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.
Rated 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: 2017-02-23Rated 5 out of 5 by SFBets from Great dutch oven This is a versatile pan, great for stews and roasts. Plus easy to clean and comes in great colors.Date published: 2017-02-09Rated 4 out of 5 by SBCook from Love Le Creuset but sad to find marks on it I love Le Creuset and have quite a few pieces. Many were purchased at an outlet, but I wanted to get the 5.5 qt in a new color - French Grey (I have all red) - and had a WS gift card to use. I was disappointed at the marks I found on this piece, expecting brand new and not an outlet product. I may return it, but I had to tear the box apart to get it out (after re-boxing it; my husband wanted to see it) so not sure. I like the grey, and I like it with the red. I also like the size. Just disappointed .Date published: 2017-01-08
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: 2018-11-05