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[Costco] Le Creuset 6.2L red $299.99

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[Costco] Le Creuset 6.2L red $299.99

Saw at Costco London north. Le Creuset shallow french oven for $299.99. have about 6 left.
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No idea why someone would downvote outside of the fact they may not understand what Le Creuset is and why what they think is a pot is $299... however this a great deal, not necessarily hot but a great deal especially if you want one now! We use ours several times a week and are looking at getting another size... typically these will be $399+ Regular price and don’t go on super sale like most brands.
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Good deal for Le Creuset
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This is not to challenge you but to genuinely learn, understand and make an informed decision. For the greater good of the RFD community, please help us understand how a Le Creuset price tag is justified over, let's say a Tramontina 2 pack for $79.99. My wife and I were trying to justify buying a Le Creuset or Staub or Lodge. Let me also say, due to the nature of my business, we can write of these expenses easily.
jbone14 wrote: No idea why someone would downvote outside of the fact they may not understand what Le Creuset is and why what they think is a pot is $299... however this a great deal, not necessarily hot but a great deal especially if you want one now! We use ours several times a week and are looking at getting another size... typically these will be $399+ Regular price and don’t go on super sale like most brands.
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StealthFinder wrote: This is not to challenge you but to genuinely learn, understand and make an informed decision. For the greater good of the RFD community, please help us understand how a Le Creuset price tag is justified over, let's say a Tramontina 2 pack for $79.99. My wife and I were trying to justify buying a Le Creuset or Staub or Lodge. Let me also say, due to the nature of my business, we can write of these expenses easily.

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That is just one of those click-bait ad-infested websites that just summarizes product information and website reviews and where the sole purpose is to generate ad and shop directing revenues. Not saying the Le Crueset is the be-all-and-end-all, and it is waaaay overpriced (but made in France which adds cost) but that website is pretty garbage.
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Costco has the 6.7 L Staub cocottes online for $249.99. Comes in grey, black and red. I bought one before Christmas for $199.99 but that was a sale price. Staub and Le Creuset are comparable in quality. I have all Staub. The cheaper enamelled cast iron dutch ovens are heavier and more prone to chipping but they will do the job similar to the premium brands.
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FYI all the ones left at this location are blueberry colour, no Red ones left. We just checked those out yesterday. Still a good deal if you don’t care about the colour. Was a dealbreaker for my wife though.
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StealthFinder wrote: This is not to challenge you but to genuinely learn, understand and make an informed decision. For the greater good of the RFD community, please help us understand how a Le Creuset price tag is justified over, let's say a Tramontina 2 pack for $79.99. My wife and I were trying to justify buying a Le Creuset or Staub or Lodge. Let me also say, due to the nature of my business, we can write of these expenses easily.

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Oh no it’s all good, you’re right information is helpful
To everyone for sure, especially with something like this as the price might look insane to some people, I was that person once!!

There is a pretty darn big quality difference between the French made Le Creuset and Chinese made Tramontina... the biggest thing you’ll notice right away is the weight and the overall finish is noticeably not as consistent as the Le Creseut as well. The enameled finish is significantly thinner on the Tramontina and chips much easier. You can also take a look at small things like the handles on the Tramontina vs Le Creseut. Le Creseut handles are much larger and will fit gloves whereas the Tramontina are much smaller. Temperature control and consistency is also something we noticed, there’s zero hot spots. Honestly, there’s oodles of comparisons online but I can add more later unfortunately just quickly posting as I have to run out the door now but thats a small snippet of the differences I saw as we have owned both (and also Lodge) We have had our current Le Creuset for 4 years and it still looks new. We love it!!! I will say, there was nothing wrong with the Tramontina but we were using it often and it made sense for us to spend the difference as to us the jump in quality was well worth it. Fricken browning chicken is just gorgeous in it.

Edit: just adding that this is clearly my opinion only of course!
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StealthFinder wrote: This is not to challenge you but to genuinely learn, understand and make an informed decision. For the greater good of the RFD community, please help us understand how a Le Creuset price tag is justified over, let's say a Tramontina 2 pack for $79.99. My wife and I were trying to justify buying a Le Creuset or Staub or Lodge. Let me also say, due to the nature of my business, we can write of these expenses easily.

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For Staub and Le Creuset, the appeal is in durability and performance. Their enamel coating is stronger, more resistant to chips and wear, and they're made in France. They can last a lifetime if properly cared for. They're also reportedly free of lead and cadmium, which is a major issue for cheap enamel cookware.

I have Lodge and it works well, but it also chipped in many places in 1 year. Kudos to them for sending me a replacement without fuss, but we'll see how long this one lasts.
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FWIW, We have Staub and swear by it. 10 years old (at least) and still looks new, non-stick bottom, etc. etc. A real cooking kitchen only needs two or three pieces like this - fewer or none at all if you are more inclined toward the Instant Pot school of cooking.
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StealthFinder wrote: This is not to challenge you but to genuinely learn, understand and make an informed decision. For the greater good of the RFD community, please help us understand how a Le Creuset price tag is justified over, let's say a Tramontina 2 pack for $79.99. My wife and I were trying to justify buying a Le Creuset or Staub or Lodge. Let me also say, due to the nature of my business, we can write of these expenses easily.

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- If you've got Le Creuset stuff already, this will match colour-wise. Being matchy-matchy to the $5k in crap you already have is worth it IMO.
- If you've got the right friends, this could be a bragging right. My sister brags about her Kitchenaid mixer, and her friends all talk about how awesome theirs are. It's hilarious. I have a Hobart they all want.
- Warrantee is apparently very good, but I've never known anyone to be able to get a cracked LeCreuset coating warrantee to be honoured.

Performance wise? No. However, that is a pretty hard thing to justify anyways. Then again, scooping one from a thrift store for $20 is an even better deal, but that's the case with a lot of stuff. I have a "Sears" Dutch oven I used maybe weekly. Looks exactly like the Staub one my sister has w.r.t internal condition, and hers is newer. My Sears one was $25 about 12 years ago, only came in fire engine red. And mine has been fed a lot of hot suppers (womp) and survives to this day.

I also have Theta Dreadnaught that is literally no better than virtually any other amplifier FAIAP. However, I like the look of it, and I did get it "cheap" (heavy emphasis on those quotes). Sometimes you gotta get something you like just because you like it, if your situation justifies it.
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Just a note - check the finish on the ones from Costco. We bought one last summer in the red and the glaze wasn’t quite as good as the one from le creuset. When we asked the person at the le creuset mentioned they sometimes sell the grey area or b stock through Costco hence the price.

Doesn’t affect functionality at all but just FYI. Same with true staub we got from Costco. Ended up sending both back and bought directly from the manufacturer stores as they have sales a couple of times a year that can get in to the 160-200 range. For example we got our 5qt stab for 150 and the 7 qt le crueset for just under 200.
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Expensive pots like the Le Creuset and Staub pay for themselves in scrub free bliss many times over. The finish is superfine which makes them virtually non stick, even in the bakeware. You could argue that Staub is better than Le Creuset in the Dutch ovens because of the lids. The interior of the Staub lid has dimples that collect moisture to continually baste your food unlike most other pots that just run down the side. I have a Creuset pot and it’s one of the pieces that comes out if the cupboard over and over - great kitchen essential.
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Sinoed wrote: Expensive pots like the Le Creuset and Staub pay for themselves in scrub free bliss many times over. The finish is superfine which makes them virtually non stick, even in the bakeware. You could argue that Staub is better than Le Creuset in the Dutch ovens because of the lids. The interior of the Staub lid has dimples that collect moisture to continually baste your food unlike most other pots that just run down the side. I have a Creuset pot and it’s one of the pieces that comes out if the cupboard over and over - great kitchen essential.
I prefer Staub and it's mostly because of the lids.
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I own 5 Dutch ovens or cocottes and use them weekly for almost 8 years:3 staubs, 1 lodge cast iron and 1 cuisinart, cuisinart one being the cheapest, if I were to buy next enameled cocotte, Staub is the only brand I will buy. Quality, functionality is top-notch, no other brands can surpass.
I also bought the France made silicone utensils from staub, again, the best!
Btw, is staub worth the price? Absolutely!
This oval shaped one is my favourite, use it everyday!
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In case you want more choices, Le Creuset itself has some deals on french ovens among other things. Still decent selection, but probably will go fast as ovens are almost always the most popular.

https://www.lecreuset.ca/en_CA/chefs-fr ... S2574.html

4.1L $370 -> $259
4.9L $425 -> $298
7.0L $495 -> $371

even more sales here, but not as large a discount https://williamsfoodequipment.com/searc ... dutch+oven
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This is a decent deal if you like the limited colors costco carries. If not, I would recommend holding off. Le Creuset has a 30% off sale that happens annually close to the fall/winter. The same shallow French oven regular price is $490 - at 30% off that's $343. If I was spending $300 on one piece of cookware, personally, I would pay the extra $43 and incremental tax to get the color I want.

Also with the annual sale, you're not limited to that particular model and size costco carries. I personally prefer the classic round French oven design. I have 3 of those - 3.3, 5.3 and 6.7 in different colors. Had a 4.2 oval in red but I gave it away since I didn't find the oval shape to be very useful and I didn't like the color.

Prior to 2020 the annual sal details came through the mail but last year it was through email. Just subscribe to the Le Creuset mailing list and you should get the discount codes emailed to you.

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