What with all this bread baking in a pot thing going on I have been considering buying an enameled cast iron pot myself. While I desire a small oval shaped Le Creuset pot to shape the bread, realistically I’d rather have a larger round one to make stews*. So of course I kept an eye out for the 5 qt. Chefmate pot that was so surprisingly well reviewed in the January 2007 Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Of course now it’s not to be found, and yesterday I came across this discussion on Chowhound. Looks like the plans where for Target to only carry the pot through January, and most people are unable to find it. People in the thread kindly give the item number for the pot and a customer service number you can phone** to find out if a Target store near you has one in stock. I did this and no luck. Oh well. I’ll have to keep an eye out for sales and hopefully I’ll find a nice no-name one like Domicile did.
* I just know a crock pot would be used once and put away, and my kitchen is too small for that.
** They’ll ask for your name and address, just tell them you aren’t comfortable giving out that information and they should back off, the guy I spoke with was happy enough to do so.