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RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 05-Jun-11 15:00:04

Want to make more casseroles, but only have a small earthenware casserole which isn't big enough for family meals (and obv can't go on the hob).

Any recommendations? I have a ceramic hob btw Thanks smile

mummakaz Sun 05-Jun-11 19:36:16

I know it's not the answer your looking for but Slow cookers are great for casseroles smile

emsyj Sun 05-Jun-11 20:32:37

A Le Creuset - I have this one and it's amazing. They are stupendously £££££ but we got it as a wedding present.

It goes on the hob and in the oven. Nothing sticks to it so it takes seconds to clean. We use it for everything - soups, stews, pies, casseroles.... I have got a lasagne in mine at the moment!

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 05-Jun-11 21:09:09

emsy have been thinking Le Creuset - do you know if they are ok for ceramic/induction hob?

emsyj Sun 05-Jun-11 21:14:14

Our hob is gas, so not used one on a ceramic or induction hob, but the Le Creuset website suggests they are suitable -

CliffTumble Sun 05-Jun-11 21:15:07

I use my le Creuset on an induction hob. Magnets, innit, so cast iron works fine ;-)

fuckmepinkandcallmerosie Sun 05-Jun-11 21:15:28

Le Creuset work on ceramic, and also work on induction. They're great, but I got a cheapy fake bake version from tesco's and it's also good and was about a quarter of the price

But a slow cooker, in Tescos for about £10 or £15 is also a good investment

TheSkiingGardener Sun 05-Jun-11 21:23:44

Le Creuset. If you are anywhere near Portsmouth there is an outlet shop at Gunwharf Quays that does seconds at reduced prices (but not hugely reduced)

They are fantastic

emsyj Sun 05-Jun-11 21:42:31

They have a Le Creuset shop at Cheshire Oaks outlet too - mostly unpopular colours. We got a reduced-price cooker top kettle there really cheap because it was a very ugly shade of turquoisey blue!

Needle Mon 06-Jun-11 00:07:04

I've got a really good cast Iron 5l casserole which was from Sainsbury's "different by design" range. It could be a good alternative to Le Creuset, as it only cost £40. Most of the big stores have them I think.

piprabbit Mon 06-Jun-11 00:11:48

Le Crueset are 20% off today, on line at John Lewis.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 06-Jun-11 11:25:36

Thanks for all the replies - tempting me towards JL and Le Creuset (not that I ever take much tempting where JL is concerned grin).

Not sure whether we're near any outlet places, so will check that avenue...

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