Le Creuset® Signature Soleil Oval French Ovens
HANDCRAFTED IN FRANCE
At the Le Creuset foundry in northern France, molten iron is sand-cast from a single mold that’s destroyed after use, explaining why no two pieces are exactly alike.
THE LE CREUSET LEGEND
Le Creuset legendary cast-iron French ovens are sand-cast, polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice. No other procedure yields cookware that performs as well.
EVENLY CONDUCTS AND RETAINS HEAT
Since Le Creuset’s enameled cast-iron cookware evenly distributes heat, the French oven is perfect for slow cooking everything from soups and sauces to chili and chowder. You can also use your French oven for braising meat, roasting chickens, making classics like beef bourguignon and cassoulet, or even baking a cake!
THE BEST MATERIALS FOR A LIFETIME OF USE
The smooth, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking, while the durable interior sand enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling. The interior sand enamel is perfect for cooking with moisture, and it’s also the easiest to clean.
DESIGNED TO MAKE COOKING AND SERVING EASIER
A re-engineered lid makes sure it stays securely in place and locks in more flavors and aromas. Built-in lid stabilizers create a no-slide fit, and the slip-resistant composite knob is heat resistant to 500°F. Oversized handles (now 45% larger) provide even weight distribution and a secure grip, so you can transport the pot from stovetop to oven to table—even while wearing oven mitts.
Note: The 3.5 qt. ships from the vendor and incurs an additional shipping charge of $7.50.
- Includes: French oven and lid
- Capacity: 3.5-qt. (online only), 5-qt., 6.75-qt.
- Use: Suitable for all heat sources: electric, gas, halogen, and induction. Broiler, freezer, stovetop and oven-safe to 500°F
- Material: Enameled cast iron
- Care: Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Made in France
The rigorous process starts with molten iron being sand cast from a single mold that’s destroyed after use, explaining why no two pieces are identical. Pots, pans and accessories are then painstakingly polished and finished by hand, sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice. No other procedure yields cookware that so evenly conducts and retains heat, making Le Creuset cast iron second to none for slow cooking.
Le Creuset’s signature color, Flame, was created to reflect the intense orange hue of molten cast iron inside a cauldron (“creuset” in French). In the company’s early years, this vibrant shade offered a refreshing color choice within a sea of gray. Carrying on the tradition, Le Creuset features a wide range of vibrant colors to complement any kitchen décor.
In 1995 Le Creuset began expanding into new categories: stainless steel, stoneware, silicone, enamel on steel, textiles and forged hard-anodized aluminum. Although some production processes have been modernized, you can be sure the handmade qualities of Le Creuset cookware remain unchanged. The company still manufactures their cast iron cookware in the original foundry, with each piece passing through the hands of 15 skilled artisans to ensure flawless perfection.
With the consistent qualities of authenticity, originality and innovation, Le Creuset maintains a connection to both heritage and modernity.