Le Creuset Signature Collection Braiser, 3-1/2 quart : This Le Creuset 3 1/2-qt. braiser is perfect to saute or roast vegetables, braise chicken, beef or seafood and provide elegant presentation. Shallow depth is ideal for preparing sauce or risotto, baking pot pie or casserole with more exposure to add even, crisp-golden browning. Lower profile ensures tender juicy meats, rich flavorful gravy or reduction. Preferred by chefs for the cooking versatility, superior heat retention and excellent browning of foods, Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware ensures all ingredients cook at an even temperature. With the high-quality porcelain-enamel coating, this braiser is impermeable to odors and stains for lifetime use. The Le Creuset Signature collection combines traditional superior craftsmanship with ergonomic and functional innovations. Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring better performance sealing in moisture and flavors. The handles on this braiser are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip to lift with oven mitts. Improved ergonomic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F. This Signature collection features the most durable and resistant interior formulation offered by Le Creuset, smooth and easy to clean, sauteing vegetables, simmering sauce or braising meat or seafood. Food or liquid will not react with the enameled finish. With the tight-fitting lid, moisture is sealed inside for best absorption of seasonings and flavor. This 3 1/2-qt. braiser goes from fridge or freezer to the oven or stove top, then conveniently to the table for beautiful presentation. Oven-, broiler-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Made in France. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Le Creuset is consistently chosen by leading chefs, restaurateurs and home connoisseurs for its cooking advantages, performance and style. Bright color choices are the legendary style at Le Creuset to enliven your world of serving and entertaining. The best gourmet meals deserve the cooking finesse of Le Creuset. Product Features Le Creuset Signature Collection of enameled cast-iron cookware is molded and crafted by hand, combining traditional unmatched craftsmanship with a reinvented, improved design The ideal size to saute vegetables, simmer sauce, braise chicken, beef or seafood and provide elegant presentation Shallow depth perfect for preparing sauce or risotto, baking pot pie or casserole, allowing more exposure for even browning Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring greater retention of moisture and flavors, while self-basting foods Newly-formulated enamel interior is more durable, stain- and odor-resistant and easier to clean Handles are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip, even with oven mitts, ensuring safe transport from oven to table Improved ergonomic phenolic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F The iron is melted at an extremely high temperature in a cauldron (called a "creuset" in French) then poured into a sand mold. Under the hands of skilled craftsmen, each surface is smoothed in preparation for uniform porcelain enameling Le Creuset cast-iron provides unparalleled heat retention Smooth porcelain-enameled interior and exterior is nonreactive to food or liquid Bold and dynamic colors match Le Creuset enameled cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and accessories Versatile for stove top, oven or broiler For nearly a century, Le Creuset has been the preferred cookware choice of distinguished chefs around the world
Love that I can cook on stove top and then put in oven. Perfect size and shape for anything from browning a tenderloin to making fried rice then serving from it. The color is beautiful. Bought it for our beach house and its the perfect color. It is a bit weighty so hopefully I will still be able to lift it years from now.
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Review 3 for Le Creuset Signature Collection Braiser, 3-1/2 quart
It took me awhile to purchase this because of the price. But I was able to use it at a friend's house first and that convinced me. It is the perfect size for braising. I tried to make the same recipe in one of my pans and what a difference. This pan browns meat perfectly. Th construction allows heat to be spread out very uniformly. No hot spots or burning. Finally bit the bullet and bought it and I am so glad I did. Wish I had done it earlier. Will probably look into upgrading some other dishes with LeCrueset products.
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Review 4 for Le Creuset Signature Collection Braiser, 3-1/2 quart
PostedMay 21, 2013
fromEl Cajon, CA, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Ina Garten
I'm sure my daughters will want to inherit this brasier someday. Even heating plus good looks make it the most versitile cookware in my kitchen. Love the red color also.