And the drop in value of the pound, £1.40 to £1.14
Thats inflation for ya
Similar experience for us. We bought one in a sale from a discount shop, and 5 or 6 years on it developed a crack. We took it in on the off chance to our local Le Creuset High Street shop and they replaced it without a moments hesitation. Definitely a good investment. That was actually their stoneware, yet still covered by same service.
I'm looking for a 22cm shallow casserole, not on the sale here, £95 on the site, anyone seen any cheaper? Don't care about the colour but Le Creuset only, no knockoffs lol.
I had an older one that I seem to remember costing me £35, possibly in a sale at Allders :) . The enamel chipped a couple of years ago and I took it to a Letter Creuset shop for advice. They replaced it on the spot with a new one with £120 tag on it! Seems like a good investment to me, if that service continues.