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Dec 17, 2006 08:39 PM

WELL Equipped Kitchen Cookware

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: ziggylu

            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?

            1. re: ziggylu

              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

                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!

              2. re: ziggylu

                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

                  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:

              3. 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.