(Closed) Le Creuset Starter Pieces for Registry – Pick your faves!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What Le Creuset pieces should I include on my registry? (Multiple votes enabled!)
    Round/Oval Dutch Oven - 3.5 quart : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Round/Oval Dutch Oven - 5/5.5 quart : (17 votes)
    31 %
    Round Dutch Oven - 7.5 quart : (14 votes)
    25 %
    Round/Oval Dutch Oven - 9/9.5 quart : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Round Dutch Oven - 13.25 quart : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Braiser - 3.5 quart : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Braiser - 5 quart : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Saucier - 2.25 quart : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Enameled Steel Stock Pot - 12 quart : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    @lilbluebird:  Round 7.5 quart Dutch Oven is the PERFECT starter piece for LC! 

    Post # 4
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I already have the enameled steel stock pot, although mine is 6 quarts, not 12.  It is fantastic!  I use it almost every night!

    Post # 5
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I registred for a lot of Le Creuset stuff which I am so excited to get.

    When I cook, I cook a lot and have a ton of leftovers- so I registred for the round 13.25 oven, the round 9 oven and an oval 5.  I figure I have a good range of sizes then!  I also registred for a 2.75 sauce pan.

    I say the rounds are better than the braizers because they are bigger and do the same thing practically!

    Post # 6
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love Le Creuset, but honestly I don’t think their non cast iron stuff is worth it.

    My 2 favorite pieces are the 5.5 dutch oven (although I want the 7.5 quart one next) and the cast iron skillet.

    Post # 7
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d get a couple of the fry pans and a larger and mid -sized dutch oven.  Be careful if you get the really big ones, they’re heavy on their own and once you fill them with food…  I think I have a 7.5 and it bows my oven rack when I use it. 🙂  But I love it.

    Post # 11
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We have an oval Dutch oven, cast iron (porcelain coated) rectangular baker, a few stoneware oval bake dishes, and the reversible grill/griddle.

    I use all of the bakeware frequently, and will probably purchase a few more pieces in different shapes/sizes over the next few years. The grill/griddle is my favorite non-standard LC item — I never thought we’d use it much, but it’s amazing! Heats evenly, naturally nonstick, cooks evenly and thoroughly, easy to clean since you don’t actually clean it! As with everything cast iron it’s absurdly heavy, and it takes a while to cool down, but the positives far outweigh the negatives.

    Am I the only one who sort of wants a few coordinating trivets? I have plenty of cheap ones — including a great cork set from Ikea that I love — but I’d still love one or two of theirs.

    @lilbluebird:  I find it easier to fit things in the oval-shaped things. For example, a small chicken won’t fit in a round Dutch oven, but fits perfectly in an oval. Ditto many cuts of steak. Otherwise, nope, no real difference!

    Post # 12
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    One of my Christmas time gifts to myself was the Le Creset 5.5 round. thats a perfect size for two people (about 1.5-2 servings each). I also have the 9.5 which is great for 3-5 people. My next purchase will be the 13 (thats for mega smeals for around the holiday time). I’m obessed with my dutch ovens i use them just about every other day. LOVE my LeC.

    Post # 15
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @lilbluebird:  I’m a little biased because I only have the grill/griddle and we don’t have a separate grill pan, so from my experience, just the one is enough. But we don’t really grill all that often, so the time it takes to oil/heat/use/cool/clean the huge thing doesn’t bother me. Usually I grill many things at a time — meat, fruit, veggies, kabobs, etc. — so I use the bigger space.

    I do think that if you grill indoors frequently, a grill pan with its smaller size and handle to hold could make things easier for you. I’m assuming it cools down more quickly and is more easily accessible (we sort of bury the grill/griddle because it’s so big and heavy), so if you’re into a quick grilled meal, you might want the pan too. 

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