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Le Creuset Casseroles

Le Creuset Casseroles (page 2 of 2)

4.6 from 34 reviews

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MetalMick

MetalMickVictoria, 3095

  • 23 reviews
  • 23 likes

The cookware for a lifetime

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tanalasta

tanalastaWA, 6009

  • 20 reviews
  • 10 likes

Excellet, reliable cast iron enamelled cookware

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idashan

idashanVictoria

  • 29 reviews
  • 12 likes

Heavy but good

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JC48

JC48ADELAIDE, SAUST

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

sensationnel!

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I am the lucky owner of a Le Creuset French Oven in the beautiful deep blue colour. I have to be honest I use it more in Winter than Summer but when I cook with it I seem to produce a unbelievable meal!!! Using Chicken, Lamb with a variety of seasonal vegetables and stock it delivers a truly délicieux meal!!! My favourite is Sautéed Duck with Apple Brandy served with kipler pototoes and french beans!
classic


Rockn

RocknVictoria, 3030

  • 36 reviews
  • 9 likes

Create a meal that will never fail!

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This item is incredible, very solid so can be quite heavy when full of food. Can be used for so many ways of cooking, from stews, to roasts and soups, anything you create will taste amazing and be cooked thoroughly and evenly.
They also keep your food hot for a long amount of time which is great for dinner parties.
They come in a range of colours too to suit all tastes and kitchens.
Easy to clean.
solid, easy to use, easy to clean

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Cookaholic
Cookaholic

Ken Cooper

Ken CooperVictoria

On a winner!

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I purchased one of the Le Creuset Round French Ovens as a present for my wife. She has a larger one of these for big casseroles and the like. As it was a significant milestone birthday (a gentleman never tells. and neither will I) I had been watching out for something special to buy.
The oven was better priced than the local kitchen ware store; my wife loves the Le Creuset Round French Oven range; I got lots of brownie points for the purchase


Excellent

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Mary117

Mary117

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good

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I love this product...and this brand. Have produced many a fine meal in my 26cm casserole. If you can afford it..buy it...you'll have it for life.
Easy to clean, even heat distribution, can go in the oven or on the hobb, no plastic bits, heavy base and sides. Fantastic to slow cook in.
Heavy - the bigger the casserole the heavier. Also, not so good on electric hobbs, the enamel gets 'punished'.

gremlin88

gremlin88

  • 107 reviews
  • 24 likes

Excellent

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simonefish

simonefish

  • 58 reviews
  • 11 likes

Good

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My mother has one of these that is over 35 years old and still going strong. I use mine at least once a week and after 12 years, it is a little scratched and battered, but still going well. It is heavy, but this is an advantage when using for slow cooking, and it easily transfers from stove top to oven, although you need a big oven!! Watch out while washing, mine dropped, luckily my foot broke the fall, but it would have cracked the tiles and it certainly caused damage to my foot!
Such a good quality product, very long lasting, a good long term cooking investment. Great for stovetop and oven cooking.
It is quite heavy, so if cooking a pot of pasta that needs draining you need to be very carefull. Also the handle on top gets very hot.


loulou121

loulou121Vic, 3810

  • 21 reviews
  • 9 likes

Excellent

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Le Creuset, if looked after, will give you a lifetime of perfect classic cooking. The French Oven is perfect for one pot cooking and gives great results whether on the stove top or in the oven (or a combination of both). I have had mine for over 20 years, and it would be used at least 2 times a week. It looks as good as the day I bought it with no sign of wear or use inside or out. Cooking well with enamelled cast iron takes a little practice (make sure you read the instructions), but once mastered will change the way you cook forever.
Even cooking; Very easy to clean; Lifetime guarantee; Stovetop to Oven to Table


sarahwwww

sarahwwww

  • 110 reviews
  • 39 likes

Excellent

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My husband has wanted one of these for years and we got one as a wedding gift. we dont use it that often though - maybe cause it is so big and there are only two of us. but when we have people over it's worth using.
This is a fab product that I hope will last us a lifetime. Ours is the very large size and you can cook anything in it. the fact that it goes from cooktop to oven is fabulous and stews/casseroles are fab to slow cook in this.
Super expensive - and very very heavy .


robinsoa

robinsoa

  • 18 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent

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If you want to cook classic french food, this is a must. Stews, slow cooking etc it is perfect for. Dont buy a cheap alternative, get this if you can afford it.
Heavy, very high quality
Heavy means it can be a struggle to lift if you have weak arms.


jrg200

jrg200

  • 76 reviews
  • 15 likes

OK

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i'm not sure how to rate it actually, it's a pot like any other pot. so far i haven't had the need to take from stove to oven - i suppose that's a plus,but you can do that with corningware i believe. this stuff is soooooo expensive these days, i really don't know why or how they justify the cost - it is, as far as i know just cast iron! maybe you have to pay its airfare from france?! look around at what else there is before investing in one of these!
Allegedly for a lifetime.
heavy, and one of mine - which has only been used about 3 times actually has a chip on the side - and no, i haven't dropped it or mistreated it!


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Questions & Answers

Allyson

Allysonasked

Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing a 26cm French oven can you please advise between the ones with the metal knob and the black knob on the lids what'ss the difference between the two? as there seems a price difference as the metal knob is more expensive.Also is there any advantage of the shape round or oval or just personal choice? Thanky ou in advance.

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bron1305
bron1305

Hi Allyson,

I am not an expert, but I think that the black handle doesn't get as hot as the metal handle if you have the pot on the stove top - it will still get hot if the pot is in the oven. I prefer the black handle but it is a personal choice. With respect to the shape, as you said it is a personal choice - but also think about what you are likely to want to use the pot for. If you are going to be slow cooking meats like lamb shoulder, leg then the oval may fit the meat better - I mainly use mine for casseroles / stews etc so am happy with the round.

Happy Cooking!

Jamie B
Jamie B

The metal knob can tolerate a higher temp in the oven. If the metal screw that fastens the black knob gets too hot it can cause the knob to break/chip. I have one of each and I prefer the metal knob. Round or oval, whatever rocks your boat!
Le Creuset Casserole (round or oval) is a must have for anyone who enjoys their cooking.

stevei
stevei

Hi Allyson,

I agree with both posts above. metal handle can possibly withstand a higher temp, but from memory the black withstands 220 degrees celsius. The Oval Casserole would be great for roast meats and chicken (as mentioned above). I just have have the round ones...and love them.


Kim

Kimasked

Can the casserole be used on the stove top, for example gas or hotplate?

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MetalMick
MetalMick

Hi Kim, yes, they can. we have used them mainly on gas for over 30 years now, but they work fine on electric hotplates as well.

stevei
stevei

And they are brilliant with Induction

Ken Cooper
Ken Cooper

Sure can!


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Details

CategoryBaking Dishes
Oven Safe (ºC)190
Dishwasher SafeYes
Release dateFeb 2009

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