If I recall correctly, I visited a Lecruset outlet store a few years ago and found that all of the products were manufactured in China. On the bottom of some of my older posts, I’ve noticed an engraved “made in France” stamp. In other words, if a product claims to be created in France, it is indeed made in France. Although I’m not sure if it applies to lecruset, I’ve heard that companies occasionally provide lower-priced goods at stores where everything is made in China. Do not worry about it. An hour of preheating in the hot oven worked wonders.
Make sure you don’t forget about it and leave the burner on high heat for over an hour like I once did with one of mine. It is possible to use Barkeepers Friend, but it is extremely abrasive and will eventually cause very minute scratches in the enamel, resulting in the color becoming cloudy and dull. When using BKF with water or dishwashing liquid, make a thin paste before using it to keep the BKF from sticking to the surface. BKF liquid is another option. BKF should only be used in emergency situations. This will fit in my 5-1/2 quart saucepan. The bottom of the box is 8 inches wide. Cooking in this is one of my favorite activities. It’s been a great investment for me personally, so thanks for that. When in doubt, wash your hands. A 5-1/2-quart enameled cast-iron French oven with a circular form of Sand-colored inner enamel that is more resistant to wear. Temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit can withstand the larger composite knob. Oven mitts work just fine with the new, 45 percent larger handles. Induction hobs and ceramic hobs are two examples of heat sources that can be used in a kitchen.
Browning meat on the stovetop before slow cooking or roasting is made easy thanks to the sloped sides of this pan. Smooth, sand-colored inner enamel enhances caramelization, reduces sticking, and resists stains. This versatile serving size is ideal for a wide variety of soups, casseroles, and other one-pot meals.
You may be able to, but I like to use the Le Creuset cast iron skillet grill pan for steaks and chops. This would work better in recipes like stews, chili, soups, and the like.