Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven, 7 1/4-Qt., Midnight Blue
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Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset's Signature collection of enameled cast-iron cookware seamlessly blends classic form with ergonomic innovations. Designed to enhance slow-cooking by heating evenly, this Dutch oven locks in moisture for tender, succulent dishes.
- Optimized for steady, even heat, Le Creuset's improved enamel interior resists staining, dulling and wear and tear.
- Enamel interior's light sand color makes it easy to monitor food while cooking, ensuring less sticking and burning; Cherry Blossom interior is white.
- Stabilizers in the newly engineered lid prevent rocking, keeping the lid snugly in place.
- Improved ergonomic knob in either stainless-steel or black composite, depending on your color choice, provides a sure grip and is oven safe to 500°F.
- Cherry Blossom features an oven-safe, stainless-steel knob with gold metallic coating.
- Dishwasher safe for fast, convenient cleanup.
- Hand-wash recommended with Cherry Blossom to preserve the life of the appliqué.
- Made in France.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 1-Qt.: 6" diam., 4 3/4" high; 3 lb. 9 oz. with lid.
- 2-Qt.: 7 1/4" diam., 3 1/2" high; 5 lb. 6 oz. with lid.
- 2 3/4-Qt.: 8 3/4" diam., 3" high; 7 lb. 13 oz. with lid.
- 3 1/2-Qt.: 9" diam., 5" high; 8 lb. 5 oz. with lid.
- 4 1/2-Qt.: 9 1/2" diam., 4 1/2" high; 9 lb. 10 oz. with lid.
- 5 1/2-Qt.: 10 1/4" diam., 4 1/2" high; 11 lb. 4 oz. with lid.
- 7 1/4-Qt.: 11" diam., 5" high; 12 lb. 13 oz. with lid.
- 9-Qt.: 12 1/4" diam., 5" high; 16 lb. 10 oz. with lid.
- 13 1/4-Qt.: 16 1/2" diam., 6" high; 21 lb. 5 oz. with lid.
- 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.
- 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 to 500°F; phenolic-resin knob is oven safe to 375°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
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuzyT from Love my new Ocean Le Creuset pots Put off buying Le Creuset for a long time but jumped on the recent sale. You only live once... why was I waiting to have great cookware? Been having fun making old fashioned goulash and warmed up some navy bean soup for lunch. Bought the 5 1/2 qt size and just waiting for it to arrive to make a huge pot of chili!Date published: 2019-02-21Rated 4 out of 5 by sdrose from Beautiful cookware Love this and it is perfect to make small meals. Love the QUINCE color!Date published: 2019-01-12Rated 1 out of 5 by King from Beware defective product... Bought this (3.5 qt, Flame) and was really excited to use it, washed it, and started cooking with the lid off until I had to put it in the oven to braise. Found out the lid doesn't actually fit and it teeter-totters side to side. Not secure at all, so you can't braise like this. Pretty upset considering how I heard these were supposed to be the best of the best quality and they let stuff like this get by. Will not order online again.Date published: 2018-11-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Stay72 from Mint 3.5 and 5.5 Mint is such a beautiful and neutral color to add into my collection. The quality is exceptional! I habe braised, browned and sauted... very even cooking and clean up is a breeze. To beautiful to put away! Fantastic investment!Date published: 2018-05-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Ransom423 from Fantastic! Just purchased the collection in the new Teal. It's beautiful. Love the multi-purpose use of the pot. I can do anything from sauces, stews, soups, pot roast, risotto, and briskets. The list can go on. Love the durability and quality of the product. Easy to care for and clean. Bar Keeper's Best Friend works like wonders on stubborn stains.Date published: 2018-04-23Rated 5 out of 5 by BugseyGirl from Incredible Value-must have for any kitchen! I received a 6 quart Lapis Blue Le Creuset dutch oven as a wedding gift over 31 years ago. I have used it for everything under the sun. It is very well loved and very well used! It is my favorite soup-making pot. The best part is it looks literally brand new. The handle, the paint, the interior are flawless. And I have used it in the oven, on high heat on the stove for extended periods of time, and then right into the dishwasher. I have replaced literally everything else in my kitchen over the years except my dutch oven. My step-daughter just got engaged and we will be giving her her own Le Creuset dutch oven this Christmas. I can't recommend it highly enough, it is a beautiful and "worth-every-penny" staple for any kitchenDate published: 2017-11-12Rated 5 out of 5 by Edy from Michigan from Expectations met! OK I have to say that my expectations have been met! I have previously owned a few pieces of Lodge cast iron cookware for the last 3-yrs until I finally broke down (and went broke!) and bought Le Creuset. The interior finish is much smoother and this makes Le Creuset much more stick free and easy to clean than Lodge. The Dutch oven has a larger bottom surface area for better more even cooking. The lids are tighter, the finish is more refined, and the colors are beautiful. I could go on and on. Wish I hadn't spend the couple hundred dollars on Lodge in all and just invested in Le Creuset from the start. I purchased the 5&1/2 quart round Dutch oven in white, the braiser in matte blue. Love them. See my pics of gnotche and creamy chicken with broccoli.Date published: 2017-07-12Rated 4 out of 5 by Willem in Fort Collins from Le Creuset is a needed, quality cooking tool I have several pieces of Le Creuset that I often use at least weekly. I love the WS selection and their exclusive colors. Yes, they can be pricey- wait for a sale. But, they are indispensable in the kitchen for serious cooks! Why? Because, properly used, they do what other cookware can't. With tremendous heat retention and capacity, they braise any meats, vegetables, or starches, and can make gratins and bread! They do have a service lifetime, often decades, but they are worth it. The key is to brown meats or sautee food at low to medium heat on the stovetop. Let the pot heat up for a while at that temperature and use plenty of fat. Brown in batches so as not to simply steam food. Also, let cool before cleaning, and you will not get the fine cracks in the enamel that occur with overheating and rapid cooling. WS is a playground for me and I can be very self-indulgent, but everything is of superior quality. Remember, most Le Creuset items can be multi purposed for more than their advertised use, so do some research and choose wisely. As noted by many reviewers, it is also a very attractive way to present food on the table, especially for large sittings. Enjoy!Date published: 2017-02-23
The LC 7.25 qt cast iron dutch oven claims to be 11" diameter and 5" tall. The LC deep saute pan claims to be 12" diameter, 5.25" tall, but only 4.25 qt capacity. How can the deep saute pan be wider and taller, but have less capacity?Hi Mike, The height for the deep sauté pan includes the domed lid. The Dutch oven has a traditional flat lid. The sauté pan dimensions are: 12" diam., 3 1/2" high; 5 1/2" high with lid.Date published: 2019-03-20
I am not sure which size to purchase of Le Cresent Dutch Ovens. Or if the round is better than the oval. Hi Bake, Shape and size really depends on what types of food you typically cook and how much of it you cook at a time. An oval dutch oven can better accommodate a whole chicken or a large piece of meat such as a leg of lamb or pork tenderloin. As for size, a 5.5-qt. round oven serves 5-6. Here's a size guide for reference: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/netstorage/pdf/le-creuset-oven-size-chart.pdfDate published: 2019-02-20
Is red Le creuset different from cerise or cherry color? or is red an exclusive color for ws? Hi Anonymous, Our Le Creuset Red is the same as Cerise out in the market.Date published: 2019-02-08
Is the bottom of the Dutch oven completely flat, ridged or some other texture? I’ve got a glass cooktop and am concerned about scratching or marring the surface.Hi Jill K - This dutch oven is ideal to use on any cooktop. Although we do recommend that you don't slide it across the cooktop. Enjoy!Date published: 2019-02-13
Is french Grey color a WS exclusive color?
I got the rose dutch oven and noticed that the black coloring is coming through the pink color..on the handles and the bottom a bunch. Is that common? Also on the lid the name isn’t raised or 3D as it seems in the pictures.