I Want a Target Chefmate Dutch Oven

January 29, 2007 · 6 comments · Print This Post

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Oh happy day! I have been trying to hunt down the Target Chefmate Dutch Oven ever since I read about it in Cooks Illustrated after Christmas. I naively thought that I would be able to simply walk into Target, pick up this bright red pot and start cooking stews to my hearts content. I vividly remembered seeing them all over the place before the article came out, but of course none were to be found as soon as the Test Kitchen declared this $40 item to be on par with the much more expensive Le Creuset versions. I still covet the Le Creuset, but for the penny pinching time being I’ll happily make do with my Target knock off. However, please note that should Le Creuset ever decide to make pastel additions to their cast iron line my credit card will be making a command appearance. Just imagine the brilliance of a pink Le Creuset — “Le Sigh…”

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Madeline January 29, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Don’t tell, but I purchased by beloved Le Creuset at Marshall’s (a discount store). He has a tiny little chip that only I know about, but I still love him.


2 Lys January 31, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Erin – I hate to say it, but L/C now has pots in Carribean which are to.die.for and they are on sale at Bloomingdales. Unfortunately I found the red at Home Goods for over 70% off and have started to add to my collection. I’m seriously contemplating a color change tho… Do red and teal mix?? HMMMMM…


3 Erin February 1, 2007 at 7:00 am


Teal is a seriously HOT color. And no one likes a completely matchy matchy kitchen. I say go for it. My god, it’s even on sale. It’s calling to me in a big way. I’m sort of bummed now that I bought that Target pot. Ha ha. Anyway, go forth & purchase!


4 nicky January 24, 2008 at 8:12 am

i have seen pastel colour L.C pots i love the pink and the blue ones.


5 Carpediem February 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Erin, I too have see the pink pastel dutch ovens on the internet (available from France) try http://www.allpinkstuff.com

I also live near a Le Creuset outlet store, but they only carry current “hot selling” colors. Anyway, I have not seen these available in the United States – still on the search.
I am a breast cancer survivor, and would really like a pink dutch oven in my kitchen!!!


6 Carpediem February 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Here is another web sight worth checking out http://www.pots-and-pans.co.uk/acatalog/Chasseur.html
also a French company brand: Chasseur (they have a pink line currently available).


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