Build quality: excellent
Ease of use: very good
Non-stick feature: good
Design: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet has all advantages of classic forms of enameled cast-iron cookware, combined with the latest ergonomic and functional innovations. The skillet is designed for all types of cooking. It comes in wide range of colors to easily fit into almost any kitchen decor.
New large loop assist handle provides better control during use and transfer. The 2 side spouts allow dripless pouring of content from either side of the pan. Durable exterior enamel protects the skillet from chipping and cracking.
Enamel interior is impermeable to odors, staining and dulling. The skillet does not require additional seasoning. Enamel finish is non-reactive, and even acidic food will not react with the interior coating.
Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet can be used on any heat source, including an induction cooktop, and with any oven or grill. It is broiler-safe and oven-safe to 500 F. Le Creuset Skillet can be put in the freezer safely. The skillet works well for slow cooking as well as low fat cooking. It is perfect for sautéing and searing meat. Nonreactive interior makes it ideal for food storage, and for marinating food with acidic ingredients.
Heat conduction/retention: Le Creuset Skillet perfectly retains heat and provides even heat distribution through the whole pan, so the food is evenly cooked. This allows for use of lower heat settings. The pan stays hot longer and, if covered, will keep food hot for second servings.
Cleaning: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet is dishwasher safe but it can easily be cleaned with some hot water and a soft sponge.
Additional directions: You have to preheat the pan on low to medium heat, then put some fat in it. For frying, you should wait for oil to be hot before adding food. Overheating the pan will cause food to burn or stick.
Warranty: Lifetime limited warranty.
Overall: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet has ergonomic, functional design, even heat distribution, and a safe and fairly effective non-stick enamel. The longevity of Le Creuset brand speaks for itself. If you don’t mind following directions about preheating, and want safe and versatile pan you should consider buying it.
What Users Have to Say?
A number of users appreciate the fact, that interior coating is safe for all types of food. Others are impressed with a brilliant range of colors. The additional handle has also received a lot of praise. It makes working with this heavy pan much easier. Majority of people appreciate how the skillet is easy to clean.
According to users the food is evenly cooked and Le Creuset Skillet can produce excellent cooking results. It is great for making juicy burger patties, moist pork chops, seared steaks, fried rice, fry lamb shops, pancakes and eggs.
However, there were a couple of complaints.
A number of people reported that the food sticks to the surface. Others say that it is not quite as “non-stick” as a Teflon, but works great for crepes, stir fry, pancakes, caramelizing, etc.
Having a good amount of weight the skillet is not for the weak wristed.
A few users didn’t like using pot holders for the hot handles. The problem was solved after buying an inexpensive silicone handle sleeve.
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