I thought the burnt cheese was what it was all about? LOL That's my favorite - the bubbly cheese. It melts in the microwave but not like under a broiler.
JMHO of course
I think a carmelized, brownish color is very appealing, however the last time I was in the midst of this process my neighbor, Nurse Jennifer, was doing her lawn in her short shorts and tank top - black, crispy cheese is a lot less appealing! Also, I don't have a double oven, so the broiling function typically conflicts with baking the rolls or finishing something else.
...and that's the way it is in northern Minnesota.
Try Cost Plus World Market, they have a great selection. Bed Bath and Beyond has a rather nice selection as well. T hen there are the clear glass ones made by anchor stocking that you find in wal=mart.
I have some enameled cast iron Le Creuset miniature casseroles I found in a thrift shop a few years ago for $1 each [I bought all 8 of them]. They are perfect for french onion soup, individual desserts, pot pies, and custards and other uses.
I know you can buy them through restaurant supply catalogs, and JB Prince had them at one time also.