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Cast Iron set from this morning?

Did anyone order it?  It's a great price for four cast iron dishes with three lids, all enamelled.  It's not listed as "light weight" and the weights given seem to jive with the two Le Creuset pieces I have.  Given the prices for Staub and Le Creuset, however, I have to wonder how Cook's Essentials can put together a seven piece set for well under a hundred bucks!  I was tempted, but my kitchen cupboards are stuffed full, so I've decided to wait until some reviews come in, and decided to ask if anyone on the kitchen forum was braver than me and is taking a shot at these pieces being a great deal on good cast iron cookware.

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@CamilleP wrote:

Did anyone order it?  It's a great price for four cast iron dishes with three lids, all enamelled.  It's not listed as "light weight" and the weights given seem to jive with the two Le Creuset pieces I have.  Given the prices for Staub and Le Creuset, however, I have to wonder how Cook's Essentials can put together a seven piece set for well under a hundred bucks!  I was tempted, but my kitchen cupboards are stuffed full, so I've decided to wait until some reviews come in, and decided to ask if anyone on the kitchen forum was braver than me and is taking a shot at these pieces being a great deal on good cast iron cookware.


QVC used to sell a 4 or 5 qt Technique enameled cast iron Dutch Oven at least 10 years or so ago. I got one when they went on clearance back then and it is still used multiple times per week by the person I gave it to. This set looks just as well made if not better than the old one. I ordered it in blue.

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?


@CamilleP wrote:

Did anyone order it?  It's a great price for four cast iron dishes with three lids, all enamelled.  It's not listed as "light weight" and the weights given seem to jive with the two Le Creuset pieces I have.  Given the prices for Staub and Le Creuset, however, I have to wonder how Cook's Essentials can put together a seven piece set for well under a hundred bucks!  I was tempted, but my kitchen cupboards are stuffed full, so I've decided to wait until some reviews come in, and decided to ask if anyone on the kitchen forum was braver than me and is taking a shot at these pieces being a great deal on good cast iron cookware.


I was tempted but I didn't.  I loved the blue.  I was also wondering about the price differences.  That price for 7 pieces was phenomenal.

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

It was a good price for what you get. Meredith did a wonderful presentation. I thought David & her were honest when they said don't put it in the dishwasher because it's heavy and could damage the racks. Seems easy to hand clean. I couldn't keep my eyes off the short ribs she made. LOL

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

For my needs, I thought the pieces were too small. I'm in the market for an enameled cast iron skillet, but I think I want a 12 inch.
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I liked that it has the smaller pieces, but fully agree that a 12 inch skillet would have been better than the 10 inch.

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

Thank you, everyone, for chiming in.  I think I will skip the set and hope they bring open stock, and I will order a skillet and sauce pot.  I also look forward to reviews, at this price I could buy the set and donate the pieces I didn't want to Goodwill and still come out ahead!

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

I saw some of that yesterday morning.  It reminded me, more than any other 'house-type brand' of Le Creuset.  I wonder if it was made by them.  I wonder where it was made.

 

I'm up to 'here' in LC pots so I'm totally not in the market.  But I do hope that this CE product is well made.   I'd love to see QVC go back to selling and manufacturing better quality products.

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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

The colors were beautiful. I'm reconsidering my need for a 1 quart braising pot just because that yellow would be so pretty on my stove.

I agree, some open stock pieces would be great.
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Re: Cast Iron set from this morning?

I have a little 1qt LC pot and I LOVE it!   I don't use it all the time, but there are tasks for which that is the one I choose every time.

 

1qt is really quite small.  If you have a 1qt saucepan, that will give an idea of the size.   But for anybody who uses smaller pots/pans regularly, they are great to have.  I have 3 or 4 1qt saucepans.

 

Also, when I freeze a serving (well, one for the husband, two for me) of turkey chili or split pea soup, I freeze them in a round L&L and then pop them out and vacuum seal.  When it's time to heat one up it fits exactly in my 1qt LC.  I just put it on med-low, put the lid on the pot, and let it slowly heat up from frozen.