For over 80 years, enameled cast iron has been the foundation of Le Creuset's product line. Each piece is formed in two sand molds which are used only once and then the sand is recycled. Once removed from the mold the piece is polished and finished by hand, and then enameled and fired twice. The unique production process yields a nonreactive cooking surface that can be used on any type of heat source, including induction and glass top, and can be used in the oven up to 375Â°F. Heat spreads throughout more evenly and is retained for longer, and the enameled surface requires no seasoning. Whether on the stove, in the oven or on the table, this unmistakable style, quality and durability is sure to be appreciated. Le Cruset enameled cast iron is superior quality cookware that is ready for a lifetime of everyday use and to be passed down by generations of food lovers.
Because heat is distributed slowly and evenly, almost any recipe can be prepared in this Flame 5-1/2 quart Round French Oven. The tight fitting lid creates a blanket of heat that seals in flavor and moisture while cooking in the oven or on the stove. The versatile shape makes this a go-to piece for preparing any meal and doubles as a beautiful server. This French oven is backed by a manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty.
5-1/2 quart Capacity
This 5-1/2-quart French oven by Le Creuset is the most forgiving pan I've ever used. If you just happen to forget you're sautéing onions for a soup while you answer the telephone, there's no need to worry--the onions won't burn. Enameled cast iron has been recognized as one of the best materials available for cookware because it retains heat and promotes gentle, even cooking at low heat ensuring that the best flavor is brought out from the ingredients. It's perfect for use on any heat source--gas, electric, radiant, ceramic, halogen, induction, or solid fuel. There's also a tight-fitting, enameled cast-iron lid that helps seal in heat and flavor. Food will be kept hot as you bring it to the table for serving. And you will certainly want to serve out of this beautiful piece--the deep color and shiny finish will brighten any table setting. --Jane DePaolo