For cooks, winter is the time for your favourite comfort food recipes to resurface. There’s nothing quite like simmering stews and hearty soups to warm you up during frosty winter weather. Classic dishes like these, with their simple ingredients and time-honoured cooking methods, evoke a sense of nostalgia. These one pot meals were created with the Le Creuset French Oven in mind.
COOKING WITH FRENCH OVENS
FEATURES & BENEFITS
OF A FRENCH OVEN
Le Creuset’s iconic French Oven has been in production since the company’s founding in 1925. This cherished product has seen a few updates to ensure unparalleled performance and quality craftsmanship.
Cleaning and Caring for Your French Oven
- Medium or low heat will provide the best results for cooking, including frying and searing. Allow the pan to heat gradually and thoroughly for even and efficient cooking results. Once the pan is hot, almost all cooking can be continued on lower settings.
- High heats should never be used to preheat a pan before lowering the heat for cooking. Cast iron retains heat so efficiently that overheating will cause food to burn or stick.
- Always cool a hot pan for a few minutes before washing.
- Do not plunge a hot pan into cold water. While Le Creuset’s enamel is designed to be the most durable on the market, thermal shock may still occur, resulting in cracking or loss of enamel.
- If there are food residues, fill the pan with warm water and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes before washing. A brush can be useful for removing small food deposits, or for cleaning between the ribs on grills. Do not use scourers or abrasive cleaners on the cooking surface. Nylon or soft abrasive pads or brushes can be used to remove stubborn residues. To avoid damaging the enamel, do not use metallic pads or harsh abrasive cleaning agents.
- Light stains or metal marks caused by metal tools can be removed with Le Creuset cookware cleaner. An occasional cleaning with this product will also retain the new appearance of your pans. It can be purchased on this website or from your local retailer.
- Never store pans while they are still damp. Store pans in a dry cupboard or airy space away from steam.
- Maintain the tightness of all handles and knobs by checking and retightening them regularly.
Please visit the Care & Use Section on our website for more information.