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Le Creuset Cookware

Le Creuset cookware has long been a favorite with French chefs. Each one is unique, being cast in a one of a kind mold and then enameled carefully. This cookware distributes the heat evenly and browns and caramelizes food expertly.

The colorful enamel is at once trendy and classic, adding color to the kitchen. It is also energy efficient, so high heat is not necessary. The knobs and handles are phenolic, and safe in the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Le Creuset Cookware Highlights

Each piece of Le Creuset cookware is completely unique since they are all finished by hand. These cast iron pieces give excellent results when cooking on any heat source, including induction ranges.

Le Creuset is energy efficient because once the pan is heated, you only need a low setting to maintain the cooking temperature. The enamel surface is hygienic and is safe to use with acidic foods. Not only can you cook in them, they work very well for marinating or storing raw or cooked foods in the freezer or refrigerator.

Cast iron retains heat for a long time, and by making the bottom, sides and lids all the same thickness, there are no areas where heat loss is accelerated.

Le Creuset Cookware Products

  • Cast Iron – the most famous line from Le Creuset, the enameled cast iron line contains everything from soup pots to grill pans, from roasters and casserole dishes to a wok and a Moroccan tangine. They come in a variety of bright colors.
  • Traditional Stoneware – these classic dishes can be used in the microwave or the oven and they look charming on the table. They are safe for the freezer and refrigerator as well. It is resistant to chipping, cracking and staining and the bright enameled surface makes it easy to clean and scratch resistant. The bright color choices match the cast iron cookware.
  • Enameled Steel – Le Creuset cookware also includes a classic teakettle made of heavy gauge steel. These kettles are glazed with glossy enamel to match the other cookware.
  • Silicon – using high quality silicon, Le Creuset makes colorful bakeware, utensils and tools that are as colorful as they are useful. They are durable up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe. From reusable baking cups to handle sleeves, Le Creuset has designed innovative tools that are easy to care for and durable. Like their other lines of products, the silicon comes in colors to match the other Le Creuset lines.
  • Le Creuset Stainless Steel - this brand new Le Creuset cookware line is made of 3 – ply stainless steel with an aluminum core for fast, even heat distribution that eliminates hotspots. They are suitable for any cook surface including induction cooktops. The rim is designed to pour without drips. The stainless steel line comes with a lifetime warranty, and nonstick items have a 10 year warranty. They are dishwasher safe.

Le Creuset Reviews

Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Le Creuset offers Dutch (or French ovens as they call them) ovens in many different sizes. Read our overall review of these dutch ovens...

Le Creuset Wok
The Le Creuset wok is a work of art. Designed with beauty in mind, it is curved gracefully and both...

Cast Iron Crepe Pan
Le Creuset's cast iron crepe pan is made for the delicate cooking you need for making crepes. The rateau that is included is the perfect...

Le Creuset Giant Grill
The Le Creuset giant grill can turn your kitchen into a restaurant. The grids on the grill side are perfect for steaks, ribs, salmon fillets and burgers, giving you beautifully crosshatched...

Le Creuset Company History

Cast iron has been used for cooking since the Middle Ages. In 1925, the Le Creuset factory in Fresnoy-Le-Grand in France began producing hand-cast cookware using sand molds. Today, the process isn't much different. Each mold is destroyed after the cast iron is removed from it. Each piece is then sanded and polished by hand before being inspected for imperfections.

Once it has met their stringent standards, each piece is enameled in a process that requires two separate coats of enamel with a firing at 800 degrees Celsius between each coat. This makes the enamel very hard and durable so it holds up extremely well during normal use. As time has passed, Le Creuset has also added stoneware cookware, silicon utensils and a brand new stainless steel line of cookware.

Le Creuset has been a staple in French kitchens since 1926. For chefs who appreciate style and functionality, Le Creuset satisfies on both counts with their classic designs. From their well-known cast iron line to their new silicon accessories, this company has a lot to offer.

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