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Le Creuset Bistro Grill, 12.5"


Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat distribution for amazing results every time.

Exclusive to Sur La Table, the Bistro grill pairs a large cooking area with a slim profile for space-saving storage, and adds a touch of classic French beauty to any kitchen or table.

Features Hide

  • Create delicious outdoor-grilled flavors right in your own kitchen
  • Perfect for grilling chicken, steaks, fish, fajitas, vegetables and more
  • Delivers even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Ribbed cooking surface allows fat to drain away and creates appetizing grill marks
  • Black enameled interior requires no seasoning and resists scratches
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking
  • Handles are designed for added comfort, balance and easy lifting
  • Goes effortlessly from stovetop to table for beautiful presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 12.5" x 1.25"
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F


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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
63 Reviews
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Lightweight and easy to clean
I have been wanting a new cast iron grill pan. I love cooking on it because they can get super hot and heat up evenly. I love this one because is big enough for two large steaks but still fits in the dishwasher nicely.
April 15, 2015
Used at Sur La Table Cooking Class
A few weeks ago I took a Korean cooking class at Sur La Table in Portland, OR. We used this pan to grill the rib-eye steak for the Korean lettuce wraps. The pan worked very well and heated to a high heat evenly. We were all impressed with the outcome. Also you can grill vegetables on it and then take it to the table to serve it on the pan.
May 8, 2015
over 3 years ago
The best LeCreuset pan I own!
This is the most useful pan I own. Great for steak tips, chicken, and salmon. Add some "herbes de Provence" and you get the best "grillades" without stepping outside and regardless of the weather. A household favorite!
July 18, 2015
over 3 years ago
Grill is Great
I use this Bistro Grill for grilling, steak, hamburgers, chicken, etc. Heat it well first and spray with a little oil. It cleans easily.
June 28, 2015
over 3 years ago
Best Grill ever
I have been looking for a grill like this for a long time. It is the perfect size for burgers, steaks and vegetables. The surface heats evenly and cleans up easily.
July 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
SO hard to clean!
Cooks evenly but so very hard to clean. I thought it would be an improvement from my previous grill pan, but sadly it is not.

I wish I could return it. It was not worth the money
June 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
This is a fantastic pan. It is the perfect size to fit 4 tortillas, 4 small or 2 large pieces of meat, 4 sandwiches. Terrific item!
Heats evenly, easy to handle and clean. Fits in dishwasher! HIGH QUALITY.
January 11, 2016
it's "OK"
Very heavy and difficult to clean between the ridges
May 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great Grill Pan
I love this grill! I especially like the low profile and the all-in-one handles. Heats quickly, cooks evenly, and cleans up easily. I bought the yellow pan - and it's gorgeous to boot! My only minor complaint is that I find it to be quite heavy, but that's the nature of a cast-iron pan. I highly recommend this grill!
April 7, 2016
over 2 years ago
A rare regret.

I do use the pan , but find i ( excuse the pun) rarely get the grill marks!

I find it impossible to get fully clean and works best inside an oven, not on top of an electric stove.

It has the flaw of not being deep enough.To keep the oils/ fats from touching the food being "grilled".
November 12, 2017

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
To Finish my Sous Vide cooks
Chris S on Jan 17, 2019
ROBERT K on Jan 17, 2019
To Finish my Sous Vide cooks
Chris S on Jan 17, 2019
Size and color
Marilyn D on Jan 17, 2019
ROBERT K on Jan 17, 2019
The color and size is right for two people
Merilee B on Jan 16, 2019
Add to my set
Veronica R on Jan 16, 2019
Looking for a grill and would only consider this one or Staub. Perfect size and love the new color. This is a onetime purchase and my family will use it long after I’ve reached that cooking school in the heavens.
DOLORES B on Jan 16, 2019
always wanted one but it was always to expensive - this time the price is right
IRIS K on Jan 15, 2019
Perfect size for a grilled one pan dinner and the color is beautiful.
jan S on Jan 15, 2019
Perfect size. I have the skinny grill and it is just too small.
Sandra B on Jan 15, 2019
I have several other Le Creuset cookware pieces and I love them! I like to grill indoors in the winter so I'm looking forward to using this new piece.
susan c on Jan 15, 2019
The color and the indoor grilling. I love my other Le Creuset cookery and use them often. I figured this would complete the set. :)
HEIDI R on Jan 15, 2019
I love cooking with cast iron
Elizabeth A on Jan 15, 2019
I ordered one of these a week ago and my husband and I have fallen in love with this pan!!! Cooked with it every day on our glass top stove, in the oven and made everything from vegetables, to steaks and chicken wings!!! It does change the flavor to have those char marks. Great pan!!!!!!!! Highly recommend for adding a grilled flavor to your food.
Amy H on Jan 12, 2019
I've wanted it for a long time, and I love Le Creuset items.
Sarah K on Jan 10, 2019
I have one and use is all the time. It's great to grill fish. Bought this one for my son.
Terry Z on Jan 10, 2019
Needed a quality grill pan and have been happy with other Le Creuset products.
Thomas L on Jan 6, 2019
Seems very useful for everyday cooking and sturdy as this is le creuset
Veronique R on Jan 6, 2019
Because it has decent reviews, and it fits my budget.
Lei F on Jan 5, 2019
practical, high quality, contemporary colorful design
Gary F on Jan 4, 2019
Recommended by a co-worker
Colleen H on Jan 3, 2019
So I could grill my steaks inside out of the cold, and Le Creuset makes quality cookware.
Tamara W on Jan 2, 2019
more surface area than the grill pan i currently have
mason m on Dec 31, 2018
This is my second one. I love this pan! I have quite a large collection of Le Cruiset pans and I use them all regularly but this grill pan is the bomb!
Jennifer Marie M on Dec 29, 2018
Holiday Gift
Johanna E on Dec 22, 2018
Need it
Bonnie D on Dec 21, 2018
Chose it for the convenience of grilling on the stove top so to eat more healthier veggies.
Caroline M on Dec 17, 2018
Perfect item - they live in Phoenix and dont always want to grill outside
Lawrence G on Dec 17, 2018
My experiences with Le Creuset are all positive, so I expect the same from this purchase.
GERARDO M on Dec 17, 2018
My wife is a great cook and she wanted it for Christmas.
MICHAEL S on Dec 16, 2018
LOVE le creuset.
terry h on Dec 16, 2018
I trust Le Creuset pans above all others. I have one from my mother that is more than 50 years old and still going strong.
Heather S on Dec 15, 2018
Like the product
Mary D on Dec 15, 2018
LeCreuset cookware is very durable
anne P on Dec 14, 2018
love Le Creuset and wanted a grill pan.
Evan K on Dec 14, 2018
Needed a new grill pan and I have several Le Creuset pieces and the price was great!
Leslie T on Dec 14, 2018
buying for a gift
Linda E on Dec 13, 2018
Great sale and it will work on my induction cooktop.
Nancy W on Dec 12, 2018
i have one and love it!
SUSAN V on Dec 12, 2018
it will be easier than using a barbecue.
Marie Claude R on Dec 12, 2018
I love this company and wanted to try this product.
Trudy M on Dec 11, 2018
Great price on a cast iron grille
Tim H on Dec 10, 2018
I love the one I have so am getting it as a gift.
Nora R on Dec 10, 2018
Love Creuset products!
Audra G on Dec 10, 2018
michael p on Dec 10, 2018
Love Le Creuset. Need a grill pan.
Peggy J on Dec 9, 2018
For a couple that can’t grill outside because they live in an apartment
Charlene W on Dec 9, 2018
It looks pretty and worked well when I was in the cooking class.
Young P on Dec 9, 2018
Wife wanting for present
Brandon B on Dec 9, 2018
A great price on a great product = great holiday gift
Adrienne F on Dec 9, 2018
add from Sur la Table
Michelle C on Dec 8, 2018
Size and color
Marilyn D on Jan 17, 2019
The color and size is right for two people
Merilee B on Jan 16, 2019
What is the difference between the bistro grill, skinny grill and square grill?
Rania S on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The difference is simply size. The square grill has higher sides & a helper handle. The skinny grill is shallower & has loop handles. The bistro has the upturned handles, is thinner & has a larger cooking surface.
Can you use them one an electric flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked on my glass top stove and it is fine. - I lift mine off the burner - don't drag it as it may scratch the glass
where does the grease go? all over the range top/oven?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This grill has very shallow sides so meat which is being grilled does spatter all over the stove top. Using a spatter screen is possible but only if food being grilled is "thin"; otherwise, the spatter screen sits on top of the food or the edges of the handles. Be prepared to clean the entire stove top, burners, etc after using.
can you use this on an induction stovetop?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use mine on an induction range.
What size is this, maybe 26?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer is in the product description, 12.5" diameter ( measured from outside edge through the center to the opposite side.
can it be used on an outdoor grill?
Russ O on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I've used a few of my Le Creuset pieces on the grill. They get a little charred on the outside, but it has also washed off clean.
I understand that these are cast iron but have an enameled interior. Do they require no seasoning because they are pre-seasoned or do they require no seasoning because of the enameled interior?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Enameled cast iron requires no seasoning. The enamel is basically a glass coating on your pan.
will it work on induction stove?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I use this on my induction stove and it works wonderfully.
Is it 12.5 inches with or without the handles?
Shirley P on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Round area is approx 12.5-12.75 with a 12.25" actual cooking area. Dimension including handles is 14.5. Hope this helps!
Was at your store today and noticed that while some of the Bistro Grill 12.5 surfaces was in matt finish and some glossy finish, regardless whether they are in the box or on display.
Asked your staff what is the difference, the answer was that it is due to the items being on display and being exposed!! Is this possible?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, ordinary exposure or "out of the box" time effects the appearance of the nonstick surface. This effect is entirely superficial and can be undone by regular cleaning (which is often not done in store).
Does this exist in the flat grill?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this is a ribbed grill pan.
Is it hard to clean? I have a Lodge one with ridges and my chicken sticks to it, so I have to scrape it clean after each use.
A shopper on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A little bit. The neat and grill should have oil. I use coconut oil. I just soak it in warm water.

I love it and use it every night.
Is there a lid that would fit this grill to turn it into a steam grill (like the Staub steam grill)? I am preferential to Le Creuset!
A shopper on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I suggest taking the grill to a kitchen supply store and comparing the lids for different pans i.e. Calphalon, Analon and others, I've purchased a few different pans and occasionally use lids on other pans than originally intended. You might also try a resteraunt supply store (if there is on in your area) there is a large variety of items which could fit the bill. Out of the box thinking really helps in finding solutions to needs like these. Good luck! R.
How do you get the grilling pans clean?
Elizabeth P on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: per other reviewers, and now proven in my own home: I wipe out food crumbles, then use Dawn & warm water to soak inside the grill as it cools down & I enjoy the food ~ meal over? washes out easily.
What is the best way to clean it and with what?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We cooked a steak, and have found absolutely nothing that will get all of the grease or the stain off the grill. We are about to find out if we can return it. We love Le Creuset, but not this grill.
how much does this weigh?
Eileen on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to my scale : 6 lbs 13 oz
Is it deep enough for the juices to accumulate?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No not really. There is only about a 1/4 of an inch between the food and grooves below. You might have a tiny bit of pour over. I mostly grill vegetables. It is a great way not to use much oil and keep the calorie count down. Hope this was helpful.
Can you use this on an outdoor gas grill?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Although I put aluminum foil under the pan to keep it protected from flare ups. That way you can continue to use indoors and on the grill
I bought mine at the store, but there was no box. What was in the box?
RENE B on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only thing you missed is the little catalog of care instructions that comes standard with any LC purchase. I'm sure all the same info is available onlne.
I preheat the grill as directed and have the gas heat on medium/medium high. I am getting nice grill marks on boneless chicken but the inside and edges remain under-cooked even after several minutes on each side. Any ideas?
Colleen S on Jul 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Whenever I cook chicken breasts or legs (Which I brush with a favorite BBQ sauce, I grill first to get the charred flavor and crispness of the skin. I turn to gill on all sides of the pieces of meat. After the chicken is charred by the grill, I put it in a preheated 350 degree oven to finish the cooking inside. I cover a baking pan with foil, and just put the chicken pieces in the pan (NO COVER). This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat. You could probably grill thighs completely on the Le Creuset grill since they are a much flatter portion of meat. It really makes the chicken taste extra delicious using the grill to char the chicken.
I bought this and love, but I do have some complaints.
Even if I spray it, it's so hard to clean! Everything sticks!

1. What is the best thing to spray it with?
2. Is it going to ruin it if I soak it in hot water?
3. Am I supposed to use soap or not? Will soap ruin it?
Nessa on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't have all your answers but I did see on a cooking show that the meat was treated and not the pan. Really haven't used mine much
Can you use this on an electric stove?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a glass electric stove top and am able to use my grill, which I love and bought one for my daughter. I'm not absolutely certain if you can use it on an electric coil type stove. Good luck
Is there a Cook Book for this grill? I cooked a steak on mine last week and it was awful - still don't know if it was the meat or the grill.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a small instruction book which had some general information. It does require a long preheating time--which of course will vary with the stove and temperature of the burner. The meat should really sizzle and spatter when it hits the grill. If not, the meat will not sear properly and can be dry and tough. I have to admit that I returned this grill due to the really long preheat time and the difficulty in cleaning it.
Does it come with a lid?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know off, but you really do not need one and by the way it is the best for grilling salmon....!
Can I use Le Creuset bistro grill on an reg gas stove??
Elizabet M on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have this item but have a glasstop electric stove. However, per the manufacture’s website, you are suppose be able to use all of their cast iron items on all cooking surfaces. Just remember that it’s cast iron and you many find you don’t need to use as high a flame as with other cooking pans.
What is the average temperature to use for grilling meat?
Creole on Jan 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the meat. Cook times will vary with thickness, and the type of meat you are cooking---obviously, chicken fully cooked. Generally, Beef 360 to 400 degrees F; Pork 225 to 350 degrees F; Lamb 400 degrees F; chicken 350 degrees F; Fish and shellfish 400 degrees, but fish will cook fairly fast.

If you "google" Grilling Time and Temperature, there are good sources of information on cuts of meat and cooking times for grilling, smoking etc. Unfortunately, Sur la Tab does will not allow me to provide a link, but that quick search ought to get you what you need.
I heard about this on an Instagram acct I follow. The guy said DON’T wash it, just very lightly scrape the remaining food off. Never soap. But the actual instructions say to wash it with warm soapy water AND dishwasher safe. So which is it?
Bernie A on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I find this grill pan difficult to clean. Burnt juices from veggies and meat are impossible to remove, even with a lot of soap and scrubbing. The sales rep at SLT store suggested not washing it so hard, and instead letting the ceramic coating get "seasoned". So now I lightly scrape and oil it after use. Not sure this is working so well but the pan still performs - it just looks spotty. Perhaps i should have oiled it a lot more prior to first use grilling peppers. Personally, I would never put this in the dishwasher even though instructions say that's ok.
Can it be used on a glass cook top
A shopper on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The enameled cast iron is ok for use on a glass surface. I believe it even says that in the details on the Le Creuset page in the description of their enameled cast iron pieces if you want the answer from the manufacturer (I didn't see the Bistro Grill in their grill pans, but did see that description on all the other pieces).
What kind of cook surface works best with the Bistro Grill?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have only used it in my oven and it is fabulous - cooks steaks to perfection. It is a heavy utensil and delivers/transfers heat extremely well. I am very happy with my purchase! The ridges are fat/moisture reservoir's that allow the liquid to escape and keep it from affecting the cooking time/food quality.
Does this fully cook meat in a reasonable time? I have used grill pans in the past that just never cooked meat through, certainly not in a timeframe similar to actually grilling it.
Brenda M on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this pan when living in an apartment and had no choice to grill out doors. Even though I have a grill now I still use this pan for quick grilling of fish and veggies.
To be more specific I really like the pan for thinner items but a thick steak or chicken I prefer my outdoor grill.


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