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Mar 3, 2011 02:51 AM

Staub -- cherry red vs pimento red vs W-S red

Anyone know how these reds compare?

The one on the right is William-Sonoma's "red"; it's almost a brick color. I've seen both of the other two called both "cherry" and "pimento" (on Amazon, for example)

Any ideas which is which?

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  1. There really are 3 cocottes in that photo above. Maybe it's too long & narrow?

    Edit: ¡¡&*%^#!! I think if you click on the photo, it will take to a full-size version where you can see all 3 shades of red.

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    1. re: KansasKate

      I think cherry is on the left. Our braiser is that color, gradient like that, and I think it's cherry red.

    2. Staub has 2 reds, cherry is the bright one, where Grenadine is the brick-ish one.

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      1. re: kariface

        Nope. The brickish one is the W-S exclusive. Grenadine isn't red at all: it's a wine color. By far the prettiest of the Staub colors -- I can't for the life of me figure out why W-S replaced it with that terrible red.

        1. re: pothead

          Agree with you there. I own an 8 quart (closer to 9) in grenadine, will probably add a braiser some tome. If I were to get a 5.5 quart, though, I'd go for basil....I think it's wonderful too. Here's another W-S mystery....don't carry that one in stores (the only color they carry they have as internet only!!!)

            1. re: pothead

              +2 on your color assessment. Found this link to Sur La Table, but I'm not sure their pic does the color justice.


              Mine may not either, but here's the top of it.

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Looks like the Staub "wine" sold by Anthropologie might really be grenadine?


                1. re: KansasKate

                  Hmm! It does look like grenadine--wonder why the name would change? They look too similar to be two different least from the photos.

                2. re: kattyeyes

                  What color is this supposed to be? It is beautiful.

                  1. re: RGC1982

                    Grenadine--thank you. Happy birthday to me (Love, Mom)!

                3. re: pothead

                  I didnt know there was a WS exclusive color!

                  The new Cobalt Staub thats coming out soon is gorgeous!

                  1. re: kariface

                    Is the Cobalt the same blue as the WS Sapphire and Sur La Table Marin Blue? Those are the same color even though both stores claim an exclusive. Those are also cobalt blues.

                    1. re: blondelle

                      I noticed that and wondered the same thing. Kinda funny! Gorgeous blues indeed, tho'!

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        cobalt blue, marin blue, cherry, pimento...I'm told by a confidential source that tests have proven the color of the thing has no impact on the food cooking away inside!

                        1. re: BiscuitBoy

                          So true...nor does a decorative knob improve the performance of a Dutch oven! ;P

                          1. re: BiscuitBoy

                            Any piece of cookware that might double as a serving piece on the table or sideboard needs to look good with my dishes. 'Cause I'm just picky that way.

                        2. re: blondelle

                          I'm not familiar with the exact shades of the WS and SLT "exclusives".....I work in independent gourmet retail, so I don't know much about them. I'd probably guess that they are ...

                          It's a deeper blue than the Le Creuset cobalt, and a richer blue than the former darkblue from Staub, if that helps.

                          1. re: blondelle

                            Call it something different it becomes "exclusive".. a rose is still a rose.. and if it walks like a duck..