Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 3 1/2 Qt, Matte Mineral Blue
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Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset is proud to present the Signature collection as the next evolution of its enameled cast-iron cookware. Signature seamlessly blends its classic form and feel with the latest ergonomic and functional innovations.
- This braiser with its tight-fitting lid helps food retain moisture and emerge juicy and tender.
- Its dish-like shape and vibrant color make it perfect for serving directly at the table.
- Optimized for steady, even heat, Le Creuset's improved enamel interior resists staining, dulling, and wear and tear.
- Handles are 45% larger to provide a better grip, even while wearing oven mitts.
- Enameled cast-iron construction boasts superior heat-retention and requires no additional seasoning.
- Dishwasher safe for fast, convenient cleanup.
- Made in France.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 3 1/2-Qt.: 11 1/2" diam., 2 1/2" high; 11 lb. 14 oz.
- 5-Qt.: 13" diam., 2 3/4" high; 14 lb. 12 oz.
- Enamel interior's light sand color makes it easy to monitor food while cooking, ensuring less sticking and burning.
- Stabilizers in the newly engineered lid prevent rocking, keeping the lid snugly in place.
- Improved ergonomic, composite knob resists temperatures up to 500°F and provides a sure grip.
- Made in France.
- Use & Care
- Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction.
- For best results, use low to medium heat on cooktop.
- Oven and broiler safe; phenolic-resin knob is oven safe to 500°F.
- Use wood, plastic or heat-resistant nylon tools to avoid scratching the enamel surface.
- Do not slide pan on stovetop.
- Enamel can chip or crack if dropped or banged on hard surface.
- Allow to cool before washing.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents or abrasive cleansers.
- Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad or sponge.
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- More about Le Creuset
The first Le Creuset foundry opened in 1925 in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, and specialized in cast-iron cookware. The cast-iron pieces are still made at the original factory, using the traditional techniques of hand forging and casting in individual sand molds. The brightly pigmented porcelain-enamel glaze that first set Le Creuset cookware apart from other cast-iron cookware now comes in a wide range of traditional and contemporary colors. In 2013, Le Creuset began producing innovative stainless-steel cookware in Portugal with lids that incorporate the same signature three-ring design as the company's classic cast-iron pieces. This stainless-steel collection was awarded the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award for product design.
- WARRANTY INFORMATION
In 2019, Le Creuset has increased the Stoneware warranty from 5 years to 10 years.
This is a reflection of the confidence we have in our product performance and the company's commitment to producing quality stoneware.
WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
The warranty covers faulty workmanship and/or materials when the product is used in normal domestic conditions in accordance with the care and use instructions provided. It does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial use or misuse of the product.
Defective stoneware will be replaced free of charge, or replaced by a similar product or one of equivalent value if the original product is no longer in production. Replacement with the same color cannot be guaranteed.
WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY NOT COVER?
Damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse or commercial use.
Scratches, stains, discoloration, corrosion or damage from overheating to the interior or exterior of the pan.
Consequential damage is expressly excluded from this warranty.
WHO IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY?
The warranty begins on the date of purchase by the original owner, whether a self-purchase or received as a gift.
TO MAKE A WARRANTY CLAIM
To make a warranty claim, consumers should call the Le Creuset helpline at 1-877-CREUSET (273-8738) to obtain a Returns Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number prior to mailing their cookware to us.
Once an authorization number is received, the product should be mailed to the address below. We recommend using a traceable means to return the product as Le Creuset of America, Inc., is not responsible for damages or lost or stolen merchandise. A return address and a brief note explaining the defect should also be included. Turnaround time on returns is typically two to four weeks after receipt of an item.
Le Creuset of America
114 Bob Gifford Blvd.
Early Branch, SC 29916
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Rated 5 out of 5 by cowgirl007 from My Favorite Pan...For Me or For Company! I have had this pan almost a year and I love it more every day I have it...really! It is so versatile for frying, browning, roasting, stewing...you name it. Best of all, it is absolutely gorgeous and goes so beautifully from the stove to the center of the table. The meal is so appetizing and the food stays hot throughout the meal which is a plus I had not anticipated. I have made roast beef/potatoes/carrots, spaghetti sauce with meat balls for a large crowd, a large meatloaf, boiled shrimp/corn/potatoes (cooked in a stock pot but served in my gorgeous braiser), roasted chicken and veggies, and the list goes on. Everything looks extra yummy in the center of the table in the brasier and clean-up is a breeze....just add water and let it soak a bit. The only con is that the larger braiser is pretty heavy. I am older and use it to keep in shape but I can see that if someone had weaker arms it could be a problem...especially if filled with roast and veggies, etc.Date published: 2017-08-23Rated 5 out of 5 by KRoss from My Favorite Pan I bought the 3.75 quart braiser in Lapis blue. This pan is beautiful and large enough to cook for a family of 4. Don't hesitate on this pan....you will use it daily! I currently collect red Le Creuset but wanted something different - the blue looks great next to the red.Date published: 2017-03-31Rated 5 out of 5 by GPATLguy from LOVE this Braiser I bought this braiser in Anchor Grey a few months ago. I had debated on whether this purchase was a need or a want. It may have started as a bit of both. I must say that it has become a favorite. I use it for Cooking paella, large skillet items, to actual braising. The Le Creuset quality and overall design is superb. The heavy domed lid is perfection. If you're on the edge, take the leap and purchase this. You will have zero regrets.Date published: 2017-02-14Rated 5 out of 5 by lilitalia84 from Love this! I absolutely love this braiser! I use it for anything I can from making tacos and chicken fajitas to roasting lamb and pork. I also have the 7.25-quart and 3.5-quart wide Le Creuset Dutch Ovens, and I find this piece to be more versatile. The Caribbean color is gorgeous and goes well with my dutch ovens, which are both Matte Navy. It's also very easy to clean - just soak it in hot water for a bit. I highly recommend this braiser!Date published: 2017-01-10Rated 5 out of 5 by DocSandy from WOW! Wonderful I'm very dubious about higher priced pans and products but this one is a must have. I made lime cilantro chicken in my first effort and haven't stopped using it since. It gets hot very fast and stays a steady heat. Its not as heavy as I thought it might be.Date published: 2016-04-27Rated 5 out of 5 by missthang from wonderful! wonderful! Pan I got my Pan not too long ago. when I got it, I was so happy.couldn't wait to use it and when I did, my dinner turned out beautifully. I fell in love after that. the only thing I don't like about the product is that it's so heavy. anybody that's elderly shouldn't use it. too heavy for them to handle. other than that, it's a wonderful Pan. thank you.Date published: 2016-02-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigwatusi from I had to spring for the one in Ocean color! I am crazy about my bigger Le Creuset braiser but I have always lusted for one in the Ocean blue color. I would have loved to get a bargain somewhere else but WS is the exclusive carrier of that color. It has all of the wonderful features of Le Creuset and I enjoy using it immensely. The color is gorgeous.Date published: 2015-09-16Rated 1 out of 5 by cetolle from Always Burns, Hard to Clean We are not impressed with this braiser. After reading reviews about how easy it is to clean, we thought this would be amazing. It's not. Everything seems to burn, even on the low heat, making it a pain to clean. We have to let it soak overnight and then leave a cleaner on the remaining residue over another night to get everything off. We've only used a handful of times because of the inconvenience factor. When we do use it, it's only to get our "use" out of the item because it was so expensive.Date published: 2014-12-18
Hi. Are handles included in measurements? Hi Jake N, Measurements including handles would be stated as such. The listed measurements for the braiser would just be for the diameter from one edge of the pan to the other.Date published: 2019-06-10
Does the diameter reference the top or bottom of the pan?Hi Dany, The 11 1/2" diameter is for the top.Date published: 2019-05-26
what is the size shown in the video?Hi mgc1, The 3.5 quart braiser is used in the video.Date published: 2019-03-26