25% off le crueset  at John Lewis
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25% off le crueset at John Lewis

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Found 20th Jun 2015
I'm not sure who the competitor is, but JL are doing a price match on all le crueset items at the minute

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le crueset are very overpriced for what you get....50% for the product 50% for the brand...the equivalent of all of these products are less than half price from other manufacturers.

and mercedes are dearer than skoda, and rolex are dearer than casio....i could go on but i wont

voted hot there is never much heat for le cruset on this site

I've got le creuset kitchen wear that's almost 25 years old, in perfect condition and their guarantee is good as well, I've no problem forking out for their stuff when it lasts like that.

mw101

and mercedes are dearer than skoda, and rolex are dearer than casio....i … and mercedes are dearer than skoda, and rolex are dearer than casio....i could go on but i wont


Cast iron is cast Iron mate.....no moving parts in a frying pan....poor analogy.

kylieg81

I've got le creuset kitchen wear that's almost 25 years old, in perfect … I've got le creuset kitchen wear that's almost 25 years old, in perfect condition and their guarantee is good as well, I've no problem forking out for their stuff when it lasts like that.


Ive got my grandmas cast iron pot..its probably 60 years old...its iron!....:D

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You could combine this with some of the Amex codes to get more money off, eg go buy £70 of JLP giftcards @ Argos and get another £10 off. There are others, see Amex thread.

Shaydog

Cast iron is cast Iron mate.....no moving parts in a frying pan....poor … Cast iron is cast Iron mate.....no moving parts in a frying pan....poor analogy.

Cast iron is cast iron? This is very much not the case. There is huge variance in the manufacturing of cast iron and the enamelling. Le Creuset pans are excellent we too have pans that are 20 years old and still perfect.

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Fair point but other makes can be of equivalent quality like Chasseur

leewills8

Cast iron is cast iron? This is very much not the case. There is huge … Cast iron is cast iron? This is very much not the case. There is huge variance in the manufacturing of cast iron and the enamelling. Le Creuset pans are excellent we too have pans that are 20 years old and still perfect.


Where is your evidence that pots half the price are of inferior quality?

Shaydog

Where is your evidence that pots half the price are of inferior quality?


Probably in the same place as your evidence that they are the same quality.

clemf

Probably in the same place as your evidence that they are the same … Probably in the same place as your evidence that they are the same quality.


:D...well done...your round Bob....

Love the styling and colours. We have Le Creuset stuff bought usually from outlet stores (not daft enough to pay retail).

That said, my fam has cast iron stuff just as good that's really old. No brand that I can remember. Talking 30 or 40 years. Maybe more. Still ace to this day.

If you think you aren't paying premium for the brand, there's a memo about capitalism, marketing, perceived value etc laying around here somewhere.. X)

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Well Le Chasseur really IS pretty good quality, I'd say it's Le Creuset without the brand name. But those ones you can get in Sainsbury's really cheaply in the sales (about £30 for a big casserole dish maybe 28cm vs Le Creuset £157, Le Chasseur £105) are a big level below on quality, still excellent value, though.

Yes they are expensive but customer service can't be faulted. We had a dish that came with a 5 year warranty as a gift, it was 8 years old and no proof of purchase, it developed a crack and all it took was a couple of emails and photos to their customer services and they replaced it. Superb. Wouldn't get that with the half-the-price ones.

Original Poster

We have the stainless steel saucepans and can't fault them.

We have a 30 year old Le Cruset pot that is in perfect condition, it's used alot as well. Although it is overpriced, it is great stuff.
It's nothing to do with cast iron, I also have the same age cast iron stuff, it's the enamelling. We have a cheaper pan, that the enamelling has started to crack on.

This is dangerous/expensive to know as i'm about to go to JL for a totally unrelated purchase...Wish me luck!

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Shaydog

Cast iron is cast Iron mate.....no moving parts in a frying pan....poor … Cast iron is cast Iron mate.....no moving parts in a frying pan....poor analogy.


lol, ok.

Clicked through and saw the price vary from £5-£160 odd. Expected £160 to be the cost of the set.

How wrong I was.

I'd been waiting for months for the Le Creuset Tagine price to drop at John Lewis as I have £120 of gift vouchers. There was one left in stock and frantatically scratched all the silver foil panels and enter all the codes. The order went through. Thank goodness I thought but then moments later I realised it was the 27cm one buried in the description and not the 31cm which is currently £172.83 on Amazon.

DAMN!

Anyway I called John Lewis and they said they would cancel the order and refund the entire £131.25 back to my order. So at least come good as come out of it.

If you're on a more sensible budget, there's plenty of reviews for Andrew James from people who consider this to be of similar quality, sure they're probably wrong but at less than half the price it could be worth a shot.

It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It weighs a bloody ton empty but when it's full it's near impossible to lift. And if you drop one accidentally not only is the pan knackered but it **** up your tiled kitchen floor. Nightmare.

Great pans but the cast iron pots and pans are heavy when empty, let alone full of delicious food.

The bakeware is also super but not dishwasher safe, although I'm lazy and shove it in the dishwasher anyway.

My mum has the whole cast iron range, and is moving over to non-stick, quality, lighter pots and pans such as the Berndes and AGA branded ones (Berndes make the AGA ones, they've just been rebranded and have AGA on the handles X) )

Le creuset is perfect for AGAs as the bottoms are so thick, and the cast iron also works on the new induction hob.

DominicPTS

It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It … It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It weighs a bloody ton empty but when it's full it's near impossible to lift. And if you drop one accidentally not only is the pan knackered but it **** up your tiled kitchen floor. Nightmare.




Yep, in my childhood home a dropped Le Creuset pot resulted in piping hot food all over the floor, a smashed pot and a huge chunk taken out of the tiled floor.

I wouldn't buy any cast iron pots for myself, life has moved on and so has technology. Berndes make perfect pans which weigh less and do a fantastic job, superior in my opinion to LC.

In fact I have a (mid-range) tefal frying pan which I use in favour of the Le Creuset one as its 1/4 the weight and you can remove the handle so it can be put in the oven/aga to heat up - great for searing meats, stir frys etc - plus takes up less space in the dishwasher.

The wooden handles on many Le Creuset pans have split too, I assume from the dishwasher and age.
The non-stick doesn't last long, we had to get 3 new pans (same model) under warranty as the non-stick just flaked off. This isn't that unusual going by experience of numerous items.

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DominicPTS

It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It … It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It weighs a bloody ton empty but when it's full it's near impossible to lift. And if you drop one accidentally not only is the pan knackered but it **** up your tiled kitchen floor. Nightmare.



Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.

It's heavy for a reason, that's why it is good for cooking with.

Certainly, any weak weedy arthritic types should steer clear but any normal person can lift them, about 1-2kg empty.

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That's a couple of bags of sugar, Dominic sugar.

bob99999

Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a … Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a reason, that's why it is good for cooking with.Certainly, any weak weedy arthritic types should steer clear but any normal person can lift them, about 1-2kg empty.


Love the way some of the posters on here feel they can call people names and insults then put 'no offence' as if that makes it all right!!

Actually a large casserole dish weighs more than 1-2kg when full of food. To say 'don't drop it then' is like telling someone concerned about a car crash rating 'don't crash it then' or someone concerned about an un fenced cliff/well etc 'don't let your child fall down it then'. Calling someone else's experiences moronic then adding your own less than intelligent comments doesn't make you big or clever.

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DominicPTS

It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It … It's called 'f***ing Le Creuset' in our house. I hate the stuff. It weighs a bloody ton empty but when it's full it's near impossible to lift. And if you drop one accidentally not only is the pan knackered but it **** up your tiled kitchen floor. Nightmare.


lmao.

bob99999

Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a … Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a reason, that's why it is good for cooking with.Certainly, any weak weedy arthritic types should steer clear but any normal person can lift them, about 1-2kg empty.




I don't think anyone would intentionally drop a pan, let alone one full of food you've lovingly cooked oO

Plus you don't have to be a weak arthritic type to find the pots, especially when full, heavy.

The cast iron items are good but have their negative points - I always like to make an informed decision so opinions from all aspects are worth considering, whether you think they are 'moronic' or not (from experience I personally think it was helpful and true!).

bob99999

Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a … Moronic post, no offence intended. So don't drop it.It's heavy for a reason, that's why it is good for cooking with.Certainly, any weak weedy arthritic types should steer clear but any normal person can lift them, about 1-2kg empty.



Most people over on mse see at agree about the weight!

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…457

I've got to agree with the consensus on that thread; the casserole dishes are worth getting but for anything else I'll stick with Berndes/AGA/Tefal.

They are very expensive new, but I bought a large casserole dish on a car boot sale for £4.00 back in the late 90's, I still use it at least twice a week, so probably worth paying for a quality item. Seen certain copies in supermarkets with the enamel already chipped just by being on display - god help them once used.
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