Le Creuset 6 3/4 Qt Oval French Oven, Kiwi The hand-finished craftsmanship and superior quality of Le Creuset enameled cast iron have long made it the cookware considered by many to be the finest in the world. Bold colors, timeless design and its singular performance - from oven to stovetop to table - make it a welcome part of any kitchen. Extremely heat efficient and works on any cooking surface.
Beautiful enough to bring to the table, yet durable enough to outlive its 101-year warranty against defects, this heavy casserole is perfect for preparing and ceremoniously serving dishes such as choucroute garni and braised lamb shanks. The oval shape handles big cuts of meat and big birds. Use it in the oven or on the stovetop for soups and chili. Made of cast-iron, which is unexcelled for its heat distribution and retention, the French oven cooks foods evenly and gently without hot spots at low temperatures and is suitable for all heat sources. The oven holds 6-3/4 quarts, and its exterior and interior are clad in two coats of Le Creuset's famous bright enamel. The plastic knob on its heavy, tight-fitting lid is oven-safe to 450 degrees F. Loop handles facilitate carrying, and the casserole is dishwasher-safe. Like all Le Creuset cast-iron products, it is hand-cast in a one-of-a-kind sand mold and hand-finished at the Le Creuset factory in France. The French oven measures 10-1/7 by 15-1/4 by 7 inches. --Fred Brack