Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Caribbean
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- 45% larger handles that provide a sure grip, even with oven mitts
- The superior heat distribution and retention of le creuset enameled cast iron
- An advanced sand-colored interior enamel with even more resistance to wear
- A larger composite knob that withstands temperatures up to 500ºF
- Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel that resists chipping and cracking
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|Material||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron|
|Size||5.5 qt||5.5 qt.||11 3/4"||3.75 Quart|
|Dimensions||6.8 inches x 10.8 inches x 13.6 inches||6 inches x 13 inches x 12 inches||1.9 inches x 13.5 inches x 18.8 inches||5.3 inches x 12.3 inches x 14.5 inches|
|Item Weight||13 pounds||13 pounds||6.8 pounds||13.7 pounds|
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Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Caribbean
Also known as a Dutch oven, this updated kitchen classic enhances the cooking process by evenly distributing heat and locking in the optimal amount of moisture. With ergonomic handles and an advanced interior enamel that resists chipping and cleans easily, Le Creuset's French ovens blend the best of the past with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality.
- Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
- Sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking
- Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
- Ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500�F
- Built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit
- The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron cookware available
Each piece from our extensive range of high-quality enameled cast iron cookware is designed for ease and versatility of use, fitting in with all styles of cooking, all types of cooking appliances and any style of kitchen or dining decor. Please read this section before using your cookware for the first time. The information it contains will help you achieve the best possible cooking results.
Enameled cast iron is a remarkable and robust material that performs well with modern requirements for food preparation and cooking. Whether you choose to stir-fry, slow-cook a casserole, sear a steak or bake a cake, there is a shape that is suitable. Cast iron performs well for either slow cooking or high-temperature searing.
Cast iron can be used reliably on any heat source, including induction, and with any oven or grill. It has the ability to retain heat efficiently, which allows for use of lower heat settings in stovetop and oven cooking. On the table, a hot covered dish will keep food hot for second servings.
Cast iron can also be used to keep foods cold. A chilled dish becomes an ideal cold food server on a hot summer day. It can also be placed in the freezer for food storage or advanced food preparation
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.
The vitreous enamel surface is impermeable and therefore ideal for raw or cooked food storage, and for marinating with acidic ingredients such as wine.
Top Customer Reviews
We've had ours for quite some time. I leave it on the stove because it's heavy and because I probably use it once a week to cook a dinner to serve for the weekend and then pack up for busy weeknights.
It is true that the enamel is practically non-stick. If you do not let the pot get over heated, which it does NOT like, and which will damage the enamel, it will stay "non-stick" for a long time. If you do not scratch the enamel with harsh scrubbing pads or with metal implements, it will stay in good order.
The pot is HEAVY. Now, this is a consideration if you have arthritis. It sounds trivial until you develop joint problems (my thumbs and one wrist are not what they were....) and so lifting it in and out of the oven is an issue for some people. The lid handle, a flat knob, requires you to use a pot holder, and the same for the stirrup handles. I suggest glove-type hot mitts instead of a pad for a sure grip if you are removing it from a hot oven or hot stove.
Clean-up is easy. Let the pot cool, soak in some soapy water, wipe out and if needed, use a mild nylon scrubbing pad. There will be some staining (or patina) from some foods, and if this bothers you, you can use a special cleanser but I don't worry. Some people do clean the stubborn stains with a paste of Barkeepers Friend, which is said not to be abrasive. If you burn the pot, you can remove the burnt-on crust by an easy technique (applies to any pan.) Boil up some baking soda in water in the pan.Read more ›
Much to my astonishment, they refused to replace it because they claimed that the pot had been burned. It hadn't been burned. They refused to return the pot to me so I had no way of disputing their claim.
However, they did offer to send me another pot for a fairly large amount of money.
Thank you for your patience.
Le Creuset’s warranty does not cover damage from abuse, commercial use or other non-consumer use, neglect, normal wear and tear, overheating, or any use not in accordance with the cookware instructions provided with the utensil.
With that said, our assessment department regretfully declines this warranty request due to damage caused by overheating. The black satin enamel has been compromised in a way that is instantly recognisable. Medium and low heats will provide the best results for the majority of cooking, including frying and searing. High heats should never be used to pre-heat a pan before lowering the heat for cooking. Cast iron retains heat so well that if a pan/pot is overheated in this way it will contribute to poor cooking results, sticking and discolouration of cooking surfaces that can lead to chipping.
While our guarantee does not cover accidental misuse, we would still like to offer you a 40% discount off of the purchase of a new pan. If this offer is of interest to you, please let me know and I will send you the information and a return authorization form.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift for my daughter. She loves it. Cooks evenly, looks great!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm enjoying my purchase! I've cooked bread in it as well as beans, collards, and an all-in-one dish. The only thing I have to get use to is the correct baking time for my oven. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Good Health
Buy this beautiful vintage French cocotte in classic red and walk down the streets with a Pain Boule (French Bread) inside it, and you will be the most hip kid in the block. Read morePublished 16 days ago by JeanChristophe
Great Dutch oven. My wife loves it and is so happy she has it. The color was exactly what she wanted and it was at a price that we agreed upon. Thank you.Published 17 days ago by SM
LOVE this!! Sturdy beyond compare. Great color. I use this all the time and have made quite a few baked on disasters that I just knew would be the end on my pristine pan, but it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kramersmom
Wife LOVES this. It is outrageously expensive, but we definitely use this for anything with any tomato sauces, can use for stew into the oven then take out and toss on stove top... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher
This was a wedding gift, arrived in good shape. I think every couple needs a Le Creuset Dutch oven, They're my go to in the kitchen.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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