Le Creuset – Beloved by Cooks Worldwide
Le Creuset is a brand that is beloved around the world, with nearly a century of rich history and culinary expertise to share—but the heart of the company is three simple truths (Les Trois Vérités) that set them apart.
The first colorful cookware
Le Creuset pioneered and perfected colorful enameled cookware. When Le Creuset was founded in 1925, most cookware was gray or black in color. Le Creuset's artisans saw an opportunity to change how the world viewed cookware by perfecting a glazing process that coated cast iron with a layer of premium colorful enamel. This innovation resulted in cookware that was more functional, more versatile, and more beautiful with a range of rich, vibrant gradient hues and finishes that have come to define Le Creuset products.
The finest in quality and design
Focused on the offering the finest in quality and design, Le Creuset's unrivaled performance lets food lovers experience the joy of cooking with inspiring cookware that delivers beauty, durability, and superior results for great-tasting food. Their full range of products crafted in enameled cast iron, stoneware, stainless steel, Toughened Nonstick, silicone, and more and backed by a lifetime warranty showcase Le Creuset's commitment to its heritage, skill, and authenticity.
The favorite for generations
Le Creuset is a brand that is both trusted and loved by home cooks and master chefs alike. Cooks rely on their Le Creuset cookware for the performance it delivers, the style it expresses, and the memories to helps make. The colorful cookware earns a place of pride in every kitchen, adding a distinctive look that's an individual expression of personality, fashion, and design. Le Creuset cookware is cherished, collected, and passed down to generations of cooks to show off and inspire. The brand is brought to life through the passion and experiences of the people who use it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the advantage of buying a Le Creuset piece?
A: For nearly a century, Le Creuset premium cast iron cookware has been trusted in kitchens around the world for its superior performance, lasting quality, and iconic design. With a traditional sense of craftsmanship and hands‐on attention to detail, the artisans at our Fresnoy le Grand foundry have kept chefs and culinary enthusiasts in mind, and their work reflects the real demands of a working kitchen. Our product lines are crafted to achieve optimal weight and heat‐retention properties. Le Creuset cookware is versatile, extremely resistant to wear and tear, and guarantees excellent cooking results.
Q: What is the difference between cast iron and stainless steel, and why would I choose one over the other?
A: Cast iron is a remarkably durable material, known for its efficient and even heating. It is best for braising, baking, roasting, and soups. Our tri-ply stainless steel is also durable and efficient, but these pans are best for sauteing and shallow frying. Both materials are versatile and essential parts of a well-stocked kitchen.
Q: I am new to Le Creuset. What is the best piece to purchase to start my collection?
A: This depends on the type of cooking you usually do. For soups and braising meats, a cast iron Dutch Oven is probably the best choice; this is also our most popular product. For sauteing and shallow frying, stainless steel will work best. And for baking, stoneware is a good choice. However, you will find that each product line is extremely versatile and suited to several methods of cooking.
Q: Is Le Creuset cookware appropriate for most recipes?
A: You will find that Le Creuset products are suitable for a wide range of recipes, such as soups, stocks, meats, side dishes, and desserts. Some staple pieces can be used for a variety of dishes, but we offer many types of products to suit your style of cooking.
Q: How do I know Le Creuset will not discontinue a color once I start collecting cookware in that color?
A: We have several basic colors that will remain available, but we like to introduce new colors from time to time to keep things exciting. Before introducing a color, we do careful market research to make sure it will be well-received by our customers. We will occasionally retire colors; however, they may be found for some time afterward on the Le Creuset website and in some retail stores. We also feel that other Le Creuset colors can create an appealing color combination.
Q: What does the Le Creuset Cast Iron Lifetime Limited Warranty cover?
A: Le Creuset cookware is warranted to you by Le Creuset of America, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of its purchase. For this Lifetime Limited Warranty to apply, you must follow the care and use instructions. This warranty covers normal household use only. See full warranty information for your Le Creuset product.