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Has anyone ever seen this dutch oven before?

Soop Jan 21, 2010 07:08 AM

I think it's stunning.

http://www.unicahome.com/p10948/iitta...

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    grant.cook RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 07:23 AM

    Nope, but nice design.. not cheap though.. might be a tad too deep - I like a little wider, for braising, but that could just be the photo..

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      Soop RE: grant.cook Jan 21, 2010 07:36 AM

      Yeah, good point.
      http://www.amazon.com/iittala-Sarpane...
      This says it's only 3qt as well, and I don't know if they do a range of sizes.

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        grant.cook RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 07:43 AM

        That's a lot of cabbage for 3qts..

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          Soop RE: grant.cook Jan 21, 2010 07:48 AM

          How does it compare to LC? Unfavourably I'd bet.

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            pass RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 08:02 AM

            Clarissa Dickson Wright used one in one of her shows and I remember she made a special point of commenting on what nice casserole pot it was.

            FWIW, You just missed out on one today on ebay I think for £150.

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          pass RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 08:03 AM

          They used to make a whole range - an oblong one which I think must have been for fish.

          Hmm trying to add a photo of the range...

          http://i.ebayimg.com/24/!BhB6Erw!mk~$...

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            Soop RE: pass Jan 21, 2010 08:07 AM

            Wow, that does look pretty. The pan looks uncomfortable though. And I paid WAY less for my LC (about £34 I think), and even if I was a millionaire I don't think I'd be replacing that.

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              pass RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 08:19 AM

              I think the guy selling those was looking for about $400-700 a piece, so they are definitely for the well heeled cooks.

              The handle design is actually similar to the sitram catering/pro line and I find it actually works really well although it really doesn't look like it will. The curve is prefect for your thumb on one side and palm on the other.

              I did think about the covered skillet though - I love it. It's not often cookware appreciates in value ;)

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        pengcast RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 07:53 AM

        I think I saw it on an episode of Good Eats.

        1. MikeB3542 RE: Soop Jan 21, 2010 10:23 AM

          Stop quibbling...it's a work of art in which you can serve dinner. Expensive? Try finding one from the 60's!

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