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Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le...Read More

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Iconic French cookware with a clear difference.

Description

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le Creuset cast iron is beloved for both its chip-resistant enamel exterior and superior heat retention that locks in flavor and keeps food moist and tender.

Available in a range of vivid colors, each casserole is the product of time-honored casting techniques and rigorous hand finishing at Le Creuset’s foundry in northern France.

Features Hide

  • Sand-cast casseroles 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 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 is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
  • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
  • Timeless Le Creuset beauty for oven-to-table presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron, glass, stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 12" x 5.5"; including handles and lid: 15.5" x 5.5"
  • Capacity: 3.5 qt.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F; glass lid is oven safe to 425°F
  • Suitable for all heat sources: electric, gas, halogen and induction

What's In the box? Show

  • Casserole
  • Glass lid
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Customer Reviews

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First Time I am Disappointed with Le Creuset
While my other Le Creuset pieces are fine, this one has been a problem. The first one which was shipped to me from Sur La Table had a defective enamel coating on the inside. Although they couldn't be felt, there were visible black specks on the enamel. Additionally, the enamel became discolored after one use. As usual, exchanging it at Sur La table was not a ptoblem, but upon using it the first time, I found the glass lid to be a very poor fit, to the point it actually slides around a bit while on the casserole. The enamel coating still has a couple of black specks, but did not discolor during use.
September 4, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Perfect Everyday Pan
I have been coveting this pan for a while - it's the perfect size for everyday cooking. I've been using it for a few weeks now and I absolutely LOVE it. I own a small collection of Le Creuset (dutch ovens in two sizes, a small 2-qt sauce pan and a very large and wide pot) and this is my go-to almost every week night. The glass lid makes it so much more practical and the color choices are lovely. I bought the yellow one and it looks beautiful on my cooktop.
September 2, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Love this!!
This pan is great for braising and searing!! The glass lid makes the pan a little lighter and I can monitor my food as it cooks!!
September 13, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Love this casserole.
its the perfect size to do sooo many dishes in. Love the clear glass lid.
September 30, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Fantastic pan
I really enjoy this pan. It is a great size and shape. I really like cooking with cast iron. It holds heat so well. Due to the enamel interior coating I now can cook with tomatoes and other acidic foods, and gravies are easier to make. The metal lid knob makes it more oven usable than pans with composite knobs. I have only used it 3-4 times but see it being my go-to pan for a lot of dishes.
September 1, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Perfect - Magnifique!
Just what I was looking for, and at the right price! A pan that I can use from oven to table, or from stovetop to table. I love it.
October 12, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
One of the best pieces of cookware ever!
Le Creuset performance with less weight, a convenient see-through lid and exceptional versatility - I love the Le Creuset Buffet Casserole, use it all the time and most definitely recommend it!
November 22, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Great product
And great innovation to have a glass lid
September 4, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
I am in LOVE
This is the most amazing dish! Perfect for easy and delicious weeknight meals. It has become my go to dish. It cooks evenly and maintains heat for the perfectly cooked meal.
November 8, 2016
Great price/Great value
I appreciate a good sale... and when it's on Le Creuset... all the better!
September 1, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Le Creuset buffet casserole on wedding registry. This is a nice gift.
Deborah S on Mar 17, 2017
upgrade my current braising pan
Virginia K on Mar 14, 2017
Le Creuset buffet casserole on wedding registry. This is a nice gift.
Deborah S on Mar 17, 2017
My husband and I attended a cooking class at Sur La Table. We cooked using this pan and loved it so much we decided to purchase one.
Bonnie B on Mar 17, 2017
upgrade my current braising pan
Virginia K on Mar 14, 2017
Great for one-pan meals; stove top to oven and then to table -- attractive and convenient too.
Patricia W on Mar 13, 2017
nice item and it comes with a lid
Diana E on Mar 7, 2017
Adding to my Le Cruset collection
TERESA B on Mar 6, 2017
Great deal on a great product!
Kathryn E on Mar 6, 2017
It looks to be a multi-purpose cooking pan, the see-through lid will be a great aid, and it's Le Creuset.
Carolyn L on Mar 6, 2017
non-stick surface
Marla J on Mar 6, 2017
Great quality...last forever!
Mary H on Mar 6, 2017
I wanted to make at least one dish that entails braising food at high heat, which will kill the coating on a nonstick pan, and then cooking it with a lid on. I have a 4.5-liter Le Creuset French oven that I bought in 1998 that is a workhorse of my kitchen, so I know that any item from this brand will last forever. Also, I love the range of colors that this line of cookware comes in! I just ordered my pan in Zest, the bright lemon yellow color, to complement the French blue of my French oven.
Kristin A on Mar 5, 2017
I like the idea of a see thru glass lid and the size of the pan.
GLORIA M on Mar 5, 2017
First LeCreuset pan. Looks fun and sounds practical. My daughter-in-law has several, and she loves them. Taking advantage of sale price.
Barbara H on Mar 5, 2017
This looks like it will be great for braising. I also like the glass lid. I'm looking forward to cooking with this piece.
Eva J on Mar 4, 2017
Excellent product and great cooking results
EVERETT C on Mar 4, 2017
I like the size and glass top
SUSAN S on Mar 3, 2017
Great sale price!
Brooke H on Mar 2, 2017
I already own one and absolutely love it. I wanted this one for a second home. It is an all time favorite and I use it all the time.
Mary L on Mar 2, 2017
Looking for a "skillet" type of pan in Le Creuset. Holds the heat so well!
Margaret B on Mar 2, 2017
I purchased for a family birthday gift.
Charlene M on Mar 1, 2017
We have many Le Creuset products and love them. I thought this was a good price.
LuAnn C on Mar 1, 2017
I bought one for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it, and I love my other Le Crueset pieces.
Victoria E on Feb 26, 2017
love the size and the see thru lid
Betsy B on Feb 26, 2017
Wife and I LOVE cooking
Ramon M F on Feb 23, 2017
Love the brand and have several cookware in this line. need this one for my brunch party
Minyi D on Feb 20, 2017
Birthday gift. Liked the idea of a clear lid.
Suzanne G on Feb 18, 2017
I have seen similar casseroles being used on cooking shows and they seem very versatile. I chose this one because it is less expensive than the similar casserole with a enamel lid.
Eileen N on Feb 18, 2017
I liked that it had a lid that you can see through and that if I want to brown in it that grease won't splatter all over the stove top.
Carol P on Feb 17, 2017
Great deal!
CRYSTAL A on Feb 12, 2017
This has almost all of the same specifications as their braiser but due to the lighter lid is not as heavy which will work better for me.
Melanie E on Feb 11, 2017
I want to have a LC Casserole and it's on sale.
Lili G on Feb 10, 2017
I've seen it in a few cooking shows and it looks versatile. I like the lid coming with it also.
A good time to buy it when its on sale. I've had Le Creuset since I've been married.
Over 40 years so I know it's great quality.
Susan M on Feb 8, 2017
very useful size and quality product
Kathleen K on Feb 8, 2017
I have this and I purchased this as a gift because I really love it.
Carol B on Feb 4, 2017
This is my favorite, every day pan! I use it for almost everything - braising meat, sauteing vegetables, making sauces, etc.
Janet T on Feb 2, 2017
I want to foray into braising, curries, and casseroles more. This seems like the perfect high-quality item for the job. Stovetop to oven to table, really excited to use this.
Nina W on Jan 29, 2017
This one's great for shallower braising dishes. The glass lid and Juniper color (not available at LC) are wonderful pluses. The price was fantastic with free shipping!
GABRIEL S on Jan 29, 2017
loved the honey color and love le creuset
margaret h on Jan 29, 2017
excellent reviews
Mara T on Jan 22, 2017
quality
Connie S on Jan 17, 2017
I have used these products for years and they're of very good quality.
Jackie J on Jan 15, 2017
The size I want, and with a lid.
arleen a on Jan 14, 2017
Lighter wt. lid. I have other pots from Le creuset.
RITA L on Jan 2, 2017
cooking for two retired, need a good pan that is not too heavy to sear and cook, steaks, chops, etc.
Barbara H on Dec 31, 2016
Healthy cooking with cast iron.
Ludmila B on Dec 31, 2016
I love Le Creuset pots. They are such high quality and cook food perfectly.
Gretchen S on Dec 30, 2016
I buy my kids a piece of La Creuset every Christmas. I always look for a good sale.
Mary Lane G on Dec 29, 2016
Christmas gift for my son and his fiance.
SUSAN B on Dec 28, 2016
this will be a great and versatile pan, for cooking on the stove or roasting veggies in the oven
Suzanne M on Dec 26, 2016
great product
Colleen W on Dec 21, 2016
My husband and I attended a cooking class at Sur La Table. We cooked using this pan and loved it so much we decided to purchase one.
Bonnie B on Mar 17, 2017
Great for one-pan meals; stove top to oven and then to table -- attractive and convenient too.
Patricia W on Mar 13, 2017
Is there a functional difference between the Le Creuset Buffet Casserole and the Le Creuset Braiser?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: I find the casserole more functional - I use it for fried rice and side dishes and sautéing, and the clear lid is light weight, so it is easier to lift for stirring verses the heavy weight of the braiser lid. Also, the base is actually less heavy than the braiser, which I prefer in the oven. Both can be used as a skillet, but I prefer the heavy weight of the braiser for deep frying and oven use.
Difference between( Le Creuset 3.5 qt.) braiser and buffet casserole, as far as versatility?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: The only difference is the lid.
Could this be used as a skillet?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The sides are a little too high for a skillet. It would be more like a saute pan.
Please tell me the dimensions (diameter & depth) of the pan? Thank you
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 12" x 5.5"; including handles and lid: 15.5" x 5.5"
What is the weight?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 8 lbs. 12 oz. w/ lid
6 lbs. 14 oz. w/o lid
Is the lid made in France too?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Actual base dimension touching the cook top surface?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pan bottom that actually comes in contaCT with the stovetop is 9.25 inches- it's slighty raised, sort of a lip...if that helps.
Can the glass lid be put in the oven ?
Evey S on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Per the product features: Lid is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
What is difference between the braiser and the buffet casserole dish? Both state..."perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more." The casserole has a glass top and this has a solid. What is the difference?!?!?
sarah e on Sep 19, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Glass see thru top desirable for me when sautéing or simmering foods. Signature dish
Is deeper- I have a 3.5 qt casserole already which I love!
is the bottom finished?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bottom of this Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid has the same finish and color as the rest of the item. I bought this in September of this year and it is my go to casserole dish. Love it and will probably purchase it in a different color.
Is this pan suitable for a frittata?
Marcia B on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most definitely
Is this safe for a flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this casserole is safe on flat top glass stoves. This is what I have and it works like any Le Creuset pan. The only difference is that the glass lid has a lower temperature limit in oven than the regular Le Creuset pan or pot lid. I love mine! Hope this helps.
Can this be used to make risotto?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not... however, it IS a large flat surface... so it would be good for a large recipe of risotto. It might take more liquid because the surface is so large the rice wouldn't have enough time to absorb because of the quick evaporation... Le Creuset does have a "risotto pan" - I have that one and it makes lovely risotto.
Can someone tell me the difference between the le creuset buffet casserole and the le creuset braiser? Not sure which one I should purchase. Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's most likely a matter of preference. I have the le creuset buffet casserole and really like it. I like the glass lid as you can see into the dish without removing the lid. The braiser is nice, but I think less versatile. I don't have one but when considering, I realized that I would use the buffet casserole more frequently... but, again, it's really a matter of how you will use it and how often. I use my Le Creuset in a variety of ways...
is this braiser 12 inches across the top of the pan? without handles?
sabrina l on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sabrina....YES it is exactly 12 inches across WITHOUT the handles!!! Enjoy!!!
Is the le creuset 3 1/2 qt. buffet casserole broiler safe?
C A on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Perfectly safe. As with anything used in an oven, or on a stovetop, it gets hot, so use appropriate protection.
Does anyone own both the buffet casserole and the braiser? If so, which do you prefer and why?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2016
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Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
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BEST ANSWER: only own the the one the see through lid in pink, my fav color !, , love it, made shrimp scampi in it and could keep it hot, yet it is displayed beautifully.
What is the measurement of the glass lid? Is the glass lid sold separately?
John Q on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lid is 12.5x2.5. It is not sold separately.
 

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