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KitchenAid Enamel/Cast Iron Dutch Oven

tochowchick Sep 3, 2011 03:55 PM

OK....so I know most hounds drool over Le Creuset but I just acquired a 7 qt. KA dutch oven for a very good (certainly compared to LeC) price...

Anyone have any experience with these items???

I am pretty happy with it and am planning my first use in the next few days....

Thanks Hounds.

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    knet Sep 3, 2011 06:19 PM

    I have Le Creuset but my ex did buy the KA enamelled cast iron. I used it only once, at his home, but certainly no difference in its performance.

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    1. re: knet
      tochowchick Sep 9, 2011 03:29 AM


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      tollboothworker Sep 9, 2011 08:46 AM

      I'd imagine if it's truly enameled, you should see no qualitative difference between it and the Le Creuset, so long as its durability lives up to expectations.

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        rewok Sep 9, 2011 04:37 PM

        Can only relay my sister's experience with these: Her boyfriend is quite lunatic, and tends to "forget" food cooking while doing something else... Well, something he was cooking in the oven did overheat, and it was a burned-in mess. Nothing could clean it, and she reverted to strong chemicals (I believe VIM). Well, the mess did clear a bit, but the enamel did not resist (cracked, so she threw out the pot).

        I have no idea how a more expensive pot (Creuset, Staub, ...) would have behave, so I can't compare. Maybe someone else has a LC incident to share?

        I'm lucky, DH doesn't cook, and he doesn't forget anything if I ask him to start/stop something while I'm out...

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