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Looking for a large dutch oven

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Dave5440 Nov 30, 2011 07:30 PM

I'm trying to find a large (minimum 8.5qt/9L) enameled CI dutch oven in the KW/hamilton area, T.O. would be a last resort. I have seen the LC at 299$ but I didn't want to go that high but I will if I have to , to get my SO what she wants.
Thanks

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  1. TeRReT RE: Dave5440 Dec 1, 2011 12:58 AM

    amazon.ca has le cuistot 8.5qt for $159, and 10qt for $175 not sure what stores carry this brand but it might be worth checking out, or just buying from amazon.

    1. jayt90 RE: Dave5440 Dec 1, 2011 01:47 AM

      Costco has a red French made dutch oven for $79 under the Kirkland brand.

      Le Cuistot is Chinese.

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        Kagemusha RE: jayt90 Dec 1, 2011 05:32 AM

        Those are very nice. Oddly, they're not exactly flying off the shelves out in the western GTA.

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          TeRReT RE: jayt90 Dec 1, 2011 06:46 AM

          are the kirkland ones large enough though? on the website they are smaller then the 8.5qt

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            jayt90 RE: TeRReT Dec 1, 2011 08:11 AM

            Yes, 25% less capacity
            http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.a...

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              ylsf RE: jayt90 Dec 1, 2011 08:15 AM

              Did you mean to try and copy the whole web page? :) Didn't turn out so well...

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                jayt90 RE: ylsf Dec 1, 2011 08:21 AM

                Fixed it!
                It is $10 less in the store.

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          Dave5440 RE: Dave5440 Dec 1, 2011 02:30 PM

          Looks like I'm going for a drive on sat then, if I ordered from amazon she would end up getting it at the door and not at christmas.
          Thanks all

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            wano RE: Dave5440 Dec 10, 2011 08:18 AM

            You could ship your amazon order to the office or a friend's house

            Home Sense usually has a great selection

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            LJS2 RE: Dave5440 Dec 10, 2011 08:28 AM

            Check out Caynes. They carry the Lodge enameled cast iron DOs in a number of different sizes and they do ship.

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              Dave5440 RE: LJS2 Dec 10, 2011 06:19 PM

              I just checked Caynes web-site, do they stock more than what's on-line they only list 2 starfrite ones(not that there's anything wrong with them) they aren't big enough. The home sense, home outfitter,home hardware, and CTC don't have the bigger sizes and the 2 specialty shops I checked in Hamilton only carry La cruzet and stub and no way I'm spending 700$ with tax on a pot. I might have to go the shipping route.

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                TeRReT RE: Dave5440 Dec 10, 2011 06:38 PM

                i was in the cookstown outlet mall and they had a lc 10+L for $500 today, not a fun price but a bit better then $700

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                  Dave5440 RE: TeRReT Dec 11, 2011 06:58 PM

                  Well it was 599$ plus Pinocchios cut would take it close enough to 700$

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                  LJS2 RE: Dave5440 Dec 11, 2011 09:37 AM

                  I was there last week and saw the lodge eanmelled cast iron in a variety of sizes. Perhaps you can give them a call to see if they have the size you are looking for.

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                Dave5440 RE: Dave5440 Dec 19, 2011 02:31 PM

                I just thought I'd update, after calling and driving around for 2 weeks and still finding nothing that big in stock, I decided not to cheap out and ended up ordering(delivered to the store) a La Cruzet 9L oval Dutch oven , It came to 460$ plus taxes and I should get it tomorrow. I waited till sunday night to pull the trigger and I have to thank the girls at The Keeping Room in Hamilton for all their help and great service

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                  smartygirl RE: Dave5440 Dec 20, 2011 06:53 AM

                  good choice. i held out for years to be able to afford le creuset, and i love love love them (dutch oven & braiser). anytime you see the other brands for sale, there is always at least one chipped item. but i know people with 40+ year old well-used le creuset in perfect condition.

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                    Dave5440 RE: Dave5440 Dec 21, 2011 05:19 PM

                    I'm sure she will love it, and I know it's going to get a lot of use.

                    To clarify The Keeping Room is in Dundas not Hamilton

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                    ylsf RE: Dave5440 Sep 30, 2013 07:24 AM

                    I know this is an old thread but anyone have any updates on sources? My parents are looking for a large dutch oven. I came across from from Bass Pro Shops but I haven't gone to look at them in person:

                    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/sto...

                    I have a Mario Batali one from Costco that was a decent size that they are using right now but I think they would like one a bit bigger. Haven't seen any type of dutch oven at Costco lately.

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                      jayt90 RE: ylsf Sep 30, 2013 08:20 AM

                      Bass Pro online ships from a U.S. warehouse, so there is a fairly high shipping expense. I would call Bass Pro in Vaughan to see what they carry. I doubt if there any bargains, but let us know.

                      Costco online has a Lodge 5 qt. Dutch oven as part of a $140 set,
                      http://www.costco.ca/Lodge%C2%AE-5-pc...
                      I found a 9 qt. Lodge from Williams.ca for about the same price. http://www.williamsfoodequipment.ca/l...
                      Williams (not familiar with them yet) also has a sale on Staub enameled cast iron; my favorite brand.

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                        picholine RE: ylsf Sep 30, 2013 08:42 AM

                        If you want to consider Le Creuset, Healthy Butcher is selling them in store and on-line. I thought they had pretty good prices as far as LC go. Their website will redirect you here: http://www.sliceandsear.com/french-ov...

                        Not sure what size your parents are looking for, but my large LC Dutch oven is a 28 and when full it's just manageable to lift. Anything bigger could be a challenge.

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