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Le Creuset, All-Clad, Where to get the best deals in Ontario?

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Reaching out in hopes that I can find a good retailer that stocks the above. I have been ordering from the US because the prices seem to be much better than I have been able to find here in Ontario even when adding in the shipping and duty. It would be nice to purchase closer to home. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. I don't know about retail, but I've bought 2 brand new All-Clad pots on eBay, they ended up being about 1/2 the price. I know it's not a local option, but it seems to be the cheapest.

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    1. re: Marumari

      healthy butcher on queen west is selling le creuset at a lower regular price than competitors. they seem to carry many sizes and colours.

      nella had 50% on le creuset 2 weekends ago, not sure if anything is left, or if the sale is still on.

      1. re: Kasia

        Big Dutch ovens? I saw them once online for $500+!!! I'd kill to have a Le Creuset Dutch oven and a couple of smaller pots, but the price is staggering.

      1. re: neighborguy

        I am from london, unfortunately we do not have a Williams Sonoma here. I have been purchasing from Cutlery and More & Metro Kitchen online and have been finding even with exchange, shipping & duty I am much farther ahead. Have also had luck shopping at the Le Creuset outlet stores in New Jersey (brother lives there) and Port Huron. Prices are fantastic but they do not ship to Canada, when I have visited Jersey have had to go thru the trouble of shipping via UPS because items are too heavy to carry on the plane. I find the prices in Canada are astronomical, same thing with All-Clad. Items are almost double after my total price including shipping, duties, exchange and export fees. It would be nice to have the ease of just picking up at piece at a local retailer if you know what I mean. Not sure if anyone has hit the outlet store in Port Huron, they have new and seconds(very few flaws and the deals are fantastic!).

      2. Williams-Sonoma sometimes has sales. I purchased a LC piece two years ago at over $50 off the regular price. They had a decent selection of shapes and sizes, but not colors (although I was able to get the colour I wanted). Also, I've been super lucky to snag another LC piece (a 5.5 qt French oven in the classic Flame colour) at Winners of all places. It was $99! It had only a couple of tiny superficial scratches on the bottom (which occur with regular use anyways). I saved over $120 (not including tax)! I've seen some LC there on other occasions, but I imagine it's a matter of right place-right time. Never hurts to check, though.

        Not sure where in Ontario you are, but I think Williams-Sonoma is only in Toronto, although Winner's is province-wide.

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        1. re: topbanana

          I'm in Windsor. If need be, I can hit the Williams Sonoma across the border. I'm in Toronto every few weeks or so, though, so I can pop into Yorkdale or try Nella's, Winners or one of the other places mentioned the next time I'm in town. The Windsor Winners stores don't carry as many "finds" as in Toronto. I've always had luck with the store at Laird and Eglinton. Which Winners was it where you found the LC pot? I'd love a 5.5 qt. oven. The one little pot I have is orange. It isn't a beauty, but it has character. I'd consider getting another orange pot, for consistency.

          1. re: 1sweetpea

            http://www.homesense.ca/en/index.asp

            Homesense I think is part of winners.... anyway they sell some nice stuff for good prices. Maybe the Bay too when they are having sales? What are you looking to buy?

            1. re: Squeakycheese

              I'm looking for any of the following: 5 qt. pot and a 6.75 qt. oval pot large enough to hold a fair-sized single brisket. If it's not big enough, then maybe the larger 9.5 qt. I used to have a 2.75 qt. pot that made rice beautifully, but it was a hand-me-down that had been in use for many years. The enamel had worn out of it and after staining it while cooking black beans, I tossed it, for fear that we might be exposing ourselves to something toxic that the coating had been protecting.

              1. re: 1sweetpea

                Too bad you threw it out I believe Le Creuset has quite the warranty, if it happens again you may want to contact them, they may replace it free of charge. I have read in many blogs that people have had them replaced by Le Creuset.

                1. re: vitadolce

                  These days, most ("western") companies have amazing warrantees.. I just got a sunglass clip replaced because I wrote to enquire.. And that's something that is virtually guaranteed to break!

                  1. re: mikefly

                    I threw my pot out because it was a hand me down from my boyfriend's grandmother when she moved to a retirement home. The pot was likely 40 years old or more and, pack rat that she was, I doubt she still kept the the receipt of purchase to claim any warranty. It is good to know, though. I won't be so hasty in the future with other items possibly under warranty.

                    1. re: 1sweetpea

                      I wouldn't worry about a receipt since warranty is lifetime and they know it is their product. I would just write to them in the future.

            2. re: 1sweetpea

              Le chef complet in Burlington (Brant St) carries Le Crueset as well

          2. Hi
            Not as consistent an option, but don't forget to scope random garage sales. We found a full set of various sizes of Le Creuset for exactly $30. What a score.

            1. Yeah I want a good quality roasting pan, so I wandered into Williams Sonoma the other day. It was frightening what they wanted, I think I saw roasting pans for like, $375, $450...

              Huzzawhazzzaa? Arrrr?

              I think I've seen a sale on there once, ever. It was before I had any sense of anything food cooking related, and picked up a small all clad saucepan for $25 brand new. They had similar small frying pans on sale, same price, but were sold out. If I had known, I would have driven to every location trying to land a few of those. Would be great for throwing in the oven.