Been lurking here for a few months doing research since I’m in the market for a new Dutch oven after decluttering my old, cheapo stainless steel one. A few questions:
1. I live in an Asian country without LC stores, so I’m buying mine from a group-buy service. What would this mean for me if I need to use the warranty? Shipping the pot to and from the US/France would probably cost as much as a new pan so this is the biggest factor that’s making me hesitate. Are there LC stores in Asia (Japan and South Korea come to mind) that would help me process my claim (receive my old pot and ship a new one out from their end)? I don’t think the seller I’ll buy it from will help me with the RMA since they’re a small, indie shopping service.
2. Related to #1, do you really need to send in the old pot to make a warranty claim? I’ve read different things here.
3. Is the 5.5qt round DO too big for one person? I cook just for myself and I’ll be using the oven for one-pot meals, pasta, roasts, soups and stews. I originally thought 4.5qt would be a better size for me but I’ve fallen in love with Agave and it’s only available in 5.5qt and 7.5qt. I don’t have a runner-up color yet (maybe Deep Teal or Marble). Knowing myself too, if I don’t get my first choice, I’ll continue obsessing about the one that got away lol. Getting two ovens is out of the question due to money, space and storage constraints. Would anyone know if more round DO size options in Agave will be added in the future? I’m willing to wait to get something I’ll truly love.