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Old 11-29-2015, 09:26 PM   #61
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Do you find there's a difference between brands of cast iron d.o's?
I've never used another brand of enameled cast-iron so I can't compare.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:36 PM   #62
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...Do you find there's a difference between brands of cast iron d.o's?
No personal experience but I have read reports of DOs made in China had quality issues with the porcelain chipping and other issues.
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:57 AM   #63
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No personal experience but I have read reports of DOs made in China had quality issues with the porcelain chipping and other issues.
No idea where my 6 qt DO was made, but it cost $40 at Sam's and it's been a workhorse for about 10 years now. I just braised a pork shoulder roast in it for today's dinner. No problems with the enamel to date.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:15 AM   #64
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No idea where my 6 qt DO was made, but it cost $40 at Sam's and it's been a workhorse for about 10 years now. I just braised a pork shoulder roast in it for today's dinner. No problems with the enamel to date.


That's good news. What brand is it?
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:29 AM   #65
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That's good news. What brand is it?
I don't think it even has a brand name on it. Addition: I just looked at the bottom for the first time other than for cleaning - just says "China" and a casting number, but no brand name. Maybe that means it's fine China?

My 9 quart oval one is a Mario Batali signature - just has an "M" cast into the bottom of it. That one cost $140.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:17 PM   #66
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I've had a Chicago Cutlery set for years, they look like the Walnut Tradition but the set I have is slightly different. I just recently replace them (actually still in the process, the last two knives are due here today) with Henckels International Classic series knives and wishing I'd done it years ago. These new knives have a heft that was missing with the CC knives and I love them. I'd love to have gotten a set (individually of course) of Zwilling J.A. Henckels but sadly they were out of my price range. For the record I have no interest in Japanese knives I prefer the weight of the German variety
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:43 PM   #67
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There are plenty of Japanese knives that are similar in weight and style as Germans. Don't discount them just yet.


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Should we be making a distinction between German style knives made in Japan and Japanese style knives made in Japan?
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Should we be making a distinction between German style knives made in Japan and Japanese style knives made in Japan?
I dunno. Are Chicago Cutlery knives made in Chicago?

(As far as I know, they are made in China)
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:52 PM   #70
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I'm sure we've all done the same. Sometimes topics intertwine. Don't worry about it.

I'm not a fan of Japanese either, and I have tried them.
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