I want to buy Cast Iron Cookware?

I was looking to buy a cast iron cookware for my kitchen according to a review that I read on internet " Le Creuset Cookware Reviews"
but I still love to know your opinion?

I am hooked on Staub for its superb self-basting braising and excellent interior easy-cleanup finish. Here is a comparison of the two brands. While Le Creuset colors are bright, Staub’s are rich and deep… Mine are in Aubergine.

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I do have one piece of Le Cruset, a 7 quart dutch oven. I love it! It does all the things I want from a dutch oven.

However, it was a gift. Le Creuset is very pricey. I think they do have factory outlet stores where you can get pieces for less money. I think that there have been very favorable comparisons with Staub. Staub is much more reasonably priced and you get the same performance. So a bigger bang for your buck.

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Thanks for your opinion. I really appreciate it.

Thanks for sharing a wonderful review.

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Staub is more reasonably priced?? I need to do some studying. It seemed to me that Staub was WAY pricier than Le Creuset. But I never actually compared them.

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I absolutely love our Le Crueset. We got it at a 40% off sale at Sur La Table because it had a little nick in the enamel and because it wasn’t in one of the trendy colors. But none of that matters–we use it at least once a week and I’m sure it’s going to last for years.

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I should also say that if you want a regular cast iron skillet, you can’t beat the products from Lodge. Made in the USA, and really good quality.

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I have several pieces of the Lodge enamel cast iron and like it better than my Le Crueset and Staub; and at 1/3 of the price.
Lodge Enamel

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Thanks.! Lecruset price is so high thats why I need a opinion. Now I will go for lodge or staub.

I find the Lodge to be very nice and heavy duty, with a more rounded, softer look, and I think the enamel is thicker than the others, and seems to stain much, much, less. Also the top has a bit tighter fit, so less moisture escapes during long braises.

Staub is in the same price range as the Le Creuset.

What kind of stove do you have? I’ve got a glass-top stove, and my Le Creuset frying pan has a smooth bottom so it works fine on it, but the Lodge stuff is rougher and has more shape to it (ring around the outside edge, etc.) so it’s not a good match.

If I had a gas stove or traditional electric burner stove, I’d go for Lodge - much cheaper, and you can find it everywhere in case you decide you want a shape you don’t already have.

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I have pretty much everything cast iron but Staub, except my Lodge stuff is not enameled. I don’t want the Staub because its dark interior is not conducive to seeing development of fond.

Le Creuset is the best, but I never bought one for years because of price until I found one at an outlet store–got a discontinued pot for $150 or less that would have cost $220+ normally. A low-sided but broad dutch oven, really terrific.

At Walmart and other places, you can find much cheaper pots by Tramontina. They work just fine, but the enameling is not as durable. But, especially with care, a Tramontina pot will last you years.

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