Want Le Creuset, have no $$, alternatives???
I am just starting out with my second, more grown up place (I couldn't afford a nice place right out of college) Now I am investing in long term homeware like silverware and pots and pans. I had no idea how expensive it all is!!!
I would like to get a big Le Creusat oval dutch oven bc you can use it for stove top skilleting word?) and cooking roasts etc... in the oven- plus, I can get it in blue to match my kitchen!!
Anyway, I will probably end up getting the le creusat but the ones I want are all $280 and over, for ONE pot.
Does anyone have advice about alternative brands, or do you think I should just save up bc it's worth it?
I would save up, but also look at discount stores, and try to check out a LC outlet. I'd buy a round one before I bought an oval one - I think you'll get more even heat on the stove top w/ the round one.
I recently bought my second Mario Batali -- a risotto/saucier. I've had the dutch oven for almost a year now. It was much less $$ than the Le Creusat. The quality looks very good and I've been very happy with both my pots. I don't know what sizes are available but it may be worth checking out.
I used my AMEX points to get Fortunoff gift cards to pay each time -- so there was no money out of pocket...
I have 2 Mario Batali cast iron/enameled pots -- a dutch oven and a saucier. I've been very happy with both. They are less $ than the LC. I picked both of them up at Fortunoff.
I used AMEX points to purchase Fortunoff gift cards to pay for them -- hence no money out of pocket...