Le Creuset 5.3L Signature Round French Oven - Licorice
Founded in 1920's France, at the crossroads of iron, sand and fuel transportation routes, Le Creuset has been making heirloom-grade cookware for almost 100 years. Creating these masterpieces required the expertise of it‚Äôs two founders, one an expert in casting iron and the second, an enameling specialist.¬† This marriage of craftsmanship and style results in beautiful and functional pieces that stand the test of time.
A classic for generations, the Round French Oven is a most versatile pot, making it a staple in¬†any kitchen. Whether cooking on the stove or in the oven, you can make everything from soups¬†and hearty stews with moist, tender meat, to¬†comforting home-baked bread.¬† Constructed with enamelled¬†cast iron¬†so there's¬†no need to season the pot, Le Creuset has designed its cookware to provide an even cook and excellent heat retention.¬†Available in¬†a variety of sizes and signature Le Creuset colours.
- Lid Width: 26cm (10.25")
Diameter 26cm (10.25") x Ht: 35cm (13.8")
- Capacity: 5.3L or 5.5 Qt
- Suitable for¬†broiler, electric, gas, halogen, induction, oven
- Oven safe to 500F
- Dishwasher safe
- Materials: Cast Iron, Enamel
- Made in France
America's Test Kitchen Winner: Best Medium Dutch Oven!
Why we love it: If you cook for 4 or more people, this French oven will become a fixture in your kitchen!! It is great for boiling grains, blanching vegetables, deep frying, baking bread, and, of course, soups and stews. Its rustic good looks add a homey touch to anything you cook in it, even a batch of super-buttery popcorn for movie night!
Le Creuset‚Äôs light-colored enamel makes it so easy to see the progress of the sear on our proteins, to gauge the darkness of flavorful fond and caramelizing onions, or to see the tip of a deep-frying thermometer. This versatile workhorse is perfect for maintaining consistent heat whether you are searing, saut√©ing or simmering.¬†
Heirloom quality, this pot will be a welcome sight for your clan of happy eaters as they feast on a light and flavorful bouillabaisse, a saucy and fragrant tagine, a cozy pot of pho,¬† a fried chicken fiesta etc.¬†
Large loop handles make it easy to move the pot from stove top, to the oven, to the table,¬† and finally to the dishwasher for deceptively easy meal-making for decades.