Le Creuset's tri-ply stainless steel features a full aluminum core bonded between two outer layers of professional-grade stainless steel, resulting in superior heat conduction and distribution. Tri-ply construction offers better control at every stage of preparation, as well as flexibility for a variety of cooking techniques like searing, sauteing and pan-frying.
Wildly popular the world around, Le Creuset has been producing some of the finest stoneware and porcelain enameled cast iron cookware available anywhere since 1925, and their latest cookware lines reaffirm Le Creuset's dedication to excellence and quality. Professional chefs worldwide place a high value on not only the elegance in design but the high performance of Le Creuset, especially the thermal properties of the enameled cast-iron cookware line. Now you can make cooking fun again by bringing the excellence of Le Creuset into your home! Modern colors and timeless design principles allow you to fill your kitchen with a contemporary flare and cookware pieces that will be treasured for generations to come! Designed to enhance the culinary skills of even the most novice chef, Le Creuset offers a wide variety of products made to make kitchen work much easier. The Enameled Cast Iron line features unparalleled performance and a design to fall in love with. Heavy cast iron provides even heat distribution and the porcelain enamel makes for easy cleanup. A wide variety of shapes and sizes allow for a versatility not seen in other cookware lines. The stainless steel and forged hard-anodized nonstick cookware lines are a must have for anyone seeking to reduce the toil involved with everyday cooking. These lines feature only the highest quality steel, and the forged hard-anodized line comes with a nonstick cooking surface that resists scratching and allows you to cook with less oil for a healthier meal. If durability and toughness are required, look no further than the Le Creuset Stoneware line! This line is extremely scratch resistant and can be used with temperatures from below freezing to 500° F and everywhere in between! With handcrafted designs that are made to last for many generations, it's easy to see why Le Creuset has been adored around the world for over 80 years. Get yours today and enjoy all that Le Creuset has to offer!
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Le Creuset Stainless Steel Pans are constructed from premium materials that are designed for high performance. Be sure to use special care to ensure the pan lasts a long time in your kitchen.
Before First Use
Remove all labels from the product. Wash the pan with hot water and dish soap, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
It is essential to never use high heat while cooking. For the best results, we recommend low to medium heat. Be sure the base of the pan matches the diameter of the heat source to prevent damage. Gas flames should never exceed the diameter of the pan as well. Use low to medium heat when cooking, including frying and sauteing. The pan should never be on the maximum high heat setting.
Oils and Fats
Add little to no fat before you begin heating the pan. The oil should never begin smoking. If smoking occurs, remove the pan from the heat, clean, and restart the heating process. We recommend using a high heat oil when cooking.
Never use sharp objects while cooking. We recommend using Le Creuset silicone tools, wooden, or heat resistant plastic tools. Metal tools, spoons, or balloon whisks may be used with care, but use caution and never scrape on the nonstick surface. Never use a knife to cut food inside the pan.
Le Creuset Stainless Steel is able to cook in oven temperatures up to 500 degrees F/260 degrees C. You may use Stainless Steel pans under the broil setting, but at a minimum distance of 2.5 inches. Matching glass lids can cook in temperatures up to 425 degrees F/220 degrees C. Do not exceed these temperatures or this will cause significant damage.
The handles are secured using stainless steel rivets. The handles become will become hot in excessive temperatures. Use caution while handling a hot pan. A dry oven mitt, towel, or hot pads should be used to protect your hands.
Cleaning and Storage
Never clean the pan while it is hot. Placing a hot pan under cold water can cause damage. Wait a few minutes afterwards for the pan to dry. Use hot soapy water and a soft sponge to clean. Never use metal, harsh or abrasive sponges/pads as they can scratch the surface of the pan. Le Creuset Stainless Steel pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but we recommend washing the pans by hand to ensure the quality and lifetime of the pan. Thoroughly dry the pan after washing and store it in a dry, temperature controlled place before the next use. If you are stacking the pans, use towels between each pan to prevent scratches from occurring.
For cleaning Le Creuset Glass Lids, never place a hot lid into cold water. Wait a few minutes for the lid to cool down before washing. The lids are dishwasher safe, but J.L. Hufford highly recommends hand washing to prolong the lifetime.
The lifetime warranty begins at the date of purchase for the lifetime of the original owner. Le Creuset Warranty covers faulty workmanship and/or materials with the product is being used for residential purposes, and following the use and care guidelines. Defective cookware will be replaced free of charge with a similar product, or one equivalent in value if the original product is no longer in production. The warranty does not cover damage cause by normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse, or commercial use, or consequential damage. Scratches, stains, discoloration, corrosion, or damage from overheating the pan are also excluded from the warranty. The warranty covers the original owner, whether self purchaser or those who receive it as a gift. The warranty is no longer valid if the pan is sold to another person.
Please note that in the case of a purchased set, only the faulty pan will be replaced. All warranty issues are done at the discretion of Le Creuset.