Great cooking boils down to ingredients - the better the ingredients you choose the better the results.
We're no different. Like you, we don't compromise when it comes to cooking, only our ingredients happen to be iron, steel, clay and silicone.
Le Creuset will help you make the most of your ingredients just as we've made the most of ours. Which is why we believe that good food deserves Le Creuset.
Le Creuset began producing its first porcelain enameled cast iron pots in 1925 from its foundry in Fresnoy le Grand, France. It is from this base that Le Creuset continues to produce its world famous cast iron pots.
While Le Creuset has expanded the types of products it offers and has taken advantage of many technological advances since its beginnings in 1925, some things have not changed in the manufacture of Le Creuset’s cast iron.
Le Creuset has continued to use the hand-crafted techniques and the original process of forging and casting in the manufacturing of its cookware. This attention to its heritage is also characteristic of the design. The Cocotte, or French Oven, was one of the first cast iron items produced by Le Creuset and is still the most popular item sold in a range of bright retro colors, with Flame (orange) the company’s trademark.
Le Creuset is now sold in more than 60 countries around the world including the US, UK, Japan and Australia.
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The Manufacturing Process
Le Creuset’s original and most well known range of products is its cast iron range. They are by way of their design, production methodology and functionality, literally unique. Each product is cast in its own sand mold, which is broken after casting. This creates a uniqueness for each item.
After the casting, the production is hand finished by skilled French artisans, many of whom come from families that have been with the company for decades.
Multiple layers of incredibly strong, chip-resistant enamel are carefully applied to each piece. The enameling process gives Le Creuset cast iron its characteristic beauty and creates a tough, non-reactive surface that does not require future treating.
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