(Closed) Le Creuset – worth it?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m listening in. I have the same question! I registered for the deep baking dish, but feel guilty about the price! Is it worth it? Does it last forever and make everything even yummier? Please say yes…hehehe

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I haven’t tried other brands, so I can’t really be objective here. That said… WE LOVE OUR LE CREUSET STUFF. LOVE IT. We have the buffet casserole, 2 petite casseroles, one grill pan and one heart dutch oven (that was cheaper than the round of similar capacity).

My best reccomendation is to go to a Le Creuset outlet store. The have firsts (no imperfections) and seconds (slight imperfections). We really truly love them. Would we love other products as much, I can’t say. But we love the ones we have.

Post # 5
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Newbee

The Le Creuset dutch oven (oval) is great.  You can braise and roast in it.  Also, you can bake no-knead bread in it. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Totally worth it. They really are worth the extra money for the quality. And as long as you follow the care instructions and take care of them, they will last forever.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I haven’t tried the other brands that are similar to Le Creuset, but I do have a couple Le Creuset pieces and have registered for a few more.

The ones I have are absolutely awesome and so durable. I’ve been cooking with them for years and they still look brand new and do a great job. I love the capability to take them from stovetop to oven and how nicely they clean up. I think they are also a great alternative to non-stick, which we don’t use due to the health concerns associated with the non-stick coating breaking down.

We love to cook and eat at home every night of the week. We also entertain regualrly and cook a lot of fairly gourmet meals. So, for us, they are a totally worthwhile investment. If you don’t cook a lot though, then I would say the non Le Creuset brands are probably fine – I’m just not sure if they are as durable, long lasting and high quality as Le Creuset.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love all my Le Creuset pieces.  I currently just have pieces of their stoneware but I registered for a lot more!  They are durable pieces that look great.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a Le Creuset question – can they be used on ceramic/glass stovetops?  Or only on regular burners?   I’m afraid of scratching the stovetop!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Think of it as a lifelong piece – really, an heirloom piece. If you take care of it it will last FOREVER.  I have four LC pieces and two of the cheaper stuff, and it doesn’t compare – the finish on the inside is FOUR coats instead of one or two for the cheap stuff, and it really stands up – and in order for it to work right in the oven, the lid has to be very tight fitting and not release steam. LC customer service is also unbelieveable and its guaranteed for life. 

Outlet is a good suggestion, but if you get a factory second, make sure you know what the damage is…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes!  It is SO worth it.  I use my LC dutch oven for everything.  So much that I registered for a second one (in a different size) because I always want to use it when it already has stuff in it!  I second the outlet recommendation – they often have good prices.  You can also wait for a sale – I know Bloomingdale’s and Williams-Sonoma have LC on sale right now.

If you really, really can’t bit the bullet, look into the Lodge dutch oven (they have it at select Targets).  Cook’s Illustrated rated the Lodge dutch oven really highly a couple of years ago…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i JUST added the same one to our registry.. not sure if we will get it but i am really really excited.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you want the best quality, le creuset is the best. You will not regret it. I would say it’s worth it. See Mrs. Penguin’s rave here.

If you really want to hunt for value, Cooks Illustrated did an equipment review on dutch ovens and recommends Tramontina as a low-cost alternative to le creuset.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@AnamCara: Yes, we have a glasstop stove and use our Le Creuset on it almost every day without any scratches.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, it is worth it.  Totally, completely worth it.  It will last for a very, very long time.  WORTH. IT.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hergreenapples – thank you!  I thought I read somewhere that it was a bad idea but I’m happy to hear that you are able to use it…now to start shopping!  :0)

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