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WELL Equipped Kitchen Cookware

juanita3060 Dec 17, 2006 08:39 PM

I bought an enamel clad iron dutch oven - very heavy)at TJ Maxx. The brand printed on the lid and the pan is as per title - Well Equipped Kitchen. I thought I would check out other pieces online and I don't find that brand anywhere. Has anyone heard of the brand? jt

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    lucas2870 Dec 31, 2006 12:41 PM

    I too purchased a dutch oven labeled Well Equipped Kitchen at TJ Maxx and cannot find additional pieces. It could be this item is what remains in their cookware line and is no longer being produced.

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      wookyluvr Dec 31, 2006 01:40 PM

      I saw this brand at Homegoods yesterday and wondered about it. They had a display with maybe 10 of these in different colors and sizes. The price was a small fraction of the other dutch ovens. Does anyone know if they are good?

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        vmwinnie Oct 27, 2007 08:39 AM

        I have a few pieces of bakeware and enamel cookware produced by well equipped kitchen from tjmaxx and have been looking for additional. They are great so if you see any, buy them. They are just as good as le crueset or chantal and much cheaper.

        The line seems to be out of production because neither tj or homegoods no longer have much stock where maybe six months ago they had a lot.

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          ziggylu Oct 27, 2007 07:26 PM

          I have a big enameled cast iron oval oven from Well Equipped Kitchen. My mom picked it up for me last year...I use it to cook on Sundays for the family. I think it's 8 or 9 qts.

          It's chipped TERRIBLY! inside and out in numerous places. Everytime I use it we seem to find new chips. I've stopped using it due to all the chips. Has no one else had this problem with this line?

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            soopling Jan 11, 2008 05:39 PM

            I just bought this (at TJ Maxx) and it was already chipped in several places. I'm not experienced with cast-iron cookware--does this actually matter? Can I prevent the exposed parts from rusting?

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              ziggylu Jan 11, 2008 08:05 PM

              I don't know that the outside chips matter...the inside ones bother me as I don't want paint chips in my food and I can't be sure when it's chipping...seems like everytime I touched it there were new chips in it.

              My mom replaced this piece for me iwth an 8qt LC for Christmas so it's a moot point...the Well-Equipped piece is gone from my kitchen now.

              1. re: ziggylu
                soopling Jan 22, 2008 10:52 AM

                I baked a loaf of no-knead bread in it yesterday and it was fine...there didn't seem to be any further chipping either. Guess it's okay!

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                Stacy1122 Jan 24, 2008 06:50 AM

                I also have just experienced chipping on the inside bottom of my 3-4 year old huge, Well Equipped Kitchen dutch oven. I can't use it since it bubbled and chipped. It is defective! I would like to return it to TJ Maxx for a refund. It sounds like this company does not exist any longer? I guess we now know why!
                This is the type of item that I thought I would buy only once in a lifetime.
                Is Le Crueset the only way to go??

                1. re: Stacy1122
                  lolliejean Oct 10, 2008 02:24 PM

                  I just bought an oval dutch oven at TJ's but haven't used it yet and hope I get lucky and don't have the chipping problem. Anyway, there's a booklet with it. This stuff comes with a 25 year limited warranty to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal household use from the date of original purchase.

                  Manufactured by Kinetic, Inc. Davenport, IA 52806 563-445-5581

                  on the web: http://kinetic-cookware.com/

              3. don giovanni Aug 7, 2009 06:04 PM

                I have a cast iron grill pan from them which worked great, for a while. I had it on the gas stove heating, getting ready to put some meat on, and pieces of the cooking surface started spontaneously chipping and flying off of the surface! Definitely defective.

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                  designer57 Mar 16, 2010 01:16 AM

                  I too, purchased from TJMaxx, a " Well Equipped Kitchen " 2 qt. saucepan with cover. After using it a few times, on my electric range, the rubber under the handle began to melt and I can no longer use this pot. Also, the handle is way over the 6 inch burner and I can't for the life of me figure out why this melted especially on an electric 6 " burner. I have never seen this happen to any pot I have ever owned in 47 years of marriage. I plan to return this item to TJMaxx today. Unfortunately, I no longer have the sales receipt. However, if they are still purchasing from this manufacturer, they can send it back to them. I need to purchase another 2 qt. saucepan immediately as I use that size pan daily.
                  I have purchased many pots from Walmart over the years, and never had to return any of them. I will be at Walmart tomorrow and make a POT purchase. Evidently from reading other blogs, TJMaxx must be purchasing rejects from the manufacturers, especially this one.

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                    MissDeborahP Jan 17, 2011 03:10 PM

                    I bought same@ TJ Maxx. Am trying to find mfgr too! I bought the 4qt covered "Casserole" ....It actually is a stove top cook pot. I am very dis-satisfied with the side handle and lid "protector shield rubber grips". They are not long enough to cover the metal in those areas and you wind up burning your fingers......Mostly the pinkie finger on one end and your thumb on the other! I would not buy this brand again, unless they add more protection - and correct this design flaw....

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                      nhmark54 Feb 2, 2011 08:24 AM

                      juanita, so glad to see your note. i can't find it either. i have been buying their stuff at tj max all summer. love the frying pans, and a beautiful colander orange and the yellow. and quality of the pans are great and for the price out of this world. now if we could just find out who makes them. they are not out of business because tj max has hole box sets of their stove top pans for sale but only in red. for me orange or forget it.

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