Each Le Creuset French oven is individually sand-cast of rugged cast iron, then clad in two coats of hard, colorful enamel. The result? Cookware so durable it's covered by a lifetime warranty, and so attractive you'll proudly bring it to the table. Cast iron retains and distributes heat evenly, making this oval pot with its tight-fitting lid especially good for the slow, stovetop simmering of soups and stews. Because the black phenolic lid knob is oven-safe to 400 degrees, the pot and lid can be used to bake a casserole whose cheesy crust can be browned under the broiler with the lid removed. And, the nonporous enameled pot is handy for marinating meats and storing leftovers in the refrigerator.
This oval French oven (some might call it a Dutch oven) holds 9-1/2 quarts, a generous size for all your simmering, baking, and roasting needs. The exterior comes in a choice of several bright, modern colors, while the interior keeps a more neutral tone to showcase your cuisine. The enamel resists cracking and staining and is best cared for when the contents are stirred with nylon, wood, or silicone utensils. It's also so smooth that food particles tend not to stick, making cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher a snap. Made in France, the Le Creuset French oven is guaranteed to be free of defects for the lifetime of the original owner, whether self-purchased or received as a gift. --Ann Bieri
You'll get a lifetime of use from this 9-1/2--qt. Oval Dutch Oven. It's deal for browning and searing in, slow-cooking, re-heating and simmering foods. Risottos will come out perfectly cooked and soups and chowders stay warm for hours. Secure lid seals in all the moisture and flavor. Roomy enough to cook a meal for the whole family. Move it from stovetop to oven when you're ready. Cast iron enameled Dutch oven retains heat well and is beautiful enough to bring right to the table as you serve. Features sturdy, cast handles on sides so you can lift and carry with ease. Safe to use with metal utensils. About Le Creuset...Since 1925, artisans have been crafting Le Creuset cookware in the French village of Fresnoy Le Grand. Each piece of Le Creuset cast iron cookware is handcast, polished, double enamel-coated and then fired, resulting in some of the finest quality cookware available. Cast iron is one of the best materials for distributing heat gently and thoroughly and is ideal for induction ranges. The strong enamel coating will not absorb odors or flavors, and is easy to clean. Heavy lids securely seal in moisture and flavor. Le Creuset cookware comes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles to match any kitchen and cooking preference. So lasting, you'll pass it on to the next generation of promising cooks