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Why Every Family Should Have a Le Creuset Cast Iron Pot at Their Dining Table

There's s reason Le Creuset is the best for home cooking.

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Typically gifted as a wedding present, and later past down to their children, a Le Creuset cast iron pot belongs in every family’s home kitchen.

They feature their signature enamel coating which is chip and scratch-resistant, Le Creuset is willing to go above and beyond to back their product by offering a lifetime guarantee, so if it ever breaks or chips, you can send it back!

There is no better way to cook your homemade casserole, chili, roast, or any other slow-cooked meal. Simply le the food slowly cook to perfection, and when it’s ready, place at the center of the dining table and let your family serve themselves.

History of Le Creuset

Two famous Belgian industrialists, Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq, met at the Brussels Fair in 1924. A year later, in 1925, they founded the epochal Le Creuset of which we know today. Their adventure began with setting up headquarters in a small town in France. Since then, their dishes have been at the center of dining tables in thousands of homes across the world.

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Round Dutch Oven

From $155.00, Le Creuset

Why we like it:

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • Oven-safe up to 500°F
  • Dishwasher-safe (hand washing recommended)

The signature Round Dutch Oven is backed by the brand with a lifetime warranty. You choose the size which suits your family, from a smaller 1qt for 1-2 servings, to a much larger 13 1/4 qts, which serves 9+ people, it’s the perfect cookware for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

There are nineteen colors to choose from, including their famous volcanic orange/flame which is instantly recognizable to any cooking enthusiast.

Sauteuse

$180, was $295, Le Creuset

Why we like it:

  • Suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • Oven-safe up to 500°F
  • Dishwasher-safe (hand washing recommended)

Great for baked pasta, braised poultry, and small-batch soups, this sauteuse pan can simmer and reduce your saucy dishes to perfection. The sloping sides and large surface area work in conjunction with the cast iron material to evenly distribute the heat and capturing an appropriate amount of moisture within the dish. The enamel coating on the interior resists chips and scratches, allowing an easy clean.

One reviewer wrote: “Bought the cherry one first, followed by the Soleil. They’re for our daily use, and I’ve replaced almost all pots and pans with LC ones. These two are my main cooking pots now. We cook a lot, from curry to stew, and vegetarian items – French, Indian, Middle Eastern, Persian, Greek using these two. These two are indispensable units that can take all loads. Uniform heating, easy to clean, exceptional performance, great looks, great for cooking in the oven are the main features of this pot. What makes it stand out compared to other LC pots is the curved sides that I love. It’s easier for spatulas to use and cook the materials around the pot. I’ve bought a third unit from a flash sale, a Soleil, as a gift.”

Braiser

From $200.00, Le Creuset

Why we like it:

  • Suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • Oven-safe up to 500°F
  • Dishwasher-safe (hand washing recommended)

The perfect pot to braise short rib, the Braiser also cooks chicken thighs, cinnamon roll, focaccia, and meatballs. This braiser allows the ingredients to sear on its wide base. The fitted lid works perfectly with the shallow walls to hold the moisture in the pot, circulating the steam to stop the food from becoming dry.

Oval Dutch Oven

$155.00 – $675.00, Le Creuset

Why we like it:

  • Suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • Oven-safe up to 500°F
  • Dishwasher-safe (hand washing recommended)

The most popular dish of Le Creuset is undoubtedly their oval casserole dutch ovens. The cast iron evenly distributes the heat as it cooks for hours on end. It can be used on the stovetop for braising, then thrown in the oven with the lid to slow cook a lemon and herb roasted chicken. The larger shape makes this dish more suitable for larger meats, and of course, an oval-shaped bread loaf!

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