While Aldi’s apparent rendering of the Le Creuset oval baker is far more affordable, many shoppers would love to know how the two cookware pieces actually compare. Le Creuset’s signature oval baker is available in five colors to ensure a perfect match with kitchen décor. The dish holds about four servings and measures 3 quarts. It’s also dishwasher safe and can withstand oven temperatures as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
As for the Crofton roaster, Aldi shoppers can choose between two colors, which are white and blue. The interior of the cookware measures roughly 14 by 10 inches, while Le Creuset’s dish is approximately 17 by 10 inches. It’s unclear whether the Crofton cookware is dishwasher safe, so washing by hand is probably the safest option. And while the dish doesn’t have the same resistance to high temps as the Le Creuset baker, a temperature threshold of 482 degrees Fahrenheit is certainly respectable.
Le Creuset’s baker obviously has a few advantages, but the exorbitant price tag definitely isn’t compatible with everyone’s budget. Aldi’s cookware is an attempt to offer customers a quality alternative while going easy on their wallets.