My wife and I have owned Le Creuset cast iron cookware for years and the two Dutch ovens that we bought years ago have been a great investment. We bought both of them online because we knew that if we bought Le Creuset, we knew we couldn't go wrong. We also saved a lot of money buying them online in lieu of going to the kitchen stores.
Le Creuset has long been known as one of the highest quality brands of cookware on the market. The first Le Creuset French oven was produced in 1925, and since then the company has introduced a wide range of product categories, including stoneware, stainless steel, textiles, silicone, and hard-anodized aluminum. When you purchase a Le Creuset set you’re not just getting a stylish casserole dish or Dutch oven – Le Creuset cookware is long-lasting, and provides excellent cooking results.
Le Creuset Dutch Ovens
(Dutch ovens and French ovens are synonymous)
Cook’s Illustrated, the well-known cooking magazine, rated the Le Creuset 7 ¼ Round French Oven (seen below on right) as their favorite over its Staub counterpart, for its ability to retain heat, sturdy construction, and generous dimensions.
5 1/2 Quart Round Le Creuset French Oven – Like the larger Le Creuset French ovens, the 5 ½ quart size comes in a number of colors to suit any taste or kitchen décor. This is a fine piece of cast iron cookware, which will produce meals for many years without ever chipping or cracking.
3 ½ Quart Round Le Creuset French Oven – This smaller Le Creuset French oven is great to use when preparing meals for two or three people. Like all Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware, this French oven is designed to evenly distribute heat to ensure that food is cooked at the perfect temperature.
Le Creuset Casseroles
4 ½ Quart Rectangular Casserole
– The Le Creuset rectangular baking dish is made from heavy-duty stoneware that facilitates even baking. This casserole dish is very versatile- it can be used in the oven and microwave, and it also safe to place it in the freezer, under a broiler, or in the dishwasher.
Le Creuset Cocottes
18 Ounce Covered Cocotte – This piece from Le Creuset is made of quality enameled stoneware. Every cocotte is hand-crafted, so each one is unique. The 18 ounce covered cocotte is great for cooking, as well as serving. The fitted lid helps to keep food at the proper temperature, and it also makes transport easy.
Le Creuset cast iron cookware is simply the best that's out there on the market. We swear by our Dutch ovens and we couldn't be happier. If you are looking for a great investment in cookware for your future, Le Creuset is strong enough to last you a lifetime. Also, if you are looking for the perfect gift for the cooking enthusiast in your life, Le Creuset cookware is the perfect choice!