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Old 12-06-2016, 11:05 AM
EricC EricC is offline
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Default Modern non-China ECI manufacturers

I've been browsing enameled CI and read the related page on the main site.

I'd already found that modern Lodge ECI is made in China, Marquette Castings ECI is made in China, and (apparently) all other modern economy brands, like Tramontina, is made in China.

From the main site page on ECI, I learned that American made ECI died in the 1960s and is of wildly varying quality, if you can find a vintage piece.

The main site page also has a nifty list of notable ECI brands, and here's where we get to my question:

Which of these brands are still manufactured today, and not in China?

Obviously Le Creuset is, and apparently so is Staub. Any of the others? Also, any other modern non-China brands not on that list?

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Old 12-07-2016, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Modern non-China ECI manufacturers

Lodge made in China makes me sad.
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Modern non-China ECI manufacturers

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Lodge made in China makes me sad.
Same here. I would like to have one of their enameled DO's, but I can't get past the Made in China label.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:11 AM
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I can't get past the Made in China label.
Yep... though a $325 - $350 price tag for a new 7.25QT Le Creuset DO is hard to get past, too...
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:42 AM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Default Re: Modern non-China ECI manufacturers

As far as the French stuff is concerned, it is fine quality, very high priced, and have you tried to pick one up? I mean literally--I did lift a lid on one of these pots in a store recently, and I could not believe the weight!
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:24 AM
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I had a family member bring some gravy in a 7.25QT LeCreuset for Thanksgiving (he built a turducken from scratch and used the carcasses to make the gravy). I thought it was relatively light for what it was, though I haven't handled a Descoware for comparison.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: Modern non-China ECI manufacturers

Bump... can any of the experts please confirm that Le Creuset and Staub are the only non-China ECI manufacturers still producing, or are there others?
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