I have a chance to pick up a Le Creuset 7 1/4 quart dutch oven at a bargain price. $199, new, not a second. I have a Tramontina 6 quart that I've been using for about 3 years and it is stained inside. I cleaned it by soaking in a water/bleach solution (and scrubbing) and on the next use it stained agin immediately. I paid $39 for this dutch oven and it performs extremely well (ranked close to LC in cooks illustrated test, now discontinued). So I guess I'm willing to throw down 2 bills on this Le Creuset, but what I want is better quality enamel with more resistance to staining. I know it's unlikely that anyone will have direct experience with both, but I'd love to hear from Le Creuset owners as to whether or not their interior finish tends to clean up easily and stay nice, or is perpetually stained interior just par for the course with all dutch ovens? Thanks for your experiences and opinions.