I pride myself on being able to find things that I want at a fraction of their retail price. Over the weekend, I purchased a couple of new (used) Le Creuset French Ovens (over $700 value) for $100 total. I got a 7.25 qt and a 5.5 qt. I was eager to use one, so I found a great recipe on Food Network and got busy. The pots cooked as advertised – great heat retention and dispersion, and super easy clean-up. If you are thinking about getting a Le Creuset, go for it! Check out craigslist.com in your area to find a great deal like I did.
Here is the recipe I used from Food Network
And here are some pictures of the process.