Le Creuset Cookware | Cast Iron Dutch Ovens & Stoneware Sets

Le Creuset (pronounced “leh-crewZAY”) is a line of enameled cast iron cookware developed and manufactured in France. It is known for its durability, even cooking properties and is available in a wide range of colors and styles.

History of Le Creuset

The company we know today as Le Creuset was started in the French countryside by a pair of Belgian Industrialists in 1925. One of the men specialized in metal casting and the other’s vocation was enameling. They developed a process for casting cookware in sand molds from iron melted in a cauldron, known as “creuset” in French. After the cast iron product was removed from the mold and cleaned, it was coated with multiple coats of enamel and fired at high temperatures to bond the enamel surface to the iron. This resulted in a very durable surface that benefited by being easy to clean and not subject to corrosion as would unprotected cast iron, while retaining all of cast irons heat retention qualities.

Le Creuset Cookware

Today Le Creuset is recognized by kitchen authorities as a high quality product that rates well in comparison tests. The cookware is also very popular with consumers for the variety of colors available in the enamel finish. This brand of cookware is rather expensive, and usually found on the shelves of upscale culinary stores. The consumer should keep in mind that Le Creuset cookware is built to last- literally -a lifetime. The cast iron items are suitable for use on glass (induction) cooktops, although many people shy away from using them for fear of damaging the glass. Today’s lineup of products has been expanded considerably and covers a wide range of styles and components.

  • Enameled Cast Iron – The signature line of cookware encompasses the traditional French ovens as well as many types of specialty cookware items from cooking traditions worldwide. Available individually or in sets.
  • Enamel On Steel – This line features teakettles of a traditional style and stockpots in many sizes.
  • Stoneware – Enamel on porcelain bakeware, serving vessels, and many specialty kitchen items featuring the bright colors that Le Creuset is known for.
  • Tri-Ply Stainless Steel – Cookware featuring an aluminum core inside a thick shell of stainless steel for even heated cooking.
  • Forged Hard-Anodized – Saute and fry pans available in a variety of sizes. This cookware has the benefits of being light in weight and exceptionally easy to clean as the finish is naturally non stick. Also available are matching glass lids.

Where to Buy


Le Creuset Spatula Set w/ Crock

Red Silicone Ceramic 7 Piece

Le Creuset Spatula Set w/ Crock | Red Silicone Ceramic 7 Piece

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Le Creuset Screwpull Lever Wine Opener Gift Set

Le Creuset Screwpull Lever Wine Opener Gift Set

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Le Creuset Classic Teapot

Red Enameled Stoneware 1 Quart

Le Creuset Classic Teapot | Red Enameled Stoneware 1 Quart

The Le Creuset Teapot is a charming vessel with a well made, ready grip handle. The pot can serve one quart or four cups. The enamel coating makes this item easy to clean. The stoneware is virtually non porous and is fired at 2156 degrees, creating a very durable piece. The ...





Le Creuset Precision Pour Saucepan w/ Lid

Enameled Cast Iron Blue 1-1/4 Quart

Le Creuset Precision Pour Saucepan w/ Lid | Enameled Cast Iron Blue 1-1/4 Quart

Le Creuset pans are known for their quality. Each item is hand finished and unique. Cast iron has superior heat distribution and retention. The double coated enamel finish is made to last and resist damage. The new lip doesn't drip. The nonabrasive bottoms perform on any stove. The phenolic knob ...





Le Creuset Skillet

Blue Enameled Cast Iron 10 1/4 Inch

Le Creuset Skillet | Blue Enameled Cast Iron 10 1/4 Inch

The Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet has a shock resistant finish for long term durability. It performs well no matter what type of stove you own. The satin black enamel interior helps seal in moisture and the delicious taste of your ingredients. The exterior enamels have a range of vibrant colors. While ...





Le Creuset 7 Piece Red Spatula Set w/ Crock

Le Creuset 7 Piece Red Spatula Set w/ Crock

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Le Creuset Large Utensil Crock

Kitchen Red Stoneware Tool Canister

Le Creuset Large Utensil Crock | Kitchen Red Stoneware Tool Canister

Measuring 6 by 6 3/4 inches, this 2 1/4 quart crock has a great capacity for utensils. Made of stoneware with enamel coating, it resists cracking, staining, scratching, and chipping. The crock is dishwasher safe. Le Creuset is a well-established company with an unsurpassed reputation. Their website offers many helpful ...





Le Creuset Stoneware Ramekin Set

Kitchen Dish Cobalt Blue 4 Piece

Le Creuset Stoneware Ramekin Set | Kitchen Dish Cobalt Blue 4 Piece

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Le Creuset Stock Pot

Red Enameled Carbon Steel 8 Quart

Le Creuset Stock Pot | Red Enameled Carbon Steel 8 Quart

A convenient size for simmering stock, poaching chicken, creating hearty stews, or making perfect pasta for the entire family, the Le Creuset 8 quart stockpot brings heavy gauge enameled carbon steel to your kitchen in your choice of 7 bright colors. Pretty enough to double as a centerpiece serving dish, ...





Le Creuset Petite Pear

Kitchen Stone Casserole Dish

Le Creuset Petite Pear | Kitchen Stone Casserole Dish

This beautiful stoneware individually sized Petite Pear Casserole dish from Le Creuset looks so good some use it as a decorative piece instead of as the practical cookware it really is. Useful for puddings, dips, and any baked dessert or casserole, a single Petite Pear can be a decorative centerpiece ...





Le Creuset Giant Reversible Grill

Cast Iron Stove Cookware 9 by 18 3/4

Le Creuset Giant Reversible Grill | Cast Iron Stove Cookware 9 by 18 3/4

Le Creuset's Giant Reversible Grill/Griddle, black enameled on both the flat and ridged sides, gives home kitchens a grill big enough to cook for the whole family at once. There are a few limitations to this versatile device that you should consider beforehand.

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Le Creuset Saucier Pan

Blue Enameled Cast Iron Cookware 2.25 Quart

Le Creuset Saucier Pan | Blue Enameled Cast Iron Cookware 2.25 Quart

With cookware like this 2.25 quart Saucier pan, Le Creuset brings traditional quality and efficiency to the modern kitchen. Nowhere more than in the creation of fine sauces is temperature control more important, since a few degrees is sometimes all that stands between success and failure. The temperature stability ...





Le Creuset Classics Cookware Set

Red Enameled Non Stick 6 Piece

Le Creuset Classics Cookware Set | Red Enameled Non Stick 6 Piece

The cast iron griddles, skillets, and pots my Grandmother used were nothing like the Le Creuset Classics Set. This modern offering is what you get if someone listened to your grandmother's suggestions and made things better.

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Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill

Red Enameled Non Stick Cookware 10 Inch

Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill | Red Enameled Non Stick Cookware 10 Inch

Enjoy indoor grilling of vegetables and meats without the clutter of counter top appliances--Le Creuset's 10" Square Skillet Grill does it all right on your stove top. The even heating of the non stick ribbed black enamel grilling surface puts the delicious taste of low fat grilled foods within ...





Le Creuset French Oven

Red Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Cookware 7-1/4 Quart

Le Creuset French Oven | Red Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Cookware 7-1/4 Quart

Le Creuset has been handcrafting cookware in Northern France since 1925. Their quality and workmanship show in products such as the French oven. The basic design of this oven (some use the term Dutch oven) has been in use for centuries, so you know it is effective.

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Le Creuset Fondue Pot

Blue Enameled Cast Iron Set 1-3/4 Quart

Le Creuset Fondue Pot | Blue Enameled Cast Iron Set 1-3/4 Quart

The Le Creuset Fondue pot will help you prepare your most hassle free fondue yet. Start the pot on the stove and transfer it to the burner for faster heating. Many recipes are included with the set. At one and three quarter quart capacity, there will be enough room for guests ...





Le Creuset Baking Pan

Blue Enameled Cast Iron Pate Terrine 4 by 12-2/3 Inch

Le Creuset Baking Pan | Blue Enameled Cast Iron Pate Terrine 4 by 12-2/3 Inch

Not simply for pate, the pan can be used to bake or to assemble layered desserts. Made in France from cast iron with high quality vitreous enamel coating, the surface is impermeable, meaning it is safe for food storage or for soaking foods in marinade. The company has been making cast ...





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