The Le Creuset 3-ply 5L casserole with pasta tray and lid has a diameter of 20 cm. This pan with separate pasta tray is a great solution in your kitchen. Cooking and pouring your pasta will become a piece of cake. However, this pan is basically a large casserole with lid with a separate tray that fits inside the pan. The lid fits on both the pan and the tray. As such you will be able to use the pan as a regular casserole without using the tray. As a large soup pan, for instance.
A benefit of owning a pasta pan with tray is that you can simply lift the pasta from the pan without ever having to drain the excess water. Especially great for your safety because you often use a lot of water when preparing pasta. Another option is using the tray as a strainer. However, it is also possible to steam your vegetables with a small layer of water in the pan.
A couple of important advantages of this pan: can be placed on all heat surfaces (including induction and oven), is dishwasher-proof, has an ‘all-round’ lip for drip-free pouring, and is enhanced with a content indication on the inside of the pan. The stylish matt design makes this pan a sight for sore eyes on your stove. A pan for life, with a lifelong guarantee.
Materials and construction
The pans from the 3-ply collection are comprised of a three layer system called 3-ply. Two outer layers of stainless steel with an aluminium core. This sandwich construction is used throughout the pan, from the bottom to the rims. As such you will have a fine heat conduction and heat zones are prevented. Because of this construction the pans quickly respond to changes in temperature that occur on the stove. Say goodbye to burnt dishes and hello to delicious and perfectly cooked food.
How to use
We advise you to remove the labels and stickers before you start using the pan. Wash it with hot water and some soap and dry it properly. Washing this pan can be done by hand, but it is also dishwasher proof. However, keep in mind the fact that putting it in the dishwasher might affect the finish of the pan.
Always match the pan base size to the hob heat zone it is to be used on. Gas flames must always be confined to the base area and never extend up around the sides of the pan. If possible, use utensils made of wood, plastic or silicone. Metal utensils, forks or spoons can carefully be used, but should never scratch the surface. Also never cut food inside the pan or tap metal utensils against the sides of the pan. Light scratches can be visible during normal use, but will not affect the function of the pan.
A content indication has been added to the insides of the 3-ply collection. Extremely useful because it will help you measure fluids. In addition, when you are reducing sauces you can check to see how much fluids you have lost.
The history of the Le Creuset pans
The basis for the success of the Le Creuset pans was forged in 1924 at the exhibition in Brussels. Armand Desaegher (cast iron expert) and Octave Aubecq (enamel expert) combined forces and decided to establish a company together. It turned out to be a golden combination and ever since 1925 they have been conquering the world with their Le Creuset enamelled pans.
Throughout the years Le Creuset has continued to modernise. Every single time the designers went back to the drawing board where they came up with new designs, models and colours. Le Creuset pans are simply very good. The name Le Creuset is synonymous with excellence and innovation. Whether you are looking for a casserole, grill pan, frying pan, or sauce pan: you can’t go wrong with Le Creuset.