Le Creuset vs Staub

Thank you everyone for all your advice over the whole Le Creuset issue I’ve been worrying about. I had resolved to wait to buy a large cast-iron pot until we move to a new house, that was at least until Sarah and I stumbled on the annual sale at Williams-Sonoma this week.  There it was the mother of all pots…

The 13 1/4 quart, 22 pounder, Staub Round Cocotte:

Suggested retail on this baby is $500 and guess how much I found it for? $133!!!

Williams-Sonoma has been carrying this brand for some time now. I have never considered it as everyone I know is more than happy with Le Creuset. But this deal got me and as it was the last pot at my store I had to snatch it up.

I’m blogging this for two purposes:

Firstly, to let you know of the insane deal. If anyone is needing a gargantuan pot in your life, run to your closest Williams-Sonoma ASAP.

Secondly, I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with this brand? Apparently this pot is supposed to last longer than a human life, so it is a big commitment for me if I’m going to pass this down to my grandchildren! From the information I can gather from the internet Staub seem very comparable to Le Creuset?

You really should see the size of this thing, it takes up half of our kitchen. If this is a keeper, come winter it really will be the never-ending pot of soup around here.

5 Responses to “Le Creuset vs Staub”

  1. Andrea Says:

    I love purchases like that! Sounds like a great investment piece.

  2. john Says:

    Do you remember the story of the ‘magic porridge pot’? I hope your soup pot will be the same – we will be calling in.

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  4. Bri Says:

    Congrats! What a deal. Just fyi there will be a Le Crueset outlet at the new outlets by Sarah’s. I hear it is usually “seconds” but still.

  5. LB Says:

    I trust products at Williams and Sonoma. My purchases there have been top notch. Congrats on this deal!! I’m sure you’ll be happy with it.