Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Splurges

I often write about being on a budget...but every once in a while a product is so worth it's high price tag!

I absolutely love my Le Creuset dutch oven.

"LeCreuset was founded in 1925 in France by two Belgian industrialists - Armand Desaegher (a casting specialist) and Octave Aubecq (an enameling specialist). The pair introduced the signature Le Creuset round cocotte (French/Dutch Oven) soon after; the cocotte remains the company's most popular cookware piece to this day.
In 1934 Le Creuset introduced the signature Flame (orange) colored enamel on its cast iron cookware items."

I was first attracted to the great colors available (big surprise), then I found out how wonderful they are to cook with. Everything just tastes better!

I have a 5 1/2 quart dutch oven in Caribbean that I leave on my stove top ready to go. This is a great size for a family of four.

We also have a 7 1/4 quart dutch oven in kiwi. Since my husband loves to cook for our family gatherings, this large size gets plenty of use.

New colors are always being added-purple is the newest.

The price for the 5 1/2 quart dutch oven is around $250, and yes it's worth every penny. All you really need is one, and with proper care it will be enjoyed by future generations.



  1. They are beautiful,the colors are so fun! I love your tile by the way.

  2. I got a red one of these for a wedding present about 14 years ago and it is still going strong! They are the best cookware you can buy and worth their hefty price tag! They make an excellent wedding gift too! I just wish I had that pretty light blue! X

  3. You're so right...Le Creuset is always worth the price...and the colors are so great!!! I love using these pots my kitchen styling work. And TJ Maxx sometimes has great buys on them...

  4. I think that Williams-Sonoma is having some kind of Le Crueset special running right now that is supposed to be pretty good!

  5. Oh I love Le Crueset! I have only a few pieces and use them each week.

    Your blog is great! I'm your newest follower -- came visiting from Debbiedoos!

  6. Love that dutch oven. We almost splurged one day, and I do see a splurge in my future on this . Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  7. I have a red one something like this and I love it! Sometimes ya just gotta take the plunge!

  8. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I too dream of a leCreuset pan, and I have put it on our wedding list, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  9. I'm always admiring those in stores, I just cant make the commitment. Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment. I'm now following and would love it if you followed me as well.

  10. I don't have one of these but I've always wanted one. I agree that the colors sell them! Sort of like the Kitchenaid mixers. A great product and pretty too! I saw your link at Debbie's. If you have time come visit my blog and join my giveaway if you haven't already! ~Ann

  11. A newly single friend of mine GAVE me his orange dutch oven..can you believe that? I guess it reminded him of his ex. I LOVE it!! Great post - JenT

  12. I have wanted one of these for a while. YOu love it really? I hope to take the plunge and buy one before next winter and homemade soup and stew season. I enjoyed looking around your blog.

  13. I've never splurged on one of these although I've had it on my wish list. Thanks for sharing the's always good to hear the real deal from someone that's using the product.

    I came by from Debbiedoo's and glad I did! I have a giveaway going right now ~ stop by if you can.


  14. Thanks for the info on Dutch Ovens. I've used a stainless one for years. Maybe I need to upgrade. I'm a new follower from Debbie's Newbie Party! Would love to have you follow me. Thanks, Helen of Helen's Decor


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