Originally Posted by Tricky
I bought the Costco one a few years ago, and its great. Performs just like my mother in law's La Creuset and is a fraction of the price.
I've seen the Kirkland CI, and have heard great things about it. I already had three sizes of Le Crueset, or I would have bought the Kirkland.
I have a Le Crueset outlet store close by. All my pieces are factory seconds. Don't ask me what the flaws are, because I couldn't find any flaws.
Originally Posted by BigBellyBBQ
Enamel can not and will not heat evenly, nor can you get a sear like cast iron.
If this is referring to enameled CI, mine heats as evenly as bare CI, and I have no problem getting a good sear. I don't notice any cooking difference between my Le Crueset and my Griswold -- and bare CI doesn't get much better than Griswold.