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Apr 17, 2007 01:15 PM

Le Creuset Bargain

On a whim I stopped into Tuesday Morning a little while ago and found a Le Creuset 9-qt. Round French Oven (red) for $169. I decided to buy it and then figure out if I'd gotten a good buy. Instinct told me not to pass it up, especially since it was the only one on the shelf and it appeared to be in perfect condition. From what I'm seeing on various web sites, it looks like I made a good purchase.

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  1. Congratulations. I just picked up a 4 1/2 quart for $99 and am loving it. So easy to clean. Now I want to go to Tuesday Morning...

    1. If you bought the cast iron French oven I would say you got a good deal. Last month I priced one at a kitchen store in Cocoa Beach Florida and the one that I was looking at was approximately 6 qts. It was $205.00. I saw that same one in Tuesday Morning for $105. However it was the wrong color.They are getting rid of the blue enamel color now and maybe both of their blues. That is the color I want naturally!!! Good buy! They are fabulous.

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      1. re: MarilynE

        Yes, it's the cast iron French oven. The color hardly mattered to me since I've never been concerned with having pots and pans that match. I buy my pots and pans one at a time, based on their function and intended use. I've got a smaller, oval LC French oven that I've been using for over 30 years that may not look brand new but performs as well as ever.

        This was only my second visit to Tuesday Morning (in Hockessin, DE). The first time was several months ago after reading about someone else's lucky find here on CH. I was a bit put off by the generally messy shelves in the store, and wasn't in any hurry to return. But I was passing by this morning and, seeing as how it was a Tuesday, I decided to stop in. The shelves were still a mess, but there was this wonderful LC find, and I SWEAR it was whispering my name. :)

      2. I saw an 8qt oval French Oven at Costco (Commack, LI) on Sunday for $159 and completely coveted it, but I was with my husband, and despite my expressions of same, decided that I really didn't need it and, sadly, he didn't try to convince me otherwise.

        Edit - I've noticed some posters mentioning seeing LCs made in China at discount places, but this one said that it was made in France.

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        1. re: MMRuth

          LOL! That sounds like me and my hubby, too. I've gotten sneaky in my old age: I tell him that LC is a lot cheaper than diamonds...

        2. One thing I wasn't thinking about when I made my wonderful purchase is where I'm going to store it. I have a feeling I'll be doing some kitchen reorganizing tomorrow.

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          1. re: CindyJ

            That was why I didn't buy "mine" :-(

          2. I often get 20% discount coupons from Bed, Bath and Beyond in the mail (just like billions of other people). They exclude certain interesting brands such as All-Clad but not Le Creuset. So two days ago I bought a new dutch oven using the coupon. It doesn't beat Costco but they have more choice.