Shallower than the French Oven, but with the same heavy cast iron build and brilliant cooking qualities, the Le Creuset Cast Iron Buffet Casserole is a wonderful piece of cookware to own and use. A truly multifunctional cast iron dish, the Buffet Casserole has a wide, flat base for using like a frying pan, high sides for voluminous dishes, and a tall, heavy lid for roasting in the oven. Use it open on the stove for risotto, steaks and curries, or pop the lid on and create delicious braises, roasts, fritattas and quiches in the oven.
If you crave something more than single purpose, short-lived, everyday pots and pans, Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware is what you have been searching for. Nothing beats rock solid enamelled cast iron cookware for longevity, ease of use and utterly enjoyable cooking. From a small foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, Le Creuset have been making beautifully coloured cocottes since 1925 with traditional sand casting methods, and have garnered a devout following all over the world ever since.
Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware can be used on the hotplate (including induction hotplates) or in the oven, make great serving dishes on the table, and can even be used as a properly sealed storage container in the refrigerator. The enamel surface is easy to clean and resistant to light metal utensil use, although drops, sharp metal tools and other hard impacts will chip the enamel. Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware is dishwasher safe, however repeated use of the dishwasher over time will dull the enamel, so hand wash when possible.
Le Creuset pride themselves on the wide range of beautiful colours their cast iron cookware pieces come in, but for real individuality their sand casting method requires that each cast is destroyed and recycled after use, so no two pieces are the same.