(Closed) Le Creuset – Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have one dish and I use it about 3 time a month.  But we love casseroles and it is great for that.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have the Le Creuset dutch oven. I don’t cook, but FI does and he uses it all the time. It is actually one of those items that will open you up to a whole new set of possibilities in cooking.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I cook a lot, but almost never use a dutch oven. I think if you are unlikely to use it, I’d leave it off the registry: they are very expensive and take up a lot of room! But Le Crueset does have cookware sets in bright colors that you might get more use out of. 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

A tiny secret: for about a third of the price of the Le Creuset dutch oven, you can get the Tramontina dutch oven, which America’s Test Kitchen rated as a close second in quality behind Le Creuset. Ours is red and we love it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love my Le Creuset dutch oven! It’s great because it keeps the heat even. Also, you can put it on the range and in the oven. If you don’t cook a lot though it’s probably not worth the investment.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

They are AMAZING!  You can make the most delicious stews, roasts, etc.  Once I learned some recipes to use with it I fell in love!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of our pots in our pot set doubled as a dutch oven. Since I don’t make stews, roasts, or soups often/ever I was content with that. However, longing for a bit of le creuset we registered for their grill pan (which also has a press for panini’s). This satisfied my I-want-something-colorful-but-useful urge.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m small but I use my Cousances pot all the time (my mom gave it to me – it’s no longer in production and is as good as Le Creuset). I make a lot of soups and stews, but I also use it to saute fried rice, boil pasta, make pasta sauce. It also works for baking round loaves of bread. It’s not big enough to cook for a family with leftovers so I’m thrilled that a cousin bought a larger pot / dutch oven. If you cook one great pot is a must-have, but if not they’re rather expensive decorations.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

YAY!  I use my Le Creuset stoneware for everything I do.  I have one larger dutch oven on my registry.  Other than that I have all kinds of stoneware because I use them every day.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i love love love the Caribbean blue! The dutch ovens are great for making soups and stews! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Le Creuset is fantastic!!!!  If you can only get one piece, the dutch oven is it.  You can make soups, stews, braise meats, sautee veggies, boil pasta, steam fish and veggies…. there’s so much you can do.  If you’re worried about the weight of the piece, you can always keep it on the stovetop.  They’re so pretty, I often leave mine out.  Over the past few years I’ve been updating my cookware, and now Le Creuset is all I have.  It is pricey, for sure, but it has a lifetime warranty!  🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Le Creuset is a MUST.  I inherited one from my mom and I use it at least once a week to make homemade pasta sauce.  It can be used for so much more too!  Definitely get one!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We use the skillet at least 3 times a week for fish and chicken.  We adore it and put a couple of other pieces on our registry.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I looooove my Le Creuset. I use it a lot more in the winter for braising things and making stews. I’m also petite but the bonus in that is that you can make your hubby wash it for you. 😉

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