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Homer J Jul 27, 2005 09:46 PM

Any one tried staub enamel cookware? QVC has a 5 qt. pot for $50 and I'm really tempted to buy...

Link: http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?n...

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    blondelle Jan 11, 2007 03:21 PM

    Amazon now has a sale of the REAL French Staub. Most of the colors are discontinued, but they are all gorgeous. Who cares if something is last years red, if you will have it for a lifetime, and it's a gorgeous color. You can now get a 7 qt. oval for $115, after the immediate $25 off a $125 purchase, and shipping is free. They also have a 3 piece set with a 5 qt. round in red, that comes with a small roasting pan and grill for only $105!

    Can't go wrong with that! The Staub pieces become nonstick, and get better with age, as the finish seasons. The Le Creuset only gets more stained the more you use it ;-(.

    Click on the "NEW" button on the upper right, and then you will see the link to the Staub sale under the deal of the day! Please post what you've bought and the color ;-).

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      Ginger Aug 9, 2005 01:40 PM

      I got the 2 quart pot off QVC. The site says that it has 2 layers of enamel rather than the three that "LC" has. I used it yesterday to make a cassarole, and put it in the dishwasher afterward. It was wonderful. I went to William-Sonoma to look at the name brand stuff and the main difference that I saw was that the lid handle on the Staub is cast as part of the lid rather than another material bolted on. The bottom of the handle on the lid is not perfectly enameled, but seeing as that isn't really essential I'm happy with the price and product. I noticed no difference in the weight of the cast iron, or quality of enamel(except the underside of the handle on the lid) when I did my little comparison. ...currently thinking about purchasing the 5 quart as Christmas presents for family...

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        FlyFish Jul 29, 2005 09:16 AM

        Staub is great stuff - essentially equivalent to Le Creuset, and some prefer it to LC. I'd be just a bit concerned about what QVC is selling, however - the picture doesn't look like the "real" Staub, the price is suspiciously low, and there's that term "Basic" or "Basix" attached. I'm wondering if Staub has come out with a cheaper, light-gauge product at a reduced price. I checked their web site and they don't seem to mention anything, but the design (the shape of the handles, particularly) is definitely different from their standard cocotte.

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          Homer J Jul 29, 2005 09:54 AM

          As I suspected, too good to be true. Thanks for the insight.

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            Caitlin McGrath Aug 9, 2005 04:30 PM

            I have that pot, and while I haven't used other Staub, the 5-quart pot QVC sells seems equivalent in every way (thickness, enamel, performance) to my Le Creuset pot. Someone posted previously that it's a style that Staub sold before they brought out the current design with the ridged lid and straight sides. My guess is that QVC contracted directly with Staub to produce this pot at a low price point, something they have the volume to do. It's certainly the best deal on enamel cast iron around. Incidentally, the green color is almost exactly the same as the green LC I have.

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              Judy Aug 27, 2005 08:55 AM

              Just saw a tag by mfg read: Basix by Staub. It is a large oval pot in red being sold at Tuesday Morning for $120. (might be a 12qt).It is like LC nothing like Staub. I have a real Staub & the lid tits do make a difference. The real Staub is my BEST roaster!

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                Judy Aug 29, 2005 09:53 AM

                Well I went ahead & bought it from Tuesday Morning. Cooked with it yesterday. Works GREAT. For $120.(LC cost was $280. Staub was $380) I can't complain. It is a very heavy Dutch oven. It compares to LC. This is the only way I could afford one. Making another Dutch oven dish tonight!!!

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                Joe B. Sep 5, 2005 10:56 PM

                I purchased the 5-qt. roaster from QVC, and the second time I used it the inside coating chipped off, so I guess it's true - you do get what you pay for.

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                  Bianca Sep 6, 2005 02:54 PM

                  If your QVC purchased Staub is difective return it QVC will reimburse including S&H.

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              Bianca Sep 6, 2005 02:48 PM

              I purchased a month ago the Staub Basix 2qt from QVC. It is wonderful and today I purchased the 6 qt one offered as the Today's Special Value. QVC prices are always GREAT because the work with the manufacturer to design a line for QVC and then cut out the middle man to! In addition QVC sells products to so many that their client base is unmatched.

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                Bianca Sep 6, 2005 02:48 PM

                I purchased a month ago the Staub Basix 2qt from QVC. It is wonderful and today I purchased the 6 qt one offered as the Today's Special Value. QVC prices are always GREAT because the work with the manufacturer to design a line for QVC and then cut out the middle man to! In addition QVC sells products to so many that their client base is unmatched.

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