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Le Creuset® Signature Burgundy Braiser, 3½ qt.

Le Creuset’s cast iron braisers are the ideal pans for braising meats and vegetables, but are also great at searing, slow cooking, simmering, baking, poaching and more. Smaller than a French oven but larger than most skillets, braisers are the...Read More

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Le Creuset’s cast iron braisers are the ideal pans for braising meats and vegetables, but are also great at searing, slow cooking, simmering, baking, poaching and more. Smaller than a French oven but larger than most skillets, braisers are the perfect size for a wide range of everyday meals. Tight-fitting lids keep moisture from escaping, ensuring that your meals are steadily basted in their own juices for moist, delicious results.

Inspired by the Burgundy region of France, an area famed for fine wine and exceptional gourmet cuisine, this color was created exclusively for Sur La Table and adds a touch of classic French beauty to any kitchen or table.

Savor your weekend with these recipes for slow-cooked meals perfect for Le Creuset’s cast iron cookware»

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  • Sand-cast braisers are painstakingly polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice for an extremely durable and attractive finish
  • Colorful exterior enamel is long-lasting and resists chipping and cracking, while the interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Light interior enamel makes it easy to monitor cooking foods
  • Enameled cast iron provides even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Suitable for all heat sources (induction, electric, gas and halogen)
  • Lid stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
  • Timeless Le Creuset beauty for oven-to-table presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 11½" x 5"
  • Capacity: 3½ qt.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F

What's In the box? Show

  • Oven
  • Lid
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Love my Le Creuset!
I recently added the 3 1/2 quart Le Creuset braiser in gorgeous burgundy color to my collection. I seems much larger than the capacity would suggest. It has plenty of room for browning meats, sauteing vegetables, pan frying, etc. It heats evenly and has a tight-fitting domed lid to help seal in moisture. Whether you use it on the stove top or in the oven, the results will be splendid. I recently made some honey-dijon chicken in this braiser and I couldn't believe the difference in the moistness, tenderness and flavor of the chicken. I have made this recipe for years in other cookware but never got the amazing results that this braiser produced. I only wish I had bought it long ago. I highly recommend it.
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October 27, 2014
1 year ago
Beautiful to use and admire!
This is a wonderful pan. The color is rich and it has the Le Creuset quality. It heats evenly and has a snug fitting lid. Perfect! Thank you SLT for this color.
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January 2, 2015
1 year ago
We received the 3.5 quart for Christmas from my fiance's parents -- we had it on our wedding registry. I never have owned/used Le Creuset before this, but we absolutely love it!

It works well for a wide variety of things: browning, sauces, searing, slow cooking. The size allowed us to easily sear a half beef tenderloin for our beef wellington.

We used it last night for homemade spaghetti and mozzarella stuffed meatballs. The color is gorgeous plus it makes a great serving dish!

I always thought Le Creuset was too pricey, but now that I have this and the cast iron skillet in burgundy...I'm hooked. (I am glad we received it as a gift, but if I knew what I do now when I was single...I would have made a point to put money aside every month to save up for one).

It does take a bit to get used too at first. We have a gas stove and I use this on lower settings. This is just as easy to clean as a non-stick pan. I love the cast iron skillet and braiser so much, I now put a 7 qt. dutch oven on our wedding registry in Rosemary.

The only con of the braiser is finding a spot for it in the sat on the range for a couple weeks till I rearranged my pots & pans cabinet. Don't just buy this because it's pretty, buy it because it awesome to cook with and it's pretty :)
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February 19, 2015

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Have always wanted to add Le Creuset to my kitchen cookware and really could use a braiser for a variety of dishes. I really wanted the 5 qt. which was out of stock, so I settled for the smaller size. After seeing some negative Le Creuset customer feedback, I also purchased a Staub Coq au Vin to compare in my kitchen. I purchased both at deep discounts during holiday sales. In the future, I will know which I prefer and which offers the better performance.
Lisa B on Dec 14, 2015
We've been after a braiser and this one on sale fit the bill.
JOSEPH D on Dec 11, 2015
I liked the color.
Czyrna W on Dec 12, 2015
price. great price
Linda B on Dec 7, 2015
Should I buy a braiser if I already have a dutch oven?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2014
Best Answer: A dutch oven can often do the same things that you could do in a braiser and vice versa. However, the secret to great flavor from, say, a braised pot roast or brisket cooked in a braiser is due to something called headspace. When you braise you want the flavorful steam that rises up from the cooking food to circulate closely around the food, constantly reinvesting that wonderful flavor back into the food. The less headspace there is above the surface of the food and the inside surface of the lid, the more that steam and the juices will be concentrated in constant contact with the food. With a dutch oven you have a lot more empty headspace between the top of the food and the underside of the lid. The steam and flavors will be much less concentrated and tend to hover near the lid and not be bathing the food in those lovely flavors. I found this out for myself by cooking one of my husband's favorite braised dishes, beef brisket, in my wonderful new braiser. After years of cooking this cut of meat with the exact same aromatic onions, celery, carrots, broth, etc. in my dutch oven, I was curious to see if the braiser would make a difference. It was incredible! The meat was even more tender and the flavor boost was undeniable. My husband proclaimed, "I don't know what you did, but keep on doing it this way. This is wonderful!" A braiser is also very handy for stovetop cooking. I often use mine for cooking boneless chicken breast recipes, steak stir-fries, and so very many other things. The heavy cast iron evens out the heat distribution to the food and makes already-tender and succulent meats even more so. I have cooked some of my recipes for so many years that I thought I had already gotten the best results possible until I tried cooking them in my braiser. There was no denying how much more tender and delicious everything was. Dutch ovens are great but a braiser will double your pleasure! I highly recommend it.
Reply · Report · Beverly C S on Dec 9, 2014
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What's the height of a 5qt braiser without the lid? When the lid is on, what's the height without the knob? Thank you very much!
Hester L on Dec 15, 2014
Best Answer: With lid & knob, the braiser is 5 3/4" tall. Without the knob, it's 5" tall. It's 2 3/4" deep with no lid.
Reply · Report · Amanda MStaff on Jan 6, 2015
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What is the diameter across the bottom of both the 3 1/2 qt braiser and the 5 qt braiser, and the depth of both as well?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2015
Best Answer: The 5qt has a 13" cooking surface diameter & a 2 3/4" depth. The 3.5qt has a 10" cooking surface diameter & a 2 1/2" depth.
Reply · Report · Amanda MStaff on Aug 24, 2015
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Why does the burgundy brazier cost less than the cherry red?
Ann S on Feb 9, 2015
Best Answer: Burgundy is the newest color, so it's being offered at an introductory price.
Reply · Report · Amanda MStaff on Feb 10, 2015
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Is this braiser enameled in China?
Susan S on Feb 7, 2015
Best Answer: I had seen a comment from someone that their Le Creuset was made in China, so when I received my Braiser I looked everything over. Both the cover and the bottom are stamped "Made in France". I've used mine twice and it's everything I had hoped for and more. I also purchased a 7.25 Round French Oven (Made in France) to replace 35 year old pot (different brand) and expect to have many many years of service from this new one.
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Reply · Report · Dale G on Feb 8, 2015
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How much does each one weigh?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2015
Best Answer: I own the 3.5 quart and I believe it weighs about 15 lbs. The lid weighs almost as much as the pan itself.
If that's too heavy for you, you can always put the pot in the oven(carefully) first, then add the lid.
That's what I do.
Reply · Report · Leticia S on Dec 2, 2015
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The dimension for the braiser is 11.5" and 13", small and large. Does this measurement include or exclude the handles? I have a small oven. Thank you.
A shopper on Jan 15, 2015
Best Answer: The measurement on the 13" does NOT include the handles. I would anticipate that is the same for the smaller pan.
Reply · Report · James T on Jan 18, 2015
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Can I use it under the broiler?
anne S on Dec 15, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can use it under the broiler without the lid!
Reply · Report · T. L on Dec 15, 2015
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