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dixiegal Feb 29, 2012 05:21 PM

Well I decided to go ahead and order a 6 3/4 wide round dutch oven. Since they have been discontinued, they are hard to find on the internet. After much thought, I decided on the dune color. I watch Ina Garten and see her dune LC pots and found myself very attracted to them. I already have a Carribean and Kiwi round dutch oven and thought the dune would look nice with those. The oven arrived today and I was disappointed when I took it out of the box because it appears to have almost no gradient coloring. It might be a shade of difference if you look close and in the correct lighting.
I do like the lower sides and wider cooking surface, and I believe I will like it better than my 7.5 qt oven for a lot of things. And the Dune color does look good with the kiwi and caribbean,(brings out the colors of my other two pots as well as most any other color. Even white) but I am so bummed about the gradient coloring being so faint if at all.

So did I just get an off color pot, or is this the way all the dune pots are colored? That is the risk of ordering. But we no longer have any LC stores any where near me. The only one somewhat close (45min drive) closed down.:o(

Oh well, maybe it will grow on me. Food will probably look good in it. I see more and more of the dune on the cooking shows.

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    blondelle Feb 29, 2012 09:24 PM

    If you look at a display of Dune all the pots look different. I actually prefer less of a gradient. A pronounced gradient has a yellowish, dirty look to it. Less gradient is cleaner looking. It should also look better with your other colors than the yellowish beige of a more shaded Dune.

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      Sid Post Mar 1, 2012 03:42 AM

      The dune color pots I have seen were all an even color with no gradient. I didn't realize some of them had a gradient coloring.

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        dixiegal Mar 1, 2012 04:01 AM

        Thanks blondelle, I knew you would know.
        In the pics of dune that you can see the gradient coloring, it just appears to have a taupish brown tone, which looks attractive in the pics. And some pics look like no gradient and others just look like a shadow of color. So I just thought it just depended on the lighting.

        The color the pot is in a pretty almond beige like shade and does remind me of very pale sand.
        Well, it's nice to know that my pot is accurate in color. I did buy it as a clearance item from a company that I have never baught anything from. I actually received it the the 2nd day after I ordered it. Can't beat that. It was also the cheapest of the very few that I found. 199.93, including shipping. That was 100.00 dollars cheaper counting shipping on the others that I found. I had almost given up because every thing I clicked on said they were sold out. Their were a few on ebay, but they were about 300 with shipping. So not a huge deal, but the best I could find with the choices I had.
        I guess I will have to wait another year for the 5.5 pot that I had originaly planned to get this time. But those are not in danger of being discontinued, so I will just wait and start saving in the cookie jar. I first thought that one LC oven would be all I would ever have, but I have enjoyed them so much.............

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