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Le Creuset 4.1 L Cast Iron French Oven $149 @ The Bay - 1 Day Sale - 15 Dec '13

Breadcrumbs Dec 15, 2013 07:29 AM

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.

http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stor...

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    rstuart RE: Breadcrumbs Dec 15, 2013 08:29 AM

    Wow! Thanks BC! I hadn't checked my e-mail, but I get their e-mails.. what a good deal..

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      zackly RE: Breadcrumbs Dec 15, 2013 08:48 AM

      If you want a cheaper "generic" option that functions just as well I saw this today:
      http://www.sears.com/tramontina-usa-i...

      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.

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        kwass RE: zackly Dec 15, 2013 04:15 PM

        Is this brand oven safe?

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          zackly RE: kwass Dec 15, 2013 04:58 PM

          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
          Hand-wash only
          Warranty: Lifetime

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            kwass RE: zackly Dec 15, 2013 05:04 PM

            Thanks zackly!

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        millygirl RE: Breadcrumbs Dec 15, 2013 08:54 AM

        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!!!!

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          rmarisco RE: millygirl Dec 15, 2013 09:17 AM

          canadian TIRE????
          never heard of a tire store selling cook wear but for that price, i would definitely be standing in line if i was within 100 miles.. (or is that kilometers in canada?)

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            foodyDudey RE: rmarisco Dec 16, 2013 07:52 AM

            Actually there is nothing CANADIAN at CT. They should have changed the name to China Tire years ago.

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            rstuart RE: millygirl Dec 15, 2013 09:22 AM

            Thanks MG.. I didn't check the Canadian Tire flyer this week-end..

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              Nevy RE: millygirl Dec 15, 2013 09:24 AM

              I believe the ones Canadian Tire are selling the LC second and thirds. Usually its a paint blister or uneven enamel. They say nothing is fundamentally wrong with them but they won't survive regular use and the warranty on them in practically nil

            2. Nevy RE: Breadcrumbs Dec 15, 2013 09:04 AM

              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.

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                jayt90 RE: Nevy Dec 15, 2013 09:14 AM

                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...

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                  millygirl RE: jayt90 Dec 15, 2013 10:27 AM

                  Please see by edit above.

                  In my excitement, I didn't realize until hubby got home, that it's actually Lagostina at Canadian Tire but honestly it looks and feels (weight wise) just as good. 25 year warranty.

                  Can't be beat. I sent him back to get another as a gift.

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                  flonie RE: Nevy Dec 15, 2013 09:06 PM

                  You mean kirkland as in the brand from Costco?

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                    Nevy RE: flonie Dec 16, 2013 03:47 AM

                    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.

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