HOME > Chowhound > Cookware >


Finally A Le Creuset French Oven We All Can Afford...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Funny, yes, but they don't cook me a nice pot roast:)

    1. Oh man.. you got me excited.. tease!!

      1. You gave me the first smile of the day! Thanks!

        1. One more thing - hey! Staub and any other knock-offs do not have those cuties. Another point taken by LC camp!

          1 Reply
          1. re: hobbybaker

            I have a matte black Staub of the same size as these miniature ones. Just big enough to keep sea salt in. Not sure if they make them anymore or not.

          2. Love these! Too bad I can't put magnets on my refrigerator :(

            1. I already had these earmarked on my Amazon page for when they are available. I found a dutch oven ornament at Sur La Table this winter. Too cute. I may need to go with a "Chowhound" themed xmas tree this year.

              1. Received a surprise gift from Le creuset. They sent me one of these cute ones as a gift! Even in one of my collection's color - Kiwi. They remember my color - Another their great customer service! Which color did you get?

                6 Replies
                1. re: hobbybaker

                  Also received a cobalt blue one today as gift from le Creuset. Such a nice marketing idea. It was just yesterday I was having a conversation with someone about how companies don't give things away (promotional) any more. Was remembering dishes in boxes of detergent, glasses with company logos, etc.

                  1. re: bostonhound

                    I just tried to buy some off amazon, and it said that they aren't available yet. BTW, i've purchased 3 Le creuset big ticket items in the past 3 months and haven't recieved a magnet from them!!!! Do you have to be on a mailing list or something?

                    1. re: arupiper

                      Yes, this was the enclosed note:

                      "Thank you for joining the wordwide community of Le Creuset online at truecreuset.com. We've enclosed a special token of our appreciation- one we hope will remind you to visit the site often and share your favorite recipes and stories. Also, be sure to follow all the latest news from the world of Le Creuset on Twitter at twitter.com/lecreuset."

                      BTW- Purchasing merchandise does not appear to be a factor as I have not purchased a new le creuset pot since the 80's.

                      1. re: bostonhound

                        Oh, yes. That is true. I also have registered truecreuset.com sometime ago, which I almost forgot:)

                  2. re: hobbybaker

                    Same here! Only mine is in "my" color - red. It was so cute and so unexpected, absolutely delightful. Would I pay money for a toy pot for myself? Absolutely not. But as a :present: from a company whose stuff I already adore? Charming! Mission accomplished LC marketing people - I don't know whether it was a stroke of genius or love or both, but it worked brilliantly!

                    1. re: hobbybaker

                      I got my surprise for them this week as well - really a nice touch! Mine is blue, which is fine, since I have so many colors that I don't really have "my color"!

                    2. The perfect way to add the purple to my collection! (It clashes with my red & green kitchen ...)

                      1. I love these miniatures. They hold my various salts above my stove.

                        1. Sur La Table often has these in various shapes from LC. I've seen stars and hearts, too.

                            1. re: Indirect Heat

                              Last time I ate at Bouchon, they served the mac n cheese in one of these. It's a very cute presentation for an individual serving of something. They are pretty small, though. Too small for a soup, unless it's the richest soup on earth.

                              I have never gone that route, though. I have about 6 different salts above my stove and I appreciate the decoration that they provide while holding them.

                              1. re: Azizeh

                                I think OP's link is for the LC magnets. Your mac/cheese probably came in one of the little 1.5c LC french ovens made of poterie. I use mine as a sugar bowl.

                                1. re: RichardM

                                  D'oh! I didn't even notice the magnet. Just though they were the same as the little guys! Thanks for telling me.

                                  1. re: Azizeh

                                    Also (about mini pots now, not the magnets) if I can pick up the supertiny little pots & pans (like the copper pots meant as measuring pots) at a garage sale, rummage sale, thrift shop, etc., I let my son play with them in his kitchen. He *loves* the real stuff and I know he pretend-cooks way more since he is inspired with lofty cookware. I let him set it up on our back porch and give him minuscule quantities of real ingredients and he & the neighborkid have all sorts of elaborate pretends, fabulous!

                                  2. re: RichardM

                                    I just ate at a restaurant a few days ago that delivered one of these with the coffee - it held the sugar cubes/packets of sweeteners, and was accompanied by a mini version of the metal tongs we all have in our kitchens. The milk was in a mini milk bottle, too. Cute, and at a bistro-type place, not a precious restaurant.