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Sun May 16, 2021, 03:38 PM

I love Visions and Le Creuset cookware

I just really appreciate the cookware I use

My daughter got me a set of Visions before it was taken off the market. I was able to get 2 partial sets at yard sales, both like new. I wanted to get another 2 quart saucepan and that is when I found out Visions was off the market. I read that people were reporting the pieces exploding and hurting cooks and damaging kitchens. I read defenses of Visions and noted that many people said if you avoided extremes of temperature changes, you'd probably not have trouble. So I am careful to avoid from fridge to stove, or vice versa. I like that my food cooks well and tatses good.

One of the Chinese students we mentored sent me 3 pieces of Le Creuset cookware. I used all of them, but I really love the covered casserole. It is perfect for my small roasted dinners, and cleans up very easily.

I still have a metal roaster, in case I ever again cook a turkey and I kept 2 metal saucepans in case I need them to make candy or other high temp food. I have a set of Corning Ware mixing bowls/casseroles, but since they are 50 years old, I stopped using them in the oven.

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Reply I love Visions and Le Creuset cookware (Original post)
Marthe48 May 16 OP
MerryHolidays May 16 #1
Marthe48 May 16 #3
hlthe2b May 16 #2
Marthe48 May 16 #4
catbyte May 16 #5
Marthe48 May 16 #6
Warpy May 16 #7
Marthe48 May 16 #8
Warpy May 16 #9

Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 03:42 PM

1. We got my wife a Le Creuset thingy

It was shockingly expensive, but she uses it all the time. I have no idea how it works, but I am very honored to taste the products from it!

My post is probably not one of the more illuminating posts in this group...

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #1)

Sun May 16, 2021, 04:37 PM

3. Appreciation post

You nailed it

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 04:04 PM

2. I thought Visions was discontinued, but I see it on Amazon and on the corningware website...

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A lot of it does not say "vintage" on Amazon. So, it is back on the market? Can't help but be curious about this.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun May 16, 2021, 04:38 PM

4. I'll look

It has been a long time since I looked. I'd still like a 2 qt. pan

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 05:12 PM

5. I love my LeCreuset dutch oven. When I bought it I was worried it was too heavy, but it's my

go-to for just about everything. I bought a brazier but I don't use it as much because it's too big for most things, but I really like it when I do use it.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #5)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:52 PM

6. I usually stir-fry

but I love having the Le Creuset if I want a roasted dinner

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Response to Marthe48 (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:06 PM

7. I have 2 Le Creuset Dutch ovens and a grll pan

I have to lift them with towels over my forearms, my forearms under the flanges, but I still love them. Nothing is better for soups, stews,m or Dutch oven breads.

Years ago I found one of their frypans in a thrift shop, had a chip in the rim. I used it for ages but changes in temperature turned the chip into a crack and then into a large failure of the enamel. Broke my heart, I loved that thing.

I've never owned glass cookware. I do know it's not a problem unless you set a hot pot or pan down on a cold, wet surface. Use a dry potholder or a trivet, you'll be just fine. Misuse it, it will explode.

My cookware is a motley assembly, pieces bought open stock on sale according to their use.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Sun May 16, 2021, 11:04 PM

8. Most of my kitchen is a collection

The Le Creuset and the first set of Visions were gifts. I have pots, pans and bakeware which belonged to my grandmothers, a pan that belonged to my husband's grandmother, and pans and utensils which belonged to my Mom. I was pleased that so many terrific cooks were represented in my kitchens. When my kids grew up, I started getting new kitchenware for Christmas and birthdays

All of us of a certain age have a well-equipped kitchen, but I know most of the things stay in the cupboard these days.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #8)

Sun May 16, 2021, 11:18 PM

9. My mother and her mother hated cooking and it showed

I think my dad's mother left her stuff to my aunt, which is fine. I was on my own.

All I really need are a wok and a soup pot to double for pasta and rice. Everything else is luxury.

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