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Old 03-10-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Le Creuset

I took a trip to the Le Crueset Outlet on the weekend and bought a new Skillet Grill Pan. It is a great place to get Le Crueset at a much lower price. One thing to note is that at the outlet stores they put a different color on sale every month. This month it is Kiwi and Dijon. The Kiwi is at 30% off and Dijon at 25% off. My pan is Dijon. I just love the color! I also bought a little porcelain tea pot with infuser in the same Dijon color.

I know that Le Crueset is expensive but it is well worth it, IMO. I thought it would be interesting if people post if they were able to get Le Crueset at a discount price and where they got it. Also, if anyone goes to the outlet to let us know what is on sale for the month, what color at what price.

I noticed a discussion on another website about different Le Crueset colors and thought that was interesting. I have Le Crueset in all different colors and just love all the colors but some more than others. My favorites are the original blue and the the Dijon I just got.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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I love mine. I have an 9 ltr Dutch Oven. I use it for almost everything. I'm thinking of anoter piece, but I have some other great pans, I don't really need one. Maybe a deep fry pan with ridges. I've never really shopped for them at stores. I have accumulated most of my best quality cookware from yardsales and second hand shops. I got this Le Crueset for 5 dollars and it still had the stor tag on the lid. The people had gotten if for an anniversary present and never used it once They obviously had no idea what it was worth. I didn't tell them, either.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have not bought any yet but my local Marshall's store always has them at 50% off. I am looking for a new roasting pan and a saucier before I start replacing my casseroles, dutch oven and grill pan.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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I love mine. I have an 9 ltr Dutch Oven. I use it for almost everything. I'm thinking of anoter piece, but I have some other great pans, I don't really need one. Maybe a deep fry pan with ridges. I've never really shopped for them at stores. I have accumulated most of my best quality cookware from yardsales and second hand shops. I got this Le Crueset for 5 dollars and it still had the stor tag on the lid. The people had gotten if for an anniversary present and never used it once They obviously had no idea what it was worth. I didn't tell them, either.
Wow, how lucky you are! Is that the 9 Qt one? I have the 7 1/2 Qt Dutch Oven and it gets used every day. I have been debating on whether to get a 9 Qt for when I make bigger meals.

The pan with the ridges, for grilling, is the one I got. I don't know about a deep fry pan with ridges.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Wow, how lucky you are! Is that the 9 Qt one? I have the 7 12 Qt Dutch Oven and it gets used every day. I have been debating on whether to get a 9 Qt for when I make bigger meals.

The pan with the ridges, for grilling, is the one I got. I don't know about a deep fry pan with ridges.
You are right. I am debating weather to get a deep one or the model you speak of. I have a regular cast iron ridged plate right now, but it has no sides. It can get messy when I do a fry up. I use it mostly for the campfire.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
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You are right. I am debating weather to get a deep one or the model you speak of. I have a regular cast iron ridged plate right now, but it has no sides. It can get messy when I do a fry up. I use it mostly for the campfire.
I have a cast iron pan with ridges that does have sides but it is not very big. I can only grill two hamburgers at the same time in that. The Le Crueset is roomier. I am sure I can grill at least 4 burgers at the same time. I was debating about whether to get one like you are talking about, with no sides. Glad I didn't based on what you are saying.

As for getting a deeper one for frying, I think I would just go for a regular cast iron pan for that. Regular CI works really well for frying and is much cheaper. They have the Tools of the Trade brand on sale this weekend at Macy's.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:43 PM   #7
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I have the blue, my brother has the orange with the wooden handles. My mother bought a set for each of us when we got our first appartments. She also bought me a LARGE frying pan, a lasagne pan, and a round casserole (I can't remember what it is called--it is huge and I use it in the oven). She also bought me an extra sauce pan. I see they have PURPLE now. Oh, if I could trade the blue for PURPLE! Next liftetime since these pans will last my lifetime (and that is what my mother said when we left the store--these will last your lifetime). I think the TOTAL amount for all of the pans was under $200, my, have they gone up in price.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my pans. I think they are well worth the investment (of course, I wasn't the one who made the investment). I do have a couple of SS Torontina (the ones from Brazil). I love them as well.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:38 AM   #8
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I bought a 5 1/2 QT. round color flame I'll be receiving it today when UPS drops it off. I bought mine for $179.99 but the shipping was $20.00 :( Not sure yet what am I going to cook first but I know it will be delicious :)
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Wow! I'm glad my mom thought to buy my "set" for me when the total bill for all the pieces she bought were under $200 (guess my age <g>).
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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I bought a 5 1/2 QT. round color flame I'll be receiving it today when UPS drops it off. I bought mine for $179.99 but the shipping was $20.00 :( Not sure yet what am I going to cook first but I know it will be delicious :)
Where did you buy it from? I'm sure it would be cheaper in the Outlet store. I could have bought a 7 1/2 Qt Round Dutch Oven for $160. They also deliver and I think it is free shipping for over $100.
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