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Oh yeah, all my Le Creuset has come from TJ Maxx, and some of my knives as well, I suspect (they were gifts). TJ's and Marshall's are the BEST for discounted brand-name kitchenware, they get Emille Henry too, and Calphalon, and others.

Laurel, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:14 (fifteen years ago) link

And Laguiole knives.

Madchen, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 11:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I got some of those knives! Both steak knives and cheese knives - I got them for their beautiful pearly handles (and v. cheap price), but the blades are surprisingly good.

Jaq, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:23 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

Can anyone tell me about carbon steel pans, and specifically Misen? I've been loving our cast irons, but my wife finds them too heavy (and they are admittedly unwieldy for certain functions). Supposedly a carbon steel is "the best of both worlds" but I've also heard the seasoning can be challenging.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 28 November 2021 02:23 (one year ago) link

it's kind of weird that the two materials are compared so frequently since the weight disparity means they respond very very differently. to me they're much closer to stainless with the theoretical benefit of a natural nonstick coating. nothing wrong with that.

idk why misen specifically would be important, these pans are pretty generic. i got the bk black steel from sur la table which is preseasoned and it's been just fine.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 28 November 2021 02:32 (one year ago) link

just bc they did a good job targeting me with ads I guess. It seems like the prices atm are pretty similar to the BK - they are doing a bundle of a 12" and a 10" for about $100.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 28 November 2021 02:37 (one year ago) link

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