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

KansasKate Mar 3, 2011 02:51 AM

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. KansasKate RE: KansasKate Mar 3, 2011 02:55 AM

    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
      mikie RE: KansasKate Mar 3, 2011 08:18 PM

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

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      kariface RE: KansasKate Mar 5, 2011 03:21 PM

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

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      1. re: kariface
        pothead RE: kariface Mar 5, 2011 05:02 PM

        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
          sumrtym RE: pothead Mar 6, 2011 11:24 PM

          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!!!)

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            sumrtym RE: pothead Mar 6, 2011 11:27 PM

            double post

            1. re: pothead
              kattyeyes RE: pothead Mar 7, 2011 04:32 AM

              +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
                KansasKate RE: kattyeyes Mar 7, 2011 07:43 AM

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


                1. re: KansasKate
                  kattyeyes RE: KansasKate Mar 7, 2011 08:08 AM

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

                2. re: kattyeyes
                  RGC1982 RE: kattyeyes Mar 7, 2011 12:27 PM

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

                  1. re: RGC1982
                    kattyeyes RE: RGC1982 Mar 7, 2011 01:02 PM

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

                3. re: pothead
                  kariface RE: pothead Mar 9, 2011 10:50 AM

                  I didnt know there was a WS exclusive color!

                  The new Cobalt Staub thats coming out soon is gorgeous!

                  1. re: kariface
                    blondelle RE: kariface Mar 9, 2011 06:32 PM

                    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
                      kattyeyes RE: blondelle Mar 10, 2011 06:56 AM

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

                      1. re: kattyeyes
                        BiscuitBoy RE: kattyeyes Mar 10, 2011 07:26 AM

                        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
                          kattyeyes RE: BiscuitBoy Mar 10, 2011 07:56 AM

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

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                            KansasKate RE: BiscuitBoy Mar 10, 2011 08:06 AM

                            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
                          kariface RE: blondelle Mar 10, 2011 07:49 AM

                          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
                            grnidkjun RE: blondelle Mar 10, 2011 07:57 AM

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

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