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23rd Oct 2008, 18:35
All was silent, all was still.

Davaar surveyed Davaar Acres, more accurately Davaar Square Yards. Suddenly, out of the what? Yes, the blue. Out of the blue:

Frau Davaar: "Do you want to go and look at a Creuset Pot?"

D starts guiltily. More silence:

Davaar: "No."

I do not wish but think I ought
To go and see a Creuset Pot:
'Tis true! It never will be mine;
It will belong to D. Fraeulein.

23rd Oct 2008, 18:37
oh I don't know Mr Davaar sire.... all my Le Crusets have been hijacked by he who shall not me named nor blamed.... :rolleyes:

23rd Oct 2008, 18:51
Come now Davaar you too must surely apply the saccharine of 'choice' to the reflexive?

All good marraiges depend on it.

'Sie hat sich ein Le Creuset gekauft'

23rd Oct 2008, 19:00
Yes, but they're mine, all mine, ever will be mine, bought over 30 years ago in France, no chips, no broken bits, loads of nice crusty bits on some though. Get off, they are my one and only non walking, for ever talking big kno*kered, lovely face, loveley legs things I've got and I own.:O:E

23rd Oct 2008, 19:05
From your post it would appear Frau Davaar needs some brushing up on technique.

"What are looking looking at darling?"

"I'm browsing holidays in Mexico"

"We just had a holiday and we certainly can't afford another in Mexico"

"Oh, I'm not planning one, I was just looking 'cos I saw a bargain"

"Bargain or not, we can't afford it and anyway we're really busy this Autumn,"

"I know, I was only looking, just out of curiosity. We're not booking anything. We don't have to go anywhere."

Right then, I'd might as well go and dig out the poncho.

23rd Oct 2008, 19:38
I lost my Le Creuset pans in a night of the long knives a long time ago. Lost the knives too.

Look at them, that's le lethal. You'll end up coming back with le nice wine glasses and le nice Dualit toaster as well.

tony draper
23rd Oct 2008, 20:12
One has always felt one's education was somewhat lacking,alas tiz true, one has not the faintest idea what a Le Creuset pot or is or indeed what part it plays in better informed peoples lives.
Whatever it is it sounds furrin,not the kind of thing a Englishman should have in his kitchen.

the incivil beast
23rd Oct 2008, 20:21
one has not the faintest idea what a Le Creuset pot or is or indeed what part it plays in better informed peoples lives.some pics here (http://www.kitchencritic.co.uk/2007/04/teal_le_creuset_john_lewis_exc_1.html)
Whatever it is it sounds furrin'tis even worse than that, one heard 'tis manufactured sarf of le Channel :rolleyes:

tony draper
23rd Oct 2008, 20:31
Thank you Mr Beast,they look like summat me granny used to do porridge in,one shall stick wi me stainless steel pots an pans,one thing I do know.enamel has a tendency to chip when being bashed about whilst being washed up,or upon impacting with a human head.

23rd Oct 2008, 20:32
They'd be good oop north Drapes, wimmin could beat men round the head with for loosin al't money on't whippets. They heavy.

23rd Oct 2008, 20:33
Le Creuset? If I want buffed up muskles, I'll hit the gym. Besides the handles catch fire on any decent gas hob.

El Grifo
23rd Oct 2008, 21:01
Yeah, they brings a whole new meanin t' the word "chips"

23rd Oct 2008, 21:29
Friend Davaar, speaking as a former skeptic, run, don't walk, to the nearest Le Creuset store. I was a non-believer for years, forty to be exact. Then last week for our fortieth wedding anniversary we recieved a Le Creuset Dutch oven. After only three meals, the scales have fallen from mine eyes and I have seen the path to true gastronomical salvation. :ok:

23rd Oct 2008, 21:36
Been there.
Got one.
$190.00 marked down to $109.00.
Distaff side ecstatic.

Do we go back for the set of four at $1,000.0 marked down to $400.00? Who can tell?

Lon More
23rd Oct 2008, 21:44
We got a set when we married. The ex took them when she left and the kitchen then stopped sinking into the ground.
I came across one of the 1958 Lowry designed ones on Ebay last year,
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/img/0106/lecreuset.jpg I think shipping costs put people off, but as it was about 5 km away I bid 10 and won it. I see copies are now available for 99

24th Oct 2008, 01:10
Ah well, could be worse, I've got one of those Alessi kettles with the little singing bird on the top. Used once to see if it did actually make a noise.
Rest of it's working life, an Alessi book end that looks awfully like a kettle.

Well I'm not going to wait for that to boil everytime I want a cup of tea.

24th Oct 2008, 09:19
hmm bit of an expensive bookend that (http://www.utilitydesign.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/UtilityDesign/_9093/123337/Hob%20Top%20Bird%20Kettle), fos? :bored:

24th Oct 2008, 09:36
OTOH, my Dualit toaster is my besty mate. We've been together longer than any of my wimmin.

24th Oct 2008, 09:44
(http://www.utilitydesign.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/UtilityDesign/_9093/123337/Hob%20Top%20Bird%20Kettle)hmm bit of an expensive bookend that (http://www.utilitydesign.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/UtilityDesign/_9093/123337/Hob%20Top%20Bird%20Kettle), fos? http://static.pprune.org/images/smilies/wbored.gif
I didn't think the Schloss Fos did books. Didn't the Idiot eat the library at sometime or other?

Which makes it, by default, an even more expensive bookend.

24th Oct 2008, 09:59
Le Creuset

Mrs. ExS ( just say it ) saw one on the NZ clone of eBay, bid a phenomenal price to ensure success, and of course won. Trouble was it was a long way away. ( NZ is about the same length as John O'Groats to Lands' End )

Vendor swore black and blue to pack it properly, but postman cheerfully carried jangling parcel to front door. Post Office claimed no responsibility but surprisingly Vendor accepted blame and refunded cheque ! Sometimes faith in Human Nature is restored.

Course, we don't have the Le Creuset, and as BA are about to steal my Staff Travel off me, we don't have much chance of going to Harrods, or Fouchon, to replace it any time soon. I guess we'll have to settle for Nieman Marcus - Rodeo Drive is closer.

Rather be Gardening
24th Oct 2008, 10:33
I have a set of 3 white ones, which I've used for years. Great to cook with, but a tiny bit of a pain as they have to be washed by hand (wooden handles, so can't go in dishwasher). Have occasionally been tempted to go back to this method - one-pot cooking has a lot going for it.


24th Oct 2008, 10:34
As a Russian friend said (incredulously): "You want log burners and iron cook pots? We've been trying to get away from that since before I was born."

Mr Grimsdale
24th Oct 2008, 10:39
I bet they're chuffing excellent for practising your drumming on.:ok:

tony draper
24th Oct 2008, 10:47
That a whole Missionary sized pot Madam Gardening?:rolleyes:

Rather be Gardening
24th Oct 2008, 10:54
Yep. Haven't seen any Jehovah's Witnesses around for a while now ..........:}

24th Oct 2008, 11:04
I can't see any broomsticks parked in the background!!!????

Rather be Gardening
24th Oct 2008, 11:11
It was in for a service. Kept shedding twigs in mid-flight.

24th Oct 2008, 11:11
No, it wasn't that expensive, it was a pressy, anyway it looks cool.
Idiot only reads newspapers, backs of sweet wrappers and napkins so the books are safe.

Lifting a Le Creuset casserole dish out of an low height oven is like the start of Kung Fu years back, red hot and very heavy cauldron thing which burns your arms. Then you open it and it's got about a tablespoon of stew in the bottom.