Le Creuset Stoneware Square Casserole Dish

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Review of Le Creuset Stoneware Covered Square Casserole, 9.5-Inch maintains even temperatures to prevent scorching it is safe for freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasher and the dense material blocks moisture absorption to prevent cracking and crazing. Desaegher and Aubecq started their foundry in 1925 in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France. That same year, they produced the first cocotte, or Dutch oven laying the foundation for what is now an extensive range of cookware and kitchen utensils.

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Le Creuset is really very know for its cast iron line of kitchen cookware but they do have other lines as well. Couple of years ago I came across their stoneware and bought a couple of pieces, the square casserole dish with the lid has been an excellent addition to my kitchen. It is easy to use and clean and does a wonderful job of evenly cooking and baking. Specially for smaller portions for two or three people it is a great size. I make chicken with several types of seasoning and sauces, as well as lasagna other meals easily.The results are always excellent. When you wash it all the burnt pieces wash away easily without much scrubbing, all you need to do is to soak it in water for a while and wash it with a sponge or you can put it in the dishwasher since it is dishwasher-safe. And when done washing it looks as good as new. All the LE CREUSET pieces including this square casserole dish come in several colors currently I believe there are 9 colors available, and of course the manufacturer changes and adds colors almost on a an annual basis but some of the basics such as red have been around for a long time but there are a lot of different shades of blue and aqua.

Impermeable enamel on the exterior of these dishes resists scratches and stains, and it is safe for cutting on with knives and its almost nonstick glazed interior helps easily release foods for easy cleanup. Maximum oven-safe temperature for these stoneware is 500°F / 260°C and don't forget to use your oven mitts for lifting at all times. They do get hot, even in microwave be safe and handle it with mitts. Also if you use it under a broiler allow a gap of no less than 2.5 inches between the rim of the dish and the heat source. Going from freezer to oven do not place it in preheated oven but place the dish in the oven and then turn your oven on so it warms with your oven temperature.But most importantly do not use this type of dishes on stove top it will break!

Le Creuset stoneware has a hard-wearing glaze that resists damage from heat and utensils it is well suited to baking quiches, pies and casseroles. You get great results due to the even-heating properties, which prevent hot-spots and bake foods in a uniform fashion resulting in a golden brown crust and well cooked ingredients. It is also easy to store your leftovers in the fridge since these stoneware dishes go from oven to dishwasher to fridge, they are versatile and on top of it all beautiful to use on your table as well and you can color coordinate it with your kitchen or china set.

Pros

  • Excellent Quality
  • Long Lasting
  • Spreads Heat Evenly
  • Cooks Food Well
  • Cons

  • A bit pricy but worth it. The brand is very well known for quality!
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