To my fellow Kansas City residents: You may want to head over to the Le Creuset store in Leawood, Kansas. The sales deals are unbelievable and this is a brand that isn’t always easy to find at a discount. Some pieces are marked down by 45%, if you buy more than $150 you get a free bread pan or other gift, there are stacked discounts for quantity purchases in other categories (e.g., 20%, 25%+ for buying 6 or more pieces of stoneware or cast iron), and there are more colors than you’ve probably ever seen in a single place. I think they are good for the next few days; they expire at the end of January if I recall correctly.
[mainbodyad]This is the company of cookware that we gifted to most of our family members this Christmas. It’s great stuff as long as you follow the directions (e.g., don’t put a damp stoneware dish in the oven because the water in it will expand and crack), which aren’t difficult to remember. The cast iron products offer a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects – I’ve heard stories of people returning one that broke after 30 or 40 years! These are workhorses in the kitchen.
They are constantly doing cooking demonstrations in the open kitchen that sits in the center of the showroom floor. These pictures do not do justice to how nice the store is. Really, they have almost everything you can imagine and it feels much warmer than the lighting would have you believe. Plus, it is right next door to one of the most famous ice cream parlors in Kansas City.
We have few other stops to make while in the neighborhood. If you have time, think about checking out the sales event. It’s about as good of pricing as you’re ever going to get on anything made by the famous cookware giant.