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Old 05-30-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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New here, Descoware/LeC ??

I recently inherited an entire set of Descoware, the dutch oven, 3 asst saucepans, 2 asst size casserole sishes, and a LeC small skillet, all in Mint condition. My question is...are they safe to cook in? They have obviously never been used, and i hate to waste them or put them up to never be used again. Are they worth anything?

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Old 05-30-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, don't know very much about this - have you "Googled" - Descoware? Iam sure it is worth some decent amt.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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Yes, I googled it, and found this place.lol.
It is the "flame" color evidently. I honestly think they are pretty, and would never sell them, but I am afraid to use them in case of lead or something.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:30 PM   #4
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I wouldn't be afraid, they should be just fine, many people collect them.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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at least yours are clean, edbson! People have used them before with no ill effects, so I see no reason why they shouldn't work for you.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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Welcome to Dc...

It is enameled cast iron. Gently wash it using soft cloths, nothing abbrasive. Let stuck on food soak off. Do not go from the stove(hot) to cold water as it may damage enamel or crack the cast iron. They are safe to use.

Have fun and Enjoy!
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:41 PM   #7
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Both products are made of cast iron with a porcelain enamel coating inside and out. They are perfectly safe to cook in all the time. They are very good products. Don't hesitate to use them. If you're still hesitant, ship them to me.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:49 PM   #8
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Great, thanks. I have been in LOVE with these pots for years, and have watched them sit in my grandfathers cabinets. I am so glad to finally have them, and was dying to use them. Having young kids though.I hesitated. I think the ducth oven will work nicely as a small gumbo pot!
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #9
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Welcome, edbson. We're glad you found us.

Yes, by all means, use your cookware. Le Creuset is made to be handed down from generation to generation.

The two pieces we have get constant use. I'm jealous. You've inherited a treasure trove.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:14 AM   #10
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I think you might be confusing Descoware with Fiestaware.

Fiestaware is brightly colored china which is also a popular collectable. Some of the older original colors (orange or red) have lead in the paint.
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