Le Creuset UK vs USA; Matte Black vs Satin Black

DJL1February 3, 2014

I'm trying to find info and have been largely unsuccessful. First, Le Creuset UK offers the really cool frying pans which are round and have the long handles (phenolic black, nowadays, instead of wood) just as a regular frying pan, while LC USA only offers the "Heritage Edition" with the wooden handles. I'm wanting to know the differences in these pans? One difference I noticed is the USA fry pans of this nature have the matte black interior finish and the UK have the satin black. Is one better than the other? Also, what are the differences in size, weight, design, etc? The Heritage Edition pans from the LC USA site say they are designed based on the old original design. And finally, where can you find the UK ones in the USA?

Also, a really important question I'd like answered is where to find replacement handles for these skillets (either wood or phenolic, doesn't matter) in the USA? The only ones I've found are in the UK, except a couple phenols on eBay for a ridiculous FIFTY something dollars.

Any LC buffs out there care to share your knowledge? This is driving me crazy not being able to find an affordable replacement handle for my LC frying pan.


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You could try calling this place. I believe LC must be imported through the port of Charleston because their warehouse is in a nearby community. There is also an outlet store there that is a bit larger than your typical LC outlets.
Yemassee Center
30 Lane St.
Yemassee, SC 29945
(843) 589-6650
Monday - Friday: 9 - 6
Saturday: 8 - 6
Sunday: 10 - 6

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:42AM
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Deleted for mysterious Twilight Zone duplicate post.

Here is a link that might be useful: Le Creuset link

This post was edited by kitchendetective on Tue, Feb 25, 14 at 17:32

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:36PM
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You could try the "Contact us" link at Le Creuset.

"For questions about this website, the products offered on this website, or other topics related to Le Creuset, please contact our Consumer Services department toll-free at 1-877-418-5547, or email us at Consumer-Services@LeCreuset.com. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (excluding national holidays).

For press inquiries, contact Coaction Public Relations at 212-268-5078, or email colleen@coactionpr.com."

I shlepped flame colored Le Creuset back from Paris thirty-eight years ago, and I noticed a defect in the interior enamel of one oval French oven last week. If I send it in and it is replaced, I will no longer have my beloved first piece. Perhaps I should just retire it. ;

Here is a link that might be useful: Le Creuset link

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:38PM
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