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shoechick's picture

Just curious, for those that have a collection of Le Creuset, do you mix up your colours or stick to just one?  I seem to be collecting a rainbow.  My 5qt is the Colbolt, my bakeware is the Caribbean and I just bought a 2 3/4 oval in the Lime Green.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

mer's picture

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everyone is a different color.  i love their colors.  I would never be able to pick  just one.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #55956, reply #2 of 46)

It all cooks the same...I would prefer all sorts of colours.

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...

whatscooking's picture

(post #55956, reply #3 of 46)

Regarding LC, my friend just picked up an large size oval baking dish (blue) for $9.99 at Marshalls.   She says she also sees them at TJ Maxx for similar prices.  I'm going next chance I get.  Why didn't I know this sooner?

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

shoechick's picture

(post #55956, reply #4 of 46)

My 5qt round I bought from Home Sense which is the same company as the US TJMaxx, great prices.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

mer's picture

(post #55956, reply #5 of 46)

Marshalls has a lot of the baking dishes but not many LC dutch ovens, although they often have them from other brands, some knockoff, some big names.

slycat's picture

(post #55956, reply #7 of 46)

Yep, I have seen them at both TJ Max and Marshall's. My pieces are all different colors, I could never settle on just one.


Cathy

whatscooking's picture

(post #55956, reply #8 of 46)

All mine are different colors, but my favorite (shh, don't tell the others) is chestnut brown, a 7 qt. dutch oven.  I love it.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

Gretchen's picture

(post #55956, reply #6 of 46)

They are often at TJMaxx and Marshall's.

Gretchen

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Glenys's picture

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Consumer's Report says that the colours all cook differently.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #55956, reply #14 of 46)

Well didn't you know that? Everyone knows that red is hotter and blue is colder.

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...

Lee's picture

(post #55956, reply #16 of 46)

I've noticed that.  My flame LCs, little tarts that they are, flaunt their bold color and heat up faster than the cool-as-a-cucumber blue ones; the chestnut is temperamental in a smoldering Italian way and needs constant attention to prevent overheating; the Dijon has the sunniest disposition and always behaves; and the kiwi is sassy and prone to ignoring what I've told it to do.  The persimmon Staub is quite haughty, sure of its beauty and flawless performance.  The newest addition, the Caribbean Blue Lodge, hasn't yet had a chance to perform, but it's eyeing the competition and making plans .... 

Glenys's picture

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the Caribbean Blue Lodge, hasn't yet had a chance to perform, but it's eyeing the competition and making plans .... 


That's so Island, man.  Pass the Malibu rum.

Gretchen's picture

(post #55956, reply #22 of 46)

LOL. Too cute!!

Gretchen


Edited 1/3/2008 8:06 am ET by Gretchen

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sheellah's picture

(post #55956, reply #35 of 46)

<<Consumer's Report says that the colours all cook differently.>>

Now, that's fascinating. Must read that article. Would you remember the month and year of it? Thanks!

Glenys's picture

(post #55956, reply #36 of 46)

You'll have to ask Peter, I'm not a subscriber but he's a loyal follower.

Gretchen's picture

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LOL

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Marie Louise's picture

(post #55956, reply #9 of 46)

Mine are an assortment. My current favorite is Dune (same color as the inside)-good color when you can't decide...

whatscooking's picture

(post #55956, reply #10 of 46)

Ooh, I like the dune too.  I don't have one in that color,  But I'm going through this earth colors phase, liking greens, browns and oranges (rather than blues and reds.)  Dune would fit in nicely...  Wasn't it the 70's when these colors were in?  I was just a girl but I remember brown flowered wall paper with orange accents and  green appliances in my mother's kitchen. 

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

Jillsifer's picture

(post #55956, reply #11 of 46)

I still have my mother's avocado green Crockpot--the kind whose "crock" can't be removed. But it's okay because it's got those groovy brown flowers all 'round the edge!


And somewhere around here one of us has her avocado green fondue pot.


She/we USED to have an oval LC Dutch oven in this NEAT kind of dull-ish mustard-ish color from about the same era but something got stuck on it and she was inspired to take Ajax cleanser AND steel wool to the interior. THREE TIMES.


 


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

slycat's picture

(post #55956, reply #13 of 46)

Ohhh my fondue pot is orange! Cathy

Jillsifer's picture

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Bet it's really cool!

 


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

beebuzzled's picture

(post #55956, reply #15 of 46)

I get whichever colour has the lowest price in the size I need. No decor matching issues here.


 


Why is the rum always gone?  Captain Jack Sparrow
Why is the rum always gone?  Captain Jack Sparrow
chiffonade's picture

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I have Flame pieces, dating back 20 years.  Flame is the original LC color and in my opinion, they should never discontinue any pieces in Flame.  (But alas, they do.)


Recently lucked out and got this as a gift from my BF.  It was a) (supposedly) discontinued in my color, b) on "storewide" sale for a percentage off, and c) he had a coupon for a percentage off his entire purchase.  I've lusted after these extra huge pans FOR YEARS and was thrilled to get it.  Used it 2x and foresee much more use out of it.


I have a Pate Mold as well and loved to use it but it's in storage right now.


"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


Chiffonade

*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

Chiffonade

Heather's picture

(post #55956, reply #23 of 46)

How much does that goose pot weigh?!! And what did you use it for?
Great gift!

Glenys's picture

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I'm still lusting after that pot to round out, so to speak, my collection.  Sadly it doesn't come in black but I've realised it's going to take a drive to Seattle to get one.

chiffonade's picture

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I made a huge vat of gravy for my daughter's birthday in November.  On Christmas Eve I made a huge vat of glazed carrots in it (the token vegetable of the evening).


I love that thing.  Even if it weighs as much as an anvil.


"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


Chiffonade

*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

Chiffonade

Heather's picture

(post #55956, reply #26 of 46)

It looks wonderful. I just have no more room, sigh. . .

chiffonade's picture

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I just have no more room, sigh. . .


That didn't stop me... !


"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


Chiffonade

*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

Chiffonade

Gretchen's picture

(post #55956, reply #30 of 46)

Well, that one you can just put in the bathtub and use it instead!  ;o)

Gretchen

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Wolvie's picture

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oh sure. ;-)

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."


- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)