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May 30, 2007 09:27 AM

pilgrimage to Le Creuset outlet

...was definitely worth it. I picked up a first-quality 7 1/3 quart doufeu for $134 and a 1 1/2 quart buffet casserole for $60. If you don't care about the colors, you can really score a great deal at the LC outlet store, which represented a significant discount off of retail, plus a plethora of additional reductions of discontinued items & overstocks. Seconds were discounted, too, but not as deeply as the discontinued stuff. I almost bought the whopper 15-quart oval (first-quality on sale for $210), but I couldn't lift it without back strain! My little collection has grown to 5 pieces and I haven't yet found a drawback to this cookware.

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  1. I agree, if you aren't worried about colors its awesome!
    The wife and I went 2 weeks ago and bought the 12 qt stock pot, the big wok, the double mitt and 2 handle covers for $200. We were given a 20% military discount and since we were so close to memorial day the guy gave us an additional 5%. All the flame and blue items were discounted.

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    1. re: grevengrevs

      I thought that the Memorial Day military discount was a great promo idea. An additional discount was available if you bought 5+ pieces, too.

    2. Don't know if you have them in your area but TJ Maxx, Marshalls & Home Goods always seem to have seom random Le Crueset lurking around on their shelves. Again, you can't be picky about colors but they've got shockingly low prices (usually under $100).

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      1. re: Faraway11

        I keep cruising the aisles of those stores, and I can't ever find pots. All I find is bakeware (eh), teapots, (double eh), and utensils.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          I agree with you Celeste, there are alot of pieces of stoneware clogging the shelves at those stores and I have never seen any cast iron. Except for at Tuesday Morning. They usually have a handful of cast iron.

          1. re: grevengrevs

            I missed the Christmas LC special at TM...I keep going back thinking that another piece or two will turn up, to no avail.

        2. re: Faraway11

          The LC pieces I've seen in these stores are usually so abused you can tell very easily why they are marked down. At the outlet I find them to be in far better condition, including the seconds--often I can't find the flaw at all.

          1. re: foodstorm

            Huh. That's too bad. I've had pretty good luck with those stores so far.

            1. re: foodstorm

              Concidentally, I got a promo postcard in the mail yesterday from the LC outlet store: an additional 30% off everything in the store until the end of July (I think), and the card noted that they would ship stuff by UPS to you.

              1. re: Hungry Celeste

                Got the same coupon. I'm already trying to figure out what I can move around to make room for some more LC cast iron!

          2. I've been stocking up on Le Creuset for the past few months with amazing luck. I found a stoneware loaf pan at TJ Maxx for $6. I couldn't believe it. I'm up to 4 pieces now, with a dutch oven on the way!