Le Creuset 4.1 L Cast Iron French Oven $149 @ The Bay - 1 Day Sale - 15 Dec '13
It seems only the red one is available on line (the blue shows as being in stock but then when you try to order it you get a msg saying it's "out of stock")
Great price if you need one or, are looking for a value-priced gift.
If you want a cheaper "generic" option that functions just as well I saw this today:
In the seventies and eighties I worked in French kitchens and the French truly love their Le Creuset but they are way overpriced, even more so back then when they had little competiton here in the US. I own two Le Creuset pieces the one a little larger than this one and the huge one 13 quart, I think. I paid a small fortune for them because I was young, stupid, uninformed and unsure of my cooking abilities when I bought them. Save your money, they'll work just as well.
he 5.5qt enameled cast iron Dutch oven cooks your food turn out more professionally every time
Perfect for soups, baking, frying, braising meats and much more
Cast iron is a healthy cooking option and it promotes even heat distribution
Off-white porcelain enamel interior finish is durable and easy to clean
Black phenolic knob for safe handling
Compatible with gas, electric, ceramic glass and induction cooktops giving you versatile cooking options
Oven-safe up to 450°F/232°C
Canadian Tire has them on sale 70% off in this week's flyer.
Many styles but only the orange is pictured.
Seems like a great deal so just sent Mr MG over to grab us one. Regular $175, now something crazy like $50.
OOPS, SORRY ALL. I MADE A MISTAKE -
CANADIAN TIRE IS SELLING LAGOSTINA BRAND. LOOKS IDENTICAL TO LE CREUSET AND THE AD TRICKED ME. STILL A GREAT PRICE AND DEAL. 25 YEAR WARRANTY JUST BOUGHT TWO. SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION PEEPS!!!!
I agree that this is as good gift from a brand recognition point of view and value for that brand.
Personally I have found LC to be of lesser quality compared to itself 5 years ago, Staub, and even today's Kirkland brand. LC enamel chips easier than the other brands and annoyingly enough, you can't use the pot in the oven as is... You have to spend more money to switch the knob. The other thing is that LC has started to make some of their model in China. Kirkland and Staub are still made in France.
Agree with Nevy. But some people won't want a Kirkland as a gift, tho' they can return it. My Staubs have been wonderful, definitely better than LC because of the matte lining and concave, nippled lids.
They are available at discount from the appliance place in Windsor (William's) http://www.williamsfoodequipment.ca/s...
Yes, Costco's Kirkland store brand is the one I'm referring to. I've bought a Staub, LC 2 years ago, and a Kirkland. The Kirkland 30% of the cost of a LC and it's the best value of the 3. I would say its pretty much on par with my Staub and Staub is in the same price realm as a LC.
Right now you can get a large 5 (or is it 6?) qt red at Kirkland for either 80 or 90. It's the cherry red colour and made in France. I bought last years 7 qt oval and love it. I got it at discount for only $65 and I'm seriously contemplating buying the round one this year.