This Le Creuset 3-ply frying pan offers you ultimate convenience combined with the well-known Le Creuset quality. The pan has a diameter of 24 cm and is made from forged aluminium which guarantees an optimal distribution of the heat. In addition, this means that this pan is a lot lighter than, for instance, cast iron, which makes it easier to use. The handle is made from cast steel and attached with stainless steel rivets. An ideal pan for frying, roasting and preparing delicious dishes!
Use this pan to brown your meat, fish or vegetables. Because the pans in this collection are all made from high-quality stainless steel, they can handle quite a lot of heat. This enables you to quickly sear your product to preserve the juices and tenderness.
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 thoroughly. Rub a piece of paper towel over the surface of the pan with a few drops of vegetable oil. Sunflower oil or peanut oil will do. When you are done rinse the pan again with hot water and dry it again. The pan is now ready to be used. Repeating this process regularly will protect the non-stick coating and extend the lifespan.
The right heat source
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.
Never use oil, butter or any other type of fat when you are frying high-protein products (meats and such, but also potatoes). The product will stick to the bottom, but will also release itself giving you that delicious brown crust. It is very tempting to try to remove the product from the bottom of the pan, but you really need to be patient. Everything will be all right!
Always clean the pan after using it. Food or grease left behind can, in the long run, damage the non-stick coating. You can wash the pan by hand, but it is also dishwasher-proof. However, keep in mind the fact that putting the pan in the dishwasher might affect the non-stick coating and the finish.
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.
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.