The Le Creuset French Ovens are considered by some as the Cadillac of Dutch Ovens. They are called French ovens because they are made in France. Most owners will agree that the expense is worth the quality you receive. They are used by many International Chefs.
They are porcelain enameled cast iron pieces that are known for distributing the heat evenly. They undergo several finishing techniques that make the exterior durable and resistant to chips and scratches. But they still must be treated properly. Treat them as you would any non-scratch surface by not using steel wool to clean them or scraping with a metal spatula.
These Dutch ovens come in many different cheerful colors for you to choose from.
It is important to read the enclosed pamphlet before cooking with the Le Creuset Oven because it not only gives you cooking hints on how to achieve the best results, but also shows you how to properly care for them so they will last a lifetime.
These ovens are specially designed to start cooking on the stovetop and then be moved to the oven. They can be put directly onto the table as a serving dish with a coaster under them. If you keep the lid on the food will maintain the heat for a warm and delicious second helping.
We are recommending Le Creuset’s top three most popular models. The main difference in all of them is really just the size.
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5 1/2-Quart Round French Oven. This is their top seller because this size will amply feed a family of 4-5 people.
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 7 1/4-Quart Round French Oven. It is perfect for feeding large crowds or having leftovers for another meal. Also check out all the different colors to choose from. They will definitely give your kitchen a happy feeling.
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 3 1/2-Quart Round French Oven. This smaller French oven is perfect for a smaller family. It is great for making sauces, gravy, and dips.
What Owners Say:
As you can imagine, an overwhelming majority give this product a huge thumbs up. The few complaints seemed to be related to not following the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Helpful Hints: “High heat temperatures should only be used for boiling water for vegetables or pasta, or for reducing the consistency of stocks or sauces. High heats should never be used to preheat a pan before lowering the heat for cooking. Cast iron retains heat so efficiently that overheating will cause food to burn or stick.”
As one owner says – “This is my magic red pan.” But remember, you can get it in variety of different happy colors. So choose your favorite size and color and then wait for the fun to happen when you get your package in the mail.