Product Type: Le Creuset Cookware
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The best cookware I have ever cooked with!
Le Creuset Cookware Range
Member Name: Whizz11
Le Creuset Cookware Range
Advantages: Well made, guarantee
The best cookware I have ever cooked with.
When I got married a few years ago I put some of these cooking products on my wedding lsit as I knew I could never afford them myself or warrant their expensive prices but they have been the best products I have ever cooked with and possibly worth their price. According to their website, "Le Creuset has been making premium quality cast iron since 1925 at their foundry in northern France. Each piece is hand crafted and made from the finest materials to give you long lasting durability. Cast iron is an excellent heat retainer which means if keeps food warm at the table for longer and requires only low to medium heat sources. Every piece is made from an individual sand mould which makes each piece unique. They are suitable for all cooker and hob types including induction."
The cookware is all very heavy and extremely hard wearing. It actually comes with a lifetime guarantee so they must be certain that their products are of a very high standard. I have to say some of the pieces I have look brand new and are used extensively so I have been very happy with them.
I definitely agree that they retain their heat very well. I have the casserole dish and I can make a meal, take it out of the oven and just keep the lid on and the dish will still be warm half and hour to forty five minutes later, perfect if you are not quite ready to serve when the dinner is ready.
We had our Le Creuset items from John Lewis and they have about 17 different pieces availalbe. Unfortunately I do not have all of them, I would love to but alas no so I cannot comment in each and every piece. There are quite a few different size casserole dishes which is nice as you can then buy one to suit the needs of you family. I have the 20cm round casserole dish which is perfect for a family of 4.
There are also some great deep dishes which are perfect for roast potatoes and lasagnes, etc, those kind of dishes. I have one of these too and find it so handy. There are handles ont he side which make it easy to get in and out of the oven although like I've said above as they retain heat always remember to wear oven gloves, even when you are dishing up and getting ready to wash it up.
What I love about the Le Creuset range is that it is very easy to clean. It may look like you have destroyed the dish with baked on food but it really does come off nice and easily and looks just like new. It does not have a non-stick surface but a durable finish which is said to resist chipping, scratching and staining. The dishes do not absorb odours or flavours unlike some other pans do and I have never had any problem with grease patches or the like like you get with some pyrex dishes.
The other great thing is that all this cookware comes in really attractive colours so you can mix and match them to tailor the colours in your kitchen. I have the teal colour which is a light sea blue, beautiful but they have reds, neutrals, blacks etc that all look really nice.
Like I've mentioned above they are not cheap, with frying pans at over £80 and casserole dishes going up to £155 it does make them the most expensive on the market but in my opinion the best.
Summary: Le Creuset Cookware
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