Cast Iron Casserole Dish was £40 now just £12 to clear at Sainsbury's.
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Cast Iron Casserole Dish was £40 now just £12 to clear at Sainsbury's.

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Found 21st Sep 2014
Orange Cast Iron Casserole Dish with 10 year quality assurance. Looks like great quality and decent price to me. This was in Sainsbury's Bletchley but please comment if you think it's local or national. Hope it's of use to someone.

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This is a great price. I've had one of these for a few years now and it's still going strong. Heat added.

Banned

this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that lasts a life time....

Yes, we bought one at lunchtime, and now are awaiting a lovely chicken casserole that is cooking in it! ours was £15 though bought at the Poole Dorset store. Has a different handle, but the same other than that.
Edited by: "Jegkat33" 21st Sep 2014

Perfect! I've been looking for a heavy-bottomed cast iron casserole dish for Julie Child's Boeuf Bourguignon - bon appetit!

2muchmonth

this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that … this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that lasts a life time....



They don't have a patent on lifetime durability. I'd rather pay for value for money than brand.

Beware these pots - the quality matches the low price. Enamel chips of easily.

Good price but a little misleading of Sainsbury's - they had the same items 'to clear' back in April / May and then after a month or so, they were back on the shelves again at full price. I'm guessing that they will be back at full price in October and then reduced again for Christmas.

2muchmonth

this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that … this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that lasts a life time....



Trading Standards alert! Le Cresuet does NOT last a lifetime. We have binned 3 that lasted less than 15 years. My MiL still has her old ones but the modern stuff is trading on reputation and marketing.

Haven't tried Sainsburys but have tried Aldi caseroles which are an excellent size (slightly wider and shallower than the Le Cresuet) medium size), very well priced and are wearing well. No chiping problems to date.

Grab it while you calm.

Thanks. I'm off to Sainsbury's tomorrow so will see what I can find.

Pointless, just cook on the hob! Better still stop cooking wartime meals!

Hey...can confirm this is nwide. Bought one at £15 last week in portsmouth. Half price at 15 and that was good. 2 left at time.

pototea

They don't have a patent on lifetime durability. I'd rather pay for value … They don't have a patent on lifetime durability. I'd rather pay for value for money than brand.


pototea

They don't have a patent on lifetime durability. I'd rather pay for value … They don't have a patent on lifetime durability. I'd rather pay for value for money than brand.

they have a 40yr garantee

I've got this and the wide 30" casserole type one. These are the best I've owned - very heavy and 'hold the heat'. The finish is a bit poo actually, I'll be surpised if you can find one in store that is unmarked where the lid meets the pot. Mine aren't on show so not an issue.

These were my first pots of this type(massively heavy and heat holding) but now I've cooked in them a fair bit I'm very happy but would buy a LeCrueset if I had my time again. I can't see the cooking of food being any better, these are substantial enough, but I know the crueset finish is much hardier but these are very decent - get them screaming hot and bang steaks in them, unreal!

These are inexpensive but not, by any means, cheap.


Edited by: "Wolfylee" 21st Sep 2014

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stevewillis39

they have a 40yr garantee



cheers bro

I own two of these, they do chip easily but are value for money at half price so heat added.

Wolfylee

I've got this and the wide 30" casserole type one.



Your oven must be MASSIVE.

This will be a great excuse to get the wife back to work..... in the kitchen :-)

Great value for money. Don't be fooled into thinking you have to spend £100 on a French version by some of these snobs these are just as good and do exactly the same job

2muchmonth

this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that … this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that lasts a life time....



What has a le Creuset (note spelling!) pan got that the JS version hasn't - apart from a very inflated price.
If you must buy the brand try a day trip to France & pick one up at Auchan or similar and pocket the large difference between French & UK prices.

stevewillis39

they have a 40yr garantee



Guarantee against what. I have one le Creuset & one JS and there's beggar all difference between them.

Bought the cream one a few months back for £15 and I absolutely love the heat retention in this for when the family go back for seconds. Plus very useful because you can pop it on the hob. Unlike the cheap asda one I bought for my student years.

Great deal! I will definitely pick one up if I see one. Great for cooking bread, gives a fantastic crust.

Pot Luck when you buy one of these!

alecb

What has a le Creuset (note spelling!) pan got that the JS version hasn't … What has a le Creuset (note spelling!) pan got that the JS version hasn't - apart from a very inflated price.If you must buy the brand try a day trip to France & pick one up at Auchan or similar and pocket the large difference between French & UK prices.



Quality of the cast iron primarily - the le creuset is much more uniform in both consistency and thickness which allows the heat to spread much more evenly. This lets you cook at lower temperatures, preventing burned areas and sticking. The enameling is also of a higher quality so chips and flakes a lot less. But the main thing you are paying for is the lifetime guarantee.

Just gone into the Kings Lynn Sainsburys, they're back up to full price

Wolfylee

I've got this and the wide 30" casserole type one. These are the best … I've got this and the wide 30" casserole type one. These are the best I've owned - very heavy and 'hold the heat'. The finish is a bit poo actually, I'll be surpised if you can find one in store that is unmarked where the lid meets the pot. Mine aren't on show so not an issue.These were my first pots of this type(massively heavy and heat holding) but now I've cooked in them a fair bit I'm very happy but would buy a LeCrueset if I had my time again. I can't see the cooking of food being any better, these are substantial enough, but I know the crueset finish is much hardier but these are very decent - get them screaming hot and bang steaks in them, unreal!These are inexpensive but not, by any means, cheap.


30" !!! how many are you cooking for ? and how big is your oven ?

Cold. Not le creuset

2muchmonth

this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that … this is NOT a le cresuet but if you can't afford to invest in one that lasts a life time....



That will be the same Le Cresuet that lasts a lifetime but the lid of mine suddenly broke in two after about 18 months of usage?

mattym09109

Quality of the cast iron primarily - the le creuset is much more uniform … Quality of the cast iron primarily - the le creuset is much more uniform in both consistency and thickness which allows the heat to spread much more evenly. This lets you cook at lower temperatures, preventing burned areas and sticking. The enameling is also of a higher quality so chips and flakes a lot less. But the main thing you are paying for is the lifetime guarantee.



Agreed. You will also partly pay for the name but that is the same for any high quality brand. You are paying for the piece of mind as well.

I have a Le Creuset one and also have had one of these in the past from Sainsburys. Yes, the Sainsburys one will do a job and at the price based on this 'offer' you can't really go wrong - it it lasts a couple of years then great.

However, my Le Creuset one as stated above is of a better build quality, will be higher quality materials and has a 'lifetime' guarantee (which is 40+ years I believe). It is eight years old and apart from a few stains is as good as the day it was taken out of the box.

Why do all of these cheap offers have to become an argument over brand x vs brand x. If you can't afford brand x don't be dismissive of it, if you don't want to buy brand x for whatever reason you believe is correct then that's fine.

Ultimately you can't argue with the price vs quality on this Casserole dish so have some heat - but let's all grow up shall we?
Edited by: "ipswich78" 22nd Sep 2014

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Trading Standards alert! Le Cresuet does NOT last a lifetime. We have … Trading Standards alert! Le Cresuet does NOT last a lifetime. We have binned 3 that lasted less than 15 years. My MiL still has her old ones but the modern stuff is trading on reputation and marketing.



lecreuset.co.uk/Ser…es/

From their site -

Le Creuset have been making world-class cookware for almost 100 years. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset cookware offers outstanding performance time after time. As we believe in giving you uncompromising quality, our product ranges come with the following guarantees:

Cast Iron: Lifetime guarantee

3-ply Stainless Steel: Lifetime guarantee

Toughened Non-Stick: Lifetime guarantee

Bakeware: Lifetime guarantee

Stoneware: 5-year guarantee

Kettles: 5-year guarantee

Wine Accessories: 10-year guarantee (Metal Collection & lever models) and 5-year guarantee (Everyday Range)
Edited by: "JezUK" 22nd Sep 2014

Good value i bought mine £40 few years ago - love it.

Not a substitute for supplements but useful if you have anaemia.

aztech

Not a substitute for supplements but useful if you have anaemia.



It won't make a jot of difference to anyone with anaemia as it's enamelled on the inside. The food never touches any iron.

I've owned three Le Creuset casseroles and the iron roasting dish for over seven years. I really like them and use them all the time but don't think they're worth the RRP.

Edited by: "dan1979" 22nd Sep 2014

I have both Le Creuset and Sainsburys. The main difference I can see is in the enamelling as others have said, the Sainsburys one all seem to pick up small chips. I can't say for sure about the difference in cooking quality.

Anyone know of any internally non-enamelled ones? I really don't want an enamelled on the inside one, which will chip.

Ikea used to do one (still got it, 20 years later) and once it is seasoned it's really non-stick and you don't have to fear chipping, you can use any utensils.

Groovii D

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Since when does £15 = £12? oO

darren_85

Pointless, just cook on the hob! Better still stop cooking wartime meals!



And all those french classics? How on earth could you cook everything with direct heat? Speaking of which, great deal for cast iron.

I've got Le Crueset stuff which has chipped all over the place so spending the extra doesn't stop that. It doesn't impair performance though, just makes them look a bit rustic.
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