Le Creuset knock-offs ==> good deal!
Early this morning on QVC, I saw a set of five enameled cast iron cookware pieces for $99. It's their proprietary Technique brand. http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/vi...
I have a Technique non-stick electronic pressure cooker, and i have been very happy with it. The Q has very strict quality control.
I've seen other knock-offs at TJMaxx, and they're $45 for one piece, (well, two pieces ---.a dutch oven).
Walmart sells Tramontina enamel pieces which were top-rated by Cooks Illustrated. There's nothing inherently wrong with the Chinese cast iron pieces. The Tramontina is made in China. I paid $35 for a Tramontina 3.5 quart enamel dutch oven in which I bake no-knead bread. I also have a 5 quart "naked" cast iron dutch oven made by Lodge for which I paid $29.