This Le Creuset casserole dish is made from solid cast iron. It is a robust, top-quality pan that will last for generations. The casserole dish has a diameter of 20 cm and is finished in a beautiful cherry red colour. There are so many things you can do with this cast iron pan. You can cook, fry, grill and stew on all kinds of cooking hobs. This pan can also be used in the oven, over an open fire or even in a wood-fired oven. You can even make cakes in this enamel pan. The pan is also ideal for preparing shellfish.
Unlike the frying pan in the Signature collection, this pan has a sheet steel lid. This material makes the lid lighter than the cast iron lid in the Signature collection. It's a nice lightweight alternative to the traditional Le Creuset casserole dish. Heat is distributed very evenly, from the bottom to the lid. Thanks to the hermetic seal, this even heat is also perfectly retained.
Maintaining the pan
Clean the pan before use and dry it properly. Always choose a heat source that is the appropriate size for the base diameter of the pan. When using a gas hob, make sure that the flames cannot spread up the sides of the pan. The flames should only hit the base. Also, don't immediately put the hot pan under a cold tap, as this could damage it. Make sure it has enough time to cool down first. This pan is dishwasher-safe. However, please note that with frequent use, this could affect the enamel finish.
About Le Creuset
The foundations for Le Creuset's success were laid way back in 1924 at the Brussels Stock Exchange. Armand Desaegher (specialist in cast iron) and Octave Aubecq (specialist in enamel) joined forces and decided to establish a company. This turned out to be a winning combination. Ever since 1925, they have been conquering the world with their enamel Le Creuset pans.
Le Creuset has continued to innovate throughout the years. Time and time again, they returned to the drawing board to develop new designs, models and colours. This urge to innovate is the reason that today, over 90 years later, these iconic pans are still the best in the world. Unparalleled production quality and trendsetting designs and colours have turned Le Creuset into an icon.