I’ve always loved Le Creuset, even before I realized how awesome they were and that they weren’t just sexy as hell. But, they are sexy… and they make fantastic pieces of cookware and other kitchen items (i.e. my tea kettle in the blue you see to the left). I am not into the whole crunchy, cast-iron thing where the piece of cookware is about 100 years old, “But the food it makes tastes so good because it’s SEASONED so well!” Yeah, seasoning means not cleaning your stuff. Even *I* have a little issue with that. Le Creuset makes enamel covered cast iron items (amongst other things). So you get that lovely heat conductivity and versatility, while keeping clean…and did I mention it’s sexy as hell???