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Apr 8, 2007 12:43 PM

Le Creuset Dutch Ovens

I was about to bid on a used Le Creuset dutch oven on ebay when I noticed that in the photo it has a ridged bottom. Other Le Creuset dutch ovens I have seen have flat bottoms. I can't use any pans with ridged bottoms because I have a glasstop stove. So do the newer dutch ovens all have flat bottoms?

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  1. For what it's worth, my 30+ year old LC French oven has a ridged bottom and I've been using it quite successfully for years on my glass cooktop.

    1. In the past 1 1/2 years, I've bought or received as gifts 4 Le Creuset dutch ovens in various sizes. They all have flat bottoms.

      1. My 3.5 quart is flat, bought recently ...

        Question ... this smallest LC Dutch oven has sometimes been a bit small for me, and so I'd like a larger one. Do you think I should size up one or two sizes?


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        1. re: foiegras

          I've been eying a dutch oven to replace my 6-quart stockpot for stews and such. I'd personally not buy anything smaller than the 7 1/2. But some people love the 4-quarts. Guess it depends on if you cook for leftovers/company or not. I'd say go 2 sizes up.

        2. All my LC french ovens are flat but I have ridged cast iron skillets that I use all the time on my glasstop stove. Why can't you use them?