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LaTramontina Dutch Oven versus Better Homes and Garden DO. Need help, please.

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laredo Dec 5, 2011 07:00 AM

I am charged with buying a gift for the head of an organization.

I've been told she wants a BHG dutch oven from Wal-Mart. The cost is $70 on-line which is probably how I would need to order. (Local store doesn't have right color.)

I saw a LaTramontina DO at Sam's Club for $40 and wondered if they might be the same pot under different labels.

Does anyone know if this is correct? I would appreciate comparisons.

(I'm speaking of the 6 1/2 quart size.)

Thanks for your help.

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    wakondatch RE: laredo Dec 5, 2011 01:18 PM

    I don't know if they are the same pot, but I bought a Tramontina (red) a couple of years ago at Target for $50 and have been very pleased with it. It was rated Best Buy in comparison of DO's by Cooks Illustrated. Hope that helps.

    1. MikeB3542 RE: laredo Dec 5, 2011 05:00 PM

      You should have a LOT of options...Lodge Color, Chantal (commonly at TJ Maxx/Marshall's), Cost Plus/World Market. They are all DECENT quality and will serve well if you are treat with respect and aren't klutzy as the finish won't take abuse from metal implements and scouring pads, and will chip if handled heavily or dropped. It isn't top of the line (LeCreuset, for example) but that isn't where your budget is, and that's OK. Happy shopping. BTW, this stuff is heavy, which might figure into whether you buy on line or not. Stuff also has been known to arrive broken and chipped...just sayin'. 5 or 6 quarts is a pretty nice size

      1. dcrb RE: laredo Dec 6, 2011 09:03 PM

        I don't know if they are the same or not. Having said that, if it isn't your money (collected contributions?) then get what "she wants". Less headaches.

        You might want to look at the Walmart offering and check for manufacturing quality, defects, that sort of thing. If they are prevalent, report them to the person who charged you with the responsibility. Everyone like to shoot the messenger.

        Good luck.

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          laredo RE: dcrb Dec 7, 2011 09:11 AM

          Thank you, dcrb.
          I will have to order the BHG pot from Walmart as they don't have it at my local store, so would be after the fact to inspect it.

          It's not a major problem at all.

          Just thought someone on the board might be familiar with the two.

          I am grateful for everyone's input.

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