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Fontignac enameled cast iron dutch ovens

Posted by catherinet (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 22, 11 at 17:35

I have a Le Creuset pot and love it. I decided to get a larger oval roaster and bought a Fontignac at Bed Bath and Beyond for a much cheaper price than Le Creuset. I had read good things about it.
When I got it home I realized it had a small pinhole blemish in the enamel that went down to the cast iron. I wrote the company and they said that it would be fine.
Well, when I decided to keep the thing, and put the lid on it, I realized that it was too loose and wouldn't seal.
I returned it.
I have since read online that others have found this problem with Fontignac pot lids.
Anyone else here find that a problem? The price is so much cheaper than Le Creuset, I would love it to work out some time.

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RE: Fontignac enameled cast iron dutch ovens

I think I've seen those and BB&B, and thought they were reasonably priced for something from France. That said, Le Creuset cast iron has the best enamel.
I have some Staub, another French company, and I like the black insides, but Le Creuset's exteriors are the best. My favorite oven is the larger Staub, my favorite smaller piece is a Le Creuset shallow oval that I use for au gratin potatoes.

RE: Fontignac enameled cast iron dutch ovens

I was looking at the Fontignacs at BB&B too. The display piece had a big area of enamel worn away on the handle. That didn't bode well with me.

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