think the knob is the only thing blocking me from being able to fit...

What type of cooking do you use your ECI cocotte for?

by CHSeifert 5 months ago

To all you ECI cocotte users out there - what type of things do you use your ECI cocottes for? I now own 4 Staub ECI and 3 Le Creuset ECI cocottes. But I only use them for 3 certain specific...

Can't use our ECI pots for sauteeing, browning and deglazing - why?

by pounamu 5 months ago

Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum and I'm currently putting together my own starter collection of Staub pieces in graphite grey. I prefer their esthetic to LC and I like the idea of a non-stain...