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Long dead community? Dec. 21st, 2008 @ 06:59 pm
My husband and I went a little crazy (we're considering it a Christmas gift to ourselves) at the Le Creuset outlet today so, when I got home, I started looking for communities on Livejournal - I was so happy to find this; I hope some people are still here and into it!

Basically, we found a hutch on the side of the road and painted it cobalt blue (it's an amazing piece of furniture, I'm shocked someone would throw it away). I had a dream a few nights later; all I remembered when I woke up was that it had been in our awful little galley kitchen with our bright blue hutch and some cobalt blue Le Creuset on the stove.

It's something I've always drooled over but when I was a poor college student and then a poor teacher and then a poor editor it always seemed very out of my reach. I managed to forget about it for a long time. But today I dragged my husband out to the local outlet.

Where we wound up purchasing a 4.5qt round French Oven, a 3.5qt casserole/buffet, an exquisite knife, and a variety of tools. Oh, and a butter dish. The outlet didn't have any of the cobalt I had literally been dreaming about but the Flame pieces were incredible in person and we couldn't resist.

Our throw-away pots and pans weren't bad for cooking but I think we're going to get a lot more pleasure out of these. It seems when we have nicer tools, we WANT to cook instead of feeling like we SHOULD.

Now in Caribbean May. 9th, 2007 @ 01:15 pm
I've seen this new color available from J&R, Sur La Table, and Bloomingdales.  I'm sure there are others as well.


Hey, Le Creusetphiles: Feb. 15th, 2006 @ 04:17 pm
Sur La Table has a new (exclusive, I think) line of chestnut brown Le Creuset:

That just warms my super 70s lovin' heart.

Also, I am new and am glad to be among fellow Le Creuset lovers.

Jan. 26th, 2006 @ 09:40 am
Hopefully someone is still reading this and can answer my question:

I asked for, and received, a blue demi teakettle from Le Creuset. Somehow I didn't see the part where you're not supposed to use any heat higher than medium, and you're not supposed to drag it across a surface. Of course, I did both and managed to take a chip off the bottom after using it all of 5 times.

You can still see the 'Made in Thailand' sticker on the bottom. :(

Is it safe to use? Is there something I can do (besides not using high heat and sliding it across anything) that will minimize any further damage?

Adding to my collection Jun. 21st, 2005 @ 10:59 am
I've found that Amazon has had some great prices lately on some of the stock they're trying to clear out. Mr. FedEx man just brought me by latest acquisition -- 7 1/4 qt. round French oven with the bonus 9 1/2 inch grill pan! In Flame! I'm in love with Flame now!

Just wanted to share my excitement!

Square Baking Dish Jun. 26th, 2004 @ 11:45 am
Not too exciting, but just so I can post something ... here's a picture of my square baking dish that I got a few weeks ago:

Cut because it's a large pic...Collapse )

By the way, my friend tsquared72 has joined the community. :)
mood: boredbored

the collection, mostly Jun. 5th, 2004 @ 10:28 pm
Here is a photograph of my cookware collection as of October. I have since added the dune garlic, the flame pepper, a 2.5 qt jade buffet casserole, a small jade roaster, and some additional silicone bakeware. My next purchases will be the green apple and the small eggplant, because I am just frivolous like that.

The handle mitt pictures caught on fire the other day while on the skillet handle. I really wasn't paying attention and apparently the open window was getting crazy with the flames from the gas range. So minus that. Haha.
mood: hungryhungry
music: Jay-Z - Allure

New member Jun. 5th, 2004 @ 11:28 am
Hi, I joined the community because I love Le Creuset. I noticed there isn't much activity here ... So I thought I should post! I collect mostly red pieces. I have the tomato casserole dish, a trivet, a butter dish, a round skinny grill pan, a tea kettle, and a set that I bought recently:

Besides the stock pot, large skillet, and small sauce pan you see here, it also came with a pitcher and 4 rubber spatulas. (You can actually kinda see part of them on the left side of the picture.)

I can't wait to get more stuff! I think I'd like some baking dishes...

calling all le creuset lovers.. May. 18th, 2004 @ 06:30 pm
I started this community to share my obsession with Le Creuset, most certainly the best cookware available. I would ask what pieces everyone has, but considering that nobody has joined the community, nobody would answer me. I have decided, instead, to post a photo of my favorite, though least practical, piece of cookware:

Hopefully some of the thirty users listing Le Creuset as an interest will join.
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