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Omg La Cruset casserole dishes are now £170!!

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IvyBean Wed 27-May-15 21:03:27

I last bought one in a French supermarket for £40 and it needs replacing

£170 on JL!!!

I can't believe anybody would pay that.

You can get a new oven for less.shock

NomiMalone Wed 27-May-15 21:04:43

That's ridiculous.

My mum has promised me her extensive collection when she pops off. I'll wait till then grin .

IvyBean Wed 27-May-15 21:05:55

Me too.

usualsuspect333 Wed 27-May-15 21:06:18

Some people have more money than sense.

FuzzyWizard Wed 27-May-15 21:08:36

They are mad prices now! Sometimes they show up in tk maxx or home sense at prices that don't require a mortgage. I got a perfectly good casserole dish from sainsburys (whatever their premium own brand is called) think it was £25 reduced down from £40.

2tired2bewitty Wed 27-May-15 21:08:36

Sainsbury's do volcano orange casserole dishes that look convincingly similar, work just as well (it's just a dish) and cost a fraction of the Le Cruset price

bluebump Wed 27-May-15 21:08:59

Blimey! I better not break mine then as there is no way it will be replaced at that price.

2tired2bewitty Wed 27-May-15 21:09:12

X post!

BrianButterfield Wed 27-May-15 21:10:16

There are outlets - we got our casserole dish at the York outlet store. The savings are good but they often do deals on top.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 27-May-15 21:10:28

I have no idea why they are so expensive. Does anyone know? Are there ground-up diamonds in the enamel glaze or something??

I would truly love one but no chance at the price they are.

ChuffinAda Wed 27-May-15 21:10:55

I got the cream set for £40 a couple of years ago on amazon. That's crazy prices!

IvyBean Wed 27-May-15 21:11:09

I got the Sainsbos one to replace it last time but all the enamel is chipping off.Sadly.

andadietcoke Wed 27-May-15 21:11:38

Bloody hell. We have an entire range of black cast iron. I'm sure none of them cost anywhere near that, and they're not that old. Forgiving though - look brand new.

IvyBean Wed 27-May-15 21:13:49

You could get them in French hypermarkets years ago(I nursed my last one back by my feet in the car for two days) but no more.

Clearly they're going for the upmarket clientele now.

£170 though,£170!!!

FirstWeTakeManhattan Wed 27-May-15 21:15:43

We've slowly added to our Le Creuset over the years - DH had a set of casserole dishes as a present from his parents which was a good start!

It's expensive, but it's great to cook with and it lasts a lifetime. Cooking as a family is a big part of our lives, and I love the idea that these pans and dishes etc will be passed on to our children. My late father was a keen cook and I have a saucepan and wooden of his which I treasure, along with memories of him using them.

I picked up some in the Debenhams sale a while back. I don't think I would buy them at full price now even though I love them.

ephemeralfairy Wed 27-May-15 21:16:20

Jesus. I got a beautiful turquoise one from my friends for my 30th, I almost wept when I opened it.
I knew they were expensive but not THAT extortionate...!

WhereYouLeftIt Wed 27-May-15 21:16:54

Have a look on eBay. Some seriously expensive ones, but also some bargains depending on what piece you are looking for.

RolyPolierThanThou Wed 27-May-15 21:17:15

It's Le Creuset.

Just want to point that out, because I was once given a writing assignment at work where i was required to spell it correctly off the top of my head repeatedly. I learned to remember it by noting it had the word 'use' in the middle. Drove me bonkers, that word.

I think they are ludicrously overpriced but they've gone down the lifestyle item, use this to decorate your kitchen sort of thing. It's enamelled cast iron not gold!

Waswondering Wed 27-May-15 21:17:40

They can be made of iron or ceramic. Latter is much cheaper. Don't know if the applies here?

ghostyslovesheep Wed 27-May-15 21:19:01

they'd have to be made from unicorn vomit for me to pay that much for a pan grin

Marshy Wed 27-May-15 21:19:38

Quote reasonable really as you can cancel gym membership owing to the workout you get every time you use them!

Far too heavy for <feeble>

Bombinate Wed 27-May-15 21:19:55

The handle has broken on mine too:-( they were only £70 10 years ago.

Marshy Wed 27-May-15 21:20:10

Quite, obvs....

Theas18 Wed 27-May-15 21:20:24


Aldi have really rather goid enamelled cast iron casseroles when it's " cast iron cookware week" iyswim but it comes around , and they are v good value.

Alternatively a weekend in France to pick one up!

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