What marvel of cookware!!
Just got this set and we are so happy with it, that we don't know why we didn't buy it sooner. If I could give it more than 5 stars, Iwould! What quality! What fabulous engineering that went into it! We like it so much better than our All-Clad ltd set, and All-Clad is really great cookware. It's just that for me, it doesn't match up to this beauty. It's funny that Le Creuset was our first choice, but for some reason, decided to go for the All-Clad. Well, I made my first meal in it yesterday (chicken braised with sweet garlic) using the 5.5 qt dutch oven, and yellow saffron rice in the 2 qt multi-function pan. Had my dad in law over for dinner, and we all loved the meal. Because of it's fabulous even heat distribution, the meal took less time to cook whileallowing for intense flavor and aroma. It heats up quickly and is a breeze to clean. Then this morning, in the little non-stick fry pan (my set came with the non-stick 8" pan, not the enamel one seen in the Amazon pic), I made a mean omelette and it came out better than the All-Clad I had been using. I mean, this omelette just floated right off the pan! The non-stick coating is not as smooth as on the All-Clad, but I believe that this makes for a better surface, since there is some 'breathing' space between the omelette (or pancake) that allows for better cooking and also better ease of the food sliding out. Today my hubby used it for sauce and pasta, and he loved it! We also used the roaster for chicken, and that came out wonderful as well. So we are overly happy with this awesome cookware...not to mention, the gorgeous flame color!
the best cookware
Awesome cookware.Cleans up really easy, and looks good too!
more than a pretty color
WHEN I WAS FIVE I REMEMBER THE "PRETTY RED" POT, ON MY NEIGHBORS STOVE. SOMETHING GREAT WAS USUALLY SIMMERING, A POT ROAST OR STEW.
I KNEW OF NO OTHER FAMILY WITH SUCH A COOKING POT!
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS I HAD SENTIMENTAL MEMORIES EVERYTIME I SAW A "PRETTY RED" POT.
FINALLY, I LEARNED IT HAD A NAME...LE CREUSET.
I WAS NOT ABLE TO BUY ONE EARLY ON BECAUSE I SIMPLY COULDN'T AFFORD IT.
I JUST HAD MY "55TH" BIRTHDAY, AND GUESS WHAT I GAVE MYSELF;
NUMBERS 22 AND 30 PANS. "RED".
I HAVE MADE THE MOST LUCIOUS LAMB SHANKS, BURGUNDY BEEF, BEAN SOUP, MINESTRONE,CHICKEN MARSALA AND BRISKET.
COOKING WITH LE CREUSET IS A DELIGHT, AND WORTH WAITING 50 YEARS.
THE ONLY THING ON MY CHRISTMAS WISH LIST IS THE LE CREUSET 6 PIECE CLASSICS.RED OF COURSE.
Once in a lifetime purchase, you will cook great food.
I have been building my collecton of Le Crueset cookware for 5 years; withthe addition of each piece I appreciate the quality and durability more.You will only purchase these products once. The products ability to retainheat and simmer stocks, soups and sauces are unparalleled. From the firsttime I cooked a roast in a 2 quart dutch oven I noticed a difference in thedepth and body of the food flavors, as did my guests. The cookware is easyto care for; it is industrial strength. The colors are great and add totheir charm; all users seem to have their favorites.I have 2 criticisms fothe cookware: the weight of the pieces (not for the weak) and the lack ofcool-touch handles.
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