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|07-24-2013 11:32 AM|
|06-29-2013 10:00 PM|
I thought my Chassuer 8 and 7.5 Qt. at $60 each was the best deal ever...
|06-29-2013 09:13 PM|
|CyberDave||$39.97 for me today in Seattle. Picked up two for presents. May have to go back for one more for myself (I have the 6.5 qt Kirkland Signature).|
|06-06-2013 04:24 PM|
|06-06-2013 04:17 PM|
|06-06-2013 04:15 PM|
|w777w||looks like costco is closing out on this. saw one at my local costco for $49.97 plus tax|
|04-24-2013 05:07 AM|
|yurmaster||I bought a 5 qt. at Aldi's for $30. Cooks great, cleans easily. Is really heavy but sees only limited use at our beach house. 8qts. Is huge for a CI DO.|
|04-24-2013 04:57 AM|
|04-24-2013 04:14 AM|
on Staub vs Le Creuset that's very subjective. i have both and the serve different purposes.
yes Staub has the basting dimples which is a benefit depending on what your cooking. for other things you may not want that.
Staub's enamel coating has a rougher texture so it does some what season as you use it, but it's not like the seasoning bare cast iron can take. it's not a substitute for a well seasoned $30 bare cast iron pan imo. Le Creuset's enamel is smoother so it's more non stick and easier to clean out of the box.
yes Le Creuset's phenolic knob has a heat limit which can be a con but there is a reason for this. the phenolic knob does not heat up like a metal one does. so if you mainly use the pot on the stove top being able to grab it without a oven mitt is great. if you use it in the oven at high temps Le Creuset makes a metal knob. i got mines for $11 on amazon. i read on another site that people also use $3 metal cabinet knobs from the hardware store as replacements.
how and what you cook determines what is right for you. Le Creuset may not be right for you but it is in no way lesser quality.
|04-24-2013 03:40 AM|
I totally agree with you about the chipping. The floor sample at Costco was chipped.
|04-24-2013 02:51 AM|
I found this deal on my own--been waiting for it to go on clearance for a while now and examined it carefully in the store. The enamel is thinner than regular Staub (fewer layers of external enamel, it looks like...), and there appears to be more lax quality control with higher chance of dings, but at this price I had to pick one up.
The handles are almost identical if not identical to the Staub Basix line (discontinued by QVC), so I think this is made by Staub.
Btw for those who don't know, Staub is better than Le Creuset in many ways and is more popular among European chefs than Le Creuset from what I understand. The self-basting dimples up top, Staub's black enamel can take seasoning unlike Le Creuset, the handles are metal unlike Le Creuset which for the longest time insisted on using rubbery stuff that couldn't take heat past 375F very well, and both are made in France with lifetime warranties. Personally I won't touch Le Creuset these days, their stuff being priced more and lesser quality than Staub.
|04-23-2013 01:31 PM|
|momo228||This is very large. I got a Tramontina(I think) at WMart last year, it's huge and heavy and more than enough for 2 people or 6 people, but nice to have during the winter for stews soups and the such.|
|04-23-2013 01:22 PM|
|04-23-2013 01:19 PM|
Edit: Does yours have the chips or just the display? I am guessing the display has been dropped a time or two.
|04-23-2013 01:18 PM|
I have this and it is great to use for the no knead bread recipe. I like the fact that it's oval, a little easier to position when I have 2 burners going. I don't do 3 burners, personal preference.
Hard to go wrong for $60.
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