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Heads Up Le Creuset lovers

Candy Nov 7, 2011 12:35 PM

As of February Le Creuset is going to be making some big changes. The French ovens, round and oval are being redesigned. The loop handles are going to be larger to make using oven mitts easier. The lids are going to seal better, the phenolic knob is going to be heat safe to 500 F. White and Onyx are going to be dropped as colors. I don't know what colors they are replacing them with. Keep an eye out for some specials especially at the outlets on the old line.

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  1. Jay F RE: Candy Nov 7, 2011 12:41 PM

    Will this be the same as the Signature line that's currently a Williams-Sonoma exclusive?



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      Candy RE: Jay F Nov 7, 2011 01:36 PM


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        Jay F RE: Candy Nov 8, 2011 06:51 AM

        Candy, what do you hear about a replacement for Cobalt?

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          Candy RE: Jay F Nov 10, 2011 02:30 PM

          I've not heard about a replacement for Cobalt, Cherry or Flame. Those are pretty standard colors

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            blondelle RE: Candy Nov 10, 2011 03:05 PM

            Someone posted on their Facebook page I think, that the new blue would be somewhere between Azure and the Caribbean color. They mentioned it would be called Marseilles (sp.?). That seems unlikely because hardly anyone knows how to spell it. Even me...LOL!

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              ProfessorBear RE: blondelle Nov 10, 2011 07:20 PM

              That would be me who posted it on Facebook. And that news about the new blue color was straight from the manager of the Grove City, PA outlet.

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      blondelle RE: Candy Nov 7, 2011 12:47 PM

      What you are describing is the Signature line which has been exclusive to Williams Sonoma for some time now. I didn't think it was successful enough there to replace the well loved classic line with it. Guess they never heard of - if it ain't broke...I will be happy to take the old line off their hands at a steep discount. Happy to help :-).

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        Jay F RE: blondelle Nov 8, 2011 06:55 AM

        I've been wanting to buy a 24 in Flame (my original LC), and had thought about the Signature version. I already have one in another color, so I thought it would be interesting to make side-by-side batches of chili or Bolognese, and see if there's any perceptible difference.

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          Candy RE: Jay F Nov 8, 2011 06:55 PM

          I don't think the cooking result will be different, just design.

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        Callalily RE: Candy Nov 9, 2011 10:59 AM

        Great! More to obsess over! I can't seem to get enough, but still have some sizes missing from my collection. When is enough enough?

        1. coll RE: Candy Nov 10, 2011 02:36 PM

          I dropped the lid of my stock pot the other day and the knob broke into pieces. So there will be an improvement? I sure hope so. I know their deal on warranty so not even bothering at this point.

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