Great Find on Enameled Cast Iron Cookware
The Home Goods store in Encinitas, CA has a good selection of Lafont enameled cast iron cookware. I bought a 3.5 qt dutch oven for $40, then came home and researched (Googled) the quality. It is on par with LC and Staubs, and may be superior with its "advanced, porcelain enamel. Unlike other well known brands, it can endure the use of metal utensils, heavy bladed knives, and cleaning with green scourers". It comes with a lifetime guarantee, and two knobs--wooden for stovetop, metal for oven use. The prices were incredible, and it is endorsed by Michelin rated restaurant chefs in Europe. Also--good reviews on buzzillions and amazon.com. I believe it is made in France of the highest quality materials. Since it sells at Home Goods, you might also find it as sister stores Marshall's and TJ Maxx.