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Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 5-Quart Oval French Oven, Red


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  • 5-quart oval-shaped French oven made of enameled cast iron
  • Cast-iron loop side handles; black, phenolic, stay-cool lid knob
  • Heavy, tight-fitting lid helps lock in heat, moisture, and flavor
  • Washing by hand recommended; oven-safe to 350 degrees F
  • Measures 9-1/2 by 14 by 6-1/2 inches; limited lifetime warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.3 x 5.3 inches ; 10.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00005QFR6
  • Item model number: L2502-29-67
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,387 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

With its elongated oval shape designed for longer cuts of meat, this 5-quart enameled cast-iron French oven, which measures 9-1/2 by 14 by 6-1/2 inches, works exceptionally well for preparing smaller game, fowl, and poultry like traditional pigeonneau, quail, cornish hen, and chicken. The unit not only easily accommodates larger ingredients, but its functional profile also maximizes convenient side-by-side space on the stovetop.

Made of heavy-duty cast iron, the cookware's colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking, while its durable, nonreactive sand-colored interior enamel offers a smooth surface for cooking and an optimal palette for food presentation. As cast iron is unexcelled for even heat distribution and superior heat retention, and enamel is impervious to acids and odors, the oven browns and cooks food uniformly and gently without hot spots and can be used for marinating, cooking on the stovetop, or finishing in the oven. Two loop cast-iron side handles help ensure a steady grip during transport--even when wearing bulky oven mitts, and the unit's secure-fitting lid locks in heat and moisture while cooking. The lid also comes fitted with a black phenolic knob that's oven-safe up to 350 degrees F. Beautiful enough for the table yet durable enough to outlive its lifetime limited warranty, the French oven can be safely used on any stovetop, including induction, and should be hand washed for best results.

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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, this French oven cooks foods evenly and gently without hot spots at low temperatures and is suitable for all heat sources. This pan holds 5 quarts and its exterior and interior are clad in two coats of Le Creuset's famous enamel. The plastic knob on its heavy, tight-fitting lid is ovenproof 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. --Fred Brack

Customer Reviews

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I can cook the larger meal and serve at the party.
Pen Name
We were reluctant to spend the money on this french oven but it was worth every penny.
FoggyDogRanch
It looks great, cooks evenly, and cleans up VERY easily.
readtaupe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By FoggyDogRanch on June 19, 2006
We were reluctant to spend the money on this french oven but it was worth every penny. It heats up evenly and browns meat beautifully. We use this 5qt. french oven to make great one pot meals (4 servings). Just last night we made braised short ribs that were mouthwatering. We often use this pan on the stove for browning or searing and then transfer the dish to the oven for further cooking. Other times we use it for slow cooking on the stove. Clean up with the pan is super easy. Everything just wipes right out. The pan is really heavy but that's what makes it cook so well. My wife used to hate to cook (I used to be the only cooking enthusiast in the family) but she loves this french oven because all her recipes come out tasting so good.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By pixels and bits TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 16, 2009
We can't live without our Le Creuset cast iron oval French oven. Not only does it cook beautifully, clean up easily and transition easily from one environment to another, but it helps me feed my army while delivering a plethora of nutrients and vitamins.

For example, I'll cook a huge pot-roast with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions one night, then put all the leftovers in the refrigerator overnight. The next day I'll just pull out the French oven, cut up the left overs, add more veggies and some beef stock and let my homemade veggie beef stew simmer all day long. No need to change containers! All the nutrient rich juices, tidbits and gravies stay inside the oven and become easily incorporated into the next meal that I prepare.

The oval oven fits larger birds for steaming, roasting and boiling. I also find that it competes for different "foot space" than my other pots and pans and thus doesn't cause crowding on my stove top when I've got several burners in use. I also love the fact that I can use the upturned lid as a holding space for veggies and other items I prepare for the pot.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. King on May 16, 2007
This pot is the perfect size. It cooks great and cleans easy. It is also beautiful enough to serve in. I have used it often since my purchase and have not been disappointed. It is one of my most expensive pieces, but I think it will last a life time.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bee on July 17, 2007
This French Oven is awesome! We are the proud owners of 2 LeCreuset ovens. This 5-quart really fits our needs better than the bigger one.

Definitely worth the $$$!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 23, 2010
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I ordered the Le Creuset for my wife for Christmas. It arrived in plenty of time for me to wrap it and put it under the Christmas tree.
Unfortunately when she unwrapped the box and took out the French Oven it had a big crack in the side. I must say the person who packed the oven did a miserable job.
It was easy to go on line and order another one, get a return form, and try again.
The second oven came through in fine condition even though it too was miserably packed.
My wife loves the Le Creuset French Oven, using several times a week since.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By readtaupe on March 24, 2010
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I am ecstatic with the results I get using this French oven. It looks great, cooks evenly, and cleans up VERY easily. Tonight I made braised short ribs in red wine, and it was great. I had never tried cooking short ribs before, but having this oven is giving me the courage to be much more adventurous with my cooking. I have made "no knead" bread in the oven, and it was yeasty and delicious.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clifford on November 16, 2009
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After reading lots and lots of reviews of different brands of dutch ovens... I finally broke down and bought the Le Creuset... selling point for me was quality, and it has delivered. Its been used about a dozen times since, and every meal has been fantastic... It hand washes easily and the finish looks like it did when it came out of the box. This has already become the most heavily used pot/pan in our kitchen.
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