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Gowerlady

Cast iron casseroles

I have a 20cm Le Creuset casserole which I love but it only does for four portions. I would like a larger one to cater for 6-8 but tremble at the cost, although realise they are of exceptional quality and will last a lifetime.

Has anyone tried one of the cheaper options available in cast iron and what are your experiences of them?



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Essex Girl

Casserole Dishes

My favourites are Diamant Stone Cookware - you can find them on Google. Don't know how they compare with other prices, though.

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Cooking lover

Le Creuset

I think the Le Creuset ones are the best - I picked one up in Debenhams in the sale because I think the colour line was discontinued. Keep a look out in the January Sales and you might bag a bargain!

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Grannie Cool

Le Creuset Cookware.

I have four LC casseroles of varying sizes, plus a variety of au gratin dishes, saucepans, etc etc.
Before anyone thinks I must be a millionaire......I'm not, I was fortunate to live in New York in the early 1990's for three years and found a Le Creuset outlet in New Jersey. They used to ring me up quarterly when they had a sale. Needless to say, I NEVER came out empty handed!!! They still get used on a regular basis although I have to have OH's help to move them now. Would'nt swap them though and buy something lighted.

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Rosemary S

Lakeland new cast ironware

LINK REMOVED BY MODERATORS

Have a look at the link above. The Ed Baines report is interesting. Lakeland's cookware is usually very good and their guarantee and customer service is second to none, but you probably already know this. I have a Chasseur casserole myself and it is very good. I bought it at a sale price some years ago - can't remember where. TKMaxx is also good for picking up stuff at great prices.

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Linzechris

Cast Iron Casseroles

I have a Le Creuset which I love and I was told that the reason they are so good isn't just because they are cast iron but because they have lids which are made to fit so well that all the moisture and pressure are kept in the pot which makes the meat more tender. If this is true then it would be just as good to get a much cheaper version in cast iron but always put foil over your dish BEFORE putting the lid on which will make it a tighter fit.If I had known this before I bought my Le Creuset I may have bought a cheaper one and done this myself.

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Gerry

casseroles

"LINK REMOVED BY MODERATORS
Have a look at the link above. "
Very interesting report, Rosemary. Google Ed Baines le creuset and it's the 1st one, in DM's Femail section.

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JAMES

Cast Iron.

I can't pick them up when they are empty, let alone full!

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Gerry

Le Crueset

"I can't pick them up when they are empty, let alone full!
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Le Creuset: neither can I, James; gave them up for stainless steel and some porcelain-type things decades ago.X

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Linzechris

Cast iron casseroles

Gerry, went to that site it was interseting.

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Nausea Bagwash

cast iron

"I have a Le Creuset which I love and I was told that the reason they are so good isn't just because they are cast iron but because they have lids which are made to fit so well that all the moisture and pressure are kept in the pot which makes the meat more tender. If this is true then it would be just as good to get a much cheaper version in cast iron but always put foil over your dish BEFORE putting the lid on which will make it a tighter fit.If I had known this before I bought my Le Creuset I may have bought a cheaper one and done this myself."

I love my Le C pans put I have supplemented them with a cast iron saute pan from Ikea which i performing wwell an a cast iron casserole from Morrison's which is very battered after only a yearor so. The last is looking very sorry for itself.

I used to have an old 1950s heavily enamelled cooker inherited from my grandmother. I dropped one of the Le Creusets on it - Le C was OK but the cooker top had a chunk taker out of it! Le C are well worth the money - you'll never need to replace them - the real cooks' pan.

 
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