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Cookware from Le Creuset

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Amy Martin 9 Comments

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, LIZ N.!
Investing in high-quality cookware and appropriately sized pans makes all the difference in constructing a good dish versus a great dish. Having been in business since 1925 creating cast-iron cookware, Le Creuset does it right. Today, they design products to fit almost any kitchen need from cookware, bakeware, serveware, kitchen gadgets, and everything in between.

We are very excited to announce a new giveaway for a couple of our favorite Le Creuset products. One of our readers will win a 3-ply Stainless Steel Chef’s Saute Pan and a Cast Iron Skillet.

I had the opportunity to test both items and now they’ve become an invaluable addition to my collection of cookware.

The 3-ply Stainless Steel Chef’s Pan is a definite favorite of mine. Not only is the pan gorgeous with its mirror finish on the interior (you’ll feel like a chef in your own home kitchen), but it is incredibly sturdy and stands up to any job. Its 3-layer construction has a “base to rim” aluminum core  that allows for all-over heat distribution and retention, assuring that your food is cooked evenly. Its mirror finish interior aids for ideal searing and roasting so you’ll get a nice ‘crust’ on your meats and sear on those veggies. The pan’s all-around pouring rim ensures that there will be no dripping if you need to drizzle pan juices or tip out sauces. My chef’s pan measured at 9 1/2 inches wide and holds 3 1/2 quarts, so it is quite large and plenty big for cooking up a couple pieces of meat or fish, though its uses range from reducing sauces, making a risotto, sauteing veggies or even heating up leftovers. Though the pan is quite heavy, it has two handles on either side of the pan so it is easy to transfer from stove to counter. Clean up was a breeze since it is dishwasher safe. Bottom line? I want to purchase all of their tri-ply stainless steel pan in this line!

3-ply Stainless Steel Chef's Pan

3-ply Stainless Steel Chef’s Pan

In action

In action

Much different from the pan above (though still a front-runner-favorite in my kitchen) is the Enamelled Cast Iron SkilletEvery home cook should have a good cast iron skillet in their cupboards, especially if you have Midwest roots like I do and love a golden fry on your favorite comfort foods. Cast iron skillets are beloved for their durability – stove top frying, oven baking and searing  is made easy with these high quality skillets. In my opinion, the BEST fried chicken is only made in a black iron skillet and same goes for breakfast potatoes. They usually come with a high price tag, but are so, so worth the investment. Le Creuset’s Enamelled Cast Iron Skillet meets every mark in my book. It’s heavy, as it should be, and can withstand a lifetime of cooking (literally – the pan comes with a lifetime warranty) in your kitchen. The pan has a gorgeous exterior enamel (available in a myriad of colors) and a satin black enamel on the interior protecting it inside and out from cracking, chipping and excessive wear. Because of the interior enamel, there’s no need to season the pan before first use. What I love most about cast irons is that nice, black patina that develops over time, perfect for frying and searing. It just makes everything… better. Because the pan is so heavy, I appreciated that an additional ‘loop handle’ is on the opposite side for easy lifting.

Enamelled Cast Iron Skillet in Cassis

Enamelled Cast Iron Skillet in Cassis

The Cast Iron Skillets are available exclusively through Williams Sonoma, but you can learn more about the pan, proper care, and take a peek at available colors at cookware.lecreuset.com.

See the entire selection of Le Creuset products at lecreuset.com.

The Prize

The folks at Le Creuset will send our giveaway winner two products: a 3-ply 3 1/2 qt. Stainless Steel Chef’s Saute Pan and a Cast Iron Skillet.

How To Enter

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, LIZ N.!

The Fine Print: No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to readers who are 18 years or older and reside in the United States. By hitting ‘submit’ you are agreeing to have your email address added to our email subscription list. You may opt out at any time. A winner will be chosen on 08/29/2012 and notified via email. Winner will have 5 days to provide their address before another winner is chosen. Disclaimer: In compliance with FTC guidelines, this article has material connections. Le Creuset will provide a prize pack to the winner, complimentary. Complimentary samples were also provided to PhoenixBites for review purposes. PhoenixBites does not endorse the company mentioned above.

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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9 Responses

  1. sara jackson says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance and good luck to everyone

  2. Alisa says:

    Done! Thank you!

  3. Michele Spencer says:

    Thanks for the opportunity–what a great giveaway!

  4. Naina John says:

    Done.

    Fb name: Naina John
    Twitter : @swagwin123
    Email – wisdompays50 at yahoo dot com

  5. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Kathy says:

    Thank you for this giveaway. I have never been able to afford these products, so I hope I win. Good luck to everyone.

    Kathy

  7. Carolyn Daley says:

    Thank you. I follow both pages on FB as Carolyn Daley and @LeCreuset on twitter as @darkmysticnight

  8. Fiona N says:

    Awesome giveaway! I like Both on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen, and follow on Twitter @ciao6211
    Thank You!

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