Dinner has never looked better. Splash a little color across your table with iconic Le Creuset cookware in a rainbow of
splashy, signature colors. You know Le Creuset for their rustic-but-practical enameled cast iron cookware, and there’s
so much more to explore by this French mainstay.
As one of the world’s most iconic kitchen brands, Le Creuset has been producing heirloom-grade enameled cast iron
cookware for nearly a century. Splashing bright bursts of signature orange, red, green, purple and blue around the
kitchen, Le Creuset offers quintessential pieces that effortlessly move from stovetop to oven to buffet, delighting pros
and home chefs everywhere. The company was founded in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France with the debut of its first flame-colored
cast iron cocotte in 1925. Four generations later, the company still crafts its cast iron cookware in its
Fresnoy-le-Grand foundry using hand-finished sand-casting methods.
Cook, Bake, Chill and Serve with Le Creuset Cookware
Sur La Table is proud to offer an exceptional collection of Le Creuset cookware and bakeware to help ignite or grow your
collection (because, trust us, it’s hard to own just one piece.). One of the exemplary pieces in the brand’s portfolio
is the colorfully enameled cast iron Le Creuset Dutch oven. Explore an array of Le Creuset Dutch ovens in all the most
coveted colors and sizes, from the classic petite cocottes (8 ounces) all the way up to the massive 13.25-quart Dutch
ovens that are perfect for serving a crowd. For a versatile way to experience Le Creuset on the stovetop, consider one
of their popular enameled steel stockpots, braisers, cast iron skillets or saucepans.
As Versatile as It Gets
One of the best things about Le Creuset cookware is that it can easily be transferred to the oven, making it quite the
versatile cooking tool. Even some of the gorgeous and hard-wearing Le Creuset steel stockpots—many of which feature the
brand’s signature enamel coating in inspiring hues—can go from stovetop to oven for the ultimate in cooking flexibility.
If you’re like many loyal chefs and have trusted Le Creuset with your enamel cookware for decades, you may also want to
consider making an investment into their stainless steel cookware for professional-grade performance with a classic,
Start your collection with enameled cast iron. Le Creuset stoneware is quite versatile, but nothing beats the multiuse
potential of a classic Le Creuset Dutch oven. These heavy-lifters retain their value exceptionally well, too (not that
you’d ever want to sell yours, of course).
Sur La Table is proud to offer a large array of options and colors in Le Creuset to suit your personality and
preferences, and be sure to check back often for the best Le Creuset sales.
Durability: How Long Does Le Creuset Last?
Le Creuset offers a limited lifetime warranty on most of its products, including cast iron, stoneware, stainless steel, bakeware and stainless steel tools. The warranty covers normal household use and guarantees items are free of defects in material and workmanship. Excluded from warranty are damages from wear and tear, accidents, misuse or abuse, and consequential damage.
Le Creuset kettles and stockpots have a five-year limited warranty from the date of purchase for defects in material and workmanship. The exclusions mentioned above apply.
On silicone products, Le Creuset offers a five-year limited warranty. On salt and pepper mills, Le Creuset offers a 10-year limited warranty. The conditions and exclusions mentioned above apply.
Le Creuset lever models and metal corkscrews are covered for 10 years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. Non-metal corkscrews, non-metal wine accessories and glassware are covered under a similar warranty for five years from the date of purchase. Conditions and exclusions mentioned above apply.
Le Creuset is a French word that's pronounced "luh-CROO-say," with the emphasis on the middle syllable. The French word "Creuset" means "crucible." Le Creuset, founded in 1925 in France, makes cookware, bakeware, glassware and other kitchen products.
Where Is Le Creuset Made?
Le Creuset's original foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, produces all of the company's cast iron cookware. The city is located in northern France.
What Is Le Creuset Made of?
Le Creuset offers a range of kitchen products. Here's the rundown on the materials used:
Enameled cast iron is made of cast iron with a vibrant enamel finish.
Stoneware is made of pure ceramic with a protective glaze.
Nonstick cookware and bakeware is steel coated with a PFOA-free silicone coating.
Stainless steel products are made of an aluminum core and titanium-infused stainless steel exterior.
Enamel on steel stockpots and kettles are made of carbon steel with an enamel finish.
How Do You Clean Your Le Creuset?
Le Creuset offers different cleaning tips based on the product.
All Le Creuset Cookware is best-cleaned by first allowing the pan to cool. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water. While most items can be placed in the dishwasher, we recommend hand washing to prevent surface damage.
If there is food residue, fill the pan with hot, soapy water. Use nylon or soft abrasive pads to remove stubborn residue rather than metallic pads or harsh cleaning agents. Then rinse clean with water and dry thoroughly. Never put products away wet.
Here is more specific advice on each type of cookware:
For nonstick cookware, if you do clean it in the dishwasher, you'll need to re-condition the surface with vegetable or corn oil before the next use. Do this by rubbing a film of oil over the entire surface using paper towels or another soft towel. Then rinse with hot water and dry thoroughly.
Combat surface dulling or white deposits by carefully cleaning the areas with a gentle nylon pad and detergent.
For stainless steel cookware, use a proprietary stainless steel cleaner to condition the surface if it gets dull or marked up.
Enameled steel stockpots and kettles should not be washed in the dishwasher. Hand wash them as noted above, rinse well and dry thoroughly. Remember not to submerge stockpots in water as it may become trapped and create rust. Also, dry kettles thoroughly before storing, as otherwise scale buildup may occur and reduce efficiency.
Ceramic stoneware is dishwasher-safe, but it can also be washed with warm, soapy water. Use a plastic brush or scouring pad if necessary to remove stubborn residue. Never leave a dish fully immersed in water. Use the same process for ceramic stoneware dishes.
Nonstick metal bakeware is not dishwasher-safe and should be cleaned only after it cools. Use warm, soapy water to clean. If desired, let it dry in a warm oven for a few minutes to remove moisture from inside the rim.
Can Le Creuset Go in the Oven?
Most Le Creuset cooking products are oven-safe and microwave-safe. See specific product information below.
Enameled Cast Iron Cookware
These products are safe for use with all heat sources. However, products with wooden handles should not be placed in the oven. Also, the black phenolic lid knobs on Signature range products are heat resistant to only 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and those on Classic range products to only 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
Also, do not place any cookware on the floors of ovens with cast iron linings, as this will increase the cooking temperature inside the oven, which could have detrimental effects on the food. For best results, always use oven shelves or racks.
Le Creuset nonstick pans are oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. However, maintain a maximum distance of two inches from the heat source when using the broiler.
Is Le Creuset Dishwasher-Safe?
Most Le Creuset products are dishwasher-safe, including cast iron, stoneware and stainless steel products. Putting these products in the dishwasher will not hinder their performance in the kitchen. However, Le Creuset recommends hand-washing to preserve the products' appearance, as repeated dishwashing may dull finishes.
Do not place pans with wooden handles or knobs in the dishwasher.
Can Le Creuset Go in the Microwave?
Many Le Creuset products are microwave-safe, and safe for use in the dishwasher, oven, broiler and freezer. Le Creuset stoneware, including bakeware and tableware, is microwave-safe and can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Le Creuset nonstick metal bakeware and stainless steel cookware is not suitable for the microwave, as metal and microwaves don't mix. Le Creuset cast iron cookware can be used on the stovetop as well as in ovens, it should not be used in microwave ovens.
Does Le Creuset Work on Induction Tops?
Le Creuset cast iron, stainless steel and nonstick cookware can be used with induction stovetops, which heat using electromagnetic radiation rather thermal conduction.