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Dec 6, 2006 01:56 PM

Chefmate Dutch Oven for Target??

Can anyone find this pot? I read the review in Cook's Illustrated and would love to buy it but cannot find it anywhere on the internet or in a Target store near me.

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    Looks like it will very likely com in a set. Not worth the trouble if you ask me. Save up and go for a Staub.

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    1. re: HaagenDazs

      Exactly what I'm doing, HaagenDazs! I've got a kitchen full of LC, love it and use it all the time, but I got a look at the new grey color Staub is releasing this summer and it's the first piece of theirs that has actually turned my head, so I'm gonna get it!

    2. I saw a 4.5 quart enameled cast iron dutch oven at Target the other day. Don't know if it was Chefmate, but it seems likely, as it was $40.

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      1. re: heatherkay

        Really? Where was this? I checked out a Target in Virginia two weeks ago without any luck.

        1. re: caphill2320

          This was about a week ago (or less) at my Target in Kansas City.

      2. I found this pot, thought that it had been mismarked, looked for telltale defects, SOMETHING to explain why this beautiful, enameled cast iron pot just cost $40. I bought it at Target, - they had two. Went back to buy another one after I had used the first, - incredible gift. I bought a second. Since then I've looked regularly (I'd buy more!)but haven't seen them. What a fluke. Just when Batali's came out at quadruple the price!

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        1. re: imok

          I've got a couple of the same from Target (same deal...had to go back to get a second, and after that they disappeared).
          But...and I hate to say this, as LC is just waaay out of my budget...the Target pots have stained terribly, and show some crazing in the enameling.
          No, I don't subject them to heat that is too high. No I haven't shocked them temp-wise. Yes, I have always handled them carefully.
          Is there a great difference in the enameling process that the lower-priced pots don't share with the LC?

          1. re: cayjohan

            e Cruesets stain as well. Most cooking stains can be prevented with proper cleaning but for stains, you can soak the pot for several hours in a bleach bath - 1 tsp bleach per pint of water. Repeat for stubborn stains.

        2. The Target here (Bloomington, IN) has had them in stock ever since they came out. Have you spoken with a manager at your Target? They can probably get one for you.

          1. I'm having the same problem. I've been looking all over since I got my Cook's Illustrated last week and can't find it at the Targets around here and they don't have it on their website either. :(