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Le Creuset Gift Sets - 50% off at Amazon £69.47

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9y, 2m agoFound 9 years, 2 months ago
Amazon are currently doing a fantastic deal on Le Creuset gift sets - 50% off in various colours.

3 Piece Set-: 24cm Round Cast Iron Casserole * 26cm Rectangulat Stoneware Dish * 32cm Rectangular Stoneware Dish

Only £69.47. Not bad considering the 24cm Casserole is usually £80 on its own !!

4 Piece Set-: 26cm Cast Iron Round Grillit * 20cm Cast Iron Round Casserole * 18cm Cast Iron Saucepan * 26cm Rectangular Stoneware Dish

Only £99.97. Again, not bad considering the casserole dish and saucepan are usually over £60.00 each !!
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#1
Good prices! Though my gran loves to give me her "old" Le Creuset stuff because cast iron is too heavy for her bad elbow ;)
#2
Very hot! Le Creuset stuff is great.
#3
what is the advantage of these iron pans anyway
#4
khizman
what is the advantage of these iron pans anyway


Have you ever been to a real Italian where they serve pasta meals in these style dishes? The most obvious advantage is the heat retention of the iron. You can serve hot meals that stay hot.

The second advantage is that cast iron conducts heat a lot better than your conventional oven crockery. It really does make a difference when you want to cook real food properly!

Not for everyone I guess, but genuine premium oven-ware.
#5
Does anyone know if these are these suitable for halogen hobs?
#6
Any coupons one can add to this?
#7
Damn fine kit that will last a lifetime.
#8
Monkeybumcheeks
Does anyone know if these are these suitable for halogen hobs?


Yes.
#9
sicknote
Damn fine kit that will last a lifetime.


Indeed.
#10
kmhtkmhtkmht
Yes.

Thanks!
2 Likes #11
This offer is nothing new - I paid £67.97 in January for it.

Let me offer my thoughts:

firstly, the cast iron stuff is absolutely superb, as a slow cooker in the oven, for cooking risotto, paella, etc. (doesn't stick due thick enamelled pan), for making bolognese, etc. Made in France

The stoneware OTOH is nothing to write home about - just cheap Thai stuff worth a few pounds. We have not really used it.

Secondly you want a LARGE cast iron casserole. I have a family of 3 (2 adults, 1 child), and the 24cm is the smallest I would want.

I would NOT recommended the 20cm casserole set, because 20cm is too small for cooking many of the sort of things you would want to cook in a casserole - lamb shanks, whole chickens, etc. 20cm is 2.4l and 24cm is 4.2l, so there is a BIG difference in size.

So, go for the 24cm set for £69.47 - because it's a superb pan, and cheaper than you could buy the pan its own otherwise. But don't buy the £100 set.
#12
If there's a few people going for this, it might be worth collaborating to get different colour sets and mix them up

We were given this advice when we bought our pan set about 10 years ago from one of the Le Creuset outlet shops. If you have a set of one colour then you'll be looking to get extra pans of that colour to build the set, which could get expensive.

If you have a mix of colours from the start, you can add to your set by buying whatever colour Le Creuset are wanting to offload cheap at the time. Any pan that gets added won't look out of place, whatever the colour.
#13
dudedude
I would NOT recommended the 20cm casserole set, because 20cm is too small for cooking many of the sort of things you would want to cook in a casserole - lamb shanks, whole chickens, etc. 20cm is 2.4l and 24cm is 4.2l, so there is a BIG difference in size.

:thumbsup: Great post, thanks.
#14
khizman
what is the advantage of these iron pans anyway


You'll never need to buy another pan in your life....
#15
the photo shown in the post is the £100 set not the £70
#16
BTW, the grillit is currently also on special offer.

While I don't have this one, it looks like a good product, and that heavy cast iron will give nice marks on steaks, etc. It's not nearly as useful as the casserole I reckon.

So buy the £69.47 3-piece set +

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creuset-Cast-Square-Grillit-Granite/dp/B00006FX8T

(also in almond)
£32.97

Total price = £102.44

Slightly more than the 4-piece, but far more useful.

I don't think the small saucepan is particularly useful, because it is cast iron, and for small saucepans I would prefer copper. So I would not bother with that one.
banned 1 Like #17
Just checked out the Le Creuset website and if you buy the 4-piece set you can redeem a complimentary silicone tool set (multimat, a spoon spatula, a medium spatula and a whisk) worth £35!

Also, free cookbook (worth £14.99) if you buy any casserole dish.

More info here: www.lecreuset.co.uk/Promo.aspx#Promo1

:)
#18
Hot Hot Hot Hot
#19
this set is £99.99 now. Dam!
banned#20
these are fantastic, but if you have weak wrists do not buy, you will never lift the things empty let alone full
#21
Just got the last orange £99 set.. the wife will love me come Crimbo day, what with the smothie maker and iron i got her :)
#22
bob2009
Just got the last orange £99 set.. the wife will love me come Crimbo day, what with the smothie maker and iron i got her :)


Let's hope she gets you a drill + bits! :giggle:
#23
bob2009
Just got the last orange £99 set.. the wife will love me come Crimbo day, what with the smothie maker and iron i got her :)


I wish I was your wife! :giggle:
#24
seanb
Just checked out the Le Creuset website and if you buy the 4-piece set you can redeem a complimentary silicone tool set (multimat, a spoon spatula, a medium spatula and a whisk) worth £35!

Also, free cookbook (worth £14.99) if you buy any casserole dish.

More info here: www.lecreuset.co.uk/Promo.aspx#Promo1

:)


I could not find a price on the website though, where the ruddy nora are their prices? :-D
#25
sydney2002
I could not find a price on the website though, where the ruddy nora are their prices? :-D

I think the idea is that you buy the gift sets from Amazon, following the 'Go to Deal' link in the first post, and then just follow the instructions on the 'Le Creuset' site (link in Post #18 above) to claim you free gift(s).... or isn't that what you meant?
#26
Don't forget to go via Ecashback to get 3.5% back on your spend!
#27
Does anyone happen to still have the cardboard sleeve that the stoneware dishs came packaged in? Cos my dish has now cracked after I left it to soak, and Le Creuset are saying the packaging warns not to do this, which I am sure it did not.
#28
bob2009
Just got the last orange £99 set.. the wife will love me come Crimbo day, what with the smothie maker and iron i got her :)


I hope you got her a vacuum cleaner and duster as well so she has the complete household set :p :giggle:
#29
I bake mine in the oven with the lids on with oil to get it to soak into the cast, then it lasts for life :-)
#30
[QUOTE=dudedude]This offer is nothing new - I paid £67.97 in January for it.

Let me offer my thoughts:

The stoneware OTOH is nothing to write home about - just cheap Thai stuff worth a few pounds. We have not really used it.


:? I use my stoneware all the time - got 3 large dishes and 4 small individual sizes - its great - keeps warm throughout the meal - great for serving individual pasta or keeping veg warm - surprised you've knocked it.

The pot used is denser than many available and therefore retains heat longer - IMHO I'd get some - if you dont like it and its in blue I'll take it off your hands :thumbsup:

Only thing about the pans is the weight -the girlfriend literally cant lift the large pans and casseroles they're so heavy!!
The wok is a nightmare!!! You need both hands to lift it - so you can't scrape the last bit out of the pan without resting it down and flicking the food over the rim onto the plate :-D

If I do scrambled eggs - i heat the pan then turn the gas off, add the butter and eggs and the residual heat is enough to cook them - you can go and watch tv whilst you stir the eggs!!!

:santa:
#31
Mister_E
I bake mine in the oven with the lids on with oil to get it to soak into the cast, then it lasts for life :-)



do you really need to do that with enamel lined pots?? thought seasoning was for cast without enamel and that was to help make it both non-stick and to help stop it going rusty - same as you do with a steel wok???

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/info/castiron.html

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