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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...
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Bakeware

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by penrichardson 2 years ago

I am still looking at bakeware, and as when I asked before several suggested Pillivuyt and Apilco. For those who have used both these and the Le Creuset (not the CIE, just the ceramic), can you te...

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Advise: Staub Chistera/Nike Braiser or Staub Hexagon/Honeycomb Braiser?

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by KevPang 7 days ago

Hi Guys! I am looking to buy a 28cm Staub ECI Braiser, but I have realized that there are 2 version of Staub Braiser available for me to choose. 1) Staub Chistera/Nike Braiser 2) Staub Hexagon...

My experience with Lodge Enameled Cast Iron

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by Jillsee 16 days ago

I have a Lodge 7 quart EC Dutch Oven since 2011.It started chipping in several places(I posted my experience on here)Well,the chipping got really bad so I contacted Lodge about it.They asked for pi...

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

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by damiano 3 months 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...

Le Creuset braiser or saute pan/skillet?

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by spoonfuloflove 3 years ago

I have a Lodge 10" cast iron skillet and I absolutely love it and started thinking about getting an enameled cast iron for tomato sauces and de-glazing. ATK recommended Le Creuset 12" fry pan but I...

Vermicular pots

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by bloodboy 2 years ago

Does anyone have any experience with these Japanese made enameled cast iron pots? https://shop.vermicular.com/en/index.php I've seen information on them on Japanese boards but no-one has mentio...

5 qt Le Creuset Braiser/shallow casserole

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by starzzz 3 months 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, ...

Summer 2020 Cookware Deals

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by jankdc 7 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?

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by CHSeifert 6 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

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by damiano 4 months 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?

Enameled Cast Iron Frying

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by jeannecarol 4 months 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?

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by droolingdoggie 4 months 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

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by mrspock 5 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

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by mollymac9 4 months 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

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by CHSeifert 9 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?

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by Sid Post 6 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

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by ww22 6 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?

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by chillaxboi 7 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?

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by wilsoju 7 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?

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by CHSeifert 12 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...